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klondike08 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 27, 2019 at 15:08
Nov 27, 2019
Opinion: What Would You Pay to Keep Air Inside Your Tires?
non-pneumatic tires are realistically the next jump in solution, but you're right - they, among other solutions, either can't be adjusted for effective pressure (feel), aren't durable enough, or weigh significantly, more. It comes down to tradeoffs, and fully airless just isn't quite there yet. Or any of the other alternatives to rim, tire, and air that is.
klondike08 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 27, 2019 at 15:05
Nov 27, 2019
Opinion: What Would You Pay to Keep Air Inside Your Tires?
@Arierep: background in tire design myself - it's not so much that his suggestions are a manufacturing issue, but rather that they create a lot of other tradeoffs. Believe me this is the case of ANY tire, any intended market (car, truck, airplane, etc). Manufacturers are truly at the reasonable limits of the materials, if there was a magic solution to any of the performance characteristics of a tire without tradeoff, it would long since have been implemented. New, better materials and construction methods are still very much being researched, but like any technology these days, gains are becoming more incremental.
klondike08 mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2019 at 7:40
Nov 27, 2019
Review: OneUp's EDC Stem & a New Way to Tighten Your Headset
@pcledrew: Is anywhere on your bike/person not within arms reach?
klondike08 danielsapp's article
Nov 27, 2019 at 7:25
Nov 27, 2019
U.S. Forest Service Sued Over Decision to Allow eMTBs in Tahoe National Forest
This ongoing debate is great and all, but can we not get an unbiased research study of trail wear and tear for ALL trail users? Everyone loves to throw around "who's worse" for trails, but let the numbers speak for themselves. I agree horses are some of the more significant damage, but e-bikes are pretty unclear. I can't quantify either though and make a well founded argument. And no, e-bike access doesn't have anything to do with whether or not an e-bike is a "good" workout.
klondike08 jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 22, 2019 at 10:59
Nov 22, 2019
Laurie Greenland Picks Up Red Bull Sponsorship
@evildos: The problem is marketing anything as a "cool" thing works, but where do you draw the line? Cigarettes used to be marketed as cool, now they've long since had their marketing methods cracked down on in the name of health and safety because of the direct tie to their effects. But in terms of energy drinks, I think these would need to be solidly convicted on detrimental health effects before any regulation of marketing could happen. Otherwise, you're starting a slippery slope of limiting other less-healthy items such as Pepsi, or chips, etc. When extensively consumed long term do energy drinks negatively affect health? Probably. But so do Pepsi and chips, should those not be marketed as "cool"?
klondike08 jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 22, 2019 at 7:58
Nov 22, 2019
Study Suggests eMTBs Provide a Similar Workout to Regular Mountain Bikes Even Though They Feel Easier
What would you say your average increase in laps on a given ride are after the switch?
klondike08 remymetailler's article
Nov 21, 2019 at 7:08
Nov 21, 2019
Video: Remy Metailler POV Clips on Untouched Freeride Lines in Utah
***after you do your homework on the status of the area!
klondike08 remymetailler's article
Nov 21, 2019 at 7:07
Nov 21, 2019
Video: Remy Metailler POV Clips on Untouched Freeride Lines in Utah
@YogiBear2018: I completely agree, and these landscapes are more fragile than many people consider. Places like this are very prone to erosion already, let alone with new bike traffic. I don't believe freeride in this style will become mainstream in mountain biking as far as actual participants, but it's certainly growing in popularity. Freeride MTB just isn't the same as, let's say, freeride skiing. Snow is a temporary covering you can shred all day, desert soils are unfortunately not. Love Remy's riding! But we need to keep the larger picture in mind as sports develop.
klondike08 mikekazimer's article
Nov 15, 2019 at 8:09
Nov 15, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: The Great Chainstay Debate - What's Your Preferred Length?
@rockchomper: But how often would someone be testing two bikes with all of the same components and geometry, only change being chainstay length? (Other than adjustable chainstay on a single bike - not many in the full suspension market). I would argue slim to none chance of that type of comparison, in which case most folks could not discern what riding effects are purely chainstay length and what come from the sum total of component and geometry difference between the comparison bikes.
klondike08 RichardCunningham's article
Nov 15, 2019 at 7:32
Nov 15, 2019
Review: Shimano's XT 12-Speed Drivetrain is Smart Money
With electronic (digital) becoming more prevalent, sure why not? "Analog" is a clean way to convey cable actuated - times be a changing just like audio equipment did.
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