AdventureQuest mattwragg's article
Dec 3, 2014 at 9:56Dec 3, 2014
7 Things I Couldn't Live Without
This list is so incomplete and incoherent that it doesn't make any sense. Even if you absolutely need the "essentials" you listed, there are still several other items that you would need just as much if not more. And what is it with those numbers? Why actually 7 and not 8, 10, or 15? Wouldn't it be wiser to make a list of things that fit in your backpack and/or don't exceed certain weight? Limiting the amount of items you can take by numbers and not by the carrying capability is pointless. And yes, I know it's a personal choice and everyone can create their own list but I really expected to see some useful advice and, instead, I learned that I should consider pushing a tube of Vitamin C and some sleeping pills towards the top of my packing list.
AdventureQuest derholdehirte's article
Feb 23, 2014 at 5:08Feb 23, 2014
Video: World´s First Gearbox Fat Bike
I don't see much sense in having a gearbox on a hardtail bike since you can use a Rohloff/Alfine hub. It will do the same job and can be swapped to another frame if the latter breaks. Gearboxes are a great idea for suspension frames, though, and I hope this technology becomes more popular with time.
AdventureQuest general-lee's photo
Nov 25, 2013 at 11:54Nov 25, 2013
AdventureQuest mikekazimer's article
Aug 29, 2013 at 8:40Aug 29, 2013
NS Bikes' New Downhill and Enduro Rigs - Eurobike 2013
Well said, Kieran! Seems like a mass of people do not notice this simple fact. WAKE UP people and demand 26 from your shops and manufacturers or we will all finish on grandad's clunker size wheels..
AdventureQuest mikelevy's article
Aug 21, 2013 at 10:34Aug 21, 2013
SRAM X01 - First Ride
There is sooo much hype about those single ring drivetrains, yet this idea is still a big compromise between low and high gears, price, and there is no chain retention system. At the same time, a much more well thought solution, the Truvativ Hammerschidt has been pushed to the far margin of the market. With Hammerschmidt you also get one ring at the front but with a bashguard and chain retention so you don't have to worry about losing your chain or grinding it against rocks. Instant shifting comes as a bonus, with or without pedalling, anytime. With a 24t ring at the front and an 11-34 cassette, you get the 24/34 lowest gear and 38/11 highest gear - enough for every type of terrain. Oh, and yes, the chainset is relatively expensive, about £400, but you won't think so when you finally have to replace the worn off £320 XX1 cassette. SRAM PG990 or PG1070 cassettes are £50 and the single 22t or 24t ring for chainset about the same amount. I am not saying it's perfect - the fact that you need an ISCG 05 mount on your frame to be able to fit Hammerschmidt is one problem as not all the frames have it. The other is somewhat annoying buzz when in overdrive mode (it's planetary gearing) but it is acceptable. I sport this chainset for about two seasons on a SC Bullit and wouldn't change it for any other crank. Works exactly as it was promised, no issues whatsoever and instant shifting. I think this option is worth consideration as an alternative to 1x11.
AdventureQuest RichardCunningham's article
Aug 1, 2013 at 15:07Aug 1, 2013
Lizard Skins DSP Grips Eliminate Bulky Locking Collars
Sometimes I have a feeling that innovation occurs only for its own sake. Why bother that grips wear out and at the end of a season will have to be replaced. I will cut through the grips, and with a bit of luck not scratch the handlebars. Oh, dammit, I forgot that yucky tape underneath.. All right, I'll peel it off, I didn't plan anything for this weekend anyway... What a stupid idea! LOCK IT ON.
AdventureQuest wideopenmag's article
Mar 30, 2013 at 5:30Mar 30, 2013
Video: UK Gravity Enduro Series Round 1
Does anyone know the make of those mudguards attached to fork's crown (at 1:02)? Thanks
AdventureQuest home-team's article
Mar 23, 2013 at 12:27Mar 23, 2013
Taipei Cycle Show Day 3 Randoms
How about Granny Gear Ripper? :D
AdventureQuest fassbender's photo
Jan 19, 2013 at 7:41Jan 19, 2013
What is it? Second day in a row some junk yard photo gets POD. It's not that I can't see the story behind it - some rotten ramp that is far beyond its time of glory is being brought back to life by an eager rider. OK, that would be a great idea if the photographer could render the atmosphere through a proper composition. What I see here is twigs poking my face..
Photo by joakimandreassen
Riding the Alpspitze: A Short History
27 Aug 2013
Nepali Trails - Last Details
2 Feb 2012