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Check Out: E-Bike Lube, Ankle Braces, Shock Absorbing Grips, Water Filtering Pouches & More

A lot of gear comes across our desks here at Pinkbike. Check Out is an occasional round up of everything our tech editors have gotten their hands on. Sometimes it’s products we’re doing long-term tests on, other times it’s stuff we’re stoked on but don’t have time to fully review. And, sometimes it’s crazy shit …

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Rocky Mountain Announces New In-House Designed Technical Apparel Line

PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Mountain We’re excited to announce our new line of technical apparel. The Rocky Mountain Technical Collection delivers essential trail apparel as versatile, thoughtful, and ultra-high performing as our bikes. We use similar design principles used to create our bikes to ideate and deliver every piece. Then, we put it through the wringer—here …

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Randoms: Magnetic Pedals, Vintage Bikes, & Prototypes – Crankworx Whistler 2022

Magped Enduro Pedals The magnetic pedal world seems to be growing, and there are now several companies in existence with options geared towards mountain bikers. The claim is that the pedals should offer better retention than flat pedals, but with an easier exit and release than clipless pedals. Getting out requires lifting up a corner …

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The Universe Could ‘Bounce’ For Eternity. But It Still Had to Start Somewhere

From the smallest bacterium to the greatest galaxy, death looms on the horizon; even if, in cosmic terms, the time scales are too large for us to truly comprehend. Eventually, even the Universe itself should come to an end – when the last light winks out, and the cold, dense lumps of dead stars are …

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These Dwarf Galaxies Seem to Be Devoid of Dark Matter, And It Doesn’t Make Sense

Ask astronomers about dark matter and one of the things they talk about is that this invisible, mysterious ‘stuff’ permeates the universe. In particular, it exists in halos surrounding most galaxies. The mass of the halo exerts a strong gravitational influence on the galaxy itself, as well as on others in the neighborhood. That’s pretty …

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Anthill Films’ Long Live Chainsaw Now Available to Watch Free

Anthill Films released Long Live Chainsaw in December of last year, raising over $100,000 for the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation with premiere events and paid digital downloads. Now, to celebrate the return of downhill racing to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Anthill Films has released the documentary that profiles the life of Stevie Smith FREE on Red Bull TV. …

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Nerding Out: Do Kinematic Graphs Really Describe Suspension Performance?

Recently I spotted this intriguing comment in Alicia Leggett’s recent Revel Rail review. The techniques that have been developed to measure how active the suspension is on a bicycle – anti-squat and anti-rise – appear to be fairly unremarkable when it comes to this design. If they don’t tell the full story, what measurements do …

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Water Can Spontaneously Form Hydrogen Peroxide, And We Finally Understand Why

Since being plunged into a global pandemic, we’re probably far more of being surrounded by microdroplets aware of water. In humid air or expelled by a cough, sneeze or talking, these droplets can carry tiny particles with them, from pollution to viruses like the flu. Back in 2019, the basic chemistry of these motes of …

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Physicists Finally Measure a Long Theorized Molecule Made From Light And Matter

Physicists have just caught light acting the part of ‘glue’ between atoms, in a kind of loosely bonded molecule. “We have succeeded for the first time in polarizing several atoms together in a controlled way, creating a measurable attractive force between them,” says University of Innsbruck physicist Matthias Sonnleitner. Atoms connect to form molecules in …

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Cosmic Buckyballs Could Be The Source of Mysterious Infrared Light

Scientists may have just tracked down the source of some mysterious infrared glows detected emanating from stars and clouds of interstellar dust and gas. These Unidentified Infrared Emission (UIE) bands have baffled scientists for decades; According to a theoretical new work, at least some of these bands can be produced by highly ionized buckminsterfullerene, more …

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