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Ferisko mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2020 at 5:24
Jun 19, 2020
First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range
@thegoodflow: I had an eagle XX1 chain last for over 3000km (~1900 miles) and it still wasn't stretched by 0,5% which is the usual wear amount I allow before replacing the chain. In the end I changed it just because I was doing a full bike maintenance/rebuild over winter and had a new chain ready but it could've easily done a few hundred km more. Most other chains I had in the past including shimano, kmc,ybn and sram in 10 and 11 speeds lasted usually around half of that or if the conditions were very adverse even quarter of that. If you do more than 3000km of mountain biking in 6 months hats of to you.
Ferisko mikelevy's article
Jun 11, 2020 at 9:50
Jun 11, 2020
First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range
@thenotoriousmic: I have the same experience. Sram X01 and XX1 stuff is a massive step up in quality and durability from GX. Price as well unfortunately. I also had a X01 group set which saw 3 plus years of year round riding. The cassette was still fine after around 8000km. I sold the bike a month ago. GX on the other hand seems to be plagued with a plethora of durability and quality problems. Cassette teeth developing random "wonky teeth" that cause the drive train to knock and skip. Pins in the rear derailleur parallelogram developing so much play in just 2500km that the derailleur becomes impossible to setup to shift decently in whole range. The ratchet in the shifter randomly skipping and dropping cogs all the way to smallest all of a sudden. No sure what SRAM is thinking with this one. GX Eagle had many complains, but lack of range was not really one of them.
May 21, 2020 at 16:15
May 21, 2020
Ferisko sarahmoore's article
May 20, 2020 at 12:26
May 20, 2020
Video: Lockdown Get Together with Rachel Atherton, Jolanda Neff, Isabeau Courdurier & More in 'MTB Women of the World'
The phrase "Someone had too much time on their hands." is reaching whole new levels during this pandemic. Hope it all soon gets back to normal since this is getting way out of hand now. :D
Ferisko deityusa's article
May 12, 2020 at 8:41
May 12, 2020
Deity Announces Deftrap Nylon Pedal
I just wish people would stop calling these "plastic". It is not really just plastic anymore if 30 to 35% of it is actually glass.
Ferisko dan-roberts's article
May 12, 2020 at 4:01
May 12, 2020
First Ride: Newmen's Advanced SL A.30 Carbon Fiber Wheelset
@islandforlife: The difference between really slow engaging hubs (~18POE) and the really fast ones (~680POE) is huge. The amount of antisquat and hence kick back you can get also varies greatly between frame designs and depends on gear ratio. So making a blanket statement that it can only happen at very big X drop and slow Y speed is not correct. It can happen every time the angular velocity of the freehub generated due to suspension kickback exceeds the angular velocity of the wheel. How much or for how long it needs to exceed it is totally related to number of POE you have. In the end, there is a reason why those fancy high pivot DH bikes use idler pulleys ;)
Ferisko dan-roberts's article
May 11, 2020 at 15:55
May 11, 2020
First Ride: Kenda's New Pinner Pro Tire & 9 Questions With Aaron Gwin
Not sure about this particular tire... but a certain other online place about mountain bikes did a group test of multiple tires from multiple brands (Kenda, Maxxis, Schwalbe, Michelin, Continental and I think WTB) with info about casings etc... And they seem to suggest that ATC is lighter than exo or snakeskin.
Ferisko dan-roberts's article
May 11, 2020 at 5:48
May 11, 2020
First Ride: Newmen's Advanced SL A.30 Carbon Fiber Wheelset
@islandforlife: You are misquoting/misinterpreting what he said in that video. He even said that on big fast hits there is still a chance that the freehub will engage and you get some kickback. Having lower POE just means that that hit must be bigger/faster or your wheel must spin slower for that to happen. For some exact numbers example see the dt swiss article.
Ferisko dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 1:31
Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@telephunke: Yup. DT as one of the very few even offer torque caps that are compatible with their center lock hubs.
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