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max2max christinachappetta's article
May 15, 2023 at 10:39
May 15, 2023
Video: Why Beginner and Advanced Riders Love Blue Trails (and Intermediate Riders Don't)
Worst than blue trails, are flow trails... Flow is something the rider is supposed to find channel by himself not something that is supposed to be shoved in his throat by a trail builder, Soon we'll get e-bike auto-shifting ABS with giant pads all around trails in the metaverse, welcome to the bubble wrap generation!!
max2max christinachappetta's article
May 15, 2023 at 10:29
May 15, 2023
Video: Why Beginner and Advanced Riders Love Blue Trails (and Intermediate Riders Don't)
I dislike blue trails because they are often made by sanitizing perfectly good trails. They are often one line, they remove the creativity of finding its own line, the satisfaction to overcome a challenge. they are a sad illustration of a society that prefers to destroy nature for immediate, easy, and lazy satisfaction. It's amusement park vs the thrills of adventure. Do we really need more comfort and sanitize environment? I personally mountain bike to momentarily escape this other world. If I want easy quick gratification, I watch Netflix and eat ice-cream.
max2max pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 20, 2022 at 22:55
Dec 20, 2022
Pinkbike Academy Season 3, Episode 10: A Winner Is Crowned
SO MUCH BOLLOCKS, definitively not buying an Orbea, a brand that doesn't stand for their value. All the challenges were supposed to be toward being a successful EWS racer. Then they pick a nice guy pseudo-influencer that's neither will compete at rampage or at EWS..
max2max edspratt's article
Nov 12, 2022 at 12:07
Nov 12, 2022
Propain Pauses its Factory Race Team for 2023
Choose a political side and be a dick about it!
max2max commencal-bikes-skis's article
Oct 17, 2022 at 13:50
Oct 17, 2022
max2max ralf-hauser's article
Sep 28, 2022 at 12:21
Sep 28, 2022
First Ride: Bosch Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition Motor
I'm glad my comments got some good feedback, I would love for pink bike and other media to question a bit more the whole e-bike product cycle instead of just relaying their marketing. Ebike has a really questionable life cycle and their value is close to zero as soon as the warranty expires. It's maybe the norm for some industries but definitely not bikes. I can totally service and find spare parts for 30 years old MTB (or cars or motorcycle) but if I buy a 10k+ ebike today, I have no warranty I won't have a useless piece of equipment in 5 or 10 years.. So far all these manufacturers are totally irresponsible and have no plan to support realistically their product in the 5 or 10 years. (I say realistic because offering overpriced repair more expensive than buying a new product like Apple does is not a reasonable approach) I'd like to see e-bike tests to feature longevity and support and so far it would be 100% for most traditional mtb kitted with standard components and 0% for most ebike. As a comparison, I'm building electric skateboards and I can totally pick the battery, BMS, ECS, and brushless motors of my liking and there is even open source firmware that let me tune the quality ride I want. As a german company producing a product for the outdoor segment, I would expect a greener approach.
max2max ralf-hauser's article
Sep 28, 2022 at 6:00
Sep 28, 2022
First Ride: Bosch Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition Motor
Could we mention how Bosh is a terrible company not caring for its users? it's a closed system, Bosh does not allow anybody to fix, or maintain their products and you can't buy a motor. I had a bosh motor dying on me with a software error ( on a used Trek), the battery was fine, the motor was fine, but Bosh was not able to fix it, they could only offer to replace the whole system ( even thru the battery and computer was diagnosed as OK, The Trek stores also offer to dispose a 7k bike and replace it with a new one with a whopping 15% off. I won't mention how long the process has been. I ended up buying a new motor on the grey market from another continent (which is not technically allowed by bosh) for a few hundred $ and got back on the trail happy instead of spending thousands and generating tons of waste. I would like a company to produce a motor I can easily replace and maintain and maybe an open-source firmware I can tune to my liking. The current motor manufacturers have a terrible business model for us riders, their customers are bike manufacturers so their motivation is to sell more bikes not to provide a good experience to the end users
max2max sarahmoore's article
Sep 12, 2022 at 23:07
Sep 12, 2022
Tech Briefing: A Helmet Holder, Linkage Protector, New Apparel & More - September 2022
Downhill Domination Discovery Edition. Pay to Play, Pay to Win!
max2max seb-stott's article
Sep 5, 2022 at 23:41
Sep 5, 2022
Review: Atherton AM.150.1
This steep chute picture is comical.. i like steep trails but here is looks like free falling.. I think the photographer got carriedd away ;-). BTW, the bike is gorgeous
max2max alicialeggett's article
Aug 24, 2022 at 12:16
Aug 24, 2022
Field Test: 2022 Fezzari La Sal Peak - The Purple Trail Eater
What does is soft feel mean? Is it not a suspension attribute? is it not possible to tune the suspension firmer?
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