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mosierman raceface's article
Oct 20, 2018 at 7:34
Oct 20, 2018
Video: Race Face Launches New Next SL Wheelset
Broken axles and roached freehub bodys are pretty common with raceface wheels. Stay away until they create a more robust product. Like many companies, once they go for the OEM market the quality drops dramatically. They stop engineering for quality and start engineering for price points.
mosierman paulaston's article
Mar 13, 2018 at 8:18
Mar 13, 2018
Fumic's Scalpel, Last's Lynx and RockShox's New Lockout Actuator - Stellenbosch World Cup XCO
@Whistlerbike: The OneUp EDC headset compression system with the threaded steerer and aluminum topcap-ring is one of the lightest setups I've seen. With the actual tool removed of-course.
mosierman mikekazimer's article
Feb 21, 2018 at 9:06
Feb 21, 2018
Kona Wah Wah II Flat Pedals - Review
I've tried plastic pedals and they are not for me. Just not enough grip and flexy. There are a bunch of affordable aluminum pedals out there. Why choose plastic when you can have metal?
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 10, 2017 at 10:11
Dec 10, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@TheOriginalTwoTone: Most people on Pinkbike were not even born yet when these rules were put in place. This is not about loosing access, this is about mtn bikers trying to gain access to another user groups most prized trails. As for the e-bike being classified as non-motoroized, this is exactly what is happening all over the country. Like I said in a earlier post, the industry as a whole is trying to change the public perception of pedal-assist so that they can be classified as non-moto. I know because it happened here at Post Canyon. We can all get on Pinkbike and bitch and moan about Wilderness anf how it is unfair but that isn't going to do a damn think to change peoples mind. The Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, etc. are far more powerful than IMBA or STC. The realities in this day and age, with so many different user groups, is that we need to work together. If we as mtn-bikers can't respect current trail access rules, how can we expect other user groups to respect ousr? There are places around me like Sandy Ridge, Blackrock, Tiger, Alsea Falls, Galbraith, etc. that are mtn bike only. I sure wouldnt like it if the equestrian industry or moto industry attempted to gain access to those trails. Do you know any bike-only trails around you that you would want to have stay that way?
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 10, 2017 at 9:59
Dec 10, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@taldfind: I'm not saying that one user-group is more important than another. What I'm trying to say is that there are political realities and a status-quo that is currently in place. Mtn bikers make a small percentage of the outdoor recreation market and an even smaller percentage of the overall population. We don't have the numbers or the power to just push-through and gain access to whatever we want. We need to work with other user groups for access. That is the reality. Wilderness is the pinnacle of the conservation movement, do mtn bikers really want to be portrayed as having a role in the dismantling or loosing of our conservsation rules when the political winds inevitably shift. This is a loosing battle that risks our spot at the table when it comes to future trail access. We have a trail-system around here that has both moto-trail and non-moto trails. It seems to work really well and one of the reasons for that is because everyone respects the other user groups trails. If all of a sudden there was a push from the local moto club to have access to all trails, I think the trust would be lost and the cooperation would break-down. The arguement you keep making is valid but the only one you are convincing is yourself.
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 9, 2017 at 10:58
Dec 9, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@TheOriginalTwoTone: Your arguement would be valid if trail damage was the only reason for not allowing bikes. There are numerious other reasons, such as speed-of-travel, for non-bike people to not want bikes in the Wilderness. For example, I dont necesserily want to have e-bikes on all of my local trails, despite there being studies that show that they don't do more damage than a normal pedal bike. You sort of made my point in your last post. There are many things that are banned in Wilderness areas despite those things not doing any trail damage. You can't run a heli-skiing operation in Wilderness either and helicopter doesn't do any trail damage. By just continuing to say "bikes dont do more trail tread damage than hiking", you aren't really addressing any of the other reasons.
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 18:41
Dec 8, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@millsr4: To gain access to Wilderness, mtn bikers are going to need to convince non bike riding people that this is a good thing. I don't think that the, "if they hike I should be able to ride it" argument is really going to accomplish that.
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 18:17
Dec 8, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@taldfind: so if a study finds that my moto doesnt do any more damage than hiking or pedal-biking it should then be allowed in Wilderness? As a mtn biker, would you feel you lost something if all of a sudden any motorized vehicle could go on mtn bike trails? I know that that would f-up a lot of trails around me. I think that that is how hikers are feeling now with this bill.
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 17:43
Dec 8, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@TheOriginalTwoTone: Out of all the legit points that have been made about allowing bikes in Wilderness, that is the one you pick? Please put togther an arguement that doesn't make you sound like an 6-year old. By that logic, anyone can say thst they should be allowed to anything they want in the Wilderness. We mtn bikers are not the only user group out there. There needs to be balance. How would we all feel if a moto-advocacy group starting pushing a bill that allowed them on all "non-motorized" trails?
mosierman vernonfelton's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 16:41
Dec 8, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
@TheOriginalTwoTone: no one is stopping you from accessing Wilderness areas, you just have to hike to get there. Man up, put on your hiking boots and go.
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