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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2015 at 8:49
8 hours
Commencal Meta V4 Race - Review
It is a good idea to drill a 1mm hole in the BB of any un-vented frame. It lets water out, but the hole is not so large that significant amounts of water can make its way in. Considering that most bikes have leaky internal cable routing ports makes the vent hole even more important.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2015 at 8:29
8 hours
Commencal Meta V4 Race - Review
Duooooh! My mistake: V4/X4 Chalk it up to a dyslexic wiiter and the wonders of search and replace. ;-( :-)
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 23, 2015 at 9:38
2 days
Oddities from the Pits - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Captainspaulding^^^ Irmo (the photographer) says Neff uses two shifters. Most riders on Di2, including me at the moment, run the left shifter only in Syncro mode. It shifts awesomely smooth and while it's odd at first, having the front mech move on its own is pretty cool. In Syncro mode, Di2 selects only the 13 most optimal gear choices (out of 22 possible). Hold the button and it goes through 12 shifts in about four seconds.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 22:27
3 days
Bike Check: Nino Shurter's Scott Spark - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Dirty Knobbies, your point is taken and accurate in one sense. There are restrictions, however, for nearly all forms of racing (the ultimate land speed record may have the fewest.) Restrictions, however, can cultivate innovation or quench it. F1 is a formula - outside the formula, absolutely anything goes. The restrictions for road racing are basically, the bike has to operate, look, and perform similar to steel, diamond frame bikes like the Binachi Fausto Coppi won the World Championships upon in 1953. Cross-country racing bikes have a formula - a few wheel sizes, pedal powered, no motors, some safety stuff, but after that, anything goes. F1 got to where it is now because constructors were given that freedom. Not slapped down every time some designer got crazy, as road bike designers have contiuously been. Road bikes have evolved, but nowhere near the pace that they could have. Check your history and you may agree that, from 1980 to present, both the mountain bike and F1 have enjoyed a stratospheric period of evolution. Remove Triathlon, and the road bike is a carbon fiber model T.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 21:56
3 days
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 21:16
3 days
Bike Check: Julien Absalon's BMC Double Threat - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
WC XC hardtails are under or at 9 kilos. add 500g for rear suspension. Of course, they can be heavier - or lighter - but nobody talks about it.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 19:13
3 days
Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Oh, that's right..... wait for it.... Canada is in America. - at least one of the Americas. Colour me wrong.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 18:47
3 days
Bike Check: Catharine Pendrel's Orbea Oiz - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Would you like a dash of aluminium and some ground up tyres with that Canadian high fibre diet?
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2015 at 16:22
May 22, 2015
Bike Check: Nino Shurter's Scott Spark - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
^^^ True, src28, and whilgenb, WEC would be a better analogy. Constructors still have tons of room to innovate in F1 though. Road bikes? Not so much.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
May 19, 2015 at 11:38
May 19, 2015
First Look: Lindarets ReMount Remote Dropper Adapter
Unless you have old-school narrow bars, it sits pretty far outside. I thought the same, but never whacked my knee - although I will probably cut it to fit after I experiment with various positions.
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