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DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 14:44
Jun 11, 2018
Review: Orbea Rallon M-LTD
@mikelevy: Thanks for the clarification! I have a better opinion about the Minions. In that case I would attibute the guilt for the front-driftiness more to the stem length as you mentioned. I used to feel good with a 35mm stem but when I moved to a 29" bike with a slacker head angle I did feel that it was easier to get weight on the front with a 50mm stem. I'm currently with an intermediate 40mm stem to see if I get used to it.
DavidGuerra mikelevy's article
Jun 10, 2018 at 16:21
Jun 10, 2018
Review: Orbea Rallon M-LTD
The front is washing out because the Vittoria Martello is sub-par. The rubber may be good but the side knobs do not have an aggressive positioning towards the ground. I mean, it's obvious just looking at it. There's not enough spacing between inner and outer knobs, which is a critical space for corner traction. I have put mine on the rear where it does a better job, even it still doesn't roll that great.
DavidGuerra paulaston's article
Jun 7, 2018 at 3:52
Jun 7, 2018
Huck Norris Tire Insert - Review
Whatever sealant gets stuck in Huck Norris becomes useless. Let's say you want to have 80 grams of sealant in your tires. If Huck Norris absorbs 36 grams, that's the amount of extra sealant you will have to add when installing Huck Norris for the first time, if you still want to have 80 grams of fluid circulating on the inner walls of the tire. So the 120-240 grams figure is correct, because that is the extra weight for the same amount of circulating fluid. However, I think that more and more fluid will keep accumulating on the insert, making it heavier and requiring more extra fluid to be added.
DavidGuerra mikekazimer's article
Apr 16, 2018 at 3:29
Apr 16, 2018
Pearl Izumi's New Flat Pedal and Clipless Shoes - Interbike 2017
You must have meant that it is hard to overestimate that, and easy to underestimate.
Mar 30, 2018 at 6:42
Mar 30, 2018
Added 7 photos to YT-Capra-CF-Pro-Race-29
Mar 30, 2018 at 6:22
Mar 30, 2018
DavidGuerra paulaston's article
Feb 27, 2018 at 19:48
Feb 27, 2018
Spotted: Sam Blenkinsop's Norco 29er DH Bike and RockShox Boxxer Prototypes
Yes, 29" isn't that big a size. A bigger wheel could certainly be rideable, and it would be fun, and very fast for sure. But when or if that ever happens, many will certainly cling to their small 29"wheels for whatever extra maneuverability, robustness, lightness etc. they provide.
DavidGuerra RichardCunningham's article
Feb 17, 2018 at 11:55
Feb 17, 2018
Review: Pacenti PDent Handlebar and Stem
@sam264: With a 35mm stem there already is zero offset with a 7 degree backsweep handlebar. That is, if you trace a line from the center of one grip to the other it will go right through the top cap bolt. And if you use a 9 degree backsweep handlebar you have negative offset, which I have been using and is nice. I was actually considering this bar-stem combo but I figured that with my setup I have the same negative offset as this, because this bar only has a 7 degree backsweep. Those extra two degrees mean one centimeter further back, which is what this stem provides.
DavidGuerra mikekazimer's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 16:25
Feb 9, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
I wouldn't say that I got all bothered with it, but in the past the presence or lack of a water bottle mount would have been a decisive factor in choosing a bike. Why? Weight. A backpack weighs 600 grams, a 700ml bottle setup weighs 110, or 140 if you are using straps to fix it on the frame. That's a difference of 590 grams. How much money do people pay to get a bike that's 590 grams lighter? Easily some extra 2000 dollars. For enduro racing there is no need of a big water pack for race day, a water bottle will do because there is a supply of water at each stage. So, that's my perspective at least. However, recently I was forced to think outside of the water bottle paradigm, and I have found some really light water packs that cover the weight issue. A 1 liter backpack that's enough for racing day and weighs only 200 grams. A 2 liter backpack that weighs 300 grams. Even at full capacity, it doesn't really bother you.
DavidGuerra mikekazimer's article
Jan 22, 2018 at 16:41
Jan 22, 2018
e*thirteen TRS+ Cassette - Review
That is a really weird thing to say about the small cogs, especially if you ride mountainbikes for more than 20 years as you say. Let's speak of higher gears. For over 20 years my highest gear was 44 chainring with a 11t cog. Before that I had a 46t-12t, and after that I switched to a 10-42 cassette with a single 34t ring. Chainrings have been continually decreasing. From 46t to 44 to 42 to 40 or even 38 and now with the single rings even going below 30. So if you are from those times you know how it was. There was a lot of fire road riding, so heavier gears were indispensable. I took a long time to move to single ring because I didn't want to give up the 11-44 (4x) gear. I max that out even going uphill, to pedal at 60 km/h you would need an enormous ring. The great appeal of Eagle for me is that I could use a 40t chainring and finally get that 4x ratio back. Or a 38t ring with a 9t cog. You're maxing that out at 30 kmh already. But to each his own, some people ride heavier others prefer a higher cadence and others neither :)
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