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nonk jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2019 at 7:02
May 8, 2019
Anton Cooper Criticizes Albstadt World Cup Course for Lack of Technicality
Good on Anton and the others. Downhill is fun to watch. Cyclocross can be fun to watch. A good road race is fun to watch (this has been a great classics season for example) but a dirt sidewalk race is the single most boring of all cycling events. More boring even than team pursuit. The recent addition of technical challenges has brought the mountain biking back to cross country and that's brought me back to watching it. It's been great the last couple of years. This is an excellent way to kill it again. UCI at its finest. Looks like Ill be riding instead of watching, so maybe not all bad.
nonk jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 23, 2019 at 11:26
Apr 23, 2019
nonk RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2019 at 7:01
Apr 20, 2019
Mountain Bike Access Issues Flaring Up in San Diego County
Yes, I raced there until the very end. That track had been there for years and years, then the new neighborhoods that grew up around there complained. Too bad, I had a super loaded MX friend offer a huge wad for the place, something like $16 million. He just wanted to keep a place to ride. No dice though, the developers matched the money and the city wanted it gone. Had to get rid of the low life redneck dirt bikers. Even though the market research found the average income of the people racing there was like 120k/year.
nonk pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 8:29
Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
You guys need to get out of the PNW sometimes. There are other trails out there. Where I live, fireroads are not climbs.
nonk pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 11:21
Apr 15, 2019
Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019
It's like up-duro but different
nonk sarahmoore's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 8:29
Apr 15, 2019
Randoms: Bags, Shoes, Racks, & More - Sea Otter 2019
Enduro motocross? There is enduro and there is motocross.There is also endurocross. There is supercross. There is Trials. There is even MotoGP and Superbike racing. There is no enduro motocross. That's as bad as downcountry
nonk pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 12, 2019 at 9:02
Apr 12, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
@TimnberG: A while back there was a great discussion about this by the engineering director of Ducati-maybe Fabio Taglioni, but I can't remember for sure. He said that telescopic forks were the worst possible solution. The problem was that they had about a fifty year head start, and it would be severely cost prohibitive to actually develop something new that would work better. This was back in the days when John Britten was making a lot of waves with his linkage front end. Too bad we never got to see what Britten could have accomplished.
nonk jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 9:46
Apr 5, 2019
nonk mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 7:29
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
The real problem is that suspensions suck. If you have to rely on uncontrolled wheel flex, you have a poorly designed suspension system. Half of the adjusters on a modern fork are useless, Rockshox as much as admitted that in the info about their new stuff. To be fair, they're a bit stuck as most people want to buy the cool guy suspension for catching huge air, when in reality 3 feet is more than they'll ever get. Thus, suspensions are way overdamped for most people. It's like everyone wants a supercross bike when they really need a soft trail bike. So lets compensate by building soft wheels?
nonk danielsapp's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 13:35
Feb 28, 2019
REI to Sell Bontrager Parts & Cannondale's Full Lineup
Wont shop at REI. I had some discussions with one of their buyers recently that solidified this. Now I won't buy Bontrager or Trek.
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