speedisyourfreind

Eastern region youth MTB champion- it's like being head of the Swiss navy.
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speedisyourfreind mattwragg's article
May 8, 2014 at 3:34
May 8, 2014
Renthal 40mm Duo Stem - Review
There's a reason it comes with non stainless, standard steel bolts. One of the only downsides to this design is that out of phase (one side of the bar pushed down while the other is pulled up, the two halves can twist against.each other, which places repeated shearing forces on the bolts. The solution is to use standard steel bolts, which stand up to this kind of force a lot better that more brittle stainless or ti bolts.
speedisyourfreind rachellefrazer's article
Apr 27, 2014 at 3:51
Apr 27, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 2, Cairns - XCE
Sorry, that's what I meant, I was thinking of the elite category in national XC. He's first year u23 though isn't he?
speedisyourfreind rachellefrazer's article
Apr 27, 2014 at 1:38
Apr 27, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 2, Cairns - XCE
Did you actually watch any of it? There was a pump section with multiple lines, and various drops on the descent, including one pretty hefty drop, where Sam Gaze got most of his gap on van der Ploeg and Federspiel (after his lightening start that is). It's definitely something that most riders wouldn't hit on a XC bike with a full height saddle, and it made for some excellent racing. Also, congrats to Sam Gaze, amazing race, especially considering it's his first year in elite (correct me if I'm wrong).
speedisyourfreind Cannondale's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 11:15
Apr 24, 2014
Video: Follow JC Part 2
That is uncannily identical to the warm up circles you get at XC races. Fair play
speedisyourfreind Cannondale's article
Apr 23, 2014 at 10:20
Apr 23, 2014
Video: Follow JC Part 2
Surely in an enduro they'd use the first transfer stage to warm up physically, as they ride up to the start of the 1st stage. I'm more interested in whether they'd be doing skill based stuff alongside that physical warm up. It's different for the DH, that's a flat out sprint, and they start riding straight out the gate, so a turbo is essential.
speedisyourfreind Cannondale's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 13:55
Apr 22, 2014
Video: Follow JC Part 2
@RONDAL From what I've seen they just do a physical warm up on the turbo, but I guess they do mental rehearsal while they're doing it. I was thinking more along the lines of a short skill based movements. @Pastafarion I'm not really sure what drills one would want to do, that's what I want to find out! I never have time at the start of a race to do anything skill based really, as I'm always straight off the rollers and onto the start line, although I have noticed an improvement since I started using rollers rather than a turbo, as riding on rollers requires thought and balance, so it kind of gets your mind in gear too.
speedisyourfreind Cannondale's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 10:17
Apr 22, 2014
Video: Follow JC Part 2
I'd be really interested to see how the top enduro guys warm up and prepare for the start of the race. In XC racing I always do a physical warm up on rollers, but the first few techy sections always feel a tad sketchy until I've got my eye in and get my head in the right place. I'd imagine they need to be prepared for the first stage in terms of technical performance before they hit it, so what do they do? Like, little hops and skids on the transfer to the first stage or something? I'd really like it if they could cover it in one of these episodes, or something similar from another rider.
speedisyourfreind scottsecco's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 5:30
Apr 17, 2014
Video: Inside Specialized Racing: Ep. 1 with Aaron Gwin
Yeahhh oats!! I've had porridge for breakfast every riding day for the past couple of years and it hasn't let me down!
speedisyourfreind RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2014 at 13:06
Apr 13, 2014
Nino Schurter's World Championship Winning, 17.8-Pound Scott Scale - Sea Otter 2014
Nino trains on the road just as much as the other guys, he's just got some sick skills too! He's not the only one though, Fontana and Fumic both flow on all things technical, and Kenta Gallagher is a proper 1st rate nutter!
speedisyourfreind RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2014 at 1:58
Apr 13, 2014
Nino Schurter's World Championship Winning, 17.8-Pound Scott Scale - Sea Otter 2014
Yep, no minimum weights, otherwise some racers I know would have been disqualified already!
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