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riderseventy7 mattwragg's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 0:59
Oct 21, 2017
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
@lRaphl: Did you miss the bit about all junior women that start a seeding run qualify for finals?
riderseventy7 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 6:15
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
I own a dirt bike and a sport bike as well as a bunch of mountain bikes. In addition to the motorbikes I own I've ridden cruisers, a monkey bike, a madass scooter, mortards, pitbikes, postie bikes (Australians know what I mean) and more. Motorbikes come in many shapes and sizes. If I were to label e-bikes as anything it'd be piss-weak motorbikes with the throttle in a different spot. I've ridden a couple e-bikes. To be honest I reckon there's a couple instances I reckon they'd be great (for me personally), neither of which are on dedicated mtb trails though. I think the biggest problem is one people don't like to admit as it comes across as being elitist. With people touting eMtbs as great for growth of the sport it leads existing mountain bikers to question what sort of people it will attract. I mean, it's not like mountain biking doesn't already exist. If it takes an eMtb to attract someone to the sport because "it's easier" what sort of responsible trail user is that person going to be. Are they going to be the sort of person that is always too busy to attend dig days but always has time to ride. Are they going to have an appreciation and respect for the work that goes into the trails. How about their interactions with other riders not on ebikes, will the ebiker understand the effort a mountain biker is putting in to get up a climb when they catch up and expect them to yield...
riderseventy7 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 5:41
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@makdthed: And my Toyota is just the latest evolution of the flintstone mobile. It is pedal assist, I still have to move my feet on the pedals for it to be propelled forward. I have ridden a couple e-bikes, a Scott hardtail and a Specialized turbo Levo. I totally disagree with your 100 tooth ring on the cassette analogy as the pedalling would be easy but the speed would be slow as hell. But I kind of agree with you but kind of don't when you say "They do not self propel". Yeah, you need to turn your legs, but you barely have to put out any power. It's basically just replacing turning the throttle with your wrist with turning the throttle with your legs. Describing it as merely "pedal assist" is really an understatement as the increased acceleration and sustained higher speeds compared to a regular bike is pretty significant. Having said that, I can think of a few instances where e-bikes would be great fun and great tools for exploring. Riding them on dedicated mtb trails is not one of them.
riderseventy7 natedh9's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 21:12
Sep 6, 2017
From a Land Down Under: Trackwalk - Cairns DH World Champs 2017
@cheeverbrent: The dude got caught out by the front and rear brakes being around the wrong way on the bars. Poor bastard.
riderseventy7 mikekazimer's article
Aug 31, 2017 at 3:19
Aug 31, 2017
BOS Suspension's New Inverted Fork and Coil Shock - Eurobike 2017
@jaycubzz: A lot of the reason you see more Fox and Rockshox has to do with what is specced as OEM equipment on new bikes. A lot, a hell of a lot, of people don't upgrade from what came on their bike. And of the people that do upgrade a lot of them don't stray from brands they already had and know.
riderseventy7 hopetech's article
Aug 23, 2017 at 3:34
Aug 23, 2017
Behind Hope's New HB.160 Bike
@fracasnoxteam: Do you want to buy??
riderseventy7 hopetech's article
Aug 22, 2017 at 3:27
Aug 22, 2017
Behind Hope's New HB.160 Bike
Radial brake mounts. About time someone finally did it, hope it catches on.
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