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comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
@ChrisinAK: I've been watching WCDH for 5 years and nobody skids for such a period of time on such "flat" terrain. As a matter of fact nobody at top 50 ever skids for more than half second.
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comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
@ChrisinAK: The video doesn't show a race.
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comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
The dude is not changing direction. He is just skidding down fully locked on a straight line for no reason.
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comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
@andy256: that guy in the video has probably done more good for the sport than bad by skidding.
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comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
No. My fun me may be different from your fun. Skidding like that destroys the trails and it is not cool. People involved into trail building (either legal or illegal) have made sure to let everyone know, so people nowadays generally try to skid less, or not at all, especially where it is not needed. In addition, skidding without a reason destroys the tyre, the brake pads, your fingers (contributes to arm pump, which is something you don't need when you've got a full day of riding ahead) and heats up the brakes which makes them fade (not work properlly). For those reasons people skid less now.
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answered Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
Jan
20
comment Wear and tear and warranty
Chains and cassettes should be changed at the same time.
Jan
20
comment Wear and tear and warranty
Shops will sometimes exaggerate these things to make you spend money. Ask them what is the worst case scenario that could happen with a "worn" chain and cassette. Probably nothing that matters to you.
Jan
20
answered Wear and tear and warranty
Jan
9
comment Can tubes be used in tubeless rims aswell as tyres?
If the rim is tubeless then a rim tape is redundant.
Jan
8
revised Is it possible to service Specialized Brain suspension systems at home?
edited title
Dec
31
answered why has my fox rear shocks adjusting lever popped out?
Dec
24
answered How to carry a MTB on one's backpack?
Dec
20
answered Chain guide/tensioner for 2011 Giant Reign 2 (Press Fit)
Dec
20
answered Coping with crash fear?
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
14
comment Why are wheels so important for racing?
@DanielRHicks: That's maybe because there isn't much difference in violins of that price range. For wheels though, the price range you mentioned does make a difference, both in MTB and road bikes.
Dec
14
comment Why are wheels so important for racing?
@DanielRHicks: "most riders" is very generic. If you mean most riders who are into racing or interested in racing, then I think that most of them will be able to tell a 100 from a 1000 wheelset.
Dec
13
answered How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
Dec
11
comment Essential regular things to do
Ride regularly.