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mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Oct 18, 2019 at 12:45
4 hours
Pinkbike Poll: What Type of Bike Would You Add to Your Quiver?
Exactly! Trail bikes are now mini enduro bikes. To leave space for the down country bike you definitely need in your garage.
mountainsofsussex jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 16, 2019 at 9:56
2 days
Mountain Biker Dies Following A-Line Crash
It's sad to see the number of RIPs we're getting on here at the moment. It's about time someone stepped up to the plate and looked properly at mountain bike deaths and life changing injuries. Much as we love to hate on them, the only ones big enough, and with the clout to get the data is the UCI. We need to know: - Are current helmet standards sufficient? Are DH (and enduro) bikes now so capable and fast that Moto standards would be more appropriate? - Would a neck brace have made a difference? Or spine/chest protection. There's too much guesswork and marketing for us consumers to decide if the discomfort is worth it. - Are there specific trail features that lead to a disproportionately high level of injuries, and how could trail builders be helped to make them safer (without spoiling them)? I would expect that on the majority of cases, families would be happy to share their data to reduce the risk to everyone else.
mountainsofsussex pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 6, 2019 at 0:55
Oct 6, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #89
There's a link in the YouTube video text:
mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Oct 2, 2019 at 2:19
Oct 2, 2019
First Look: The 2020 Specialized Kenevo Aims to Replace Your Shuttle Truck
@ChrisLanaway: hmmm, it would be interesting to compare the environmental impact of every single rider that uses "dirty" shuttle vans buying "dirty" batteries and motors, but not using the vans for uplift. I doubt anyone has actually done the calculations, but I suspect it's not as simple as that. For batteries and motors that have a large embedded pollution, using them lots is important to recover the "dirtiness". So for a hill considering an uplift service, having a fleet of these as rentals instead of vans would probably be a clean option. Getting everyone to buy them, and only use them 2 hours a week leaves a lot of precious materials sat in garages doing nothing 166 hours a week.
mountainsofsussex jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 27, 2019 at 12:12
Sep 27, 2019
Bike Check: Sam Hill's Ferrari Themed Carbon Mega 290 - Trophy of Nations Finale Ligure 2019
@spankthewan: I've done plenty of enduro racing on my wild enduros and have had no punctures and only done minor rim dings across 2 bikes. DD high roller basically fell apart in one race at Afan. 4 days in Morzine completely destroyed it (I'm not a skidder), punctured and dented the rim. I find the wild enduro have stiffer sidewalls than Maxxis DD, and cut into any softness in the terrain better. That being said, I do find Maxxis conform better to rocks and roots.
mountainsofsussex danielsapp's article
Sep 23, 2019 at 2:35
Sep 23, 2019
Review: Marin Mount Vision - Strange Looks, Intriguing Performance
I was at a race this year and asked a guy riding one of these if they allowed e-bikes at that race. And then he pointed out it was just an ugly Marin...
mountainsofsussex RichardCunningham's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 11:58
Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
I've got a pair of Mavic XA elite and it took me about 5 minutes online to find some spare spokes. Hardly a deal breaker.
mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Sep 2, 2019 at 23:26
Sep 2, 2019
Trek's New XC Race Bike Breaks Cover at Mont-Sainte-Anne World Champs
@Tristanssid: I think you're probably right. The back acts like the sliding links in switch infinity or r3act, and you can see the lower shock bolt underneath. Whether it's any good is another question entirely...
mountainsofsussex mikelevy's article
Aug 11, 2019 at 0:44
Aug 11, 2019
First Look: Maxxis' New Dissector Tire is Made for Dry, Loose Conditions
@ti-marc: I love the wild enduros I'm running now - not exactly fast rolling on the way to the trail head though. I put a lot of hard miles on the pair on my last bike and they still looked pretty new. Unlike the HR2 that came on the bike that I didn't have a chance to change and after one enduro race all the knobs were hanging off like an old school Scwalbe...
mountainsofsussex mikelevy's article
Aug 11, 2019 at 0:39
Aug 11, 2019
First Look: Maxxis' New Dissector Tire is Made for Dry, Loose Conditions
@WasatchEnduro: just got round to checking - couldn't remember if it was a DD or exo so had to trawl through old emails... It was an exo. First one was warranted. Second one wasn't so just went in the bin :-(
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