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markinator jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 29, 2018 at 18:25
Nov 29, 2018
Cross-Country World Cups Were Viewed by More People Than Downhill for the First Time in 2018
@MikeyMT: Thought that might be an unpopular opinion here on PB but I have to agree. Just watching riders blast down the course one at a time is pretty dull. I don't have much interest in watching more than 2 or 3. At least in XC you're watching a head to head race. I'm still probably happy to just watch the last 20 minutes or so, but that's way more DH than I care about.
markinator sarahmoore's article
Nov 19, 2018 at 15:45
Nov 19, 2018
Review: Canyon Spectral WMN CF 9.0
@fercho25: The shorter body/longer legs thing is often repeated, but isn't backed up by any evidence. Studies that actually measured people have shown that there is no statistical difference in limb length or body length as a proportion of height between men and women. Women are just shorter on average (they do have narrower shoulders, which would effect bar width).
markinator pattonjosh's article
Oct 17, 2018 at 15:34
Oct 17, 2018
Video: Full Send on an XC Bike
Pinkbike is full of videos of people riding perfectly groomed flow trails on enduro bikes and the comments aren't full of people saying "now do it on a rough trail".
markinator sarahmoore's article
Oct 9, 2018 at 19:32
Oct 9, 2018
First Ride: The 2019 Cannondale Habit is Shockingly Normal
@husstler: Yep, I reckon some manufacturers stretch the truth and when people weigh their own bikes they have dodgy scales or forget to re-weigh after they've added pedals and a dropper and heavier tyres. One of my bikes is a Norco Revolver FS with XTR, other pretty nice bits and lightish tyres, and I regularly see people saying how their trail bike with minions is only a pound or two heavier than it weighs on my scales.
markinator RichardCunningham's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 21:18
Oct 1, 2018
Bike Check: Zakarias Johansen's vs Greg Callaghan's Cube Stereo
@Loamhuck: yeah no argument. At the very least they're more skilful so can, for example, run a faster rolling tyre over absolute grip. I just do think there's this thing of marketing pushing bigger numbers, and we always end up over-shooting and then coming back a bit. The experimentation is good, bikes are improving at an incredible rate, but I do think lots of people end up riding stuff that is less good for them and their trails as a result. One obvious example being the people lugging enduro bikes around my local XCish trails.
markinator RichardCunningham's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 17:32
Oct 1, 2018
Bike Check: Zakarias Johansen's vs Greg Callaghan's Cube Stereo
You see this over and over again, bars get wider, soon everyone is riding 800mm+ bars at the trails on the weekend, the pros settle at 760-770. Tyres get wider, amateurs need 2.6"+, pros still running 2.4". Travel getting longer, I totally need a 180mm enduro bike. Maes' bike was 150mm. Now again with rims. Again with how long and slack bikes are getting. Not saying any of those things are right or wrong, but once a trend comes in amateurs and weekend riders will just push it further and further, since pros need to actually win they're more likely to test it against the clock and often settle on something wider/longer/slacker/whatever than before, but not as extreme. Brands are happy to push bigger and bigger numbers because it sells new gear.
markinator mikelevy's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 18:21
Sep 12, 2018
Behind the Bike - Knolly's New Fugitive
He's talking about cheaper raw materials I believe, so, as you say, C-level from Santa Cruz or OCLV600 or whatever Trek call it. So he's saying affordable carbon frames, with lower level carbon fibre end up being heavier than he can do with aluminium, so using carbon isn't a benefit. The ones using higher end carbon end up a bit lighter, but you pay much more.
markinator pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 7, 2018 at 18:05
Sep 7, 2018
BMC Launches New Fourstroke 01 XC Bike
It's so the cables for the remote can come out of the frame and attach to where the controls are more easily.
Aug 21, 2018 at 23:07
Aug 21, 2018
markinator mikekazimer's article
Aug 16, 2018 at 16:40
Aug 16, 2018
Where's the New XTR? 8 Questions With Nick Murdick, Shimano MTB Product Manager
My understanding is nothing will work. The new 11spd stuff has the 12spd spacing and just one less cog.
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