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webbe mikekazimer's article
Sep 4, 2017 at 10:38
Sep 4, 2017
Transition Sentinel - Review
@EKrum: they build bikes to sell and earn a living, Transition is a business. They market said bikes as "maximum fun" - very good marketing admittedly and their bikes are getting better and better, I really like the look of this. The whole "bikes for fun" thing always strikes me as such a basic marketing ploy and I'm always amazed how well it works with people. Riding/racing/jumping/dicking about on bikes is always fun, it doesn't matter what chainstay length the bike has!
webbe vernonfelton's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 10:31
Aug 10, 2017
2018 Devinci Spartan - First Look
@fartymarty: Very true. I just don't think enough people have ridden anything that's particularly 'radical' but well proportioned before. I can understand that some people might like shorter bikes, or steeper HAs and that's fine, but all changes have to be done in proportion to one another as a complete package. It seems like most of the major manufacturers are moving in the right direction, but only making changes one step at a time. The result is that people jump on a bike with a stretched out front end but short CS, high BB and a slack SA and immediately complain that the bike can't climb or corner properly. They then blame the front end length... Like I say, the new Santa Cruz looks like you'd struggle to reach the bars when climbing, let alone weight the front wheel. If I added an extra 200bhp to my car (I wish), it wouldn't drive or corner properly unless I upgraded the rest of the components to match. Shitty analogy, I know, but it's all about the complete package.
webbe vernonfelton's article
Aug 10, 2017 at 5:16
Aug 10, 2017
2018 Devinci Spartan - First Look
Agreed. Long front needs a long rear - very simple. Now.... seat tube angles *sigh* a longer reach needs a steeper seat tube angle, it seems common sense. Just looking at the nex XXL Santa Cruz gives me a bad back and a wandering front end.
webbe revelco's article
Aug 1, 2017 at 8:15
Aug 1, 2017
The Brandon Semenuk Film: C3 Project Summer Series - Video
Paint job reminds me of my Specialized BigHit circa 2007. What a bike!
webbe gojammedia's article
Jul 20, 2017 at 23:54
Jul 20, 2017
Enduro Bikes of the US National Championships
@Fattylocks: ...no, but if you have a decent set of man legs and a pie plate cassette you'll be far less tired for the timed stages.
webbe mikekazimer's article
Jul 15, 2017 at 4:40
Jul 15, 2017
What if You Could Design Your Dream Bike? - Pinkbike Poll
A few things here... 1) What possible disadvantage is there to a steeper seat angle? Anyone that's ridden a bike with a steeper seat angle will immediately see the benefits. This is the main reason (besides cost) that I wouldn't buy a Santa Cruz - combine a longer front end with a slack seat angle and you're in a terrible seated climbing position. I understand preference with pretty much all of the other options, but this just seems common sense to me. 2) Long front end requires long chainstays - just ask Greg Minnaar. A bike needs to be balance, and long chainstays don't reduce a bike's ability to corner... that's marketing bull - again, just ask Greg Minnaar.
webbe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 8, 2017 at 8:47
Jul 8, 2017
Finals Results - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
@maynardle3: he's never won World Champs, which is what Scottybike is referring to...
webbe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 8, 2017 at 5:40
Jul 8, 2017
Replay: Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
There will be cameras there for the top men. They always run reduced coverage for the women.
webbe pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 30, 2017 at 7:26
Jun 30, 2017
webbe mattwragg's article
May 2, 2017 at 12:51
May 2, 2017
The Interview: Chris Porter
@KondziuNS: Check the numbers on the Nicolai dh bikes... they're smaller for a reason.
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