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DavidGuerra geebeebee's photo
May 12, 2014 at 7:01
May 12, 2014
I see a derailleur, but where the hell is the cassette? Is it even worth having a derailleur if you're only going to shift between such similarly smll cogs?

DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's photo
Mar 5, 2014 at 13:40
Mar 5, 2014
What is a terrible idea and why?

DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's photo
Mar 5, 2014 at 8:25
Mar 5, 2014
would... have

DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
Mar 5, 2014 at 7:53
Mar 5, 2014
First Ride - SRAM Debuts DH Specific 7 Speed Drivetrain
Why not a 11-20 5 speed, by taking the top 4 off a mtb cassette? Is there a need for such close ratios?
DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
Mar 5, 2014 at 7:48
Mar 5, 2014
First Ride - SRAM Debuts DH Specific 7 Speed Drivetrain
I have always thought that running road cassetes on downhill bycicles is stupid, and the existence of this product confirms this opinion. Just like they say, there is no need for close ratios on downhill. You don't need the bigger cogs of a mtb cassette either, but no one is forcing you to use them, you can just use the 7 smaller ones. Which, minus the weight difference, is exactly the same as running this 7-speed setup. The real advantage of running a 7-speed cassette though, is that a wider hub can be used, helping to center the rim and equal spoke tension. Like Specialized is doing on their Demo bikes. However, this cassete is meant for a regular hub and just leaves the space where the cogs used to be unused. I'm still waiting for the real 7-speed downhill standard cassette and hubs.
DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Feb 21, 2014 at 15:04
Feb 21, 2014
Nico Vouilloz Injured in Training Accident
Gotta agree with that. It's a case of fashion against function.
DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Feb 21, 2014 at 14:57
Feb 21, 2014
Nico Vouilloz Injured in Training Accident
XC can be dangerous if, like me, you don't gain a lot of ground on the climbs, but do on the descents, and try to overtake there. For a certain period all of my falls were happening when doing crazy off-course lines to try to overtake someone on a cross country race.
DavidGuerra mikekazimer's article
Feb 18, 2014 at 18:01
Feb 18, 2014
Prototype 29" DH Bike From KHS
A 26" wheel to someone who is 1,7 meters tall is the same as a 29" wheel to someone who is 1,9 meters tall. So, unless you are relatively short, proportionally speaking there is nothing new in using a 29" wheel for downhill. It's also likely that in the future, bikes with frames of different sizes will be sold with wheels of different diameters.
DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Dec 20, 2013 at 18:08
Dec 20, 2013
From the Top: Rob Roskopp
Oh shit... that halfpipe is a fucking nightmare. And riding it with hardly any protection... glad to know he survived.
DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
Nov 27, 2012 at 17:30
Nov 27, 2012
The Argument For Short Travel Bikes - Opinion
Zero travel bikes (both fron and rear) can be a lot of fun in trails which would be boring if ridden with a full suspension bike. Not only because with the suspension less attention is required, but also because depending on the descend, the speed may well be higher with the rigid bike. At least the sensation of speed is higher! But of course suspension allows a much greater variety of trails to be ridden fast, and descents which were uninteresting to me 15 years ago because they required too much braking, can now be done with speed thanks to suspension. However I can also ride much faster now with the rigid bike over some pretty rough trails, as long as they are not too rocky. When there's just rocks it's not possible to shift the weight between front and rear to not feel the impacts.
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