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tfriesenftr seb-stott's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 11:17
Nov 16, 2021
Why Shorter Cranks Are Better (According To Science)
I’ll second this. I switched to 165 2 years ago, absolutely no noticeable difference in power but immediately noticed an increase in comfort (less joint movement), and better ground clearance, especially on big squishy bikes where stand up pedals means lots of shock bouncing.
tfriesenftr edspratt's article
Nov 13, 2021 at 10:25
Nov 13, 2021
Video: Gee Atherton Shares Recovery Update after the Biggest Crash of his Career
Redbull doesn’t fake it. They pay for and provide opportunities for their athletes in exchange for representation of their product. As such redbull athletes are required to drink redbull as part of their regular routine, whatever that may mean to the individual athlete, Maybe one can a day, maybe one a week. Other drink sponsors will allow their athletes to drink water out of branded cans or bottles, but redbull will only accept authenticity. I am not necessarily on board with the sugary drink, but I respect the business model and the support they provide for many riders.
tfriesenftr mattbeer's article
Nov 12, 2021 at 11:41
Nov 12, 2021
First Look: Lal Bikes' Supre Drivetrain Splits The Derailleur In Half Before It Happens On the Trail
@themouse77: I’m with you, my xo1 shifter and mech are on its 3rd season of steady riding and some solid crashing. I don’t actually remember the last mech or hanger that I broke, it’s been probably 10 years. I replace chains and cassettes as they wear, but this system doesn’t seem to address that. I do like the potential elimination of chain slap though, and removing the requirement of a friction clutch to maintain chain tension.
tfriesenftr jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 5, 2021 at 9:19
Nov 5, 2021
Bold Updates the Linkin Integrated Shock Trail Bike
@ibasso001: this Scott/bold Hybrid should work well, at least in Theory
tfriesenftr jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 1, 2021 at 8:01
Nov 1, 2021
Video: Raw Carnage From Swampfest, BMX's Wildest Event
@swenzowski: not quite the same level of ridiculous, but inthehillsgang are doing a great job of maintaining this vibe in the mtb world, they host a gnarly gathering in the desert every year. But yes, bmx culture is incredible. and Trey is the man.
tfriesenftr seb-stott's article
Oct 20, 2021 at 9:44
Oct 20, 2021
Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Weight
Completely agree. We can talk about 1% or 2% all day, but math doesn’t explain why my carbon framed enduro bike was way more fun to ride than the aluminum framed version I replace it with when the carbon one broke. There is 2lbs difference between the bikes with the all the parts swapped over, but a world of difference on the trail. hops, pops, bonks and spins were fun and effortless on the carbon frame, and very muted and exhausting on the aluminum frame. Where does the 1% fit into that? I used to think weight didn’t matter, until I owned a light bike.
tfriesenftr mikelevy's article
Oct 2, 2021 at 15:14
Oct 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 83 - Does Carbon Fiber Belong On Your Mountain Bike?
@TheR: if you rode konas through the 2000’s you would lose a few head tubes too
tfriesenftr mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2021 at 17:01
Sep 30, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 83 - Does Carbon Fiber Belong On Your Mountain Bike?
Interesting. I bought my first carbon frame this year, having broke 4 alloy frames in my life I figured now is as good a time as any to try carbon. The rear triangle on this frame was alloy and I snapped the chainstays by landing in a big compression in the trail, didn’t case or crash. I’m thinking alloy may not be my ally
tfriesenftr mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2021 at 16:53
Sep 30, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 83 - Does Carbon Fiber Belong On Your Mountain Bike?
I’ve been riding 20ish years and I rarely went a full season on the same alloy rims, seems I was always getting dents, flat spots, and having to true them. Switched to wr1 strife last spring and I’m nearly lost for words. Almost 2 full seasons now and they haven’t gone out of true or needed a spoke re-tension, and I’ve smashed them, good god have I smashed them. I even did a full lap of kicking horse with no rear tire. They remain perfect except for scratches in the finish. Not to mention the ride quality surpasses any alloy rim I’ve owned.
tfriesenftr henryquinney's article
Aug 25, 2021 at 6:26
Aug 25, 2021
Opinion: Are New Bike Component Standards Really That Bad?
@GrandMasterOrge: ugh I know what you mean, just the other day I needed to replace the brake rotors on my dodge, I figure I’ll just use the rotors off my vw since I never drive that car, and guess what, they don’t fit! I hate all these standards, why can’t everything fit everything so I only have to buy one thing? Bikes are toys. We are adults playing with toys. Let’s not complain too much.
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