Live in Edinburgh, ride Trail and DH as often as possible, do a few races when i can.
maglor pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 9:33Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
I'd go conventional (non Evo) but with the slack head angle and steep seat tube from the Evo. Interestingly they both seem to agree there is such a thing as too low.
maglor raceface's article
Apr 9, 2019 at 0:56Apr 9, 2019
Video: Race Face Announces Turbine SL Wheels with 'BC XC Grit'
I find it impossible to look past building a wheel set with quality Hope pro 4 hubs (with your choice of colour), lightweight spokes and an alloy rim of your choice (Spank rims personally) all for about £400, its a dreamy and personalised wheel build all for way less money than the majority of off the shelf alloy wheel sets. Its a no brainer!
maglor mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 2:37Apr 6, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
“good choice for anyone who doesn't need Code-like power“ Never understood why the Guides exists, why not just buy Codes, why not have all the power possible, If you want to save weight and don’t need power, buy a 2piston brake, if you need the power, buy the powerful 4piston ones, brakes are not an area you can save much weight so why bother, power is much more important.
maglor COMMENCALbicycles's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 6:35Apr 5, 2019
Commencal Announces Meta AM 29 'Signature Brushed' Edition with Thomas Estaque Video
Have a read https://www.airdropbikes.com/blogs/news/weight-matters
maglor mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 5:54Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
@Ttimer: marketing BS is actually cheap, that’s why it’s so common, advertising is expensive but you would still need to advertise your wonderful engineering otherwise nobody would know about it.
maglor edspratt's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 5:29Apr 5, 2019
Bike Check: Dan Atherton's Prototype 29er DH Bike
It’s slightly unfortunate that the hype around these is generated more by the athertons being involved than the bikes themselves, if marketing and big names / sponsorship didn’t matter and it was truly all about the engineering and design we would all of bought Robot bikes, it’s cool to see people doing it different with 3D printing and that should of been rewarded with sales, not just now the Athertons name is on it.
maglor mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2019 at 2:56Mar 27, 2019
This 3-Piece Foam Tire Insert Replaces Air - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Has anyone tried this as part of the tyre before? for me that would be much more desirable, then the tyre could be tuned to suit the foam and not air, could probably be much lighter and the foam will fit the tyre perfectly, would be easier to install too.
maglor dmrbikes's article
Mar 26, 2019 at 7:37Mar 26, 2019
Video: DMR Announces AXE Crank with Sideways Action from Brendan Fairclough & Olly Wilkins
Mostly they just remove the front cable as it's not that useful on the front, the rear however is super useful to have a remote, i realise it's not really twinloc then but more bikes should have a rear shock remote, once you have it you realise just how much more you use it when you no longer have to take a hand off.
maglor mikekazimer's article
Mar 21, 2019 at 2:41Mar 21, 2019
First Ride: Santa Cruz Megatower
@DavidGuerra: People are getting hung up on front centre vs rear centre bike balance, lots of people have watched the vorsprung video about it and while it is a very valid point the main advantage of it being balanced is to take weight off your hands to reduce fatigue and arm pump, this doesn't mean it isn't possible to have a long front and short rear while keeping the bike balanced, you just have to weight the front more through your arms, if you aren't doing 10 minute EWS stages then why not choose short playful fun chain stays and just ride a little more aggressive on the front, this is why adjustable chain stays are great as the rider can choose depending what they want/need.
maglor danielsapp's article
Mar 20, 2019 at 1:50Mar 20, 2019
Spotted: Scott Prototype Carbon DH Bike - Crankworx Rotorua 2019
It's been all over the riders social media since mid January with them not hiding much so this is nothing we haven't seen already, nice to see some close up detail shots though and the bike is stunning! Scott is on fire atm.
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