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Chadimac22 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2017 at 13:42
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Day One Bikes and Tech - Sea Otter 2017
@robot870: the sad thing is, Waki is actually serious... it's a new thing now... roadies are turning their bikes into mountainbikes using geometry, tire size, and suspension travel specifications from 1998, but they're calling it the next big thing. Because, you know... it's a "gravel bike" or "adventure bike".
Chadimac22 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 22, 2017 at 13:37
1 days
Day One Bikes and Tech - Sea Otter 2017
Seriously. As someone who spends a LOT of time pounding the pavement, I don't understand why the roadie/CX crowd are cobbling together what equate to really bad mountain bikes and calling it the next big thing. All the heft of a mountainbike, minus the capability... Oh yeah, it's a "gravel" or "adventure" bike... right.
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2017 at 3:08
Apr 20, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
@jclnv: second thought, sarcasm aside: how does the reach of the bike (not the frame) fail to increase with a longer stem? Ride a bike with a 110mm stem then tell me it's not more of a REACH to the handlebars. Call it reach or whatever term you want, but you have to REACH farther to the grips with a longer stem. Only here can such a simple concept become so obfuscated. Along that line, as the handlebars are moved forward due to the longer stem, there is no denying weight distribution is also shifted forward which I feel, based on actual experience, helps keep the front wheel down in the steep climbs. YMMV.
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2017 at 2:57
Apr 20, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
@jclnv: were you secretly watching me on my last ride? How do you know my longer stem doesn't help keep the front wheel planted? Did you steal my bike, ride it, and return it without me knowing? Either way, this is getting weird.
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 19, 2017 at 22:36
Apr 19, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
@wakaba: depends on how fast you ride...
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 19, 2017 at 22:33
Apr 19, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
@R-M-R: I think you're splitting hairs with the terminology. Sure, you're right if you're talking about the reach of a frame only but I'm referring to the "reach" of the bike as it is built which is most certainly affected by stem length.
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 19, 2017 at 11:23
Apr 19, 2017
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 19, 2017 at 10:28
Apr 19, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
@thedriftisreal: haha. No kidding. You should see how "outdated" my 80mm race face turbine stem looks clamped onto my 35mm Race face Next carbon bars.
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 19, 2017 at 10:24
Apr 19, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
@zer0c00l44: hahahahaha. I just up-propped you.
Chadimac22 mikelevy's article
Apr 19, 2017 at 9:34
Apr 19, 2017
Ibis Updates the Ripley - First Look
But why? With a mere 325mm B.B. Height and a 67.5 head tube angle, I can assure you from experience that you won't want lower or slacker on this bike. I had no problem with the trails in Finale Ligure aboard my LS and never felt under-biked.
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