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snl1200 DaveRome's article
May 13, 2021 at 13:27
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First Look: Devlin Cycles' Long Reach Trail Bike Prototype
@Bkinzel99: 66 is pretty steep compared to most bikes with similar intentions these days or at least not on the most progressive end of the scale.
snl1200 Specialized's article
May 13, 2021 at 12:59
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Specialized Kenevo SL Launch Video - Monsters vs Bikes
So e-bikes destroy trails? While I hope this is just a myth, it seems like a bit of an odd metaphor to emphasize given this has been a concern of ebike dissenters. I get that "slaying trails" is a common idiom...but to just smash a trail so literally... not sure about that. Maybe have the ebike fight a couch, an artificial knee, or a wallet?
snl1200 alicialeggett's article
May 10, 2021 at 13:08
May 10, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
It will be interesting to look at this longitudinally, that is if you plan to do it again, and see if there are changes over the next few years. Great work on this. It is very interesting and well put together.
snl1200 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 5, 2021 at 13:05
May 5, 2021
More Than 50% of Pro Riders Feel They Wouldn't be Adequately Financially Supported After Injury - State of the Sport Survey
100. Matthew Walker is a great recommendation and I think everyone needs to read that book. After well over a decade working in child and youth mental health, sleep has become one of the first things I take a look at. Rates of problematic anxiety and depression dramatically increase with lower sleep quantity and quality. With kids access to habitual caffeine use, stimulating digital media before sleep onset, and exposure to lights through media things look a little dire sadly at the moment on that front and it is impacting mental health. I don't have to look at the physical health stats given my primary professional focus but it does not surprise me. Great point and recommendation!
snl1200 alicialeggett's article
May 5, 2021 at 12:55
May 5, 2021
Thought Experiment: What's the Heaviest Trail Bike We Could Build for $10k?
If you wanted to get that price up why not go with one of the many boutique super sweet steel f/s frames out there like Pipedream, Starling or this sexy but sturdy bastard: https://www.btr-fabrications.com/products/pinner-frame/#frame-options
snl1200 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 5, 2021 at 12:38
May 5, 2021
More Than 50% of Pro Riders Feel They Wouldn't be Adequately Financially Supported After Injury - State of the Sport Survey
@tacklingdummy: Honestly I hear these concerns from Americans far more than Canadians. I'm not saying they are not out there and every province/region in Canada does things a little differently. I have never experienced huge wait times or poor quality care personally. I had my foot screwed back together last year after a mishap on the BMX and that care happened immediately with regular support and follow up. I was only on the hook for crutches and an Aircast with a grand total of under $100. A few years ago I had a bruised femur (they though it was broken initially due to the swelling and muscle damage [hit a tree]) and similar thing with x-rays and specialists all in a timely and thoughtful pattern with no real personal expense beyond my tax contributions to the system. I'm not saying it would work in the US the same, that it is superior etc... just letting you know my thoughts as a Canadian on those specific concerns.
snl1200 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 5, 2021 at 11:29
May 5, 2021
More Than 50% of Pro Riders Feel They Wouldn't be Adequately Financially Supported After Injury - State of the Sport Survey
@BenTheSwabian: Yeah my mind is blown by this discussion. When I get injured my first thought is around my ability to do my job, something I view as important and rewarding to me, and my recovery and I'm definitely not scared about the cost of that care and whether or not I can afford it. The tried and true counter argument is that we have longer wait times and the quality of our care is not as good. That hasn't been my experience and I have not seen stats to support it being a significant concern for other Canadians.
snl1200 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 5, 2021 at 10:17
May 5, 2021
More Than 50% of Pro Riders Feel They Wouldn't be Adequately Financially Supported After Injury - State of the Sport Survey
Great series Pinkbike! Love the discussion and this is a complex one. I think our emotional selves want to see everyone supported but rolling that out in realistically and logically is really challenging. Certainly though at the highest level of the sport more can be done to ensure that those risking their meat for the masses have that accounted for by, at very least, the companies profiting most when risking their meat benefits them. It is a bad look when athletes foot the bill for major injuries incurred representing them- Mark Matthews comes to mind there. I am also awaiting this discussion to spiral into a comparison of health care systems and justifiably as that is a significant factor. Earning following an injury that bumps you from your previous level of performance and avoiding bankruptcy and homelessness paying for your injury are two very different discussions.
snl1200 mkem's article
May 4, 2021 at 10:20
May 4, 2021
Video: Miller Goes Even Bigger on Brutus in Another MGM Alternative Production
Yeah- so much bike memory/skill to be able to have a huge wiggle like that with all that speed and compression and keep er' straight. Awesome videos. Love the honesty and thoughtfulness. Not something you get from a lot of bike media these days.
snl1200 henryquinney's article
May 4, 2021 at 9:57
May 4, 2021
5 Interesting Bikes For Sale on the Pinkbike Buy&Sell - What Do You Think?
Yeah- I was confused as to whether the survey was about the bike itself being sensible or the asking price. I suppose in the current market any bike you can actually get your hands on is "sensible" but I think for a second hand (even if the first hand was a glancing feel and not a full clenched fist white water wristing) some of those prices feel aggressive even if they are nice bikes.
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