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PLC07 davidarthur's article
Sep 2, 2015 at 4:13
2 hours
Osprey Syncro 15 Hydration Pack - Review
Not much of a problem if your current pack is dying but the bladder still good.
Sep 1, 2015 at 13:11
17 hours
PLC07 kazyamamura's article
Aug 30, 2015 at 17:01
3 days
Video: Shore Style
Chris Akrigg would like to have a word with you.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Aug 28, 2015 at 16:30
Aug 28, 2015
First Look: Only What's Necessary Shoes, Spank Pedals and Wheels - Eurobike 2015
On the other hand, I find that 5.10s are way too big (even the new ones) so they don't breathe at all. I would gladly sacrifice a little protection for more breathable shoes (except for the toe area). Oh and that white heel is literally going to look like shit after very few rides. Bad color choice.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Aug 25, 2015 at 16:31
Aug 25, 2015
New Bikes and Prototypes - Eurobike 2015
The gearbox is smaller than the chainring so the taco/bashguard/chainring would take most of the abuse before the gearbox gets a hit and it is most likely the same for the dual pulley setup. I don't know about you but all my downtubes are intact while I have an ever growing collection of broken derailleurs so I would gladly make the switch even if that meant gaining 5 pounds on my bike. The premium will pay for itself by not having to buy derailleurs/hangers again.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 2:53
Aug 17, 2015
First Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel
Trek announced they will start selling bikes online and ship it to the shop of your choice. The shop will make about 80% of the profit margin they usually do.
PLC07 mikekazimer's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 1:06
Aug 17, 2015
First Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel
They made you save a penny and you're complaining?
PLC07 paulaston's article
Aug 17, 2015 at 0:30
Aug 17, 2015
Spotted: OneUp's ultralight chain guide and 11-speed cassette - Crankworx Whistler, 2015
Chain is almost new and I change them often. I've had 2 internal jockey pulley springs break, jockey pulley bolt explode (?!?), a hanger bolt seize (?!?) and a wire crush plate crack. Torn one off a rock and both the ones on my bike and my girlfriend's are on the way out due to being bent and shifting like crap. If you count the 2 new derailleurs I'll have to buy when those die, that's 1250$ right there within two years just for derailleurs. I understand it is not a cheap sport and there is general maintenance fees that comes with regular usage but you'd believe that parts who are made to take a beating would be tougher. Considering gearbox frames are about 1500$ish (iirc), it would already have paid itself. Oh and while I'm at it, I just brought up my budget's excel file as I have a "bike" line on it. So far in 2015, I have over 1700$ spent between my DH and XC bike strictly for maintenance (no upgrades). I love biking but I'm really starting to wonder if it's worth the price.
Aug 16, 2015 at 15:52
Aug 16, 2015
PLC07 paulaston's article
Aug 16, 2015 at 14:50
Aug 16, 2015
Spotted: OneUp's ultralight chain guide and 11-speed cassette - Crankworx Whistler, 2015
I had 5 derailleurs crap out on me within the last 1.5 year or so and 4 of them wasn't due to external damage. I spent the better part of this summer fixing shifting problems too. Even though the "better-than-thou" crowd would lynch me for using "anything below 32t", I'm fine with my 28x36 setup. I really couldn't give a shit about any derailleur improvements at this point, all I want is an "affordable" gearbox to the point where I don't even care if it adds 5lbs to my frame. Carbon frames, electronic suspension and steampunk drivetrains, it would be about time someone fixes that glaring flaw.
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