Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.
How Do I Stop My Kid From Crashing During His Enduro Race Runs?Question:
Pinkbike user @Brahma
asked this question in the All-Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum
: I am a 47-year-old father to a 15-year-old enduro racer. My son has been racing enduro for about two years now, but recently, has had trouble finishing races. The last five races he has done he has either crashed, or had a mechanical. I have been encouraging him to ride within his limits, so that he doesn't crash, and to try to ride smoother, so he doesn't break things, but the pattern has continued. He rides typically three days a week, and usually doesn't break anything on his "training" rides, and most often stays upright when riding, but at the races, things always seem to go wrong.
Does anyone have advice other than what I have given above? I have raced enduro myself, although have taken some time off due to injury, but I am running out of ideas as to how to keep this kid upright, and not broken!
Chosing a Tire for Moab Question:
Reynamwit asks in the All-Mountain and Cross-Country Forum
: I have a group trip planned to ride Moab (Porcupine ridge and the like) this fall and I was wondering about my tire setup. I will be bringing my bike with me which is an Evil Following V1 (140mm Pike) with a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 up front and an Onza Ibex 2.25 in the rear. I was recently riding some of the trails in SoCal a few weeks back (Chumash, Hummingbird, The Grudge) which left me wanting more from my rear tire in terms of traction in loose and forgiveness on drops and chunky rock gardens. The DHF up front performed as expected with no issue. I was thinking of going with the Maxxis DHR II 29 x 2.3 for the rear but was wondering if there were other tires worth looking into?
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