Accessibility Widget: On | Off

dsmdan18's Likes

Liked a comment about photo RACE DAY GALLERY - #USDH Tennessee National - Frida Ronning, 1st Place Elite Women 3/16/2021 4:03 AM
RACE DAY GALLERY - #USDH Tennessee National - Frida Ronning, 1st Place Elite Women

I count 4 masks on spectators in the entire slideshow... way to go #USDH whistling

-2 3 5

This photo has 7 comments.

Liked a comment about news blog RESULTS, Photos and Interviews - New Zealand National DH, Nelson 2/11/2021 4:55 AM
jimmypop

I think it's safe to say some of these racers share very similar worldviews. Birds of a feather and all that.

And, to be fair, when you've been staring at a set of handlebars for the majority of your life, you may not appreciate the intricacies of political or societal change.

That's not meant to be unkind, but only to suggest that expanding one's worldview takes effort, much like riding a bicycle down a hill quickly.

-1 1 2

This news blog has 6 comments.

Liked a comment about news blog RESULTS, Photos and Interviews - New Zealand National DH, Nelson 2/8/2021 4:14 AM
Big Bird

What happens when they find out that Q is Russian? Will they care?

This news blog has 6 comments.

Liked a comment about video RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 1/31/2021 2:16 PM

Indeed, it's probably reasonable to say this is their workplace and they definitely can't work from home (unless they have some backyard trails). I do think that there might be some people watch this and think 'if they can ride in a group why can't we'

-2 6 8

This video has 21 comments.

Liked a comment about video RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 1/31/2021 2:15 PM

Not calling anyone out or making any assumptions pal, just asking a question.

-4 3 7

This video has 21 comments.

Liked a comment about video RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 1/31/2021 2:15 PM

I didn't say they were breaking lockdown rules, I said it appears that way. I was asking a question on how people viewed this and if they should be 'setting an example' or not, I was not making a judgement. Though I would point out that an Instagram post from Steve Peat makes it appear likely that filming took place five days ago. Some might argue this is their 'workplace' and they can't work from home. Interested to see what people think.

-2 6 8

This video has 21 comments.

Liked a comment about video RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 1/30/2021 6:11 PM

Sorry that you think the question is dumb. Maybe I can attempt to ask it in a more articulate way and hopefully get a more constructive response. Some pro riders on YouTube have gone to great effort to demonstrate their strict adherence to lockdown rules (possibly helping reinforce the rules), whereas this video takes a different approach and provides a momentary escape from lockdown. Considering that both ways could be well within the rules; which do you think is the best message to viewers?

-1 5 6

This video has 21 comments.

Liked a comment about video RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 1/30/2021 6:10 PM

It might appear to the casual observer that they are violating the lockdown rules in place in the UK currently. Should we (and sponsors) expect pro riders to set an example on such things or does no-one care if they break the rules to get some sweet footage?

-11 5 16

This video has 21 comments.

Liked a comment about feature What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2021 1/2/2021 4:11 AM
TruckeeRiverTroll

Blasting trail names on the internet. Always out.

+4 6 2

Members who like this comment

This feature has 44 comments.

Liked a bike check Koga Miyata RidgeRunner Alloy 1990 12/28/2020 3:21 PM
Photo
Liked a comment about product review The Santa Cruz Bullit is Back and Still Ready to Send...With a Motor 11/21/2020 5:22 PM
dustboy

A cycle with a motor is a “motor-cycle”. Seems more honest to just spend the same money on a dirtbike and have way more power.

-3 6 9

This product_review has 17 comments.

Liked a comment about product review The Santa Cruz Bullit is Back and Still Ready to Send...With a Motor 11/21/2020 5:22 PM
boaz

Couldn’t agree more

-4 3 7

This product_review has 17 comments.

Liked a comment about product review Ochain's Active Spider Eliminates Pedal Kickback - REVIEW 8/16/2020 5:23 AM
grizzatom

There is absolutely no pedal kickback unless the hub is engage. Dan Roberts, Steve at Vorsprung, DT and many others have tried to pound this into peoples' heads. There are multiple things happening whether we are pedaling or freewheeling, but the definition of pedal kickback requires that the chain be mechanically locked front and rear and the chain be under tension. This is why we are able to plot graphs and derive a pedal kickback angle based on the geometric constraints of the linkage system (aka chain growth). This is useful when assessing how a bike will feel while climbing over obstacles or pedaling through rough sections of trail. As Dan Roberts shows in his analyses, pedal kickback also CANNOT physically occur above a certain wheel speed, which is generally 10-15mph, depending on the linkage.

Chain momentum (chain slap) is a different phenomenon. It is basically constrained mass transfer along the chain caused by abrupt change in direction while the suspension articulates over obstacles. This is what causes the lion's share of the jarring sensation through your feet while descending. It causes feedback through the chainring/crank/pedals and does not require the freehub to be engaged. O-chain may help reduce that sensation.

Point is there are many things going on, but pedal kickback (as it is defined) is not relevant to descending unless you are pedaling at very slow DH speeds, doing very low-speed drops to flat, or locking your rear brake through big compressions.

+10 10 0

Members who like this comment

This product_review has 19 comments.