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thestigmk1 4xwednesdays's article
Aug 29, 2017 at 14:21
Aug 29, 2017
4X Wednesdays Homecoming: A Growing Scottish MTB Scene - Video
Huge thanks to all the great folk who made this possible. Our only goal is to get kids on bikes having fun and joining in with the MTB community. If you would like to help, please join us on facebook :D
thestigmk1 British4x's article
Jul 27, 2017 at 16:05
Jul 27, 2017
thestigmk1 The4XProTour's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 4:30
Jul 18, 2017
4X Pro Tour Concludes with Epic Finals at JBC
@vinay: Brendan had a suspected broken scaphoid from Lenzerheide so he and Olly sent their apologies that they couldn't make it. Joost has the radon team to run and is a busy man but we missed him as well this weekend.
thestigmk1 The4XProTour's article
Jul 17, 2017 at 15:11
Jul 17, 2017
4X Pro Tour Concludes with Epic Finals at JBC
Massive respect to Slavik for all he does at JBC. Single best MTB event I've raced/been to.
thestigmk1 rossbellphoto's article
Jul 7, 2017 at 14:28
Jul 7, 2017
Behind the Scenes of Fox's World Cup Race Support
Nothing but good things to say about Fox really. I take my fork/shock to them at Fort William when I was race 4X and despite a pile of 40s the size of your house, they always find the time to service them quickly and give you a lot of their time for advice. Jordi and Kolja are great reps for the brand.
thestigmk1 rickschubert's article
Jun 22, 2017 at 17:47
Jun 22, 2017
Turning up the Heat: Mons Royale Dual Speed & Style - Crankworx Innsbruck 2017
Great to see speed and style establishing itself as it's own event instead of a side show. Head to head racing is always exciting!
thestigmk1 KaliProtectives's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 8:48
Jun 20, 2017
Concussions and LDL - Real World Data
@Rasterman: The theory behind their development is sound. They actually don't cause load transfer to collarbones. Load transfer is to the torso via the pectoral muscles/sternum, trapezius muscles and thoracic spine. Cadaveric and mechanical testing from Leatt and Alpinestars demonstrates reduced risk of unstable C spine injury in compression and hyperextension. Incidence of lower thoracic vertebral injury is under examined but a potential risk. I wear one though if that is of any value.
thestigmk1 KaliProtectives's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 8:00
Jun 20, 2017
Concussions and LDL - Real World Data
So at first glance this looks very encouraging. I spent 2 years trying to independently analyse neck braces for efficacy. Despite good theoretical testing and promising biomechanical data, it taught me that despite companies telling consumers that they have developed tests which give us irrefutable evidence of how good their products are, they still set out on their course from a direct conflict of interest. None of this research happens unless they sell products and it can't be adequately repeated and reproduced due to a lack of peer review. If the goal is to keep users safe as opposed to pure profit gain, as helmet makers are so far ahead of the curve they need to develop a cross brand standard which their products are held to. This doesn't mean I don't support Kali's efforts and it is highly refreshing to see something along the lines of evidence base and good science presented to consumers as opposed to acronyms and slick advertising, but there needs to be an industry wide approach if CE and DOT are not at a suitable independent testing standard.
thestigmk1 rasoulution's article
Jun 13, 2017 at 15:04
Jun 13, 2017
Five Things We Learned in Leogang
Much like the song 'Ironic' giving not one example of irony, this article lists 5 glaring observations as opposed to 5 things we learned.
thestigmk1 vernonfelton's article
Jun 9, 2017 at 14:24
Jun 9, 2017
What Are You Running This Weekend? - Leogang DH World Cup
@gramboh: put a thread on rubner/o-ring on the valve stem inside the tyre to act as a bung. Then thread the nut on the outside of the rim with another oring as you would do a tubeless valve. Voila.
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