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olijay RichardCunningham's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 2:57
Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
Most interesting point made is this: "The most probable theory to explain the girth is that mountain biking may be evolving into a gravity-powered summer snow-sport and thrill seekers are happily trading pedaling performance for raw speed to maximize their experience." There's a clear divide between people who like to ride their mtbs up and down for a big part of the year and the summer-gravity people. There's a lot to dive into here: What other kinds of riders are there? Would the summer-gravity people be better served by a DH bike? An e-bike? What are the demographics, is there an age gap? Wealth gap? Personally, the "downcountry" bikes interest me the most (except that the name is awful), I'm pretty sure one of those bikes would be perfect for everything that I want to do on a mtb.
olijay paulaston's article
Dec 21, 2018 at 6:16
Dec 21, 2018
Field Test: Scott Ransom
Came here to post this. It was just a very high-pressure push shock. I had to set mine at over 400psi (yeah 400) to keep a proper sag, and it kept leaking oil at that pressure. It was pretty awful! Had to swap out the frame eventually.
olijay mikelevy's article
Jun 4, 2018 at 5:34
Jun 4, 2018
Review: Orbea Rallon M-LTD
I'm worried about Mike, he got dumped and is eating his feelings? Feel better soon, dude!
olijay velosolutionsglobal's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 3:28
Jul 28, 2017
Claudio Rides Stevie Smith's Bike
That was pretty emotional. Respect to Claudio and the Velosolutions crew and all the people making the park happen.
olijay pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 1, 2017 at 15:47
Jun 1, 2017
GT – UCI World Cup DH Fantasy Contest – Rd 2, Fort William 2017
Mens 1) Greg Minnaar 2) Danny Hart 3) Loic Bruni Womens 1) Rachael Atherton 2) Tahnee Seagrave 3) Manon Carpenter
olijay RichardCunningham's article
Mar 16, 2017 at 20:15
Mar 16, 2017
Opinion: The Table
Best writing I've seen on pinkbike. Well done RC.
olijay RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 4:24
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
I bet people are misunderstanding me: I want Shimano to be a technical leader and to give SRAM some real fear. I want both SRAM and Shimano to out-do themselves every time they release a new gruppo. SRAM seems to do that, but the leaps are very small. Shimano is just re-treading the past few years, just look at the new Dura-Ace - the only new feature is a power meter! I want to see crazy things in drivetrain tech, like the theoretical 14-15 spd cassette I mentioned.
olijay RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 4:19
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
@samimerilohi: No it'd cost a small fortune but that's OK! Trickle down only takes a couple of years.
olijay RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 1:32
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
Even though this is all very nice (especially the Deore 10spd 11-42 cassette!), think about how far behind Shimano is in drivetrain tech: -They are still clinging on to 2x11, and even offer 3x11 which is insane, while the market has moved on (everyone except Germans!) -They are just now coming out with cheap 1x11 in SLX. -The 11-46 cassettes are just badly designed, the last jump is 37T to 46T! This isn't even within Shimano's philosophy of having short jumps between gears. -The XT cassette is also super heavy, SunRace has a cheaper cassette that is about the same weight -Di2 on mtbs is just dumb, what's the benefit? A screen that tells you what gear you are in? Here's what Shimano should do: -Introduce a new gruppo, either XTR or a new top-tier gruppo above that (XXTR?) that is wireless only, 1x only -Have the cassette fit within their own design philosophy of smooth shifting, so short gear jumps, and the range needs to be at least equivalent to Eagle -That probably means a 14 or 15 gear cassette which is a bit silly, but so be it! Make it work!! -Also make it light, lighter than current XTR -Trickle tech down as usual Alternatively, gearbox all the things.
olijay EnduroWorldSeries's article
Jul 16, 2016 at 3:58
Jul 16, 2016
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