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Added a comment about product review We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/4/2020 10:25 AM
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That 26" design is geared lower; The 29" rolls out more gear inch. The inertia of the wheel takes over for the 29" which still does not escape the basis for your reply.
Either way - the gearing is far too low. A SRAM 12spd road cassette is needed with a wimpy chainring like that - 10-36T

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Added a comment about video MTB Suspension - Unsprung Weight Explained 7/14/2020 6:16 AM

Another gem.

Provided a rider stays neutral and offers absolutely no counter-input over the bike, the evidence is compelling.

Given laws of Inertia and, a smidge of bike handling ability makes conventional bicycle design much more palatable and fiscally minded.

What's next, variable-current magnet pedals and Ginger Infused Bike Saddles??

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Added a comment about video Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 7:32 AM

You're using racers as evidence, riders who will literally use products once and will rotate them out if use them again at all.

The video, Vital is only featuring it, gives a firm ask about efficiency to which one conclusion is achieved after a few minutes. Things like this just don't matter - I've matched Strava PR on rides to the car on just a pedal spindle after racked Point One Racing Podium pedals a few years ago. It's ridiculous to assert power numbers on flats can match clipless because, riding is repetitive. This stationary bike power numbers have no application in real cycling, testing heart rate still is a soft-sell since it does not take into account any acclimation process or there being a setup change made to compensate. Even then, it does nothing to introduce the rationale behind utilizing clipless pedals. Rationale which if appreciated to any extent in typical, everyday trail riding may be realized as a hindrance to some riders. ...gotta move these 600.00 SIDI shoes, see.

It's near all for looks - "derrr, platform pedals are, derrr, for children's bikes and, derrrr, look, derrr, dumb on my one Colorado owner Subaru bike, derrrr, rack" is at the very least one justification for clipless.

...with that goes away any 'efficiency' inquiry. Money for nothing.

This type of comparison has no basis for comparison w/o everything as an isolated variable -- months or years of study being included -- which is impossible.

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Added a comment about video Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 4:32 AM

...and now the video is done.

Total crap. One pull on a stationary bike is meaningless. Noone is making power numbers on a mountainbike to the extent of road cyclists, also with having that power be sustained for a length of time as a sprint-to-the-finish. '1500w(?)' for 10 seconds? Try 1100 watts for 30 seconds w/ peak of 1400 for 5 seconds. This in intervals during a criterium or road race and there is no excuse for making a counter point to clipless pedals - they're consistent power-transfer. But again - on trails those power numbers are not made and the consistency of leg extension, ankle position and hip rotation just do not apply.

Another glory moment for YouTube -- type in 'Dog,Baby,Hiney-Lick' next time.

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Added a comment about video Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 3:00 AM

I like that THIRTY FIVE YEARS of clipless pedals, FIFTEEN of which have swayed Mountain Bike, and they get into forum discussions by being 'clips'

Clipless (see what I'd gone done there???) gets underutilized on every mountainbike discipline except XC. The typical buying mountain bike rider have pedal technique to where true benefits of 100% rigid foot placement is lost after 10 seconds. They'll convince themselves it's a huge divide between a good pair of flat pedals and even SPD Clipless, clipless are modern way of things and they'll be completely wrong if riding square pedals.

Pedalling mechanics, how actual platform from the act of pedalling expands outward are what actually support either SPD-SL, SPD and flat pedals.

Everything else is Crap through a Goose.

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Added a comment about feature Hollywood Mike Miranda - The Inside Line Podcast 12/2/2019 10:59 AM
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Time Capsule.

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Added a comment about video Can Danny MacAskill Break the New Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels? 10/4/2017 10:21 AM

The Rim is designed to have a tire installed - there's nothing to be heard in argument.

Common Sense should not ever be lacking in the act of removing the Tire and riding on the rim: it will increase a potential for failure. If you'd needed to see this event unfold
you are a fucking idiot.

