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rad8 mikelevy's article
Aug 16, 2019 at 23:432 days
Santa Cruz's Really Wide Carbon 29er Rim - Crankworx Whistler 2019
Gazza on dx32 was big, but 37mm is def wide
rad8 RichardCunningham's article
Aug 11, 2019 at 20:37Aug 11, 2019
Spotted: New Mondraker DH Bike
Glad to see the iron horse sunday still lives, how to get sam hill on a mondraker?
rad8 sarahmoore's article
Jul 20, 2019 at 23:20Jul 20, 2019
Throwback Thursday: Dave Watson's Original Tour De France Road Gap
Looks like a session. Seriously tho I always thought that the session just looked like the stab
rad8 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 19, 2019 at 22:08Jul 19, 2019
Poll: Has Climbing Become Unfashionable?
Aw come on, you know the answer and this is just a bait poll.
rad8 EnduroWorldSeries's article
Jul 8, 2019 at 22:20Jul 8, 2019
Video: Full Highlights - EWS Les Orres 2019
I still get a kick out of hearing non-Canadians say "stoked"
rad8 dan-roberts's article
Jun 21, 2019 at 17:17Jun 21, 2019
Behind the Numbers: GT Force Suspension Analysis
First, enjoying this series. Second, I would definitely prefer more neutral description of the suspension analysis. And for comments about good or bad, please separate that from the initial description and add a sentence to explain why so that the reader can assess how that might relate to their preferences. I would like to read that actually. For myself, I prioritize all day technical climbing and dh performance. So, for example, I rode a 6" travel vpp bike for a few years and decided that using chain tension to counteract suspension compression really did not work for me: a) traction was noticeably less under power in the rough, and b) I thought that over a long day it drained some of my power on trail chatter and was therefore less efficient. Sprinted over smooth "buff" trail super awesome though, and maybe that's great in California but not so much where I ride. Also, pedal kickback is not an issue for me. Maybe that's inconsistent, but I mean deeper in the travel - it's like getting a free body weighted pedal stroke through the rough dips. I do care about brake jack on the descents alot, so definitely prefer designs with independent braking characteristics. Not totally sold on progressivity without being able to also adjust the end stroke damping. For example I added some tokens to my Pike and found the increased spring rate at the end overpowered the rebound damping and got too springy. Had to slow down the rebound and then the early stroke was overdamped and rough. That's all just preference. So there, if I have a rough idea what I like then I can read some balanced analysis and apply it to my situation. I would also be very interested to read about why the author would prefer something else, and learn how certain characteristics work in concert with others based on author's experience with more bikes than I have time/money to ride - maybe they would work for me and I could get hyped to try.
Jun 9, 2019 at 19:08Jun 9, 2019
Final Results: Leogang DH World Cup 2019
That zipline over the track should have been commandeered for full coverage of the top qualifiers
Jun 2, 2019 at 22:28Jun 2, 2019
Final Results: Fort William DH World Cup 2019
Hey congrats to Balanche on getting sixth place
Jun 2, 2019 at 0:16Jun 2, 2019
Finals Start List: Fort William DH World Cup 2019
@brianpark: how are facts hate speech and personal attacks, especially when they don't belong in the race anyway?
rad8 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 12, 2019 at 21:49May 12, 2019
Build Your Dream World Cup Team XC Today with The 2019 Fantasy XC League
Easy. Maes, Hill, Coudourier, Atherton, Bruni, and Brosnan. That's the team I pick
Vorsprung Luftkappe - Review
13 Jun 2017