He's a little ripper!! Am looking forward to seeing how well he rides in the future
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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 future.
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.
It's on the list (along with Corotown - and any other track I haven't done) for the next Queenstown road trip
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'!)
No you're not
I grew up in the same area of Sydney as BMX Bandits was shot. Classic movie and greatly influenced my choice of a yellow and red bmx as a 1st (of many) bikes
Luckily I already live here!! Everyone is invited, come on down, be great to show you round
I find a bit of off the bike fitness helps on the bike. I also find, as long as I give it a bit of time, the after work bike ride is fantastic at getting the brain to stop obsessing on work and start thinking about more important things; like that next drop!
Not early? Speak for yourself! Those of us on the other side of the world have to get up far too early on a Sunday. Will still watch though
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