speedfreek millwardmedia's article
May 19, 2019 at 21:36May 19, 2019
Video: Flowy Singletrack on a Scottish Adventure - Part III
@WillCoates: ooh... you’re hard.
speedfreek pinkbikeaudience's article
May 17, 2019 at 14:41May 17, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #69
I can already hear the collective groan of warranty managers around the globe, reading the "I was just riding along" email on Monday...
speedfreek pinkbikeaudience's article
May 10, 2019 at 14:41May 10, 2019
Remembering Stevie Smith, 1989-2016
@highfivenwhiteguy: You know, when I read Balgaroth's comment this morning I really wanted to reply but couldn't quite put into words how I felt about the situation. You have summarized and expressed it eloquently though - well done. I don't know that Pinkbike are "milking it" so to speak - gotta remember that Steve Smith was something of a hero in the Canadian MTB world so, with Pinkbike being a Canadian MTB site, it's not unreasonable for them to put this out once a year. I think a lot of people felt a genuine connection with/affection for Steve Smith, despite having never met him - by all accounts he was a really nice, relatable dude, and his success story seemed to inspire quite a lot of people, so it's not surprising that so many people felt affected by his passing. For example, I never met the guy but was genuinely sad to discover he had died, and am moved almost to the point of tears whenever I see the Ft William ghost lap video. It is upsetting to think that this promising young man was robbed of his life so suddenly, more so when you watch the Seasons segment and see the dedication of his mum to making him what he became. That's relatable, which I think is why it's all the more emotionally-charged for people now. That said, there is definitely a lot of bandwagon-jumping and blind parroting of hashtags etc... It all seems a bit sycophantic at times, which can get tiresome, but I don't think it does any harm. I probably wouldn't have called it out, however I'd hope this is the point Balgaroth was trying to get across (albeit not in a very civilized manner) rather than an attack on Stevie or his fans. Perhaps a more positive way to approach the situation would have been to address those fans and ask if they have already donated to the Steve Smith Legacy Foundation, supporting young athletes and helping them to pick up where Stevie left off - (https://www.gofundme.com/23k7fus) Tl;Dr - Don't be a dick to people expressing their sadness. Also don't be a dick to people who don't seem quite so sad. Give money to help young riders achieve their goals. Ride your bike and grow a goddamn moustache.
Apr 15, 2019 at 7:04Apr 15, 2019
Sunday Randoms - Sea Otter 2019
He probably means that the North American market only gets framesets, rather than complete bikes.
speedfreek FreeRadicals's article
Apr 3, 2019 at 6:47Apr 3, 2019
A Front Country Adventure in Mountain Biking BC's Sea-to-Sky Corridor
Well, I for one thought this was a great article. Having just moved to BC I plan on doing a lot more exploring up that neck of the woods, and there are quite a few useful tips here. Thanks for putting in the legwork! My last experience of riding Pemberton was in 2008 when I worked as a guide in the region - it’d be interesting to get back up there and see what’s changed in the last decade. Also cool to know that Gargamel’s rideable - when I did my season it was pretty much declared defunct so I never bothered to go ride it. Definitely on the hit list now.
speedfreek edspratt's article
Mar 31, 2019 at 15:30Mar 31, 2019
Randoms - London Bike Show 2019
@joecantello84: Well done. Have a medal.
Mar 19, 2019 at 9:10Mar 19, 2019
Best in Show Award Winners - NAHBS 2019
Are there any exhibitors that didn't win an award?
Mar 5, 2019 at 16:09Mar 5, 2019
Marin Releases the 2019 Mount Vision
@jaydawg69: Am I missing something? Spec Enduro 27.5 - HTA 65.5, CS 433 Kona Process 27.5 - HTA 66, CS 425 Trek Remedy 27.5 (your Slash comparison is false as it's a 29er Enduro bike) - HTA 66.1, CS 433 Marin Mount Vision - HTA 65, CS 420 And, just for posterity let's look at reach (all size L) Spec Enduro 27.5 - 466 Kona Process 27.5 - 475 Trek Remedy 27.5 - 483 Marin Mount Vision - 471 I'm not really sure how you can confidently state the geometry is outdated when it's bang on trend with, and right in the middle of, the bikes you've listed as more up-to-date alternatives. The new Stumpjumper Evo is for sure a leap in the direction of Nicolai and co, but it's hardly "lightyears ahead" - it's a different approach that some fringe brands have been on about for few years that might or might not make it into the mainstream. It's also an approach which works in some situations and for some riders, but not all - I've been lucky enough to test ride a few bikes with geometry on the more extreme end of the scale, and I honestly did not like them. Maybe it was the bikes, or maybe it's just my riding style that I could change in time, but it really didn't do it for me.
speedfreek jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 12, 2018 at 0:50Dec 12, 2018
Man Prosecuted in Britain After Buying a Stun Gun to Fit on his Mountain Bike
I hate to be "that guy" but you might want to re-proof-read this sentence: "Dabrowski ordered the £10 light as it was the same price as other mountain bikes but offered better value with the attached stung gun." Sorry...
speedfreek mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2018 at 1:53Oct 22, 2018
Review: Yeti's New SB100
I kinda like that though. Don't you? The feeling of hammering down a trail on a bike that has no business being so burly is great. You're right that after a certain point it gets maybe a bit out of its depth, but I guess you just have to know your own limits, and learn the bike's.