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rabidmonkfish Bryn-Atkinson's article
Feb 2, 2019 at 17:29
Feb 2, 2019
Behind the Scenes: Painting Bryn Atkinson's Wild-Looking 'Snake Bike'
wow that looks amazing, how ever long did that take to do.
rabidmonkfish RichardCunningham's article
Dec 16, 2018 at 6:55
Dec 16, 2018
Handlebar Width vs Handling - Are Your Bars Too Wide?
@jeremy3220: you did read my comment didnt you? i never said i was better than a national level dh or enduro racer but also please dont assume to know how good or bad a rider i am either. No need to take offence with what i had mentioned though. I wasnt saying modern bikes were crap i was just stating that i believe they are better on the rougher straight sections and not so good on corners. i jut don't believe that everytime a bikes geometry gets slacker and longer that its going to be overall better at every aspect of handling. i think that would be unrealistic. It will improve some things but also have some detrimental affect on other areas. It cant be awesome at everything. i hold the 7th fastest strava time this year (21st fastest ever) over a section at my local trails which has lots of fast speed turns and has a lot of smaller drops and i believe that my bike is advantageous to me on this track over others on longer slacker bikes.
rabidmonkfish RichardCunningham's article
Dec 15, 2018 at 3:25
Dec 15, 2018
Handlebar Width vs Handling - Are Your Bars Too Wide?
100% thought the same thing....never heard of this bike length and bar width symetry before......modern bikes corner poorly as there too slack and long.....simple fact. However they do handle straight line rougher trails better. What surprises me is that a lot of people think slackening and lengthening a bike so much would have no detrimental affect on handling. You want a bike that corners really well.....that will most likely be a bike with older style geometry. it wont feel so confident inspiring on the rougher trails though. You have to decide what matters more. I feel a lot of this long low slack business was done to help bring in less competent riders to make them feel more capable. My old 2013 bike handles so much better on turns than some of these newer ones. It will not feel quite as stable over really rough trails but i just practice at that stuff as i prefer to be able to corner faster as thats the most fun to me but we are all different. Modern bikes with good technique can corner well just that i find it easier on slightly older geometry bikes which are a bit steeper and shorter.
rabidmonkfish bicyclerider's article
Nov 10, 2018 at 16:42
Nov 10, 2018
Making a Modern Bike Resemble a Retro Classic
i so want that bike......looks amazing. I see a guy ride a classic klein in those same colours some mornings to work and i always thought how cool it looks and kudos for actually using it and not storing it away.
rabidmonkfish interrobangstudios's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 20:18
Oct 13, 2018
Video: The Ultimate Vintage GT Bike Collector
had to sell my zasker le 1994 in the then rare anodized blue that rob warner and others rode. I sold it as a complete bike to fund a holiday as i was skint.....the holiday was shit and have regretted it ever since.
rabidmonkfish RichardCunningham's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 19:57
Oct 13, 2018
rabidmonkfish RichardCunningham's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 19:55
Oct 13, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
how good a bike looks does heavily affect peoples views of it......if you disagree then why were suspension fork shock boots removed cos they were much better at stopping scratch damage and ingress of s#it than without them.
rabidmonkfish RichardCunningham's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 17:53
Oct 13, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
my 2013 commencal looks like it did when i purchased it in early 2015 because i wrapped it with an invisiframe kit just like my other bikes before. I've met many riders that have said that they wrapped there bikes after the first crash and wished they done it as soon as they got the bike. especially when there carbon chips. many people say they like there bikes a bit worn looking but ive never seen anyone deliberately scratch up new bikes to look more how they like.....to each there own but i always assumed that if bikes look like new a few years on theres less incentive to sell it and buy new....that is assuming that your not a new standards chaser :)
rabidmonkfish danielsapp's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 17:31
Oct 13, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
@Matt115lamb: i ride there as often as possible and for the last few years ive had some very dry days riding in the summer months so things are getting better (or worse depending how you look at it).
rabidmonkfish danielsapp's article
Oct 13, 2018 at 17:24
Oct 13, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Replace Your Tires?
if i get a hole in a tyre i take the tyre off patch it with some glue and either a sturdy cycle inner-tube patch or piece of old inner-tube (loads left from when i use to run tubes) and then carry on. No point running plugs for any longer than the length of the current bike ride. Surely people dont just throw tyres away if they get a small hole in them.....if it can be fixed for god sake fix it. Unless youre so rich you dont care or your sponsored surely you would do this.
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