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Mar 19, 2019 at 5:38
Mar 19, 2019
Close-up Randoms from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2019
PB, you've gotta show us the full bikes, I'm trying to imagine these pics as part of full bikes and keep merging them into some strange frankenbikes
mattg95 paulaston's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 1:24
Mar 8, 2019
Review: Mondraker Level R eMTB
I recently demoed this bike when it was called the Mondraker Crafty. This was my first time riding an e-bike and I was e-agnostic, open and curious about them. My riding experience was as follows: -It was heavy! Heavy enough to make manhandling it a chore, it I needed to get it over a stile, onto a roofrack etc -It was so heavy that it was very hard to bunnyhop, lift the rear wheel over obstacles, or ride ‘light’ in techie sections. In combination with the thin 2.8in tyres, this made it almost impossible to ride rocky descents without puncturing. I ending up have to walk down rocky descents to avoid puncturing. -It was very slow on flat sections or mellow descents. Whether this was the big, draggy tyres, motor drag or heavy weight, I don’t know. But I had to pedal constantly on mellow descents just to maintain speed. -There was an annoying ‘pulsing’ of the motor, even in the lowest eco mode. There was also lots of free-hub lag due to the fact that there was an extra freehub in the motor. Once you put the power down, there was a delay, and then lots of power, all at once. This, in combination with the huge weight, made it a handful on techie climbs. -It was very un-satisfying on any kind of uphill section. The short cranks meant I couldn't get proper leg extension to put power down. Moreover, the pleasing bio-mechanical sensation of riding a bike- that wonderful sense of forward momentum powered by your own two legs-was gone. The sense of connection with the trail below you was gone, replaced by a distracting pulsing, whining motor. -I never got full range out of it due to the constant punctures. I had it in eco-mode, and judging by the amount of battery uses, you would need to put in eco mode and take more than one battery for any ride more than a few hours. In eco-mode it was faster than a normal bike, but it wasn’t night and day.
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mattg95 polebicycles's article
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mattg95 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 14:31
Feb 11, 2019
Video: Amaury Pierron Plays Jungle Survivorman in 'Momo VS Wild'
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting your 2018 World Cup Champion. Love this.
mattg95 mikelevy's article
Jan 31, 2019 at 3:04
Jan 31, 2019
mattg95 shimano's article
Jan 27, 2019 at 12:37
Jan 27, 2019
Video: Wyn Masters Races Cyclocross
What would actually be the fastest bike if there were no regulations? guessing drop bars and steep geo don't help...
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