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mdinger alicialeggett's article
Jun 4, 2022 at 1:24
Jun 4, 2022
mdinger raceface's article
May 3, 2022 at 23:51
May 3, 2022
Video: How To Hit Drops with Wade Simmons
@mobiller: I don't doubt his skills in the slightest. @emptybe-er: I've ridden for years and I'd never heard of the push thing until I saw that video. If I had to guess (based on almost crashing multiple times), manualling at slower speed is more risky and push perhaps safer and simpler to do correctly. Suspect both are easier at speed. I don't have an opinion about which is ideal based on the grade of the landing. I'm only concerned which way is simpler to land reliably. A determined person would probably perfect both ways because they are interested.
mdinger raceface's article
May 3, 2022 at 21:38
May 3, 2022
Video: How To Hit Drops with Wade Simmons
Video was friendly and informative but I noticed it disagrees with the recommendations from the ben cathro drop tutorial: https://youtu.be/uJJAW0iNhUY The Wade Simmons video recommends a manual be used to handle drops. This requires highly tuned technique which is very reliable. If the technique is not reliable, a medium size drop can be very dangerous at slow speed. My experience with this is that it can be risky. I have multiple bikes and each requires different effort to manual. If I don't practice consistently with the bike prior to a drop, attempting a medium size drop slowly would be dangerous because I may short the manual and go OTB on impact. He wheelie dropped out of the truck. If he was on the trail and accidentally picked the wrong gear, that probably wouldn't have worked and he'd have crashed badly. Ben cathro recommended a *push* technique (interestingly, it seems related to absorbing bumps) instead of the previously mentioned manual. I have not tested this myself but it appears less risky in many situations. If it is indeed simpler to do properly, then it seems a better and safer recommendation. I do know other racers such as Neko Mulally use this *push* technique as well. All these techniques are very subtle and look similar if you don't watch carefully. Regardless of what technique you use though, be confident you can do it on que reliably.
mdinger alicialeggett's article
May 3, 2022 at 11:47
May 3, 2022
Replay: Downhill Southeast Round 3 at Massanutten
Wish youtube had better bitrate. All motion looked terrible. Video was really great otherwise.
mdinger edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2022 at 18:08
Apr 30, 2022
mdinger edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2022 at 12:37
Apr 30, 2022
Video: Course Preview for the Third Round of the DHSE in Massanutten
How steep is it? Can't really tell but looks fun. Kinda reminds me of the snowshoe track. Maybe because both are in WV.
mdinger henryquinney's article
Apr 28, 2022 at 22:59
Apr 28, 2022
Henry’s Waffle House: Mountain Biking is Getting Too Easy
Ride kanuga is awesome! I hope they keep improving and expanding. That brings up a question: if you drop your e bike in a stream while crossing, what happens? I'd hope they protect all the electrical connectors because that could be problematic.
mdinger mattbeer's article
Apr 22, 2022 at 12:08
Apr 22, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Know What Brands The Pros Use?
Each question needs an "no idea" option
mdinger SaskiaD's article
Apr 14, 2022 at 20:11
Apr 14, 2022
Bike Check: Vero Sandler's Santa Cruz V10 - Darkfest 2022
Thanks for including a picture of the rider. Having a face to associate with the name is pretty helpful. I recognize Vero Sandler but probably no other people.
mdinger henryquinney's article
Apr 12, 2022 at 11:50
Apr 12, 2022
Galfer Release New Disc Shark Rotor With Bold Claims
@sewer-rat: that's pretty interesting. I appreciate the insight you provide. The OEM probably thought that the car is not being used as intended so it is not out problem. It is designed to look like a race car but not designed to race like one. Not worth the effort to resolve.
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