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amrskipro shimano's article
Apr 16, 2015 at 10:30
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First Look: Shimano's New Deore XT Group
Everyone that fusses about whether you need a 10T or an 11T on the lower end of the cassette and whether or not it is important to your overall riding should s*&t the f*&k up and go ride a real trail rather than b*&^h about not having a high enough gear to spin to the shops with. No one cares that you spin out on your sh*&ty back woods fire trail or nature park cruiser trail. And certainly the mountain bike industry should not design parts for the 90% that work for the 10% of these choppers. As the kind of person that proposes this stupidity is probably a Strava^%hole, why don't they look at their trail speeds after their rides and really ask themselves "was I pedalling to go faster at that point?". When you are going more than 35 kmph (30T front and 10T rear = 35.8 kmph @ 90 rpm/ 30T front and 11T rear = 32.6 kmph @90 rpm) on a real trail on an all-mtn bike you are probably not pedalling at all and if you are it is not very often, probably just a short burst to carry momentum through a slight uphill section. DH bike different story but then they run different cassettes, different front chain ring sizes (eg 36T front to 11T rear = 39.1 kmph). So you are talking about compromising the efficeincy of an entire drive train for the 0.5% that can actually use it on a trail (ie the real expert rider at elite level) or for some corner shop run punters! Right this particular aspect of this discussion is so pointless and so boring that I have put myself into a coma. Punters; slap yourselves in a face with an old cassette (I don't care how many teeth or speeds it has), everyone else choose the front chainring size that works for your fitness, riding ability and local terrain and go outside and enjoy your ride.
Apr 9, 2015 at 19:59
Apr 9, 2015
amrskipro mikekazimer's article
Mar 31, 2015 at 14:27
Mar 31, 2015
Five Ten Kestrel - Review
Ascents are my go to walk/ bike shoe.
amrskipro mattwragg's article
Mar 26, 2015 at 7:15
Mar 26, 2015
19 Bikes of the Enduro World Series
@Steve-de: Conti do have suitable tyres for this kind of racing. Trail King or Baron Project. But if you are factory backed and can specify the exact tyres for a slick track with a threat of rain during the stage then why wouldn't you run exactly what would work best!? It's not like they are the one's trimming the centre knobs with side cutters anyway. The GT/ Conti truck had sets of them already pre-trimmed when they were at Crankworx. Plus the compounds are bespoke for the factory riders (ie more grip and shorter wear than the consumer models).
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Mar 26, 2015 at 6:59
Mar 26, 2015
Nico Lau's Cube Stereo - Crankworx Rotorua
New 2.35 Nobby Nic is a pretty decent patterned tyre.
amrskipro mikelevy's article
Mar 26, 2015 at 6:58
Mar 26, 2015
Nico Lau's Cube Stereo - Crankworx Rotorua
28T x 40T = 0.70 gear ratio or slightly easier than 30T x 42T on a 1 x 11 set up. Obviously he is stupid fit as a EWS athlete but nothing that a normal person could not ride most of the ups with. Interesting choice.
Selling
Mar 25, 2015 at 13:08
Mar 25, 2015

5.10 Impact Sam Hill

$110 CAD
2014 Five Ten Sam Hill. I forgot that I need to size down on these shoes when I ordered them. Size 10 (US)/ UK9/ EU 43. So only used for about ten rides before I got annoyed at the being too large and bought a set in 9.5. Excellent condition, new insoles (I always use my own) and spare laces. Even comes with the box!! No low ball offers, no trades, I am happy to wait for the 'shit the park is about to open and I have no shoes/ stuff/ bikes/ brake pads' Rush that happens every May. Prefer local but I'll ship at buyer's expense.

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Mar 24, 2015 at 12:49
Mar 24, 2015
That looks sweet!

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Mar 19, 2015 at 21:40
Mar 19, 2015
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