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shankes3 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 6, 2019 at 19:03
Jun 6, 2019
Throwback Thursday: 9 Years Ago Leogang Was Pretty Gnarly
This is awesome, more of these throwbacks, please!
shankes3 edspratt's article
Apr 21, 2019 at 12:50
Apr 21, 2019
shankes3 edspratt's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 11:46
Apr 6, 2019
Bike Check: Dan Atherton's Prototype 29er DH Bike
That’s a podium worthy bike!
shankes3 jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 24, 2019 at 19:25
Mar 24, 2019
Matt Simmonds Spotted on the New Cannondale Downhill Frame (We Think)
This video is too long... still manages to watch the whole thing.
shankes3 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 26, 2018 at 18:33
Jul 26, 2018
Video: The Wild & Rapid French National Championships Track in Morzine, France
Finally a track with plenty of room for braking in the finish corral, HAH!
shankes3 paulaston's article
Jun 7, 2018 at 18:49
Jun 7, 2018
Vali Holl's YT Tues DH Bike - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
Don't want to objectify, but I love a lady in a Mayhem hoodie...
shankes3 rossbellphoto's article
Jun 7, 2018 at 18:45
Jun 7, 2018
Tech From the Pits - Leogang World Cup DH 2018
yeah, but how sick is that machined piece on the Pivot frame?
shankes3 UniorDevinciFactoryRacing's article
May 9, 2018 at 18:55
May 9, 2018
Dakotah Norton: Made in Michigan Part II of II – Video
Wtf, that video was about 1000x better than dude's road to rampage production. Way to go Dakota!!!
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.
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