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PLC07 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 5:10
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Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
@fartymarty: That would be a lot of hype for a tiny brand... Or a big nail in the gearbox coffin. I guess we'll know soon enough.
PLC07 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 5:01
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Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
In the last gearbox article both sram and shimano weren't very enthusiastic about gearboxes even though sram (iirc) said they may or may not have one in the works. Unless it was a PR move, it is most likely good clickbait for pinkbike.
PLC07 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 4:54
3 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
I'm not sure what you guys are on about about the gearbox brainwash. Pinkbike has historically been pro derailleur and no drivetrain maker seem to show much enthusiasm about gearboxes. It's either pure clickbait or there's actually a gearbox being released soon and they're setting the table but since the industry already knows what is going on 2-3 years in advance, the latter is improbable. Also, not sure I get the point about being unable to service your bike, one of the key selling points of gearbox is the lack of a need to service it and it is basically gears, grease and a seal so i dont see how that would make things tamper proof.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 14:18
Jan 13, 2017
Vernon Felton's Top 10 - Opinion
@Nobble: I've actually had 2 sets of DMR pedals, I've broken the platform on both, bent a spindle on both and broke pins off the platform on both. My straitlines still look great 5 years, which surprised me since the DMRs were DH pedals and the amps are considered "All mountain". I'm not saying they're the best, they're not. Yeah, bearings would be nicer but 150$ for a 336g pedal that lasted me 5 years so far is hard to beat in my book.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 13:56
Jan 13, 2017
Vernon Felton's Top 10 - Opinion
@Nobble: rebuild time is an issue, although super easy. Haven't had any complaints with platform width and the grip could be a little better but I found it is still better than most other pedals I tried. Not the best for sure but decent value for what you're paying. You'd pay what, 85$ extra for boomslangs and they're 33% heavier, at that price/weight, they better be the best pedals ever created.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 19:08
Jan 12, 2017
Vernon Felton's Top 10 - Opinion
@blackthorne: Nobody likes factory farming, which makes everybody buying their meat at the grocery store hypocrites, myself included. So unless you're vegan, you're one of us: an hypocrite. Get off your high horse.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 16:25
Jan 12, 2017
Vernon Felton's Top 10 - Opinion
180USD for a pair of 440g pedals? My straitlines amp are 150$CAD, weight 100g less and I've been riding them for 5 years of XC/DH and everything in between and aside from a bushing swap every now and then, I can't fault them. Due to how tough my current set of pedals is, I can't say I tried many but for 180USD you can get a lot more bang for your bucks.
PLC07 vernonfelton's article
Jan 12, 2017 at 16:20
Jan 12, 2017
Vernon Felton's Top 10 - Opinion
I'm with you. Contractors destroying everything for a housing project just to plant a handful of trees afterward and then dare call it a "living space". Our trails are getting more and more threatened too. This is supposed to be progress? I started hunting last year. Nothing like being 60km deep in the woods with nothing but a bunch of friends, a lake and a mostly untouched forest. I feel this is what MTB should be and the last picture of this piece got me dreamy.
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Jan 8, 2017 at 4:10
Jan 8, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@fartymarty: with all the lost time spent/money spent on derailleurs, I'd be even if I bought a gearbox frame. The thing is if you're in north america, it is next to impossible to try one and I'm not spending that kind of money blindly.
PLC07 mikelevy's article
Jan 7, 2017 at 23:33
Jan 7, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@bankz: well derailleurs are still quite flawed after 110 years of development so you can't really expect some dude in his garage to get it right the first try. It is going to take a while to perfect, especially when the big 2, who would be most likely to make it work, seem to be a lot more interested in milking the derailleur as much as they can.
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