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shankes3 vernonfelton's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 8:08
Oct 21, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
This argument is regionally based. And not only relavent to how mountainous your trails are, primarily how rough they are. I grew up riding the most heinous, flat, twisting, un-"flowy" rake and ride trails in the 90's. A lot of that experience was on a rigid bike. I could undoubtedly crush those trails a zillion times faster today (if they still existed) on most any FS bike. However, today I live in a region with many trail centers to choose from, and all of them with the IMBA stamp of approval. There are areas built for speed; the squish bike crushes there despite the lack of tech. Other areas, however, are flatter, smoother and including more tight corners to keep speed down; honestly a couple laps are cool, but it gets boring on my MTB (but i do appreciate that green trails make the sport more accessible to green riders. Red riders still gotta have fun too though!!!). I have taken to riding my CX bike at these trail centers, and you know what, it really makes me smile!!! So, my point being, the argument isn't so black and white as technology, suspension; good. Rigid, retro-grouch snobs; bad. Yes, get the bike that will make you faster, push your limits, whatever. If, however, you've got a little cheddar left over and there are trails around you (maybe even closer to access than the ones you need to ride to push your limits) consider building up a tough, low-maintenance rigid or HT, it could offer a new perspective. And, if you haven't ever ridden one, it WILL make you a better rider. Old folks probably benefit from FS across the board though...
shankes3 paulaston's article
Sep 3, 2017 at 18:52
Sep 3, 2017
It's The Final Randoms - Eurobike 2017
Unbreakable carbon DH bike, meet Greg Minnar's leg.
shankes3 paulaston's article
Sep 3, 2017 at 18:50
Sep 3, 2017
It's The Final Randoms - Eurobike 2017
Unbrealable carbon DH bike, meet Greg Minnar's leg.
shankes3 pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 26, 2017 at 13:58
Aug 26, 2017
Final Results - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
I still think Gee v Stevie was the most exciting finals match I've ever seen.
shankes3 rossbellphoto's article
Aug 23, 2017 at 10:40
Aug 23, 2017
shankes3 BWinder's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 19:37
Jul 28, 2017
shankes3 Flo356's article
Jun 4, 2017 at 12:32
Jun 4, 2017
DH World Cup Round 2, Fort William - Replay
how do you watch the men's replay???
shankes3 Flo356's article
May 21, 2017 at 9:24
May 21, 2017
XC World Cup Round 1, Nové Město - Results (Elite Men & Women U23)
Wasn't Absalon retiring last season? Happy to see those two still ducking it out either way!
shankes3 Flo356's article
May 20, 2017 at 17:08
May 20, 2017
XC World Cup Round 1, Nové Město - Results
@billreilly: I was wondering the same thing, thank you for the info.
shankes3 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 30, 2017 at 4:34
Apr 30, 2017
Final Results - Lourdes DH World Cup 2017
It did seem odd that there was 2 hours scheduled before the start of elite men
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