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neiltheweak mikekazimer's article
Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32
Apr 23, 2017
Giant's New DH Shoes and the Rebirth of the Anthem 29 - Sea Otter 2017
http://www.toplinemagazine.com/2014/06/17/still-wondering-about-27-5-giant-breaks-it-all-down-for-us/ Just saying....
neiltheweak mattwragg's article
Oct 1, 2016 at 6:30
Oct 1, 2016
Practice - EWS Round 8, Finale Ligure - Italy
@davetrump: Especially given that Greg himself showed up weeks early for the Fort William world cup to spend time doing testing with Fox on the track ahead of the race circus arriving. Pot, kettle.
neiltheweak mikekazimer's article
Nov 16, 2015 at 8:13
Nov 16, 2015
Evil Insurgent - Review
There are no bearings in the flip chip, oinly the DELTA linkages.
neiltheweak pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 18, 2015 at 5:04
Feb 18, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Can Tires Be Too Wide? Should I Be Using All My Shock Stroke? Is 140 Millimeters Enough Travel for Enduro?
Mike describes it perfectly I think. Durability of Schwalbe tires is really poor, with the normal "wear" mode being the cracking and loss of the sideknobs well before the tread wears out. We see the same failures here and our trails are mostly (relatively) technical, slow speed and on soft ground. I can only imagine the problem is much worse in a high speed bikepark type environment. That said, the performance while they do last is brilliant so not a straightforward no thanks for me. I still use them (though only on the front now) despite the issues.
neiltheweak laurenjenkins's article
Dec 27, 2014 at 10:26
Dec 27, 2014
Video: Mark Scott - Rake & Ride
"Mark Scott has been busy sculpting a new line on his local hill, but no dig is complete without a test ride." Tsk tsk.
neiltheweak mattwragg's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 9:58
Dec 12, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Enduro Race of the Year Nominees
But oddly, none of the very good riders I've spoken to who were at it thought it was a good event. Everyone I can think of without exception (including Graves if you read his journal) thought they had taken it way too far in terms of physical difficulty leaving people having no fun at all and just surviving, especially those outside the the top male elites. I don't think many of the racers would vote it the top one is all..
neiltheweak mattwragg's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 1:10
Nov 19, 2014
Mavic Crossmax XL Wheelset - Review
You can, but then you'd have to think that a wide carbon rim was actually better than these. If you live somewhere with say, rocks or don't want to run massive tires, or don't like sudden catastrophic rim failures that might not be your choice though. Still hard to beat a high quality aluminium rim for me.
neiltheweak DanMilner's article
Oct 24, 2014 at 10:57
Oct 24, 2014
Video: Controls Sorted - Fundamental Cockpit Setup and a Burly Crash
Not all the time, but you're more likely rearward on the bike while braking hard. Even if you do ride elbows out over the bar as much as possible, you're likely to be further back and lower on your bike when scrubbing speed aggressively. Makes to sense to angle the levers for the position you'll be in when using them most.
neiltheweak RichardCunningham's article
Aug 28, 2014 at 1:40
Aug 28, 2014
E-Thirteen Finally Answers the Age-Old Question:
The main problem with above video (I think) is that the "wheels" aren't travelling along the surface on their outer edge! The smaller one may increase RPM more quickly but in the world of bike wheels it needs to, because it's if you view it as a bike wheel then it will cover less distance across the ground per revolution. 29 wheels may accelerate slower, but they don't need to get to as high an RPM - a 29er at 20km/hr is going to have wheels which are rotating at a lower RPM than the equivalent 26' bike. Does this balance out though? Dunno.
neiltheweak mikelevy's article
Jan 20, 2014 at 2:31
Jan 20, 2014
Mondraker Dune XR - Review
Only sort of, you might want to read it again.... Their main gripe with the 2013 bikes was the unbalanced travel front and rear, with the stock Foxy XR having a rear which couldn't keep up with the 160 fork and the Dune too high a front end with it's 180. They actually really liked the Dune frame once they had fitted it with a 160 fork (like this one), just not the 2013 stock builds. This new bike is more or less what they were hoping Mondraker would do with the platform. I used to ride one myself and ended up doing the same thing, plus a 1' angleset to maintain the head angle. I'd echo the above review for the most part - great bikes but definitely takes a day or two to adjust to the different front wheel position. Feel more like downhill bikes you can pedal up than conventional trail bikes - if that's what you want in a bike you'll love them.
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