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DRomy danielsapp's article
Mar 22, 2019 at 7:54
3 days
Spotted: New RockShox Pike Ultimate - Crankworx Rotorua 2019
@PinkyScar: Ha! A dual crown SID! Love it. The more I think about it, that sounds awesome. Think of how much gnar UCI could add to the World Cup XC courses if every racer was sporting a featherweight hardtail with "dual crown SID" up front.
DRomy SteelCityMedia's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 7:58
Mar 5, 2019
Video: Syndicate Pit Gibberish - Why Would You Run a Smaller Rear Rotor?
It has to do with physics. Your body is in front of the rear wheel, so the your mass will just drag the rear brake. The front brake has a lot more work to do. Your body is behind is behind the front brake/wheel, so it actually has to stop your body mass from moving forward. That puts the front brake under much more load, so a larger rotor helps provide the extra force (and heat dissipation) needed. This isn't an argument in support of a smaller rear rotor. It's just an explanation of why a front rotor can benefit from greater size. Experiment: Pedal to the top of a hill, then fly down at top speed and fully grab your rear brake. You'll skid for ages and eventually slow down. Now, pedal back up, fly down at top speed and then fully grab your front brake -- let me know if you notice a difference in outcomes. ;)
DRomy RichardCunningham's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 8:17
Feb 5, 2019
Review: Niner's New RIP 9 RDO 29
@RichardCunningham: So, 700mm is your preferred handlebar width now? I think RC gave us a glimpse of the next big trend. Forget fork’s all about going retro with ultra narrow bars.
DRomy jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 7:22
Jan 11, 2019
Video: Christopher Walken Stars in New YT Jeffsy Teaser Video
I guess Christopher Walken doesn't care if his buddy will hold his water bottle.
DRomy jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 2, 2019 at 15:13
Jan 2, 2019
Video: Jolanda Neff Beats Cyclocross World Champion in GP Sven Nys
Loving the nonchalant smile covered Belgian mud.
Dec 27, 2018 at 13:25
Dec 27, 2018

SRAM X1 GXP 175 w/ 32 Eagle Boost XO weight

$80 USD
X0 weight at a fraction of the cost! I just “upgraded” to X01 cranks because — thanks to the interwebs — I thought these cranks were 800 grams. Just took them off and weighed them at only 627 grams (including ring), which is only 38 grams more than XO1 carbon cranks. I should have measured before I bought! These X1 cranks are stiff, strong, and, apparently, really light. Everything on these cranks is in excellent condition. The crank arms look great and only have a bit of shoe rub on the non-drive side. The Eagle X-Sync 32t chainring is in outstanding shape with minimal wear. I’m also including a direct mount 2x spider with brand new, unridden 34-22t chainrings, so you have that option. 2016 SRAM X1 GXP (works with GXP external and PF92/BB92 bottom brackets) 175mm arms 168 Q Factor Eagle 32t Boost chainring SRAM 2x spider with 34-22t chainrings Let me know if you have any questions. -David

DRomy RichardCunningham's article
Dec 20, 2018 at 8:55
Dec 20, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Value Mountain Bike of the Year Winner
Short chainstays, big tires, and 170mm of travel -- the rear wheel needs somewhere to move.
DRomy jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 30, 2018 at 21:27
Nov 30, 2018
Guillaume Bout's Bonkers Concept Bikes
That ENVE 50” front rim would cost like $15K all by itself.
DRomy jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 29, 2018 at 15:10
Nov 29, 2018
Cross-Country World Cups Were Viewed by More People Than Downhill for the First Time in 2018
@friendlyfoe: It's called the RedBull FoxHunt. It's absolute carnage and amazing. Wouldn't mind a whole season of that.
DRomy sarahmoore's article
Nov 20, 2018 at 15:32
Nov 20, 2018
Video: Missy Giove - The Champion Mountain Biker Turned Drug Smuggler
@bman33: I hear your point, and I think we have the same values, we just prioritize them differently. In these murky gray matters, we’re often left to weigh not what is most good but what is least harmful. I see the downsides to limiting things in the name of fairness. However, for me, in the case of keeping MJ illegal, the benefit to individuals and communities is worth the trade-off of giving up recreational use. I appreciated your reasoned and balanced response. It’s refreshing when people calmly express their opinion without vilifying others. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
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