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mattwragg mattwragg's article
Mar 15, 2017 at 8:06
Mar 15, 2017
The Interview: Troy Brosnan
@hetfield1: Simple. Technical riding does not translate well to people who are not part of the core audience, whereas high speed is easily understandable to people outside the sport. And that is the nut DH has never cracked. Why do you think all the Grunidg-era money went away? Have you seen a TV broadcast of a 90s DH race, it was boring as hell to watch for anyone who isn't a keen mountain biker - and if the sport is to have any hope of bringing back the big bucks back in, it needs to appeal to people who have a minimal interest in the sport. Think Supercross for the paradigm of taking a gnarly outdoor sport and packaging it for the mainstream. Also, open tracks are easier to film in a live broadcast - each camera can cover more track compared to a wooded track. I'm not saying that tech tracks aren't better (to ride, at least), but if you want the sport to grow outside it's core market, I can see why that is the direction it is heading in.
mattwragg mattwragg's article
Mar 14, 2017 at 0:29
Mar 14, 2017
mattwragg mattwragg's article
Mar 14, 2017 at 0:16
Mar 14, 2017
A Brief History of Formula's Disc Brakes
I switched from XTR to their new Cura brake last year and am nothing but impressed.
mattwragg mattwragg's article
Mar 1, 2017 at 1:09
Mar 1, 2017
mattwragg mattwragg's article
Mar 1, 2017 at 0:39
Mar 1, 2017
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
Nothing. This is my opinion. Next question?
mattwragg mattwragg's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 6:34
Feb 24, 2017
Point: E-Bikes Are Good for the Sport
The point being missed here is about efficiency. Strong runners can run at a far lower HR than beginners - the same goes for regular riders, you will be far more efficient than someone who does it once in a while. I know a guy I used to work with a bit who I can probably smoke on the bike, but who can run round his local park at 120bpm, faster than I can run at all these days. I can't run below 140-150bpm these days as I'm not a regular enough runner. But then if I miss a few weeks on the bike because of work or whatever, what was a 120bpm ride becomes a 140bpm ride as my condition has dropped. On a bike you can ride at a lower HR in many conditions as it's lower impact, so yes you can make 4 hours on the bike easier in that way, but that would be missing the point. I was regularly running half-marathon distance a few years back, with no water or food (which was stupid, in reflection), the only reason I didn't go further is that lack of food and water, but mainly because I am not light enough on my feet to be a long-distance runner and it did terrible things to my knees.
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Feb 2, 2017 at 8:54
Feb 2, 2017
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