Is Tory the richer, better looking brother?? Sorry couldn't resist!! I have a
friend that swears by his - I was only stymied by the fact the LBS didn't have
my size so being the now! now! type of person have another brand - but
definitely on the list for the next set
Great article. Always good to have these issues brought up (and humour is a
great way to do it) as it is not just this sport?/pastime?/hobby?/lifestyle?
that is affected by these issues but the whole of society. On a positive note,
we wouldn't have read this article if the bike companies weren't doing this
marketing and they are only doing this marketing because they can see these
products selling and they are selling because there are women who are
participating - which is great! As the quality of the marketing… Well I am
sure the companies are trying to hit the right notes and not offend anyone
but… On a 2nd positive note the local bike park has just opened late last year
and they have started Women's Wednesdays (same as Whistler does) - they are
booked out every week. It is awesome to see so many women out riding - looking
forward to being schooled by more and more women on the trails in the near
Matt, currently 18 degrees C and sunny here in Christchurch. It rained last
night so the dust should have settled a bit. Am off to the bike park this
afternoon. It's even open Xmas day so you can test out those presents. Hope
Santa splashes out on a plane ticket for you!
Merwinn, was just taking the technological progression to one possible
conclusion. Can see the advantages of saving the energy for the downhills. As
for your Dad - I have an 89 year old customer who has just bought an ebike
(this came up in our chat - I don't work in a bike store) so he can keep up
with his younger cycling buddies (he is riding road, easy xc type trails). I
will be holding out for as long as possible - but if it means I can keep
riding when I am that old - sign me up.
No more worrying about that pedal speed into jumps. Just flick that switch.
Now if they could just link the electric motor to a GPS and we could all dial
in the right speed for the each section of track. Still have to hold on to
those handlebars though.
I have a set of DT Swiss XM1501 (came stock on bike) and as far as I can work
out could be down to 22mm internal width. I would actually get the ruler out
but that would involve dealing with the mess of tubeless goop, Cheers for
letting me know you can finnaggle it into rims less than Schwable's
recommended and the review in general. Keep up the good work-I'll keep
coveting all the gear you guys review
Andrew, how critical is Schwalbe's recommended minimum internal rim width of
If Procore can save rims from at least some damage during those heavy impacts
it would have saved me numerous rims (and $$) over the years (never did learn
to ride 'light'!)