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DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 11:52
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Strive vs. Strive: EWS Bike Setup With Justin Leov and Joe Barnes
@vinay: I think some of that happens when riding, without thinking much about it. Pulling them in near the bite point without braking, and of course when you are feathering the brake - coming on and off it - you may never fully let the lever out. But when setting up the brakes, i aim to have a short throw to minimize that. I set the bite point as close to the bar as I can without the lever bashing my middle finger knuckle when fully applied. I basically go for natural, comfortable hand position. There are outside factors on set up when looking at different braking systems, not everything is fully adjustable and power/modulation ability trumps all. My Shimano XTR trail brakes and Saint m820's are my favorite in that regard. I can achieve near flawless set up with those two.
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 11:21
2 days
Strive vs. Strive: EWS Bike Setup With Justin Leov and Joe Barnes
@vinay: To be clear I don't pull the brake lever in while not actually braking, I set them close at rest and bite point is therefore fairly close to the bar. Not 2mm..but closer than I see a lot people running them.
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 9:09
2 days
Strive vs. Strive: EWS Bike Setup With Justin Leov and Joe Barnes
@groghunter: For sure, a couple mm is crazy close.
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 6:01
2 days
Strive vs. Strive: EWS Bike Setup With Justin Leov and Joe Barnes
@WAKIdesigns: I agree. It's worth noting that I'm only 5'8" ...so theoretically a taller person would want more throw if we are talking about a drop as a percentage of your height. With that said... 170 and over seems crazy to me... like your frame doesn't fit you, clearly. Only on my dirt jump bike is my seat that low, my DH saddle is kept just above the knee, so I can control the bike and still be able to pedal seated if the situation calls. I also like the saddle there to remind me I'm too far back, I want that message from my saddle not my rear tire, because now it's too late. Alas, it's all personal preference but I cant help but feel this is another example of not stopping someplace reasonable. Stems got shorter until they were 0mm in length, bars got lower until they were flat, bottom brackets lower until we were scraping the ground. All those things have reeled back in to where I feel they are "correct". If we can use that term, we shouldn't, but I will. I feel this way about droppers... 200mm ? That's ludicrous.
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 4:15
2 days
Strive vs. Strive: EWS Bike Setup With Justin Leov and Joe Barnes
I like them to engage pretty close to the bar, I can keep my hands more closed that way when off the brake and I like how that feels.
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Sep 26, 2016 at 9:55
Sep 26, 2016
DARKSTAR63 vernonfelton's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 9:17
Sep 26, 2016
High Voltage: The Inside Line on Electronic Shifting and Suspension
@makdthed: What ? Pushing a button instead of pushing a button...
DARKSTAR63 vernonfelton's article
Sep 25, 2016 at 19:37
Sep 25, 2016
High Voltage: The Inside Line on Electronic Shifting and Suspension
It's been many years since a throttle cable was the norm. I remember when motorcycles started using fly by wire and people were freaking about that. With time those systems became much better, beating out traditional cable systems in many ways. Although perhaps exaggerated it's a sound comparison.
DARKSTAR63 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 7:49
Sep 23, 2016
More Madness From Las Vegas - Interbike 2016
@moose-619: Osiris makes them...
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Sep 22, 2016 at 5:29
Sep 22, 2016
Tioga, 6D, Renthal - Interbike 2016
I don't know if that's a fact that Renthal is the siffest, but even the 31.8 aluminum bar is comfy. I love aluminum Fatbars, they are my favorite. I have other aluminum bars that feel stiffer to these hands.
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