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EnduroManiac mikekazimer's article
Feb 23, 2017 at 0:33
19 hours
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
@blacksim549: I don't care what you're saying: give me 75° or more with a straight seat tube from the BB and I'll be happy. It's not cause I'm taller than my hips should afford more angle! :D And as I am not getting younger, it's even the other way around!
EnduroManiac mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 7:23
2 days
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
Now I have a question to Norco: taller riders will be in average heavier than smaller riders. Though the seat angle is slacker on XL frames than on M (or S if available) frames. Shouldn't this be the other way around to compensate for weight bias towards the rear on uphills (as most of us only seat on uphills). OK, chain stays get longer with size, so in worst case a similar seat angle across size would make sense I believe. Just a thought.
EnduroManiac RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 7:11
2 days
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
@scotty1212: Don't get me wrong, I'm rather a Shimano than a SRAM guy. Now thinking a little forward, and being innovative does not mean you can't be reliable. Moreover, adding gear range is not what I would call being (technically) innovative. Every third year or so, they add up a cog to the cassette... Wow, revolution! I (personally) don't need 12 gears as I am rarely limited by my 11-42 range and never bothered by the ratio gap between gears. This is all personal preference I believe, but you won't see any eagle like cassette on my bike any time soon. Unless maybe on a 29er as it's otherwise too exposed to my taste.
EnduroManiac RichardCunningham's article
Feb 21, 2017 at 23:57
2 days
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
100% agree. It's about 3 years (or seasons) I ride a 11-42 (Thanks One Up). At the time Shimano said the jump between gears was too bad to be acceptable. Obviously not anymore. It's so surprising to see how late they are compared to their customers' expectations.
EnduroManiac mikekazimer's article
Feb 21, 2017 at 4:04
3 days
Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL - Review
Seriously who is gonna tail whip that bike? 2 brake lines, shifting cable and dropper cable... Now I didn't read any issue with it from Mike Kazimer (or I missed it?) so I will assume there were none.
EnduroManiac pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 13:17
Feb 16, 2017
EnduroManiac ollyforster's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 13:09
Feb 16, 2017
YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride
@wheelburnin: apart from the flex, I don't really see what change would occur. That could be limited by real steep seat tubes, and not pseudo steep like on this bike. An offset to compensate the flat seat tubes has several issues: _ for taller riders, at real ride height, the angle will still be flat and weight seriously biased towards the rear making uphill rides a pain like my Slayer of 10 years ago _ it makes inconsistent position depending on your size (not just weight biase) _ it puts more stress on the dropper post. Put real steep and short seat tubes and the world will be better. Well almost ;)
EnduroManiac ollyforster's article
Feb 15, 2017 at 13:53
Feb 15, 2017
YT Jeffsy 27 - First Ride
@Allmost: yes, and this measurements come from road biking which has in common with mtbing the fact that we pedal. That's it. Unless you're an addict xc rider, the most important position (fun one) will be standing on the pedals, not seating. Therefore reach makes sense, seat tube length is just a stupid heritage. Also what about having a longer seatpost on your short seat tube? Problem fixed! Si short seat tubes and long travel dropper for everyone !
EnduroManiac vernonfelton's article
Feb 9, 2017 at 13:09
Feb 9, 2017
Let's Not Be A-Holes - Opinion
That has to be an idiot. Nothing is better than Shimano. Anybody disagreeing either has no clue about bikes or is an a-hole ;)
EnduroManiac EnduroWorldSeries's article
Feb 8, 2017 at 6:54
Feb 8, 2017
The Countdown to the 2017 Enduro World Series is On
What what what? Lottery results were published? I'm still waiting for the link to re-enter my application after the first lottery draw turned into a fail!
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