raganwald vernonfelton's article
Oct 19, 2017 at 17:26Oct 19, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
I rode a 17 pound fully rigid singlespeed 26er for three seasons. It was huge fun, a lot like riding a big BMX. Tech is great, by all means ride fully suspended, get a dropper post, go 1x12, whatever you like. In my case, it was full carbon. I had a ROTOR singlespeed chainring. So it's not like I was a snob about avoiding technology. But boy, was that fun to ride. Sometimes it's great to forget about shock pressures, and lockouts, and what gear to spin. Sometimes it's fun to point and go. 29ers are faster, but the 26er felt like a big toy in my hands, I could flick it about. Bliss. This article though... Strawman much? I know lots of people with a rigid singlespeed as one of their bikes. None of them are zealots cursing new technologies. None of them think that gears and suspensions are a waste. They just think that sometimes, a full rigid singlespeed is a lot of fun. And they're too busy riding to get into Internet shouting matches about it.
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Nov 22, 2015 at 17:36Nov 22, 2015
raganwald RichardCunningham's article
Oct 10, 2014 at 18:58Oct 10, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Should Enduro Transfer Stages Be as Tough as Pro XC Climbs?
I like the way it works in the big stage races: A cutoff is calculated based on a certain percentage of the fastest time. So let's say the cutoff is 150%. If the fastest person does it in 8 minutes, everyone over 12 minutes gets penalized or even outright disqualified. That would require some rule and setup changes, but it would tend to self-correct for tough events like Whistler: All the times would be slower, presumably in proportion to each other. But nobody can lollygag, because somebody in the field is probably a quick climber and notching the fastest time for the transfer.
raganwald furnivalmedia's article
Oct 3, 2014 at 11:12Oct 3, 2014
Video: Fat Bike Shredding
Yes, you can ride those on a DJ in good weather. But a Fatty is the classic all-rounder: It does way more kinds of things than a DJ or BMX or MTB, but it doesn't beat any one kind of bike at its own game. And it's the only game in town for serious snow. Many of my friends went to 26" Fatties for winter, and now they ride them all year round. They're *fun*. No, they can't climb as well as an MTB, and they certainly don't jump as well as a DH bike, and so forth, but damn, the people riding them on ordinary trails in the summer have a shit-eating grin going. And they're not bad at handling ridiculous gnar. They really do eat rock gardens and root-fests for breakfast. I suspect that the right thing to do is to ride one before poo-poohing it. Certainly it won't be as "good" at dirt jumps or street or trail as a bike designed for that one purpose. But maybe... Possibly... It'll be ridiculous fun any ways.
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Light, strong, fast, complete: These wheels have a Shimano/SRAM compatible narrow freehub, so you can use all kings of cog options and get a perfect chain line. Meanwhile, the spokes get a wide stance, making for a much stronger rear wheel than a typical conversion. Advertised weight is 1560g the pair. I'm also including a pair of Rocket Ron's, PaceStar rubber, set up tubeless with Stan's, an 18t red alloy cog, and Airshima 2 super-lightweight 160mm rotors. Most wheels don't come ready to mount, but I will also include a Titanium Allen-keyed 9mm front skewer AND Titanium bolts for the rear wheel.
Aug 24, 2013 at 20:08Aug 24, 2013
Posted in "Why are trials bikes so expenive?"
Aug 24, 2013 at 20:00Aug 24, 2013
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