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Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 - Firm French Flier - Pinkbike

Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 – Firm French Flier – Pinkbike

PINKBIKE FIELD TEST Lapierre XRM 8.9 Words by Matt Beer; photography by Tom Richards Although you might be tired of hearing the term, Lapierre’s marketing team decided to run with the downcountry designation when describing the intent of their XRM series of short-travel bikes. Although there are two frames in Lapierre’s cross-country stable that share …

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The sun was 'smiling' in a NASA photo.  It might be a warning for Earth.

The sun was ‘smiling’ in a NASA photo. It might be a warning for Earth.

Comment on this story Comment It turns out that anyone who drew a smiley-faced sun as a kid has been scientifically proven — somewhat — right. Last week, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of the biggest object in our solar system looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from “Ghostbusters,” the baby-faced “Teletubbies” …

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Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari shares photo of coal miner who rushed from work for son's first game -- and invites the family to Lexington for a game |  CNN

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari shares photo of coal miner who rushed from work for son’s first game — and invites the family to Lexington for a game | CNN

CNN — A Kentucky coal miner who rushed straight from work to take his family to a University of Kentucky Wildcats practice game is on the shortlist for father of the year and earned praise from legendary coach John Calipari, who shared a picture of him and expressed admiration for his hard work and dedication …

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Tech Week 2023: Bikepacking Gear of All Shapes & Sizes - Pinkbike

Tech Week 2023: Bikepacking Gear of All Shapes & Sizes – Pinkbike

Aeroe All the way from New Zealand, aeroe really doesn’t mess around when it comes to bikepacking, and not just the gravel road variety. The quick-load, cradle-style carriers hold down their waterproof bags with four possible locations on the bike to potentially transport up to 48 L of gear. Are you serious about riding singletrack …

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Tech Week 2023: Smart Trainers, Casual Glasses, & Fresh Bum Cream - Pinkbike

Tech Week 2023: Smart Trainers, Casual Glasses, & Fresh Bum Cream – Pinkbike

Elite Justo Direct Drive Trainer There’s a good chance you’re here to read about some new enduro bike, watch a two-minute video full of sends, or check out all the Red Bull Rampage coverage… all of which has nothing to do with a new trainer from Italian brand Elite. But there’s also a (admittedly smaller) …

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A detail of the photograph of the Pillars of Creation by the James Webb Space Telescope reveals stars forming inside the magnificent clouds.

Why the James Webb Space Telescope’s amazing ‘Pillars of Creation’ photo has astronomers buzzing

The James Webb Space Telescope took a breathtaking look inside the “Pillars of Creation,” a spectacular dust cloud formation made famous by its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope. The image is not only stunningly beautiful but also reveals cosmic processes never before observed with such clarity. Here is what astronomers see behind the sparkling, colorful …

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Review: The New Fox Proframe RS Helmet is Packed With Safety Features for Enduro Riders - Pinkbike

Review: The New Fox Proframe RS Helmet is Packed With Safety Features for Enduro Riders – Pinkbike

Back in 2017, Fox launched the original Proframe, a lightweight full-face helmet that went against the grain at the time by going with a non-removable chin bar layout. Up until now, that popular helmet has remained unchanged. For 2023, Fox re-established the needs of enduro racers and went back to the drawing board to bring …

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New photo of King Charles III, Camilla, William and Kate released by Buckingham Palace

New photo of King Charles III, Camilla, William and Kate released by Buckingham Palace

A new photo of King Charles III with Camilla, the queen consort, and William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales was released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday. The photo shows the four most senior members of the royal family smiling at the camera in black mourning clothes. It was taken at Buckingham Palace …

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