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rad8 sarahmoore's article
Jul 20, 2019 at 23:20
1 days
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 22:08
2 days
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 22:20
Jul 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 17:17
Jun 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.
rad8 edspratt's article
Jun 9, 2019 at 19:08
Jun 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
rad8 edspratt's article
Jun 2, 2019 at 22:28
Jun 2, 2019
Final Results: Fort William DH World Cup 2019
Hey congrats to Balanche on getting sixth place
rad8 edspratt's article
Jun 2, 2019 at 0:16
Jun 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 21:49
May 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
rad8 mikekazimer's article
May 10, 2019 at 5:47
May 10, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
@vikb: well 95 would bring the saddle forward for climbing and back for descents. Sounds perfect to me. Just pair it with a rearward axle path for wheel clearance from the odd shaped tubes and we're rockin
rad8 mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2019 at 18:49
May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
Not new, it's just finally being addressed! This issue is magnified for tall riders. So frustrating to raise a seat for climbing but to have the seat also go back so that you're falling off the back of the bike with weight so rearward.. then slam the post down and it goes forward totally in the way of the knees. Those angles are completely backward for how I want to climb steeps for two hours and rip descents for 15 mins So, no man, I've been pissed about this for years. But now with enduro, bikes are finally being made for how some people ride. No more lugging dh components around on trail bikes. And instead of designing bikes to climb lame trails now we're talking about real climbing, for which combining slack seat angles and long travel sucks, straight up it is now let's roll
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