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HollyBoni RideCalibre's article
Mar 24, 2019 at 11:26
Mar 24, 2019
Video: Calibre Bikes Releases Bargain Sentry Enduro Race Bike
@Balgaroth: Not sure, I live in Hungary, don't know if it's considered Eastern Europe yet. Kellys is very well known here, that's all I know. I wouldn't come here as a tourist, even as a bike geek. :D
HollyBoni RideCalibre's article
Mar 21, 2019 at 3:20
Mar 21, 2019
Video: Calibre Bikes Releases Bargain Sentry Enduro Race Bike
@justanotherusername: Very well known brand in Europe.
HollyBoni RichardCunningham's article
Mar 11, 2019 at 4:56
Mar 11, 2019
Good Month / Bad Month: New Bikes, Electronics, Injuries & More - February 2019
@tacklingdummy: Yeah, that's the only reason why I don't run carbon rims. Not because I can't afford them, that has nothing to do with it. :D
HollyBoni RichardCunningham's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 1:22
Mar 10, 2019
Good Month / Bad Month: New Bikes, Electronics, Injuries & More - February 2019
@colincolin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ty2OIwpbvo
HollyBoni mikelevy's article
Dec 21, 2018 at 2:49
Dec 21, 2018
Chain Reaction Cycles Won't Sell You Shimano Parts if You're in North America
Local bike shops are cool... If you have one. I don't. :D
HollyBoni mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 11:49
Nov 4, 2018
SunRace's New 1X Drivetrain is for the Groms - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
@mnorris122: "Seeing as I am a shop tech I think I'm OK thanks..." I hate this argument. Anyone can work as a bike mechanic. My first job ever was working as a bike mechanic... I started tinkering with my own bikes in the first place because of my bad experiences with shops and stupid "mechanics".
HollyBoni mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 11:29
Nov 4, 2018
SunRace's New 1X Drivetrain is for the Groms - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
@jzPV: I have Rival 1 on my gravel bike that I use everywhere, so 11spd 10-42. Bigger jump on the high end (10-12) but other than that the same as your cassette, just an extra cog. It's perfectly fine for me. I'm not racing anyone, so I can find the right cadence because I don't care that much about my speed. :)
HollyBoni mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2018 at 2:41
Aug 24, 2018
Where's the New XTR? 8 Questions With Nick Murdick, Shimano MTB Product Manager
@EnduroriderPL: Sorry, I meant 1x10 with an 11-36.
HollyBoni mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2018 at 2:10
Aug 24, 2018
Where's the New XTR? 8 Questions With Nick Murdick, Shimano MTB Product Manager
@EnduroriderPL: I know you don't cross chain, but a lot of people actually do. And again, the argument was that on a 1x the chain angle is bad compared to a 2x in the low and high gears, which is not entirely true. Why some people still demand an FD? First, some people are afraid of change, and/or don't understand how some things function. I worked in a bike shop where we mainly dealt with older, vintage bikes. I've regularly heard the owner saying to customers that all modern components are worse than old components, hydraulic brakes suck and always fail, and all bikes should be made out of steel. But when I asked him why does he hate all these things, he couldn't really explain it and it turned out he never really owned anything modern, and he barely understood how things function. Some people actually require an FD, even a triple with a wide range cassette because they for example use their bike both on and offroad, loaded or unloaded, do long tours, etc. I'm not saying the FD is dead (and there are other bikes not just MTBs), but some people need to understand that a 1x is not limiting anymore, we are not in the 10spd 11-36 days. They need to grab a gear calculator and see how much range a 10-50 adds compared to a 10-42 for example, and they also need to check how affordable is GX Eagle for example. Also, some people demand a double sided dildo, and there are manufacturers out there that make them, but that doesn't mean you and I need one. :D So that's not the best argument.
HollyBoni mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2018 at 1:25
Aug 24, 2018
Where's the New XTR? 8 Questions With Nick Murdick, Shimano MTB Product Manager
@loganflores: Road and MTB 1x systems are barely different (I have a gravel bike too with a Rival 1 groupset). A SRAM road and MTB 1x RD is the exact same thing with modified pull ratio. The article for example explains how clutch RDs work, useful for you. ;) A lot of road bikes use disc brakes with thru axles, 142x12 spacing but really that's 135mm if you don't count the insets in the frame. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/12x142-explained.html So unless you talk about boost, it's not narrower. But even if you talk about boost, the chainring is offset more on boost specific cranksets. I believe with SRAM it's 6mm vs 3mm. So in terms of chainline it doesn't matter. Most SRAM 1x road groups come with mountain cassettes, from Rival and up they come with XD mountain cassettes. But road and MTB cassettes are the same overall width anyway, that's what matters (and BTW road cassettes require a longer freehub body). We don't have 1x12 road yet, so yep, on 1x12 MTB stuff the chainline is worse. But actually, road bikes can have really really short chainstays compared to MTBs, so chainline can be worse. Yes the article was written by SRAM and it's a big conspiracy theory. The earth is flat. You said with a 2x I quote "you also have better chain line whatever gear your in". This is not true, because you can cross chain a 2x (or 3x), and believe me, a lot of people do. On a 1x the chainring sits in line with the middle of the cassette, so in both the highest gear and lowest gear the chain is not as crossed as when you cross chain a 2x. I haven't seen increased chain wear, but to actually prove anything at all regarding chain wear you would have to run a 2x and 1x next to each other in a laboratory so really it's pointless to talk about it. You also said "a clutch derailure spends more of its life under higher tension which also causes faster wear". Hopefully by now you learned how a clutch actually works, and it's a bit weird to say this because 9 out of 10 2x or 3x systems use clutch RDs nowadays. So unless you ride an older 2x9 or 3x8 or something you most likely have a clutch RD anyways. @EnduroriderPL: No one wants to change your mind, you just bashed on 1x while not believing in math, and thinking just because one bike came with a too small chainring all other bikes are like that. The other guy bashed on clutch derailleurs while not even understanding how they work and forgetting that most 2x systems come with it too. Talking crap about something you don't understand is one of the worst things thing you can do, I just tried to explain some stuff. There are advantages and disadvantages to everything. You just need to do your research and understand the thing you're trying to criticize. It's a free world of course so you can just go back to riding a 3x7.
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