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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 14, 2015 at 2:00
Apr 14, 2015
Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro 27.5 – Review
PB got a message today saying that Nissan and Cube are very close to a resolution on the name. Good news all 'round.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2015 at 18:39
Apr 13, 2015
Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro 27.5 – Review
bmc71^^^ The brakes were one of its assets, expecially considering the consequenses of getting sideways while traversing steep, off-camber rock drops. The Guide Rs had all the power I needed, and with a very accurate feel at the lever. I could predict the release point at the caliper often to the point where I could stop a rear skid in three inches or so.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2015 at 13:30
Apr 13, 2015
Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro 27.5 – Review
DC 1988^^^ The top tubes are not super long like the 2016 trend dictates, but that is probably better for an all-around performer like the Stereo is intended to be. Also, with four sizes and plenty of stand-over clearance, Cube makes buying up a size is a reasonable option. If it were a 160mm bike, I'd have dinged it in the review and asked for another 13mm.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 5, 2015 at 13:09
Apr 5, 2015
Opinion: Driving With Dad and the Boost Hub Standard
Fair question, rockin-itis. Progression isn't always linear. 29ers taught us that larger diameter wheels roll better over dirt surfaces, and it was that knowledge that caused designers to rethink wheel diameters and enventually agree on 27.5 as a "better" alternative for the average mountain bike. If 29ers had not popped into the radar, it is doubtful that 27.5 would ever have been considered. Same goes for fat bikes. As cool as fat bikes my be, they have little value for mainstream riders. But, they are so outside the box that they caused a handful of open-minded bike designers to rethink the relationship between tire volume and suspension. Plus sized wheels and tires are the beginning of an evolutionary development, spawned by a revolutionary oddity. I am sure that fat bikes will continue to evolve as an offshoot of the sport, but Plus bikes have traction among mainstream riders. Consider that the fork and shock don't begin to move until the tire is almost hitting the rim and then factor in the additional small-bump sensitivity that the Plus tire adds to the equation. Once the ratio between wheel travel and tire volume fleshes out, Plus bikes could become the new trailbike.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 5, 2015 at 10:39
Apr 5, 2015
Opinion: Driving With Dad and the Boost Hub Standard
150mm wide rear hubs would not mess up the chain line. Moving the chainring from the inner to the outboard position on a typical 104mm BCD spider would do the trick.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 5, 2015 at 3:25
Apr 5, 2015
Opinion: Driving With Dad and the Boost Hub Standard
Boost maintains the present Q-factor.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Apr 5, 2015 at 3:23
Apr 5, 2015
Opinion: Driving With Dad and the Boost Hub Standard
ilikeallwheelsizes: I believe that Trek and SRAM are bright enough to know what they are doing. Why stop at the BB? The frame is already Boost specific. If what you say is true, then Boost is already a half step.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 5:03
Mar 25, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
HAHA! Thanks, Now I know.Judging by the cartoon on the caliper, German horse flys must look a lot like mosquitoes.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 4:58
Mar 25, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Brits are an entirely new race? well that has to count for something.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 0:38
Mar 25, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Exactly karaknic, I think Avid was the first bike company to use through-bolts in one-piece calipers and that's where I first saw the comparative numbers. Where weight and space are considerations, through-bolts make sense.
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