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luca19721 paulaston's article
Jan 2, 2019 at 1:47
Jan 2, 2019
Review: 700 Kilometers of Monster-Trucking the Specialized Turbo Kenevo
I rather would buy this one: https://www.ktm.com/it/e-ride/ lot more fun, it dosent pretend to look like a very ugly mtb, and it's made by guys that know better how to make motorbikes... ...I just hope that this ebike industrial orgasm will deflate soon ...,
luca19721 mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 12:14
Dec 5, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
Every time I notice the price of those kind of mtbs I ask myself if I would spend this amount of money even if I would be rich. Crashing happens so often and these bikes are so fragile that I would not enjoy my ride. A motocross bike keeps its value a lot more for example. You really need to crash a lot to ruin it catastrophically. Destroying a mtb bike frame is relatively easy even on a small jump gone wrong. Not to mention that a scratched Kashima shock that costs a fortune is nearly impossible to resell as used. Going from a 2000 to a 7000 dollars bike doesn't give 3 times and half more fun. It gives you just a small percentage of advantage in terms of grams and shock performance, and just really skilled riders can appreciate this tech advantage.
luca19721 paulaston's article
Nov 24, 2018 at 1:25
Nov 24, 2018
Review: Schwalbe Eddy Current eMTB Tires
We all know that PB testers hate ebikes, a lot of PB readers hate ebikes, almost ALL serious hikers hate ebikes ( and for common sense bikers and hikers would be better to be good friends for obvious reasons), mountains hate ebikes... But it keeps going on anyway. A bit like music industry.... lots of good producers are forced to make horrible music because they need to . Industry wants money and we, as always, help to make it. The only goal is to make big money. Nothing else matters
Oct 15, 2018 at 23:45
Oct 15, 2018
luca19721 nr22's article
Sep 17, 2018 at 23:34
Sep 17, 2018
First Ride: Specialized's New Turbo Levo FSR
I guess we all know this is not the right direction mtb should go. It is like eating bad tasty food. You like it at the moment when you eat it but you know you are not doing good for your health and for the environment but you eat it anyway..
luca19721 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 1, 2018 at 8:31
Jan 1, 2018
Sam Pilgrim Signs with Haibike
We all bikers should boycott the ebike movement in every form it is. I guess is a bit brutal bit we all should force ourself to peacefully go against it in every way. Will we go out for a ride with a mate that has bought an ebike? No. Ask him to bring his previous bike and we will have a ride together. If not let him, them, go by themselves. Also we should try to choose brands that do not produce ebikes , or at least try to buy from those that are still on the fence and are not making big money form the ebike models. Ebikes are no good for our health, for earth's health. If you are slow for whatever is the reason, go slower, shorter rides, less steep uphills. Industry will continue to produce stuff like that, but we mtbikers are a relative small community and we can change this, at least on the trails, ebikes in cities are not something we can discuss here. Few months ago, I just built a Cube Stereo bike, and with my ignorance, I didnt think about Cube is a huge ebike seller. The last ride I had 1 week ago I was astonished about how many ebikes were on my trail. This is not good.
Nov 13, 2017 at 15:15
Nov 13, 2017
luca19721 AJBarlas's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 6:36
Nov 7, 2017
Mondraker Dune - Review
10k bike.. bad riders will not be any better anyway, just a bit poorer and pro riders will ride different custom bikes anyway tailored for them about frame geometries and parts. .. For 2000k you can get good bikes, for 3500 really good bikes and parts, for 5000 super bikes with very light and super parts...but for 10k? Just think that you want to gift 5000 extra cash to a brand that you find very nice .
luca19721 mikekazimer's article
Jul 23, 2017 at 6:50
Jul 23, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
I have a plus hardtail and I love it, it needs more effort to go uphill on asphalt and along river roads and so on..but on the technical sections, and normal single track trails, I mean those part of trails that makes me want to ride a mountain bike, the bike is a lot easier, safer and more fun that a traditional hardtail.. If industry didnt fail to say that plus bikes are good for average riders ( and below average like me maybe ) the plus foramt would have had more success, nobody here want to feel average...no? Here everyone want to feel and act like they are pro riders, that cannot go down of a steeo section without pro suspension and tires, googles, and tuned shocks...Fact is that many "enduro wannabe" riders on here, would be better to try a 130mm plus hardtail and enjoy the trail.
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