lwk jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 16, 2020 at 7:53Nov 16, 2020
Video & Interview: Tom Van Steenbergen Posts Footage of his Recent Crash
yea, get well! He says the frozen ground made a difference - in what way? I assume that would make you faster (but he comes up short). If it slowed him down, wouldn't he have noticed that on the run in and either pedaled harder (or stopped before the jump)? Not poking at him, honestly curious. I'm always looking for bits of info on how to evaluate and gauge bigger (to me) moves.
lwk sarahmoore's article
Nov 4, 2020 at 11:39Nov 4, 2020
A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller
I'm male, have two teenage daughters and run a successful (I think anyway!...) local kids MTB ride/skills development club. Getting girls in the club has been a challenge - most of our riding groups (about 10 riders/group) end up with a token female or two. I specifically created a stand alone female ride group that seems to have been successful - most of those girls come back each year. Building on that has been difficult but we're also a relatively small club by design. I think a couple of things are important. First, focus on the riding and a supportive environment and don't worry too much about the racing. Second, the girls need to be exposed to the same jumps, drops, steeps and trails as the boys. I've heard from a few parents that girl focused groups tend to be too beginner oriented. Finally, like this article, it seems that having some female coaches and older riders for the girls to relate to and look up to really helps. Seems like this group has all those things dialed.
lwk wynmasters's article
Jul 8, 2020 at 8:58Jul 8, 2020
Video: Wyn Masters Speaks to Yoann Barelli on Sponsorship and Salaries in Pro MTB
Its an odd business all around. If you are a serious enthusiast (or more) rider, then you likely have your own ideas and preferences for buying bikes and gear. In which case, neither racer nor "influencer" actually do any real influencing. At the opposite end, shops are apparently generally sold out of less expensive bikes thx to COVID. I suspect the number of people who bought these bikes based on this or that racer or youtuber is very small. On one hand I agree racers are "underpaid" for all the things mentioned. But no one owes you a salary because you want to ride your bike. Go to school and get a decent paying job if that is what you want. At the end of the day, I suspect its a bit of a fishbowl environment with very limited reach outside the already dedicated core audience and thus relatively limited sponsorship dollars scattered about.
lwk mattwragg's article
Jun 30, 2020 at 8:07Jun 30, 2020
Profile: Cecile Ravanel's XC Roots, Recovery, & Whether She'll Race Enduro Again
Anyone have any further info on the coaching thing in France? I'd be curious what is all done, whats mandatory and why it would take year to have even basic coaching qualifications? I assume its somewhat based on the snowsports guiding there which I understand is pretty rigorous.
lwk miles-mallinson-bike's article
Jun 6, 2020 at 20:48Jun 6, 2020
Video: Celebrating the Zero Flow Lung Killing Technical Climb
I imagine its called various things but I know it as a pedal kick. Ryanleech.com has some tutorials on basic trials skills that covers this. I first learned to just hop on my back wheel in one place and now can hop a bit with these pedal kicks. Its been a slow learning process for me but I think if you can get it figured out it opens a whole new world of things to do on a bike. Ryan Leech is a paid subscription (but highly worth it IMO, even if you just subscribe for a few months during your riding season) but I've also found another trials focused skills website trashzen.com that I am pretty sure talks about the same skill.
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Jun 6, 2020 at 17:41Jun 6, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 at 17:38Jun 6, 2020
2013 Large Knolly Chilcotin Bike was used from 2013 - 2017. I had a demo Trek Remedy for 2018 and 2019 and bought a 2020 Trek Remedy 9.9 for this season. So the bike has basically sat in the garage for the past 2.5 years. Kept hoping one of my kids would ride it but that hasnt happened so time to sell. Everything is in good - excellent condition. Paint chips and scuffs as you'd expect. Reasonably well used over the 4 years I rode it (though hardly at all one year) but also well loved. Old school 26" wheels and not the lightest (~33lb) but if you're willing to look past those things this is a pretty burly but very versatile bike. For reference, the geometry is surprisingly similar to the Remedy. I loved this bike. glow in the dark green (seriously!) brake set is literally brand new Shimano XT M8120 4 piston off my 2020 Remedy 9.9 2015 Fox 36 float 180mm travel fork Rear shock custom tuned by Avalanche RaceFace SixC crankset; including a 28, 30, 32 and 34 tooth chainrings and a RF bottom bracket tool 1x11 Shimano XT drivetrain Chris King headset, Chromag stem and brand new Oury grips Easton Haven (front) and DT350/Mavic 729 (rear) wheelset. Includes a few spare Easton spokes. Maxxis Minion DHF's (26 x 2.50) that are almost brand new (less than 10 days riding) 125mm 9.8 dropper. I know this brand has a spotty reliability record but this particular post has been bomber (my other one on a different bike has been useless...) Yes, I drilled a hole in the seat tube for the dropper cable
lwk mikelevy's article
Feb 17, 2020 at 9:45Feb 17, 2020
Review: Six Months on Structure's Wild Looking Cycleworks SCW 1
well, this is interesting. not too often we see something that is so different and yet also sounds like has the potential to be substantially better than the status quo. Agree its looks disconcerting; will be interesting to see if they can convince people that that the look is irrelevant given the performance. I know a UCI level DH bike/team/sponsorship is most likely not feasible, but this seems like the perfect sort of thing to put to the test in that sort of environment.
lwk mikekazimer's article
Dec 17, 2019 at 9:23Dec 17, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Ibis Mojo HD5 - An Easygoing All-Rounder
@mikekazimer: My preference is for 27.5 wheels. Based on what my favorite local shop has to offer I am looking at either the HD5 or Trek Remedy for next season. I've been on a 2018 Remedy 9.8 the past two years and really enjoyed it. Its a super fun bike yet "big enough" that if I am not riding a line that's on me, not the bike. I may do an enduro race or two a season but racing is not my focus. You guys tested the Remedy last year; how would you compare these two bikes? they seem very similar?
lwk canadianenduro's article
Dec 10, 2019 at 15:27Dec 10, 2019
Registration Opens for Canadian Enduro Series
Are there in fact field size registration limits as implied by the first sentence? and if so, is that per class, the event overall or what exactly? I understand the entry fees increase as you get closer to the event. thx