Saturday, October 31, 2015

Random Part 2/2

A collection of random shots. Some very recent, some a bit older. Check it out:

It took him almost two years to man up, but it finally happened; Jan hit the Treegap!
I'm so proud! *cries a little*
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..And here is his immediate review.
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One of the first upgrades I did on my Capra was to change the Raceface stem and bar. 455g on my scale.
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Install a Renthal Carbon bar, coupled with one one the lightest 50mm stems on the market, and the scale tips at 316g. A reduction of 139grams, those grams don't come cheap tho.
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Henning hitting a small jump.
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I'm having a bit of fun on the Freeride line in Willingen, Germany.
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Thomas2 Landing a drop. Takeoff to the far left.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Random Part 1/2

A collection of random shots. Some very recent, some a bit older. Check it out:

Lets start of with this little tool; The SKS Airchecker. The one I got had a defect and didn't work properly - this tire had an actual pressure of 2,1 bar. I have very little tolerance for defects, so here is my quick review: 
It Sucks.
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A small trip to the park. Its a quick fix, but can be alot of fun..and who doesn't like a quickie now and then.
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Jan hitting a new jump.
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Tokens for the RS Pike. Started with 0, upgraded to 2, and now im at 3. Still eating a bit too much travel, a bit too fast tho'.
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FiveTen Freerider Contact 2015 - also in the test, stay tuned.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Why 650b?

So got the YT bike, and I'm happy. But I wented some scepticism regarding the 650b wheelsize a few times, This is what I wrote back in 2012 here:

".... But for 2013 and 2014, that extra 1,5" in wheel size is apparently a MUST have for any AM biker according to the bike industry. I am of course talking about the 650b or 27,5" standard. Pretty much every major player in the bike industry will focus on 27,5" bikes for their AM segment, and its kinda funny that they all get that idea at the same time...that must be coincidence right? *WINK WINK* 

Don't get me wrong, 29" tires makes a lot of sense for something like XC and trail riding, and I guess that 27,5" could find a spot somewhere between XC and AM, but to suddenly declare 26" to be obsolete and impotent, is making me think that somethings fishy in the bike industry.

I am asking you this; whats wrong with 26" for AM? Aren't we solving a problem that doesn't exist?"

So I ended with a 650b myself. Is that hypocritical? No, and let me tell you why;

Because the bike industry fucking showed it down my throat. The choice of options for a 26" carbon frame where pretty much non-existent. I tried to get hold of a Evil Uprising, but that never materialized. Tried to get a Nomad, but no frame in my size was available (unless you pay craaazy amounts of money via an import), so that canalized my "options" into the world of 650b. I know I sound a bit 26" puristic, but im actually not, I just want options! Options are good for all of us.

You won this time bike-industry. And you will probably win next time as well, roll in the 28inch wheel.... : /

Friday, October 16, 2015

Recent Riding

A fine little air session with the boys.

Henning and Kim standing on the run-in to the jump that broke Sørens collar-bone last time they where here, I'm sure that thought was motivating..
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..Everything was in control tho'
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Henning hitting a small gap on his Specialized SX trail.
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Kim hitting the Tree-gap. He had to start all over again with the mind-fuck-game. But eventually stepped up.
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Still testing my Capra, and for that Mr.Madsens Bad idea drop is a great feature to do when it comes to how it handles hits. The pike and Monarch Plus is obviously in the test as well. 
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Bikepark Keynote Part 5/5

Rider: Drea
Place: Winterberg Central Hotel
Feature: The bed, after getting drunk.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bikepark Keynote Part 4/5

Rider: Drea, in front of my wheels
Place: Willingen Bikepark
Feature: Upper Freeride

(1m22sec, with sound)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bikepark Keynote Part 3/5

Rider: Drea, in front of me.
Place: Winterberg Bikepark
Feature: Lower Northshore

(44sec, with sound)

This is the gap we ride at 8sec in the vid. I dont know who that dude below is btw.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bikepark Keynote Part 2/5

Rider: Drea in the front, me in the back (did I just write that?)
Place: Winterberg Bikepark
Feature: The new "Flowshore"
(54sec, with sound)