karaknic

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 paulaston's article
Oct 17, 2018 at 6:12
Oct 17, 2018
Review: Troy Lee Designs Stage Helmet
11 years later, someone finally makes a decent replacement to Specialized's Deviant...
karaknic pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 7:57
Oct 13, 2018
Video: Sam Hill vs. Remi Gauvin - Pinkbike Hot Laps
I dono, Sam had a slow start and was ~1.5s behind which he caught up and got ahead around halfway in the gnar gnar, then lost out again in the lower flatter bit. Faster overall is faster overall, but Sam really turned up the heat when it got really hairy.
karaknic pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 14, 2018 at 7:47
Jul 14, 2018
Finals Results: Vallnord DH World Cup 2018
If they'd shown the top bit we would have moaned why they didn't show the bottom bit. It's a bloody long track.
karaknic EnduroWorldSeries's article
Jul 3, 2018 at 21:46
Jul 3, 2018
Full Video Highlights: EWS Petzen-Jamnica 2018
The sad thing is when Tracy Moseley was racing Cecile was always bridesmaid - similar to how it is now. Hopefully a few years of grassroots development of women's enduro will bring up more competition in the future.
karaknic alexcgevans's article
Feb 15, 2018 at 20:20
Feb 15, 2018
Throwback Thursday - Gee Atherton's Bonkers 2010 Rampage Wall Ride
It seems the literal police is out for blood today..
karaknic cyclesdevinci's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 17:40
Oct 26, 2017
Keegan Wright Signs With Devinci
Hope he can hang onto those 'powerful' Devinci bikes :)
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.
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