- Bike Checks
There's been news on floating around for a while. The new race (weight weenie) class step down cast 32. Boost, without the wider stance, and crazy light. I think around ~1400g. Performance Elite has a slick black ano stanchion finish, in between the ... more »
Regarding the VP cassette patent, it's interesting, but not sure how that supposed to be any more affordable than a GX cassette, when everything's still pinned, but just less hollowed out. Does leaving the cogs excessively long contribute to anything? ... more »
Is this what you used? http://www.amazon.com/Helicoil-5546-6-Metric-Coarse-Thread/dp/B0002KKPXK
Sounds like what Fox intended with the CTD. I'd speculate they had their reasons for not linking the dropper to the suspension, and why mfgs, besides Rocky Mtn and Scott, didn't link the front and rear susp settings together. I don't use lockouts for ... more »
Frankly, I like vids where I can see fine details of everything from rider technique to how the trail's built. I prefer slow-mo vids where I have more time to notice details. I have a peeve against speeded up video at the "good parts". I generally like ... more »
Bar height. I find hard to adapt to a bike set up with an upright-position. High rise bars, lots of spacers under the stem, stem rising upwards... the horror! I will admit that I'm more leg than torso though.
Make it real and ride it!
Well, that's one way to get discs into the peloton... but it makes their bike less aero!
There is a production model that offer settings to provide 250W of power for up to 30 mins,100W for 1h, 50-75W for 1.5h. A higher end model runs silent (ceramic) and hide its batteries better. If you're like me, that's hardly any less than my own body's ... more »
Also, don't forget that CX racers can have a bike swapped as sort of a pit stop thing, such as if one's overly covered in mud, often with a very similar, if not identical setup.
Yes, let's not forget how easy it is to wrongly accuse people of "mechanical doping" out of ignorance. That poor guy not only got wrongly accused, but also had his bike run over (destroyed) by the motorbike (heavy, carrying 2 people).
Strava in the electronic revolution, more than just GPS, the future of mtb racing as envisioned by Fox Factory: http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20151112ptan20150321084.php
I remember seeing this at Sea Otter too. 230+70mm of travel, I heard. I'm more interested in their Mixer and hope to hear Vital's post-trail-thrashing opinion on it sometime soon.
Just ride with others that are faster and more skilled than you. No real tricks to it, other than getting the necessary info to lay out a path to improvement and showing up to follow it.
You fall under the "show up to blow up" category.
I've written about this subject before in detail and summed it up as Enduro being almost the same as AM, but the main difference being that select DH sections are timed as a race. It's technically AM-Race, for those wanting to take their AM riding to ... more »
I like the intros to each rider, their physical stats (weight, fitness, height, inseam), riding styles, biking background, and such. If I find one that has similar beliefs to me, I might just follow them, and would like to know what their personal rankings ... more »
I look for comparisons, shoot-outs, and references to current popular choices. I also like a bit of myth/misconception busting, and like challenges to current "king-of-the-hills" when it comes to a certain category. I like claims/statements to be backed ... more »
Can confirm that this is accurate. National Championships are worth quite a bit of points, while some national series races aren't worth that much in comparison to a World Cup. UCI points don't matter that much anyways, as fans and media aren't following ... more »
GBR with the MTB dream team.