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Nygaard RichardCunningham's article
Apr 2, 2015 at 8:48
Apr 2, 2015
First Look: SRAM GX - The 11-Speed Wide Range Drivetrain for the People
Di2 is nice but it has two rather big issues: 1. Get the ratio right and you don't need more than one ring and an 11-speed cassette, but for some reason Shimano is still clinging on to the dual ring concept. More shifting, more weight, more expensive, more complicated, more prone to shifting issues and mechanical failures... That's a lot of cons, when the only pro is a slightly wider (but mostly useless) ratio. Very few people will miss the in-between gearings and ability to push 50km/h+ top speeds on their MTB. 11-speed out back with a Di2 shifter + NW single ring and Shimano would have a winner! 2. Too expensive as a concept. SRAM's approach is scalable and easily implemented into cheaper solutions. It can be applied to everything from their cutting edge XX1 group to this new and (relatively) inexpensive GX group. One might ask why it took so long, but I think we all know the answer to that question ($$$). Di2 on the other hand is much more complicated and expensive to produce. Too many compromises on the shifting electronics = everything goes down the drain, and you would be better off with a cheaper traditional shifting system.
Nygaard mikekazimer's article
Mar 31, 2015 at 1:19
Mar 31, 2015
Five Ten Kestrel - Review
This.. These look like they could do anything from muddy XC racing to some serious shredding!
Nygaard paulaston's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 12:53
Mar 24, 2015
YT Slopestyler Prototype - Crankworx Rotorua
Now we just need that ~10kg. Capra-ish 120-130 mm. AM racer, and the lineup is complete... I really, really, REALLY hope that will happen!
Nygaard paulaston's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 0:43
Mar 24, 2015
Giro Alpineduro - Review
I've always wanted a pair of $199.99 low cut rubber boots... No, wait - I meant a pair of $130 Five Ten's that looks like regular "sane person" footwear! Wait! WAAAIT!... DAMN IT!
Nygaard paulaston's article
Mar 22, 2015 at 5:31
Mar 22, 2015
Kore, WOOdman and Kali - Taipei Show 2015
Apparently that Kore retention test is pretty much just a gimmick:,8729/Rsponse-to-Kores-New-Take-on-the-Narrow-wide-Ring,88011/Hollen,19425
Nygaard mikekazimer's article
Mar 8, 2015 at 18:45
Mar 8, 2015
Trek Remedy 9.9 29 - Review
Nygaard mikekazimer's article
Mar 7, 2015 at 5:07
Mar 7, 2015
Sequence Saturday: Terrifying Urban DH Crash
My thought exactly.. Urban DH is essentially one big ass rock garden. At least some thin pads to keep skin and flesh on the bones would seem like a good idea.
Nygaard paulaston's article
Feb 23, 2015 at 2:13
Feb 23, 2015
Solid Strike Black Star - Review
Agreed - but I'd still take the TUES CF Pro over this at just €319 more. That bike is just without competition!
Nygaard troyleedesigns's article
Feb 23, 2015 at 1:30
Feb 23, 2015
First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs Ride Collection
Welp.. There's not much difference when you think about it anyway. Spend a day mountain biking or a day with Louie Spence - the end result is a sore butt and brown stains on your clothes either way.
Nygaard troyleedesigns's article
Feb 23, 2015 at 1:03
Feb 23, 2015
First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs Ride Collection
Massive improvement from the 2014 Sprint line! I went to Fox because it was impossible to get a decent looking kit from TLD. Comfort and durability is obviously the most important - but at $145 (~$220 in the EU) for a jersey and shorts it better make me look at least 5 sec. faster!
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