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padkinson mdelorme's article
Aug 5, 2019 at 1:45
Aug 5, 2019
Photo Epic: Turning Tides - Val di Sole World Cup XC 2019
@Otago: Nope. They're lighter and less prone to overheating.
padkinson edspratt's article
Jul 23, 2019 at 14:55
Jul 23, 2019
Who's Earned the Sleeve? 2019 National Championships Result Roundup [Updated]
Woop, finally made it into a Pinkbike article, I can retire happy now
padkinson edspratt's article
May 27, 2019 at 4:45
May 27, 2019
Annika Langvad Pulls Out of Nove Mesto World Cup XC
They kind of have invested in younger talent. Alan Hathlerly, Chris Blevins, Howard Grotts and Simon Andreasson. This time next year there'll be Spesh riders on the elite male podium again.
padkinson danielsapp's article
May 23, 2019 at 7:35
May 23, 2019
Spotted: New Trek XC Bike? - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
@pinkrobe: Guessing that they're doing away with the full floater? Lighten it up a tad and bring it into line with the rest of the updated bikes. Hoping for no Re:aktiv, that'd save me the bother of having it revalved.
padkinson danielsapp's article
May 23, 2019 at 5:16
May 23, 2019
Spotted: New Trek XC Bike? - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2019
This won't be a Top Fuel replacement (that's coming soon too). It'll more likely be a slightly squishier softail-esque Procaliber type bike. Supercaliber?
padkinson andy9's article
May 20, 2019 at 5:02
May 20, 2019
Photo Epic: When it Rains it Pours - Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
@WAKIdesigns: You need to find yourself some proper climbs man. As an example, the final climb of Roc Laissagais, the first European round of the UCI marathon series, at which I finished 29th elite. The main bulk of it is 2km at an average of 12.9%, on draggy grass, and a sodding headwind as you came over the top. This takes place at the 75km mark of a 95km marathon, after about 4 hour of racing. I went into the 34x50 at the bottom and didn't leave it for 17 minutes. Over that period I averaged 247w (kind of blew up just before), 6.9km/h, 160bpm, and 69rpm. I also came past the women's leaders, who race a shorter 75km race, who were both walking.
padkinson andy9's article
May 20, 2019 at 1:00
May 20, 2019
Photo Epic: When it Rains it Pours - Albstadt World Cup XC 2019
I dunno man, I'm definitely not going back to a smaller cassette after having used Eagle for a year. When I first got the bike I had the same though, why would I ever use a 32x50? Come the first big marathon race of the year I ended up in that gear for a solid 20 minute block on the last climb, pawing at the bars for a lower gear. To be fair I was only moving at walking speed, but after 6 hours of racing being able to ride up something is generally more energy efficient and less likely to result in cramp than being able to ride it. In shorter XC races, it's great being able to throw a bigger chainring on while still having a decently low climbing gear. A couple of years back when I had 11-40 XTR I distinctly remember getting dropped on a warp speed gravel track at the start of an XC national after spinning out the 32x11. Granted, the big cog is a bit wasted on the top world cup hitters, but the top marathon riders in the world will be using every bit of that 10-50 without a hint of insecurity or incompetance.
padkinson edspratt's article
May 16, 2019 at 3:46
May 16, 2019
Start List: World Cup XC Albstadt 2019
Riders to note: Jenny Rissveds making her return to world cup racing; Alan Hatherly, U23 world champ, making the move up to elite; Isla Short doing the same.
padkinson mdelorme's article
May 9, 2019 at 13:23
May 9, 2019
Course Preview: Paradise Island - EWS Madeira 2019
Holy christ Sven is an absolute animal
padkinson pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 9, 2018 at 15:01
Nov 9, 2018
Video: Friday Fails #44
I always think that it's no wonder the guy in the title animation crashed when he's using a road double crankset on a mountain bike.
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