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knutspeed pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 24, 2024 at 3:26
Feb 24, 2024
knutspeed pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 8, 2024 at 1:42
Feb 8, 2024
Video: When Does Your Helmet Go From Functioning To Failure? | Pinkbike Weekly Show Ep. 13
@ChrisNJ: Nail, head. Seen my share of tech inspectors obsessing over date stamps, not giving a lot of attention to other far more potentially serious issues.
knutspeed pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 7, 2024 at 12:02
Feb 7, 2024
Video: When Does Your Helmet Go From Functioning To Failure? | Pinkbike Weekly Show Ep. 13
In motorsports, the FIA introduced a 5-year or even less rule-system a few years ago for harnesses, seats and other safety items. For certain classes, national regs would extend the allowed lifespan. This applies to lower-level racing, top flight championships have their own rules. Interestingly, an independent testing unit (think it was in Austraila) did a lab test of brand new, 5 year, 10 year and 15 year old used harnesses - and could not find any degradation whatsoever. I'm a lot more worried about mech sloppiness. Dropping it on the floor, scuffing with tools, cleaning with solvents etc. All of those can degrade the gear just as much as a crash. For MTB, I change my lids every 2-3 years if no crashes. I do have a full face which is 5 years now, but I've worn it 5-6 times and never bumped it. I still think it offers better protection than a brand new XC helmet.
knutspeed jessiemaymorgan's article
Feb 3, 2024 at 9:03
Feb 3, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: How Many Derailleurs Have You Actually Destroyed While Riding?
1: GX 11 - wrapped a stick info my rear wheel and mech. Bent the mech out by hand and rode on with naff gears, used a large wrench to straighten it at home after replacing the broken spokes. Rode it for a couple of months until i broke proper. The forged bit had a crack from the violence I applied to straighten it. 2: NX Eagle, first gen. Last stage of an enduro race, it tossed the top cogwheel, and buried itself in the spokes. That's it, averaging 7-8 hours per week all year for the last 12 years or so. Esp GX 1x11 could usually be repaired with a big hammer.
Jan 25, 2024 at 23:14
Jan 25, 2024
knutspeed sarahmoore's article
Jan 24, 2024 at 3:59
Jan 24, 2024
Video: 45-Minute 2023 XC World Cup Season Recap
@stretchza: we tried this last season. Same thing - was told it would be available with a normal sub, but no. It's in plain text on their website (for Norway at least) as well that you need the sports package. Went GCN+.
knutspeed sarahmoore's article
Jan 23, 2024 at 5:24
Jan 23, 2024
Video: 45-Minute 2023 XC World Cup Season Recap
Here we'll need the standard package plus the sport package (EUR 7+ EUR 16/month). Nothing else about Discovery+ is of interest to us, I absolutely loathe these types of subscriptions where snooker and soccer is forced down your throat. It would be over double the annual price of F1TV with less than half the content, and certainly nowhere near as good a production. IMO, this is too expensive to just watch a handful of races. So, for the first season in many years, my family will sadly not be following XC or DH.
Jan 12, 2024 at 11:11
Jan 12, 2024
knutspeed mikekazimer's article
Jan 6, 2024 at 6:25
Jan 6, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: How Many Days Did You Ride in 2023?
I commute every day using a hardtail. Some days it's asphalt, so not MTB(?), but quite a few months it's snow and ice and a lot more difficult than trails. Sometimes I have to park the hardtail for my fatbike for commuting, or like now, deploy a fullsus trailbike with Ice Spiker Pros (402 spikes per tire) just to survive. So....poll is, once again, void.
knutspeed mikekazimer's article
Dec 20, 2023 at 6:17
Dec 20, 2023
Mike Kazimer's 2024 Predictions
@Struggleteam: ah, then I stand corrected. Coming from the car-side of motorsports, I always figured bicycle enduro was like rallies. Enduros for cars are typical long-distance events with driver changes. So I would still vote for "MTB-rally" :)
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