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smallsilences pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 19:24
Jul 5, 2018
Video: Cathrovision Track Walk - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2018
Best pre-race content ever. As others have mentioned, this level of analysis and clear insight hugely enhances the whole experience of watching the event - also great for letting non DH WC tragics (ie my family) understand what’s going on, and helps bring a fresh audience to the whole shebang.
smallsilences RichardCunningham's article
Apr 23, 2018 at 16:22
Apr 23, 2018
smallsilences paulaston's article
Mar 22, 2018 at 20:45
Mar 22, 2018
Vecnum moveLOC 200mm Dropper - Review
@Boardlife69: ... I see what you did there :) maybe next time just drop one pun at a time into the comment thread, at fixed intervals.
smallsilences pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 11, 2017 at 21:40
Dec 11, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards - Best Apparel and Protection Winner
@AlanMcCrindle: @Hooch73: Same here, got it from MTB Direct on sale. Had one short ride in it on the weekend (with my grom and his mates); it was probably the hottest day we've had recently, and came away well impressed with the ventilation and breathability, even tho speeds were low. It's crazy light, but as others have mentioned the edge of the MIPS lining on the forehead can be felt - I swapped for the thicker pad on the forehead and it's been fine. I had thought about getting a Bell or something with a removable chinbar, but then I figured that's kind of beside the point - a chinbar does nothing if you haven't got it attached, and local trails are all short ups and downs ie nowhere I'd bother stopping to attach or detach it anyway. I'd still run a burlier full-face if I lived somewhere with shuttle or lift-accessed dh runs however.
smallsilences RichardCunningham's article
Sep 27, 2017 at 19:59
Sep 27, 2017
Leatt's DBX 3.0 Enduro Convertible Full-Face Helmet Update
Ha! Yes! That's my biggest peeve about any full-face... not the weight, not the heat, but the fact you can't spit!
smallsilences mikekazimer's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 3:45
Sep 15, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
@acali: Yep, had exactly this happen the other day. First time it's happened to me since switching to tubeless, but it was a fair smack on the rim that I could hear and feel. Next thing there's sealant pissing out everywhere. Am now running the 'moar air' solution.
smallsilences pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 3:17
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@bonkywonky: I think you missed the main argument about the danger of ebikes to trail access (but touch on it in your second reason). It's not mountainbikers' perception of ebikes that matters, it's how they are perceived by existing opponents of mtb trails, and how that perception can be weaponised by those groups against mtb trail access. For instance: 'those hoodlum mountainbikers are now ripping around on motorised bikes. We can't tell the difference, but we don't like it so let's lobby the authorities to close all trail access.' I personally don't want emtbs lumped in the same category as standard mtbs for that reason; I'm not against them sharing trails etc and can see their benefits for trail building or disabled users, but want them to be classed as a separate vehicle and to sort out their own legal issues *before* it becomes a problem for all of us. And that might include a special 'disabled' license or permit to allow those who need to use them for physical reasons access to trails that emtbs might otherwise be banned on. Simply trying to sneak them into a mtb classification as the manufacturers are currently doing here (Oz) and in the US is going to lead to problems (Europe laws seem ahead of the curve in this regard)...
smallsilences pivotcycles's article
Aug 31, 2017 at 22:30
Aug 31, 2017
Pivot Cycles Unveils 10th Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5 Carbon
OCD triggered. That 140mm sticker looks mis-aligned...
smallsilences mikekazimer's article
Aug 22, 2017 at 21:14
Aug 22, 2017
Crankbrothers Expands Stamp Flat Pedal Lineup
@ctd07: Just got the the plastic Nukeproof Horizons at under AU$40. Not quite AU$25, but are light as, big platform, thin enough, great grip. Job done. Will see how they hold up longterm, but can run through 3+ sets of these before I hit the price range of my previous pedals (Spank Spike - lasted 4 years but pretty dead now even after rebuilds).
smallsilences laurenjenkins's article
Aug 17, 2017 at 1:31
Aug 17, 2017
Morgane Charre Not Selected to Race 2017 World Champs
Wow. This just sounds both ridiculous and deliberately spiteful, and sends all sorts of wrong messages to her fellow athletes. All the best Morgane, hope this gets sorted out.
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