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opignonlibre alicialeggett's article
Jan 5, 2022 at 6:51
Jan 5, 2022
Michelin Launches New XC Tire Line
There are other markets than the US market. Additionnally for mud wider is not necessarily always better, which I believe is that particular Force XC² in this width made for.
opignonlibre mikekazimer's article
Dec 20, 2021 at 6:19
Dec 20, 2021
opignonlibre TomasSlavik's article
Nov 17, 2021 at 6:17
Nov 17, 2021
Video: Tomas Slavik's Winning POV From the Urban DH Grasse
Yes looks to me like some fast wearing soft fat slick would be optimal but I guess the street dh racing is not big enough for manufacturer to invest in providing specific tires for it. I think I read somewhere that these guys doing urban DH were treating their tires with some tire softener products (similar to what some people do for indoor rc racing) for the events taking place in slippery supermarkets. I would not be suprised to hear the top riders are doing the same for outdoor dh racing.
opignonlibre edspratt's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 6:17
Nov 16, 2021
Round Up: Wet Weather Setup Tricks from EWS & World Cup Racing
@unrooted: Andalucia is closer, and full of british people already.
opignonlibre jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 6:11
Nov 16, 2021
Video: YouTube Engineer Creates Homemade Chainless Drive Bicycle
As far as I know, to be a youtube engineer you need to work for youtube. I don't think the author of these videos ever claimed he was working for Alphabet Inc.
opignonlibre seb-stott's article
Nov 11, 2021 at 5:02
Nov 11, 2021
Are Bike Brands Greenwashing? We Asked An Expert
Obviously this is greenwashing. If they really cared that much they would first try to sell refurbished bikes, then bikes made out of recycled parts and only produce new ones when the worldwide stock of second hand bikes has been depleted. Which won't happen anytime soon. And as users of said bikes if we really cared about environment we would stop caring about the next new thing and just ride our current bikes until it is unfixable/unrepairable then buy only second hand bikes until worldwide stock has been depleted.
opignonlibre sarahmoore's article
Nov 2, 2021 at 2:59
Nov 2, 2021
opignonlibre seb-stott's article
Oct 30, 2021 at 9:47
Oct 30, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About the Carbon Footprint of Your Bike?
I love tinkering with bikes and testing new stufss but I had some kind of revelation a few years ago when I realized that my 2 parents only purchased 2 bikes in 30years, one for their 30th birthday and one for their 60th, while I have bought and sold so many bikes in only 15 years. True they are only riding on the road but why should I have to buy so many bikes when they are perfectly fine ? Sure most of the new bikes were nicer but do the acutal quality of my riding improved ? I am not sure I enjoy it more riding today than I did 10y ago. You might feel that returning to an oldie is not that fun when used to a new bike. But you don't miss what you never tasted. So a 2y ago I decided to stop replacing shit until it breaks and my current trail bike is a v1 Banshee Primee. Is it as long and slack as the newest one ? No, but while I usually ride "L" sizes I purchased an XL one with cut seat tube and an angleset headset so it is pretty close to the newer fashion and I just love it how it use. Maybe newer bikes are much better but I don't plan to purchase a replacement anytime soon if it does the job and will fix it as long as it is fixable. If I buy a new bike for some reason I will first look at the second hand market. This is silly buying new things when so many working items are enough to content the whole population worldwide.
opignonlibre mattwragg's article
Oct 28, 2021 at 23:06
Oct 28, 2021
Exploring France's Secret Bike Parks - Intro
@jacks0n0: probably because on a conventional tent however you put it you always end up with a root or rock on your back. Also folding/unfolding the tent and not having to fix it on the ground is faster I guess (never used a roof tent). The real question is provided you own a car why would you not use a roof tent (except for the price difference)? I don't see the downside (but I don't have one either).
opignonlibre sarahmoore's article
Oct 12, 2021 at 5:50
Oct 12, 2021
Road Cycling Digest: Dangerholm's Gravel Bike, A Bamboo Handlebar, Mounting A Jet Engine to A Road Bike & More
@lacuna: No idea why you would want a drop bar on a gravel bike. I kinda get the aero argument for road bikes but for everything else comfort and control seems more important to me You named it, comfort. Since MTBers decided bar ends were unfashionables flat bars end up locking you in a uncomfortable unique position that is only useful on technical stuff. Of course you can bring them on singletracks and trails but gravel biking is more about riding on the road, or on fireroad like paths without anything technically challenging. Drop bars offer a lot in that context in term of comfort with multiple positions. And yes aero helps, even when grinding slowly up a gravel road in the mountain. Winds can be gutsy up there.
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