Snfoilhat

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Snfoilhat pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 16, 2014 at 21:41
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100% Pit Party - Sea Otter 2014
I happen to wear the 100% Accuri but I think this would apply to any goggle: in addition to the great info above, when you replace your lens due to scratches or buy another tint, go for the dual lens version ("Enduro" or "Anti-fog"). I wore mine for 3+ hours riding in the rain last fall, 100% humidity, and by the end there was some water trapped between the lenses but no fogging. Really impressive. Also, enduro.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 23:35
Apr 11, 2014
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Apr 9, 2014 at 21:20
Apr 9, 2014
First Ride - Specialized SWAT Apparel
Lunch ride gear designed by industry guys who get a lunch ride. This will be all the rage with a small number of over-biked middle-aged dudes on Emma McCrary trail (Santa Cruz, CA) around noontime who yell on the forums about full suspension frames needing water bottle mounting places. If that's for you fine, but long live the hydration pack, 2+L capacity, a little bit of extra gear in case something goes wrong, and rides longer than 90 minutes.
Snfoilhat mikelevy's article
Apr 7, 2014 at 9:05
Apr 7, 2014
From The Top - SRAM CEO Stan Day
The reason is not complicated but it lays just beyond the comprehension of the typical, vocal PB user. Individual brakeset quality doesn't have a 'normal distribution'. You can't sit back and count stories on the Internet and say 'on average, the Elixir 9 is worse than the XT', for the very real reason that 'on average' doesn't apply here. There are many good Avid brakesets that make it through QC, and there are a few (but too many!) bad brakesets that make it through QC, and so the curve of all individual performances would not one smooth hump (i.e. 'normal'), it would be two humps. One hump around the good sets and one hump around the bad. People on this site cannot get it through their heads that their brake and their story about it, whether positive or negative, has no bearing on your brake and your story, nor me and mine, when they come from different 'humps' on the curve. No amount of forum griping makes my actually good brake bad, or your actually bad brake good. The factory produces both.
Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Mar 29, 2014 at 14:40
Mar 29, 2014
Spotted: Danny Hart's Prototype Giant Glory 27.5
My fault, Seraph, you did notice some resentment--but only against the type of marketer described above, not about 650b or anything at all to do with bikes. It's a bad name for a good wheel.
Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Mar 29, 2014 at 13:57
Mar 29, 2014
Spotted: Danny Hart's Prototype Giant Glory 27.5
A sense of humor @seraph, you lacks it. I could care less about wheel diameters. I am educating the kids on the topic of wheel i>language/i>.
Snfoilhat mikekazimer's article
Mar 29, 2014 at 12:14
Mar 29, 2014
Spotted: Danny Hart's Prototype Giant Glory 27.5
If 27.5" is wrong, 650b is even more wrong. So at some point, you have to say "let's just have a shorthand so we can talk about parts that fit with one another." What 650b really means is a decades-old road wheel style with a ~650mm inflated diameter and the "b" means even more narrow tire profile than "c" in, for example "700c." You know, a roadie wheel. The real (as in both correct and useful) numbers needed to describe a tire are its bead seat diameter and it's nominal width. 26" (for life!!1!) is really called 559 x (1.9-2.7"), 27.5" is really called 584 x (1.9-2.7") and 29" is really called 622 x (1.9-2.7"). The "650b" mountain bike tire of modern days just happens to have the same bead seat diameter (584) of the ancient 650b road wheel, and so the name got re-used. But obviously old super skinny road tires are never going to be fitted on new 27.5 MTB rims, and so the components have nothing to do with each other. The name should not have been reused. But the industry's marketing bros decided y'all would be more comfortable with easier numbers. If you're upset about it, you can knock the stupid flat-billed fitted ballcap off their head the next time you see one at a trade show. Pick a wheel-size nomenclature and be a dick about it. http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
Snfoilhat RichardCunningham's article
Mar 18, 2014 at 22:37
Mar 18, 2014
Formula ThirtyFive 29 Fork - Review
"Begs the question" doesn't mean what you think it means. "Pinnacle of their evolution" does mean what you think it means, but you are very likely wrong. An extra 25mm of front end height is just what 29er riders have been screaming for. Thanks for everything.
Snfoilhat mattwragg's article
Mar 4, 2014 at 8:56
Mar 4, 2014
Orbea Rallon X-Team - Review
@mattwragg They're your words, man. "Buttery in the first part of the travel" is a small-bump thing, which is a high-speed compression damping thing (plus spring rate, plus rebound). "Kept its height in the travel" is a low-speed compression thing (plus spring rate, plus rebound). I'm just saying that overall ride feel is very complex system of which the marketing guys offer a very reductionist view: it is A that will make you feel B. I'm not so sure. Anyway, your description of the damper settings is wrong. So I don't know who should be reviewing bikes. That's not a very interesting question to me.
Snfoilhat mattwragg's article
Mar 3, 2014 at 21:10
Mar 3, 2014
Orbea Rallon X-Team - Review
@dhminipinner not to be an anonymous Internet jerk to anyone, but the power of suggestion runs so strongly through the MTB media and riders who read too much of it. Like this: @mattwragg "using very little low-speed compression to keep the fork buttery in the first part of the travel and then we added a good bit of high-speed compression so the fork kept its height in the travel" this example is practically the exact opposite of what low-speed and high-speed compression damping mean! @dhminipinner and it's coming from a guy (Wragg) who is very well versed in bike tech and is probably a great rider. People just hear, read, and drink in this stuff and voila! they end up feeling exactly what they were told they would feel. The guy's not dishonest; he really "felt" those adjustments work. Top/pro/ful-time reviewers don't just create marketing hogwash, they end up imbibing even more of it than we do. You have to feel sympathy for them. If I were to suggest on PB that folks are deluding themselves about the changes in ride quality with different dampers or even different damper settings, I would get flamed to a crisp by dudes in their thousands who insist they can feel a single click. It's an easy claim to make, no one can ask for proof and it makes the person seem smart and bike savvy. But then how do you explain how few riders (or suspension manufacturers) can even explain what the different adjusters do?
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