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mountaincross danielsapp's article
Jun 4, 2019 at 9:04
Jun 4, 2019
Review: Bontrager's Updated XR3 is a Surprisingly Versatile XC Tire
Can't say I agree that the Rock Razor is too dramatic a difference between center and side knobs. I've been using the Rock Razor front and rear in dry-ish conditions on my 150/160mm trail bike for that past two seasons. Even completed a 50mi endurance event using this bike. It is skittish on top in damp conditions, true, but always hooks up through the corners. Overall very happy for trail riding. But for all out racing, maybe the Bontrager has the advantage...
mountaincross danielsapp's article
Jun 1, 2019 at 7:12
Jun 1, 2019
Good Month / Bad Month: American Racing, Aaron Gwin, Sick Cycles, and Controversial XC Courses - May 2019
Yeah I am pleased PB drew attention to the Albstadt course again here. I have a suggestion (but prefer the idea of bringing in professional trail builders to get it right). Leave the old course alone and change tires to something that works in the wet, duh.
mountaincross mdelorme's article
May 16, 2019 at 21:03
May 16, 2019
Course Preview: Smooth Sailing - Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
Seriously though, these sculpted, smoothed, ruffled, rumpled, and super fabricated Olympic style courses are more dangerous (nobody wants to race on chicken wire even if the terrain is pave like) for the athletes than a more natural cut track. I don’t get how safety justifies this golf course design mentality. If you want safety design ultra rough, natural cut tracks that are relatively wide to encourage aggressive passing but where the average speed is somewhat lower. That way even the spectacular crashes are far less likely to crush bone. These high speed, crushed gravel and boulder man-made tracks will increase the occurrence of serious injury. This is really about beating Courtney
mountaincross mdelorme's article
May 16, 2019 at 20:33
May 16, 2019
Course Preview: Smooth Sailing - Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
Better sell those down country bikes now, obsolete
mountaincross mdelorme's article
May 16, 2019 at 19:59
May 16, 2019
Course Preview: Smooth Sailing - Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
Look man, whoever is responsible for these changes has no soul for mtb. This is just another manufactured and manicured Olympic caliber bike path.
mountaincross jamessmurthwaite's article
May 14, 2019 at 16:27
May 14, 2019
Whyte Bikes Win Legal Battle Against Haas F1 Team's Title Sponsor, Rich Energy
Rich Energy's Logo just got caught in the headlights.
mountaincross mikelevy's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 17:26
Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
@themountain: yes, in terms of refinement of execution in design, no comparison. In terms of weight, why not compare? In terms of component spec, why not compare? In terms of performance out on the trail, why not compare? In terms of comparison.
mountaincross EnduroWorldSeries's article
Mar 30, 2019 at 7:59
Mar 30, 2019
Video: Pro Bike Checks from EWS Tasmania
I rode and xc raced a 140mm 26 rear 27.5 front Frankenbike for years. The frame was always too small but the move to a larger front wheel helped a ton. If I didn't have to size up I would have held on to that bike and would still be riding it for sure. It was more efficient on rugged trails than a 29 hardtail, lighter than a 100mm 29er full sus, and could smash the downs like a short travel enduro race bike.
mountaincross pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 24, 2019 at 5:19
Mar 24, 2019
Final Results: EWS Rotorua 2019
Congrats to M. Broderick, 2nd place in the 50+. Too bad there was no EWS 25 years ago.
mountaincross jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 20, 2019 at 14:47
Mar 20, 2019
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