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roma258 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 22, 2020 at 19:03
44 mins
4 Things We Learned from EWS Pietra Ligure 2020
@AvidTrailRider: It's weird how the fox guys are over in Austria now though. Looks like Richie Rude and Kasper just figured it wasn't worth the hassle. Kind of a bummer.
roma258 mikekazimer's article
Sep 21, 2020 at 9:51
1 days
Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo
@mikekazimer: To be fair, the review doesn't speak to that. I just re-read the climbing section and there is no mention of it's technical climbing ability at all. Or how the longer wheelbase fairs on tighter trails, or how the bike handles undulating terrain. It's the usual "it climbs ok, but wait till you hear about how it descends!" winch and plummet stuff. What I'd love to see is a comp between the two schools of philosophy over different terrains, take some steep and slack bikes (no lack of options) and run them against the more moderate bikes like Trek Slash and Pivot Switchblade in various environments. What are the tradeoffs from both approaches? What terrain do they shine on? What kind of rider does it make sense for? With the unrelenting push of geo, it'd be cool to hit pause and take stock.
roma258 edspratt's article
Sep 20, 2020 at 11:07
2 days
Video: Jesse Melamed Tackles the Long, Fast and Dusty Queen Stage at EWS Pietra Ligure
@Zany2410: I'd like to see someone try. But part of the problem is that the race is super long isn't it? Like, you're not gonna be able to keep people's attention for 5-6 hours.
roma258 edspratt's article
Sep 20, 2020 at 6:19
3 days
Video: Jesse Melamed Tackles the Long, Fast and Dusty Queen Stage at EWS Pietra Ligure
Honestly, I think it's because it's not really on tv. You get XC racing in Olympics but all due respect, it doesn't make very exciting watching. If DH ever becomes an Olympic even, I think it would make it much more clear in people's minds. Enduro is the best afaic, but it's not broadcast friendly at all.
roma258 SCOTT-Sports's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 13:02
Sep 18, 2020
Scott Releases New 180mm Ransom eRide
@sailor74: I've actually never ridden an eMTB, but I've been riding offroad for a long time, longer than MTB actually and it's a hell of a workout. The existence of a motor does not mean lack of physical exertion, it's just a different type of a workout.
roma258 SCOTT-Sports's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 10:59
Sep 18, 2020
Scott Releases New 180mm Ransom eRide
Seriously, people who say "oh that's not a workout, it's like riding a dirtbike" have clearly never ridden a dirtbike.
roma258 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 5:50
Sep 18, 2020
USA Names 24 Rider Squad for Leogang World Champs
@Sethimus: Look at me, la di da, my chancellor has a doctorate in Chemistry and uses some dark magic called "science" to look out for the "well being" of my citizens. Sounds like communism to me.
roma258 sarahmoore's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 5:17
Sep 18, 2020
roma258 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 5:16
Sep 18, 2020
USA Names 24 Rider Squad for Leogang World Champs
I think it's interesting that the downhill boys have more east coast riders than west coast. And nobody from PNW, in contrast to Canada. Beast coast stand up! But seriously, goes to show the importance of developing a riding culture and support system, even when the terrain might not be 100% optimal.
roma258 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 5:12
Sep 18, 2020
USA Names 24 Rider Squad for Leogang World Champs
Yeah, Austria does look to be spiking. Any word on the %positive rate change? That seems to be the best indicator, from what I understand.
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