I am a talentless mountain biker, but always trying my best. Been scaring myself senseless in the forests for over 20 years and recently took up racing in the West Australia downhill and enduro scene. I enjoy photography and dabble in video editing - you can see some of my race reports and photography at www.nikolay-k.com

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karaknic KaliProtectives's article
Sep 1, 2017 at 3:33
Sep 1, 2017
Kali's 2018 Helmet Highlights
Amazing! Now, how do we buy the Interceptor in Australia ?!
karaknic pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 27, 2017 at 18:48
Aug 27, 2017
Team Videos: Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
It's world champs, totally different beast. Look at Peaty who won it when most people said he never will, even though he SHOULD have bloody well won it plenty of times earlier.
karaknic mdelorme's article
Aug 26, 2017 at 0:18
Aug 26, 2017
The Grass Finale: XC Course Preview Photo Epic - Val di Sole World Cup 2017
Was about to tentatively post the same thing! Pinkbike needs to send someone over to ride in Western Australia for a bit to see what real pea gravel is!
karaknic Flo356's article
Aug 24, 2017 at 21:48
Aug 24, 2017
4X World Championships: Val di Sole - Track Preview and Qualification Results
@rumblefish255: That's one way to look at it, another is that all you need is a basic hardtail, a helmet and a bit of free time. Downhill is often a multi day affair, with big expensive bikes and lots of potential to get hurt, cross country is pure suffering and takes preparation, enduro also requires excellent fitness and the ability to ride for multiple hours on the edge and at least 1-2 full days spent on the bike. 4X can get pretty serious, but for starting out it's about as accessible as you can get. You can turn up, race and go home in time for lunch, while getting several runs at competing against your mates.
karaknic canadaka's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 18:42
Aug 10, 2017
Top 10 Ridden US Biking Destinations in July
@canadaka: Perhaps count number of unique rider 'days' - if a region has 1 rider doing at least 1 ride on any given day that's 1 point. Add up the points and score. That should reduce the bias of flatter trail centres tending to get more miles and shuttled trails won't jump to the top if counting vertical metres.
karaknic RichardCunningham's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 18:33
Aug 10, 2017
karaknic RichardCunningham's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 18:06
Aug 10, 2017
Magura HC3 Adjustable Brake Lever - Review
Not quite understanding the price outrage. How much does a spare XTR BL-M9000 cost right now? I remember a costly bike shop trip when I snapped my XT lever a couple of year ago.
karaknic mikelevy's article
Aug 3, 2017 at 18:35
Aug 3, 2017
Kali Interceptor Helmet - Review
Now if we could only get them in Oz, that'd be great..
karaknic pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 30, 2017 at 2:52
Jul 30, 2017
Onza's Gwin-Designed Aquila DH Tire Released for Sale
Let's not start with old tyred puns
karaknic pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 1, 2017 at 23:16
Jul 1, 2017
WynTV: Post Race Interviews - Vallnord DH World Cup 2017
If Redbull did post race interviews they'd be dry as sandpaper. All for variety and uncensored interviews!
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