Author Topic: No chain  (Read 1259 times)

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
No chain
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:34:54 am »
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Re: No chain
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 06:16:59 pm »
Unbelievable.  :thumbsup:

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: No chain
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 06:21:36 pm »
I couldn't go that fast with a chain down there!

Re: No chain
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 03:42:39 pm »
Just goes to show that skill is still the overriding factor in downhill, when they get the track right!

Re: No chain
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 03:59:02 pm »
Hat.
There were very few points where I thought "if I were him I'd be pedalling". Many where I thought I'd have put the brakes on and lived with being a bit slower afterwards!

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: No chain
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 04:48:34 pm »
Just goes to show that skill is still the overriding factor in downhill, when they get the track right!

That and there are ways to propel a bike that don't involve pedals (pulling up at the right moment on the bumps and things).
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: No chain
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 06:26:12 pm »
Just goes to show that skill is still the overriding factor in downhill, when they get the track right!

That and there are ways to propel a bike that don't involve pedals (pulling up at the right moment on the bumps and things).

Well... That is what I mean by skill :) being able to work the trail is a massive part of mountain biking which many people don't really pick up on.

The problems come on tracks like Pietermaritsburg, where there is over a minute of pedalling. It just ruins downhill racing.