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slimboyjim mdelorme's article
Aug 3, 2015 at 0:13
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Photo Epic: Swiss Power - Mont Sainte Anne XC World Cup 2015
Xc isn't really my thing (I'm unfit) but there is a part of me that would love to try a proper xc rig on a course like this just to see how crazy scary it would become :)
slimboyjim aspectmediauk's article
Jul 24, 2015 at 1:36
Jul 24, 2015
Forest of Dean - Ride Free Day
I wasn't involved in this in any way, but to see Bell getting involved in things like this makes me want to spend money on them... Luckily for them (but not for me!) I'm in the market for a new helmet after I was hit by a car... The wait for my fitness and claim to come through is killing me though!
slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
Jul 16, 2015 at 3:43
Jul 16, 2015
First Look: Lapierre 2016
You got it - search for 'FSA BB30 Threaded Adapter' and you'll see it is nothing more than a metal tube with threads cut in. Quite cheap and quite simple. I'm sure other brands must do them too...
slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
Jul 15, 2015 at 14:46
Jul 15, 2015
First Look: Lapierre 2016
A pressfit bb is exactly like a headset - you just push it in from either side. It doesn't screw in. You tend to have the bearing covers and seals to try and prevent water ingressto the bearings, but IMHO they don't last as long as a traditional type. The adaptor is a metal tube that you glue inside your frame, and it has threads cut into it that you screw the traditional bb into. The bb therefore fits in exactly the the same way as if it was attached directly to the frame and doesn't spin, unless the bonding between the adaptor and frame failed for some reason. I've heard it is crazy strong glue though, so unlikely!
slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2015 at 11:34
Jul 14, 2015
First Look: Lapierre 2016
Pressfit means the frame around the bottom bracket is wider and stiffer, plus it makes frame manufacturing easier (no threads to cut into an aluminium frame (or metal inserts to bond into a carbon frame???)). For all it is sold as bring stiffer the obvious reason it is so common will be that it is cheaper for manufacture. I'm not sure how much stiffer it makes a frame - maybe a couple of percent? I don't know if it is noticeable, but as long as it says stiffer on the marketing then people will buy it. However, there is a solution in that you can buy an adaptor that you glue into the bb which means it accepts an English bb (i.e. a 'traditional' threaded type). I've one on my road bike and it is great. I'm going to get one for my mountain bike soon as pressfit bb's are less well sealed and harder to replace...
slimboyjim RichardCunningham's article
Jul 13, 2015 at 0:38
Jul 13, 2015
First Look: Lapierre 2016
I've a 2009 Zesty with the weird little derailleur guard and it certainly has a few gouges in it. Don't know where from, or whether my derailleur would have been affected by whatever struck the guard, but for a few grams I'm happy with it. I'm not pro enough to worry about 20-30g or so...
slimboyjim Newbike-agency's article
Jul 11, 2015 at 7:12
Jul 11, 2015
Video: Gladiators, Fire, Swords and More
I agree - we need more documentaries like this on Pinkbike.
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Jul 1, 2015 at 1:44
Jul 1, 2015
NS Snabb E1 - Review
Do a ghetto tubeless with some Schwalbe bmx inner tubes perhaps? The nut you screw over the air valve has a lip that would fit inside the schraeder drilling to hold the valve stable, and you pay half price!
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 25, 2015 at 5:30
Jun 25, 2015
Video: Trans-Provence Day Four
Neither - give me the money and I'll tell you what it's like...
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 22, 2015 at 3:11
Jun 22, 2015
Video: A Bite of Jaws
So... How good is the Polish medical system then?
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