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mecabeat pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 14, 2021 at 22:28
Oct 14, 2021
Red Bull Rampage Fantasy Contest: Win a RockShox Zeb Ultimate
Injury Edit: 1 Brandon Semenuk 2 Jaxson Riddle 3 Ethan Nell
mecabeat pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 12, 2021 at 11:19
Oct 12, 2021
Red Bull Rampage Fantasy Contest: Win a RockShox Zeb Ultimate
1 Brandon Semenuk 2 Brage Vestavik 3 Carson Storch
mecabeat alicialeggett's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 17:40
Jul 23, 2021
First Ever Two-Speed Olympic BMX Bike Uses Modified Zee Drivetrain
The cruiser class was originally 26" in the late 60's early 70's because they were using... cruisers. Early bmx tracks were downhill and rough so cruisers were actually faster. 24" bmx cruisers became more popular as tracks got flatter in the 80's. Purpose built 26" bmx bikes have still been available ever since, just not very popular. I actually raced a 26" cruiser with 9spd drivetrain the last time the Sea Otter had bmx racing in 2008, it worked well cause the track was slightly downhill.
mecabeat jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 3, 2020 at 9:13
Dec 3, 2020
Specialized Launches $999 Carbon Hotwalk for Toddlers
This is the final sign of the end times. The great reset is upon us!
mecabeat Mandownmedia's article
Nov 2, 2020 at 10:19
Nov 2, 2020
Bike Check: Matt Lakin's Fully Rigid Stooge Cycles MK4 Enduro Race Bike
There's always at least one of this guy at every bike shop. In the mid 2000's I worked with a guy that built a fixed gear, rigid, 26" front, 24" rear, on a old schwinn cruiser frame as his main mountain bike.
mecabeat pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 25, 2020 at 12:50
Sep 25, 2020
Video: Awkward Corners & Greasy Rocks - EWS Finale Ligure Practice RAW
I keep seeing the term "awkward" used to describe these trails which is really strange to me, but I guess there are mountain bikers who haven't ever intentionally sought out hundred year old trails that were built with no intention of being ridden by bicycles. This looks normal and fun to me, similar to trails on Tam like Temelpa, Upper Miller, Wheeler, Zig Zag, etc. that I started riding on.
mecabeat pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 8:39
Sep 18, 2020
Video: We Actually Tested Our Bike From The Future - The Grim Donut Part 2
@mikelevy: I was sure a linkage fork would be needed for that slack of a head angle when I first saw it, but maybe if it's only being ridden hard on fast downhills, and the rest of the riding is done mostly in the saddle, a telescopic fork won't wear too much faster than it would on what's currently normal for an enduro bike.
mecabeat sarahmoore's article
Sep 14, 2020 at 22:38
Sep 14, 2020
Lukas Weilenmann Breaks 9 Vertebrae in Triple Flip Attempt
@RadBartTaylor: I'm not sure if you meant it that way but "style over substance" bothers me a bit because what I was saying is that to me style IS substance. It doesn't mean that there can't be multiple spins and whips involved, it's that I can see the expression within that moment in the air. The expression that comes from the other branch of the tree of progression, where the rider is not only performing the tricks, but comfortable and skilled enough to make those tricks uniquely theirs. Like a signature that's being written across the arc from lip to landing.
mecabeat sarahmoore's article
Sep 14, 2020 at 22:04
Sep 14, 2020
Lukas Weilenmann Breaks 9 Vertebrae in Triple Flip Attempt
"Progression" is subjective. While I'm impressed by big stunts, I see them as just that, Evel Knievel send-it-and-hope-it-lands stunts. I have yet to see a double flip that looks unique to the rider doing it. I respect anyone that does it, and of course the triple flip too, but I don't enjoy seeing it the way I enjoy seeing someone do a super tucked graceful nose dive 360, or 360 tailwhip to invert. You might think those tricks are way back in what your idea of a made up linear progression timeline is, but there aren't that many that can make them look like a unique 3 second moving sculpture through the air. It's that unique moment in time that I enjoy witnessing. Of course there are contests that give more weight to style, but they usually have to cater to an audience with a surface level appreciation for riding where a binary "rider achieves x number of flips, spins, or whips" is what's easy to understand and deserving of reward. I think it's up to every event to educate their audience on the subtlety of individual expression, and that the skill displayed in a seemingly simple trick can potentially be equal to, or beyond one where they're counting how many times the rider rotates around.
mecabeat edspratt's article
Sep 13, 2020 at 20:19
Sep 13, 2020
Video: Danny Hart Gets Loose on Steep Schladming Trails
This looked like one of those wingsuit videos where they're flying down a mountain, but with wheels occasionally skipping across the ground.
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