groghunter

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groghunter mikelevy's article
Apr 23, 2015 at 16:02
1 days
Opinion: The Message and the Medium
I remember when it essentially was Playboy. Back in the 90's MBA had an awful lot of skin, with not an awful lot of justification. I was OK with it, adolescent me was interested in exactly 2 things, & they were both in one magazine! :P
groghunter shimano's article
Apr 21, 2015 at 7:11
Apr 21, 2015
First Look: Shimano's New Deore XT Group
You should really look at the saint shifter then, as it's paddles beat anything SRAM I've ever tried.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 19:32
Apr 20, 2015
ENVE, Gravity, Michelin - Sea Otter 2015
Whoops, haha, meant Gusset, not Gamut.
groghunter RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 14:30
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
I actually didn't say it, but one of my first thoughts was that maybe he was using a moto lever of some variety. I didn't know enough about wrenching on motos to know if they actually have a higher fluid displacement at the lever or not.
groghunter shimano's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 14:04
Apr 20, 2015
First Look: Shimano's New Deore XT Group
Agreed. Pre-10 speed, SRAM were my favorite, I found them to be more positive & the shifting seemed to happen quicker.
groghunter RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 13:28
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
Nice. explained that way, it makes a lot of sense, thanks @cthorpe. I guess the real question would be how linear the brake action is, & how much caliper piston volume has to be displaced when squeezing the brake to get adequate stopping power.
groghunter RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 10:17
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
Remember that I just guesstimated at those numbers. figure roughly twice as much lever throw though: even running your lever all the way out, it's going to get really close to the bars at full squeeze, which is even worse for those with big hands. On some levers, you could play around with changing the cam that actually depresses the plunger, but if you make it so that it increases plunger movement for a given throw, it's going to lower your mechanical advantage at the lever. nothing comes for free.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 10:10
Apr 20, 2015
ENVE, Gravity, Michelin - Sea Otter 2015
lots of high rise DJ bars out there as well, I've got some nice gamut ones. mostly 25.4 clamp though(not really a big deal in a steel bar.)
groghunter mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 10:00
Apr 20, 2015
FOX, Novyparts, Lazer - Sea Otter 2015
You also can't use a southpaw with a reverb, because the reverb doesn't use a cable.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 9:56
Apr 20, 2015
FOX, Novyparts, Lazer - Sea Otter 2015
A lever is a better design than a button anyway. buttons, especially ones with as much travel between off & on as the reverb one, introduce resistance when not pushed straight up or down(just like a fork can have more sticktion if it's being deflected forward or back.) Lever doesn't really have that problem unless you have slop in the pivot. plus, easier to tuck all the hydraulic bits up in the body on a lever, whereas the reverb apparently has a shaft exposed directly under the button(covered by the little fork boot.)
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