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alexsin vernonfelton's article
May 27, 2016 at 10:24
3 hours
Pivot Switchblade - First Look
How about happily running a 27.5+ rear wheel and 29" front? I have a Boost bike with thick carbon stays and my size 12.5 feet rub on the seat stays all the time. This bike has even shorter chain stays and wider rear spacing - anyone with largish feet is gonna have a lot of contact.
alexsin Canyon-PureCycling's article
May 25, 2016 at 16:51
2 days
Canyon Set to Launch in the USA
I thought I was over DH bikes but that comes out in a beautiful XL. Whistler adding a ton of new trails in the park, plus a bunch of new bike park options in the lower mainland. I was just starting to scheme how to get myself a Sender and now it looks like I'll be able to get one easily enough! Amazing.
alexsin mikekazimer's article
May 20, 2016 at 20:27
May 20, 2016
Now THAT Was a Bike - 2000 Trek Fuel
An Ibis Szazbo or Bow-Ti would be a good addition to this column.
alexsin mikelevy's article
May 20, 2016 at 10:24
May 20, 2016
Nino's Prototype Bike - World Cup XCO 2, Germany
@nzandyb: Well it's not so much that he doesn't blow up as that when we does blow up everyone else was dead hours and 3000m earlier.
alexsin mikekazimer's article
May 12, 2016 at 9:41
May 12, 2016
Spotted: Fox's Transfer Dropper Post - EWS Round 3, Ireland
What if it's the wrong shade of Kashima? If I line up my friends' bikes, all Kashima forks and shocks, there are at least 3 distinct colour variants.
alexsin RichardCunningham's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 13:39
Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@TheRaven: It's only partially on restarts. Until I got this drivetrain I had no idea how often I would unconsciously do a backpedal while standing or whatever. Apparently a lot.
alexsin RichardCunningham's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 12:46
Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@groghunter: Is that really true? Aren't we running 11spd cassettes on the same freehub as for 10spd? Shouldn't the biggest cog in either configuration be in roughly the same spot? I didn't experience any of this backpedal derailing stuff with 10spd/142 but I am on an 11spd/Boost.
alexsin RichardCunningham's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 12:40
Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
@TheRaven: My new Evil should be designed around the latest chainline requirements (one would think). Where I live there are lots of super steep, super rough climbs. If you need to restart midway through a section sometimes you need to ratchet a bit to get in your pedals or to avoid a rock. Not being able to do this basically means if I get stalled then I'm resigned to walk the rest of that section, which sucks. Though it looks like I can get away with a slightly smaller chainring so I'm going to try that and basically not use the 42. Hooray back to 10 speeds.
alexsin RichardCunningham's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 9:27
Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
We need to come up with a name for the 1x10 and 1x11 derail on backpedal in the lowest gear. The OnebyRail? Anyone? Or are we confident we'll solve it quickly enough for it to not need a name?
alexsin RichardCunningham's article
Apr 28, 2016 at 9:25
Apr 28, 2016
Opinion: The Eagle Has Landed
I have a brand new 11spd XT drivetrain on a brand new bike with all the correct/recommended parts and I can't seem to get rid of the backpedal derail. It is an incredible design flaw for a company like Shimano, whose well-known product failings were in concept not execution (Dual Control sucked but they were nicely made). Now I'm on a bike that doesn't take a front derailleur whose chainring cannot sit any further inboard clearance-wise, that cannot backpedal in its lowest gear. It's pretty incredible really.
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