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sino428 alexcgevans's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 8:31
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Loic Bruni Out of Lošinj World Cup? [UPDATE: Maybe Not]
@vinay: Agreed. To me there is a difference between a good challenging course and something that is difficult simply because its almost unridable. Like a track littered with sharp rocks is hard and very difficult, but is it good kind of difficult? Jumps/gaps that are hard to clear because there is barely enough speed on the course? That again would be 'challenging" but does it make for a good track?
sino428 mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 4:48
12 hours
Quarq's TyreWiz Lets You Check Your Tire Pressure With Your Phone - Sea Otter 2018
Seems like the classic case of a great solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist. I mean even the examples in the article are a little ridiculous. It could be useful for a DH team from a data acquisition standpoint if it can record the presures, but in real time the info is useless for DH riding. And rental fleets? At $200 a pop? Not likely. C
sino428 trekfactoryracingdh's article
Apr 12, 2018 at 5:48
Apr 12, 2018
Atherton Diaries Episode 22: First Race of the Season - Video
The vids over the winter were much shorter but that’s likely just due to it being the offseason. They 1) probably don’t have as much going on, and 2) don’t have as much of a production crew following them since the team isn’t likely all together. Once the season starts back up I’d expect more robust content again.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 13:06
Apr 6, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@scott-townes: Your right, I re-watched and its not the whole trail lined with rock walls. Oh wait yes it is. Even the uphill paved sections of the track are lined with walls.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 12:10
Apr 6, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@scott-townes: OK, whatever you say. Next time Pinkbike posts a course preview we can all just pretend what we saw on the video (like big fucking rock walls lining the track) doesn't exist.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 11:08
Apr 6, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@scott-townes: Name calling now? Pretty standard procedure when you can't make any real argument. I don't need to see the course taped. I watched the preview video where a good portion of the rocky sections are lined by huge rock walls. What are you expecting riders to do, ride up on the rock walls? There's only one line through those sections. Anyone can see that.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 9:09
Apr 6, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@m1dg3t: Typical response when you have no real argument. This is about WC riders and and the quality of venue that is expected for the highest level of racing. To me, from what I've seen thus far, this track does looks like a mess. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what I see so far. Whether I can ride the track is irrelevant. I'm not on the World Cup circuit so I don't have too. I'm a fan and fans are allowed to have an opinion. Just like if I am watching a basketball or hockey game, I know when a player sucks. Of course even the worst professional are better than any fan, but that doesn't mean we can't be critical. Because in the context of that sport, in comparison to the other players, that player sucks and we know it. In the case of this track, my opinion so far is that it looks like it sucks in comparison to most other WC venues.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 8:58
Apr 6, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@scott-townes: I can throw a bunch of thumb tacks down in the street and and ask you to ride through it without getting a flat. That doesn't mean its a difficult course. Also how many line choices do they have on the course where there are riding between two rock walls?
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 4:26
Apr 6, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@blitz66: this is exactly my point. Rough does not automatically mean difficult. Just because the rocks are sharp or square edges doesn’t mean it’s a ‘difficult’ track. A difficult rock garden would be one wheee line choice is critical, where holes can swallow up a front tire and take a ride down, where rocks can bring a ride to a dead stop, etc. This just looks like a one line in most places that they just have to plow through and hope they don’t get a flat.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 5, 2018 at 20:00
Apr 5, 2018
The Lošinj World Cup DH Track Will be Brutal for Wheels & Tyres - Video
@scott-townes: no i would not necessarily call it difficult for word cup riders. Like I said, all it means is that there is a bunch of rocks. Rough does not mean difficult, just like smooth does not always mean easy.
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