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tankthegladiator edspratt's article
Apr 7, 2021 at 8:31
Apr 7, 2021
Interview: Charlie Murray On Joining Specialized, Quitting his Day Job & Racing the eMTB World Champs
@Sirios: the ebike is also great for younger folk who are on a rest day, or want a recovery ride without excessively straining their tired bodies. They're not just for "old folks". Like Charlie said in the article, EWS-E is just faster and further. Progression of the sport is a good thing for MTBing as a whole.
tankthegladiator pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 7, 2021 at 6:40
Apr 7, 2021
Video: The Bikes Ridden By Everyday Riders - Daily Driver Bike Checks
@NotNamed: yea dude. Just looked up the specs on my old 07 Norco Team DH. WC 888 RC2X Ti Spring/ Ni Stanchions. So good.
tankthegladiator pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 6, 2021 at 7:46
Apr 6, 2021
Video: The Bikes Ridden By Everyday Riders - Daily Driver Bike Checks
Had a 888 world cup back a bunch of years ago and did it ever feel great. Ultra plush, sucking up every little bump. Seamless ramp up into a completely bottomless feeling. Even the best of all air forks these days only feel 888 good, dude isn't wrong.
tankthegladiator SCOTT-Sports's article
Apr 5, 2021 at 8:11
Apr 5, 2021
Video: Brendan Fairclough Shows Off Mucky Trails in the Surrey Hills on his eMTB
You nailed it, fun and good times - thats all riding should be about!
tankthegladiator mikekazimer's article
Mar 24, 2021 at 6:56
Mar 24, 2021
Review: The 2021 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark
@SlodownU: There are many people who don't understand exactly how they work. Some first hand insight never hurt. No amount of words will make anyone buy one. I did and the only thing I regret is that my buds didn't buy one, for their sake considering how much we now ride compared to them.
tankthegladiator mikekazimer's article
Mar 23, 2021 at 18:44
Mar 23, 2021
Review: The 2021 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark
@Jvisscher: true statement, one even bike shops forget. Total rolling mass counts, who cares what the bike weighs!
tankthegladiator mikekazimer's article
Mar 23, 2021 at 16:01
Mar 23, 2021
Review: The 2021 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark
@SlodownU: Better shape than ever previously due to the simple fact that we're riding for much greater lengths of time, and more varied terrain. And because we actually want to ride, we're riding 2-3 times per week instead of 1-2 every 2 weeks. Instead of grinding a hill only once until we puke - we're riding that same hill 4-5 times with an elevated heart rate and constant hard breathing. We're also seeing the upper and lower body benefit of throwing around a 50lb bike downhill. Just because it's an E-bike doesn't mean it has a twist throttle and zero effort, that is what so many people have wrong about them. If you keep it in trail or eco, the bike can provide a very rewarding ride. ECO on a Shimano E7000/E8000 motor with a 180mm Enduro bike feels very much like a 28/30lb Enduro bike. Without looking down, I wouldn't know it wasn't my last Kona Process. Plus with the Shimano E-tube App, each trail mode is adjustable to give you the amount of assistance you prefer in each mode. As our fitness improves, i've already once turned down each mode by one notch - and we just keep pounding on more km, more laps, more skill. I'm not out here trying to convert anyone. Just dispelling many of the myths behind the modern Ebike. It has been life changing.
tankthegladiator mikekazimer's article
Mar 23, 2021 at 13:52
Mar 23, 2021
Review: The 2021 Specialized Turbo Levo is the New Benchmark
@makripper: ebikes for us have eliminated the "suck" factor in Enduro riding. We rarely ride in boost mode, typically in trail mode on the Shimano system. The impossible, or out of gas climbs that suck are now fully do-able. This weekend, we got 5 descents in, compared to 1-2 previously. We're exploring areas we've never been, due to having more available energy than before. 5 hours vs 2, etc. The wife's technical ability has increased 10 fold in one month, because of how much riding we are actually doing. Because her ability has increased, she's taking steeper lines, learning to jump and drop, and I'm never waiting. She's absolutely jazzed to ride, making her a happier rider and a better riding partner! We're on 180/170mm travel Range VLTs, and the bikes were only $1000 more each than the bikes we were looking at with similar parts spec. Not everyone needs to spend $13k usd, I think we spent that for both! Our next conventional bikes will be full dh/freeride rigs dedicated for park days, because the ebike has taken care of everything else for us.
tankthegladiator meagerdude's article
Mar 20, 2021 at 10:48
Mar 20, 2021
6 Ways to Protect Your Bikes with Better Security Practices
Thanks for the heads up, we're up for renewal shortly - we'll ask.
tankthegladiator alicialeggett's article
Mar 20, 2021 at 10:30
Mar 20, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Long Do You Keep Your Bike?
@dorkbike: I replace my bike when the wife says "we're getting new bikes", it is a dangerous situation but I love that she's taken so fondly to the sport.
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