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Added a comment about video Can Danny MacAskill Break the New Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels? 10/2/2017 2:26 AM

I fail to grasp any logic behind any perception there's need for this - this everyday riding for illustration purposes to destroy a wheelset could also've been had by shutting down streets of Los Angeles.
Backing over the bike w/ the Red Bull Shred Van. Really now -- taking away all control offered from all or part the bicycle proves what to consumers?

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Added a comment about video Passes Left & Right! Sam Hill's First Megavalanche on the New 2018 Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon 9/21/2017 6:40 PM

Sure.
Louvre this marketing BTW. Opening me a can of EJ10, firing up the ol' Internet and enjoying the Sand Which Is.

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Added a comment about video Passes Left & Right! Sam Hill's First Megavalanche on the New 2018 Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon 9/21/2017 4:49 AM

Actually- the article states since 1999 the race has been synonymous with AM riding.

Before that - 1995 'til then - kinda alike. Possibly waiting for a future article showing the period when infamy was attained. I don't know.

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Added a comment about feature Greg Minnaar Speaks on Breaking His Bike Then Qualifying 2nd an Hour Later at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 5:22 PM
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E-Bikes must get a re-design. Greg Minnaar is now 'that guy' at all E-Bike war rooms.

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/3/2017 2:51 PM

An invention of the Internet - Formula 1 as being comparable to DH MTB. Regardless the composition of an F1 racecar, in-house Merc', Ferrari or akin to Williams/Honda, this product and vehicle share identity to a Safety Regulated Industry having minimum requirements to keep the core of brand identity & continue sales to further expand the Customer Base. There are countless parameters needing to be met and not-exceeded in order to have the F1 car be allowed onto a GP Course. And, DH racing is nothing if not ultimately removed from this concept in structured competition. What was a clan of core riders is now the struggle to keep hold of the sport. The internet is doing no service upon maintaining recognition.

There being such a discrepancy upon wheel size and never the forethought by UCI to keep competition on a level-plane is ABSURD. The reason so many teams are now jumping on the banned-wagon wheel is because NO ONE IS TELLING THEM NOT TO. There is a need for a baseline upon what lines up at the start hut and, if the bike is too-big or too small then perhaps - perhaps there is a need for Rider Classification.

No one is BMX is forced to race 20". Some race both. (I did when just a spout) Some race just 24". And, some can and do race 26" and 29" in the cruiser class. And only the cruiser class; no riders on the gate in 20" on anything but.

Such the loophole in one element of Bicycle Racing does not cast aside any form of responsibility code upon the sport of competition and therefore into DH. Sorry - F1DHMTBMonsterBullRidingRockstarCondensationBillyIdol'sToothpaste. Sweat it out.

Exploiting the physiology of a particular rider by means of mechanical advantage instead of making this choice of such the altered-construction an option is nothing short someone being silly when not needed. It is kinda no longer bike riding at this point - instead Team Kits, gas guzzling Vehicles, and Catering with free internet.


sick

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 5:10 AM

Oh.

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:50 PM

Cars would not be faster. Nearly all suspension sensation is the Tires on these cars. The linkage-driven dampers have duty placed upon them while cornering, braking.
The analogy lends itself to the extremes of one sport to another, not upon underlying sentiment upon the confines of the two. From where Loic emulates the analogy is sound however.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/16/2017 5:03 AM
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5mm. This is the length of a sharpened no.2 pencil lead - until perception becomes reality you're to be underutilized I guess.

'Throwing' parts onto bikes - never seen this done in each and all of my years - yet it will create a better bike only one individual has ridden and that is not you. Again - that perception becomes reality thing of yours...

Is there a slow down button on this life thingy? #emotional

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/15/2017 4:30 PM
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Tracer with a mid-rated climbing score will climb better with a bigger fork - I fail to see the logic here. Both bikes will pedal like human dogshit should the ability to spin the cranks never materialize; where does an increased 10mm front travel provide pedaling to the tune of DW*Link ride quality?? This bike looks nothing more than a underweight DH bike a bunch of mid-rated DH riders will wander into trail networks with, troll the Internet afterwards about how wrong other bikes are.

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