What a vessel! Stunning.
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What a vessel! Stunning.
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The shop should have kept you updated, and they seem to be struggling with supply (as Banshee have confirmed above) but to cancel your order less than 3 days after the scheduled delivery date is just petulant. I know it's easy to say when it's not my ... more »
Mitch has amazing skills but I don't feel like the shaky camera work did him justice. Personally I think a "mountain" bike looks so out of place on the street, especially when you're in full off-road riding gear.
I liked to nod to 90's MTB heroes with the bleached hair and lopes-esque eyewear.
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Such a throwaway comment. There are so many reasons why bikes have settled at around 200mm travel. With 29" wheels they might even begin to shorten the travel. Anyway, isn't there a separate thread about 29ers in DH?
Not sure about this.
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Then you should campaign for BMX in the Paralympics ;-) Seriously though, neither of those conditions would allow you to race downhill at a professional level. You can't really argue extremes, you have to look at averages then perhaps grant dispensation ... more »
Lets say there's a track on the circuit where the rollover and momentum offered by 29" wheels gives a distinct advantage. What if you are simply not tall enough to ride a 29" wheeled dh bike effectively? Why bother to race when you are already at a disadvantage ... more »
Good post although I'm not sure about your guitar analogy. Many riders tune their bikes/suspension to suit the course and conditions. A better analogy would be like your dropped D guitar being 12" longer, so maybe a guy with longer arms would find it ... more »
Have any of you considered that by regulating certain things, other areas might benefit from more research and development? Teams will always choose the most cost effective way of making a bike (or car or whatever) perform better. Maybe instead of spending ... more »
There are regulations in every professional sport. They exist for the good of the sport, to preserve the heritage, to make sport fair and equal for every competitor. They could give Moto GP bikes more power but they don't. They could make F1 cars lighter ... more »
The biggest point that people are making is that 29" is faster, and faster = progress. The sport should evolve, we shouldn't hold the sport back etc. It's a fair point to make but when do we draw the line? There are riders in the top 20 who aren't keen ... more »
Some good points there Thom. Personally I don't see wheel size as an advancement in tech as such. More like a fundamental component that changes the appearance and characteristic of the bike. Other forms of tech have developed then reached an optimum, ... more »
Costs are all relative. £100 million to an F1 team or £10000 to a privateer trying to get to world cups is a lot of money. We've already seen two retirements from World Cup Racing this year by riders who should be in the prime of their career. The biggest ... more »
I understand your point of view. At MSA you could see the benefit that 29" would give you to gain an advantage over the other competitors. But if everyone was on 29" you wouldn't have that thought. You would just get on with trying to ride your bike ... more »
The sport is already bound by regulation. In 2009 the UCI banned the wearing of tight clothing ie. skinsuits. Why was this? Sam Hill could still drift his bike around turns in a skinsuit. But the regulation was applied to retain the image and marketability ... more »
You make some good points there. I understand what you are saying, but a downhill bike isn't an enduro bike. I'm 6ft 2" and I find my Enduro 29 to be a big bike to manoeuvre around. If it had up to 40mm more travel it would be like riding a horse. It ... more »