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medievalbiking ericpalmer's photo
Oct 10, 2017 at 7:05
Oct 10, 2017
I want to know how fast you have to go the clear that beast

medievalbiking pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 13, 2017 at 22:34
Sep 13, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@TheOriginalTwoTone: My Dad started riding with me 11 years ago when I was 10 and he was 45. He's now in his mid fifties and has type two diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, all of which are genetic (yes type 2 can be genetic before you call him fat.) He spends about 50 minutes a day walking up and down the hill outside my house, but despite this whenever I try to take him on a ride he's completely wrecked after 10 minutes of riding uphill, and by the time we make it to the top of the trail he's completely unable to enjoy the descent, as well as needing to go straight to bed when we get home. Without e-mtbs the only way I can currently ride with him is once a year when we go to a bikepark where he can get uplifts. An affordable e-mtb would allow him to enjoy the sport again, and I hope that when I'm old and potentially develop all of those problems I can have access to something that will allow me to keep enjoying the sport. I know it creates access issues, but before you dismiss the advantages and advocate for having them banned, have a think about the impact that could have for a decent segment of older riders who are like my Dad.
medievalbiking vernonfelton's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 14:44
Aug 30, 2017
Maxxis, Schwalbe and Kenda Roll Out New Tires - Eurobike 2017
Same with lots of things. They tried it back in the day and it was not great due to tech limitations, now they're revisiting it because they have the technology for it. Bell Super detachable chinguard is a good example compared to some of the old whacky looking equivalents from the 2000s
medievalbiking vernonfelton's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 14:41
Aug 30, 2017
Maxxis, Schwalbe and Kenda Roll Out New Tires - Eurobike 2017
I don't really notice rolling resistance so much when slugging up a fire road at 7kph, or when I ride the steeper black diamond down from the top. It's when I go down the blue or green run that it gets bogged down.
medievalbiking pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 0:40
Aug 16, 2017
medievalbiking pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 12, 2017 at 15:47
Aug 12, 2017
Inside the Tape: EWS Raw - Crankworx Whistler 2017
That chicken run switchback line at 1:50 looks so much more difficult that the straightline drop
medievalbiking mikelevy's article
Aug 5, 2017 at 23:55
Aug 5, 2017
Coil-Sprung Shock Lockout Conversions - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2017
"I feel like my 2004 demo 9 pedals pretty darn good" - guy who has never ridden any other bike
medievalbiking mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 5:26
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
@Thustlewhumber: If that's true then why isn't everyone running them on the WC circuit and enduro races? Those are all advantages, but you ignored rolling resistance, which is one of the most important aspects of a tyre. There's a reason people stopped running the old more-than-2.5-inch minions. I'll stick to 2.5 on my DH bike and 2.35 on my trail bike.
medievalbiking mikekazimer's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 4:54
Jul 20, 2017
1 Question - What's Going on With 27.5+?
@zede: You're someone who already rides though, i.e. you're someone who got into the sport earlier on when it was sketchier. I'm in that boat too - I'm fine with getting injured on the bike and seeing massive cliff hucks gets me stoked. The newer riders this whole thing is trying to appeal to are the people who want a new golf, they want to go mountainbiking with as little risk as possible. They're people who don't like it when they're on the edge of grip and find it scary instead of fun. It's one of the reasons enduro is so good at appealing to w wider audience (not that enduro isn't dangerous or hard) - but it's less Josh Bender and more something the average Joe can access who has never ridden.
medievalbiking pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 7, 2017 at 22:31
Jul 7, 2017
Replay: Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
Damn I was looking forward to the men's DH being 11pm NZ time. At least it's a Saturday not a Sunday though
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