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miuan alicialeggett's article
Nov 30, 2021 at 12:17
Nov 30, 2021
New 'Super Wheel' Prototypes Still Claim to Offer Power Assistance Without a Motor... And We're Still Skeptical
I like how he bolted the wheel to the shittiest bike one could find... just to make it look somewhat fancy.
miuan alicialeggett's article
Nov 30, 2021 at 0:48
Nov 30, 2021
miuan mikekazimer's article
Nov 24, 2021 at 15:03
Nov 24, 2021
Opinion: How Many Batteries Does a Mountain Bike Really Need?
What trickles down to the more budget oriented builds is what truly matters. It shows that a technology is mature and ready to serve the public rather than showcase its superiority. Already in early 19th century electronic clock was a thing, but it took more than a century to make the quartz clock mainstream and cheaper to produce than a mechanical movement. We need to get to the point when an electronic shifter/mech combo will be more precise AND cheaper to produce/install than an equally capable mechanical system.
miuan seb-stott's article
Nov 5, 2021 at 15:33
Nov 5, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Further Should the Longer, Lower, & Slacker Trend Go?
As we stand now, we've pretty much explored the heights of progressive. I've bought lots of anglesets in my life, simply because just until couple years ago, most bikes were stupid steep (and flexy). I've recently committed to remove the angleset to get my 29er enduro bike back to about 64.5deg HA. It's made the bike about 2/3 inch shorter in wheelbase, and definitely much more manageable and enjoyable. A slack and long front end is nice and stable at high speed, saving me from the odd OTB. But unless I rode super aggressive and deliberately pushed my front wheel into the ground all of the time, my 63deg HA felt like I was washing our halfway through the corners. Sure, we can lengthen the CS to counter this sensation. This is how my Norco Aurum with 455mm chainstays and 62.5deg HA feels, and it's fine because it's a DH bike. I ride it for 2-4 minutes and I give it all. But there is only so much bike in terms of wheelbase that a trail/enduro rider can manage on a long and tight technical trail like those seen on EWS. Also, especially on my local trails, the 63ha bike made me feel disconnected. Don't get me wrong, I still love my DH bike. But riding trail bikes with similar geometry is overkill unless we wanna ride the same DH trails.
miuan mattbeer's article
Nov 4, 2021 at 10:05
Nov 4, 2021
First Look: The 2022 Giant Trance X Keeps the Fun Alive with 27.5" Wheels
So we thought BSA's come back would save us from fressfit There came DUB and made things even worse. Threaded or not.
miuan sixsixone's article
Oct 31, 2021 at 14:50
Oct 31, 2021
SixSixOne Releases New Recon Advance Protection Range
There's no getting away from replacing knee pads after a couple seasons, especially if you ride a lot.
miuan mikelevy's article
Oct 27, 2021 at 1:06
Oct 27, 2021
First Look: Mondraker's New Enduro and Trail Bikes
"They practically invented modern mountain bike geometry" @BenTheSwabian: That is a bold statement. In fact, the only thing they brought to the table was the zero stems, which nobody uses anymore. My 2009 Stinky Six was 2-3 degrees slacker than the 2009 Foxy.
miuan jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 26, 2021 at 3:06
Oct 26, 2021
5 Reasons Bike Prices Will Probably Keep Rising in 2022
"However, the price is still magnitudes higher than it has been previously as the above graph from the Financial Times shows." Magnitude is a numerical quantitative measure expressed usually as a multiple of a standard unit. In the realm of decimal numbers, 'magnitudes higher' means tens, hundreds, thousand times the original value. I believe we are far from such a price increase. I may be wrong though as I am not a native EN speaker.
Oct 25, 2021 at 12:20
Oct 25, 2021
miuan mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2021 at 11:01
Oct 24, 2021
Review: EXT Storia Lok - A Custom Tuned, Italian-Made Coil Shock
My Manitou Revox has it too. Since 2008?
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