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uzurpator RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 11:08
Apr 11, 2014
First Look: 2015 Shimano XTR – Eleven Speed Cassette - Choose Your Drivetrain
Well - a full year and some change before Type 2 is not "close together" :) I am also sure that SRAM had a clutch mech in the works way before Shimano presented its own. Heck - I had one in the works ( I just tried to use RC car damper, but that is irrelevant ). You seem to forget that at the time of Dual Control shimano also introduced outboard BBs, which spread like wildfire. Besides - Dual Control is awesome. I recently built a bike with it and I cannot believe I got trolled for so long into not using that.
uzurpator RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 10:48
Apr 11, 2014
uzurpator RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 10:45
Apr 11, 2014
First Look: 2015 Shimano XTR – Eleven Speed Cassette - Choose Your Drivetrain
Oh come on. Shimano did develop the clutch FD first. I do get a vibe of trying to woo us with exotic materials and complicated engineering instead of features tho. The only good part is the FD really.
uzurpator RichardCunningham's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 10:28
Apr 11, 2014
First Look: 2015 Shimano XTR – Eleven Speed Cassette - Choose Your Drivetrain
I think you guys hating the "no XTR x1" are kind of missing the point. Shimano = OEM. Aftermarket is just a minority of their sales. 20, maybe 30%. OEMs want triples and doubles. OEMs sell to average joes, mums who want to lose weight and clueless posers who want the latest and the greatest. All those "useless" options are for them. 22-40 low gear sells a 29'er to a 300lb clyde just as efficiently as 1x11 sells an "enduro" bike to many of you. All those "useless" options are for selling. Having that out of the way. This incarnation of XTR is kind of a letdown really. Cranks are overengineered and, arguably, hideous. The cassette is kind of 'meh' because it is 11 speed, this forcing an upgrade to get that extra cog. If it was a 10 speed, then it would be all-my-dix-want-nao for a sizable part of the market. There is an innovative part there however. It is the "direct route" FD. This device not only simplifies the cable routing and increases the clearance for the tyre. It also makes pretty good deal of bikes become FD compatible. All you need now is an e-type plate mounted to an ISCG and you now can mount and FD to your Trek Session. Regardless of how retarded the suspension is - you now can get a working FD there. Great piece of kit - sadly, in all the 1by craze it is going to be overlooked :(
uzurpator mattwragg's article
Aug 31, 2013 at 2:26
Aug 31, 2013
Results: World Championships Timed Training
Its official! 27.5" is 0.8% faster then both 29" and 26" wheels,. as clear from the results. Now give us your money. Sincerely: Your Bike Biz
uzurpator mikelevy's article
Aug 21, 2013 at 15:08
Aug 21, 2013
Prototype Manitou All-Mountain Fork - First Look
Minute was the best fork I ever had. I was in tears, well almost, when I was selling it. This looks like a worthy replacement: 1. 35mm stanchions 2. Bulges like RS forks have 3. 20mm axle 4. Best damper ever It is one of those "Silence thyself and accept my monies" moments
uzurpator uzurpator's photo
Aug 7, 2013 at 14:08
Aug 7, 2013
Bigger Can gives much more linear shock rate. Since I don't jump or drop I was using only 2/3rds of the rear travel. Now I am using 95%.

uzurpator uzurpator's photo
Jul 26, 2013 at 9:08
Jul 26, 2013
Rock shox monarch with a custom extra high volume air can.

Jul 24, 2013 at 14:20
Jul 24, 2013
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