Specialized has added two new models to their flat pedal shoe lineup. The 2FO Method ($100) is on the more casual side of things, with a canvas upper and Slipnot rubber sole. The flex is fairly soft, making it better suited for pumptrack and dirt jump laps over long pedally rides.
The 2FO Roost Flat Syn ($120) has a synthetic upper for better water resistance than the original version's suede-like upper, and uses Specialized's extra-grippy Slipnot ST rubber.
Purple Hayes are back, this time in the form of a limited edition run of Dominion brakes.
The green colorway is also available on select Crankbrothers shoes and pedals.
What's old is new again (referring to the sunglasses, not Riki). Smith's XC glasses originally launched in 1984 for cross-country skiers, and now they're back in the lineup, complete with a fancy flip up lens.
Also, they were just plain fun to play with, just tapping the brake levers down without any force, like flapping your wings.
They didn't catch on because of the inverted shifting which made things unnecessary complicated, and because people feared they would have problems with them, without ever using them.
Perhaps the worst idea Shimano ever had?
Linkglide for example has proven good after testing it with a dedicated XT level group alone. Biopace rings actually were good (at the time) for certain riders, but not in the limited sizes that only worked as a set they offered at the time and not with the more complicated front derailleur adjustments. The ramps and pins on the inside if the big/middle chainrings which XTR debuted in 1992 and became an industry standard after to speed up upshifting, started out as a thing tested on the lower mtb groups that had stamped steel chainrings to solve the slow front shifting of biopace rings with their irregular shape not guaranteeing the front derailleur cage would move the chain over correctly onto the teeth. The alloy biopace rings on the higher groups never got it implemented before shimano abandoned the biopace system altogether but the ramp technology carried over across all the groups eventually and was copied by other brands afterwards.
Good motto actually.
No scrubs ?
I didn't know they don't make full-sus bikes anymore. Rode one approx 30 yrs ago and it opened my eyes to full-sus bikes
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