taletotell

I work at a residential treatment center for middle school kids. I am also a dad and husband and as a result I spend more time thinking about riding than actually doing it.

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taletotell vernonfelton's article
Oct 7, 2017 at 4:55
Oct 7, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
I've found I can never live up to them. Just ask my wife and father.
taletotell vernonfelton's article
Oct 7, 2017 at 4:53
Oct 7, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
Looking forward to the new 26" wheels. They will be so reactive. In fact, i heard they are going to be on the brand new 20x110 axle standard! I have a yeti 575, which is old but very functional. I have an old lyrik on it. It has a Giant dropper post. It has kind of been my way to hide from the drama of changing standards, and yet when I jumped on my brother's 2017 kona for a go-round i found the ride height, responsiveness, and geo to be such an improvement it broke my heart. The conclusion I have come to is that if you buy a new bike every 10 years it will have all new bits and bobs and it will feel new and different and you will be impressed, but it means you can't do a ton of upgrading year over year (with the exception of the yari to lyrik because unlike fox RS make's their stuff reverse compatible.) This means the real victims here are not cyclists. It is component manufacturers, So much so that the shifting standards could kill a small manufacturer. Also, for those who think the manufacturers should make big steps, I feel like maybe you are forgetting how people saw the 20x110 axle back in the days of qr forks. It was thought to be for FR and DH use only. no xc rider would have touched it. It was by degrees: 15x100 then 15x110 that suddenly xc riders see the value of a tortionally stiff front end. ALso when they phased in that change the Enduro aspect of the sport was very young. The big companies did not know that 6" travel bobbers would take over the market. Remember the kona coiler? The Iron horse yakuza? 45+lbs with 20mm axle single crown forks that weighed 7+lbs. Back then they never could have guessed that long legged trail bikes would weigh under 30lbs.
taletotell WAKIdesigns's photo
Sep 29, 2017 at 17:40
Sep 29, 2017
F1 pushrod suspension. Nice.

taletotell RichardCunningham's article
Sep 29, 2017 at 17:38
Sep 29, 2017
Pinion and Gates talk about their new partnership in the US - Interbike 2017
@XCMark: Yes. They suck at pedalling the right speed. Haha the nerds. They are lame for that. We are so cool. Dude I love your comment. It so perfectly contains all the nerdiness and elitism in mountain biking. All it needs is a comment about wheel size to be complete! No no, make it about ovalized chain rings! Carbon? Oh man there are so many options! RYB dude. Ride your bike.
taletotell RichardCunningham's article
Sep 22, 2017 at 20:29
Sep 22, 2017
The 5 Most Popular Demo Bikes at Bootleg Canyon - Interbike 2017
@TheRaven: so you think the gearbox bike is identical to all the others? I'm really dying to try one, and if I were at a demo featuring one, but didn't get to try one, I'd ask around to get a sense of what people liked or hated about it.
taletotell mattwragg's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 5:06
Sep 21, 2017
Bike Check: Fabien Barel's One-Year-Old Son Gets a Factory Ride
@WAKIdesigns: Zero bikes are reaching +- 90 km on trails and @VPS13: their performance makes the loss of cool noises worth it: https://youtu.be/PHKXP_YA40s
taletotell RichardCunningham's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 4:39
Sep 21, 2017
Pinion and Gates talk about their new partnership in the US - Interbike 2017
@WAKIdesigns: the weight obsessed public seems to forget that weight only matters in relation to performance and performance only matters in relation to fun.
taletotell pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 7:09
Sep 20, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
I feel like people miss the big picture. When a market grows competition increases and prices come down while innovation increases. Ebikes use a hell of a lot of the same tech as Mtb but they appeal to a new customer type. Suddenly carbon will get cheaper, tires, wheels, maybe even gearbox compatible frames, all getting cheaper! I don't like razor scooters, but you can bet that little grommet hogging the half pipe draws more public money to the skate park than any trucker hat wearing tough guy. Mommy and Daddy love him and they gave up on you a long time ago. Rich fat American folks who want to get out and see nature might just do it on an ebike now instead of a Polaris RZR. And when they do they will suddenly care about having more single track to ride. And they actually vote in local elections! So forget how it cramps your style. Forget how it offends your ipa drinking, $140 helmet wearing, fox sticker in the rear windshield of your Tacoma, dog named sprocket, carbon snorting, cool guy sensibilities and just ride your damn bike!
taletotell mattwragg's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30
Sep 20, 2017
Bike Check: Fabien Barel's One-Year-Old Son Gets a Factory Ride
@darkmuncan: don't forget that the future of Moto cross is electric. R&d and patents at the bicycle level is just attacking the problem from both directions.
taletotell RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 5:20
Sep 20, 2017
Pinion and Gates talk about their new partnership in the US - Interbike 2017
Didn't Honda do that? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_RN-01_G-cross
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