B335d mikekazimer's article
Sep 21, 2020 at 1:18Sep 21, 2020
Review: 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 - T is for Turbo
1257 mm wheelbase, 435 mm chainstay , sound like a balanced bike.... oh wait...
B335d mikelevy's article
Jul 17, 2020 at 0:22Jul 17, 2020
Why Are We Using 12-Speed Drivetrains? - The Explainer
This 12 speed stuff is nothing but problems. Yeah it works awesome when its new, but hit a first small branch, rock... and the problems start, like skipping gears, impossible to adjust it correctly... It might be fine for flow trails or the riders who get the stuff or free, but for a regular, hard riding, rider it makes zero sense. And regarding gearing, on a 29er, there is no way you need more than 30/10 for the descents, I would argue that even 28/10 is more than enough. So, considering this, you get a 28/42 climbing gear with 11 speed SRAM casette. At least for me, it ticks all the boxes: DURABLE, light (260g casette!), enough gearing range. I just hope they keep on producing 11 speed SRAM stuff, because this 12 speed stuff is way to finicky for real mountain bike use on hmmm... real mountain trails.