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Jan 17, 2019 at 7:25
Jan 17, 2019
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paulaston paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 3:51
Jan 17, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
I think complaining about the minutiae of the relevance of certain riders from 15-20 years ago isn't something to argue over. They are all legends in their own right and all got a mention, I never saw Waddel ride, ever, but did see Anderson around many times, on video parts in my youth, so maybe I am biased. I can't find any results from Waddel racing for Syndicate, I could only find that he was injured in MSA in 2003, the Syndicate formed in 2006 and I believe he was on the team but not competing? I don't know when CCA joined Santa Cruz, but if he joined in 2002 when the first V10 was made, he would have raced 11x WC/Champs on a V10. If Waddel also had the V10 from 2002, he would have raced four times, his fifth was the day he got injured, unfortunately. Waddel and CCA raced against each other 8-times, Waddel was the victor of 5 of these, but the total race time showed only six seconds between them - basically equal. CCA raced 38 World Cup and some Championships with three top tens. Waddel raced 15, best results being 5x top tens with 2x 5th places. Waddel's career cut short by a terrible injury, Anderson was deaf. - Overall, I would say they are equally legendary. I mentioned Radek because it was funny to click the link to see Radek the giant riding such a tiny bike, it was one of the first pictures on PB and they actually had a small race team back then. Radek is also the dude that means you get to read all of this stuff for free!
paulaston paulaston's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 12:22
Jan 16, 2019
Marco Fidalgo Passes Away Following Motorcycle Crash
Good point, plus any readers should consider the fact that Portugal's decriminalisation of all drugs was a massive success, AND, soon they will be the biggest manufacturer of bikes in Europe!
paulaston jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 9:08
Jan 16, 2019
Video: Fairclough, Lucas, Payet & Cabirou on Scott DH Factory Team
@CantQuitCartel: How many riders have films on international airlines? I watched Deathgrip last time I flew to Canada! I believe it was also ranked No.1 on itunes for a period of time?
paulaston jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 9:07
Jan 16, 2019
Video: Fairclough, Lucas, Payet & Cabirou on Scott DH Factory Team
@SCOTT-Sports: @SCOTT-Sports: I always knew Scott were shapist. She's more of a sphere...
paulaston jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 5:59
Jan 16, 2019
Video: Fairclough, Lucas, Payet & Cabirou on Scott DH Factory Team
I hope they made a bigger frame for him than their old large with 445mm reach, if not I predict he won't make it to June without chronic lower back pain
paulaston jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 5:55
Jan 16, 2019
paulaston paulaston's article
Jan 14, 2019 at 7:25
Jan 14, 2019
Review: Intense's M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred
All the pictures are in Verbier. What a place, and the faceshots of dust at the end of October are always that bit more special!
paulaston paulaston's article
Jan 14, 2019 at 7:02
Jan 14, 2019
Review: Intense's M29 is a DH Racing Thoroughbred
@Davec85: @Davec85: Many brands are making the reach number longer on their bikes to work for taller riders who still want to use short stems. In the past (and currently with road and XC bikes), bigger sizes came with longer stems and sometimes layback seatposts. When people realized that both of those were a silly idea, they added the stem length to the frame so taller riders get a bike that fits and handles well. For example, I had an XL Specialized Enduro 29 in 2014 which had a 465mm reach and was specced with a 90mm stem, yes ninety! The 2019 Enduro has a 489mm reach with a 50mm stem. Now the following maths are rough as there are other factors involved, but: 460 + 90 = 550 489 + 50 = 539 So the actual size is fairly similar. I also think MTB's never had a wide enough range between sizes due to using the stem to change the fit. So brands that are on the ball made bigger bikes for bigger people (and a massive increase in popularity of MTB means there are more tall riders to make it worthwhile manufacturing XL and XXL bikes, where these were left out of the range due to low sales). I don't agree with brands that make all the sizes bigger, there are still people of all sizes. Personnally I would change the size the reach of the bikes by 40mm, something like 400 - 440 - 480 - 520, rather than 20mm increments that is more common. Then with changing stack height, bar width/roll/sweep and stem length would allow for a wide range of fit.
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