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Inertiaman jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 6, 2019 at 11:53
Jun 6, 2019
Hope Questions Lack of Parity in Shimano Micro Spline Licensing
There is so much we don't know here. Having personally negotiated literally 100's of cross-licensing agreements between companies large and small, I can assure you that a license agreement like this is going to have some "fine print." For example, there is almost certainly a covenant-not-to-sue clause, a cross-license inclusion/exclusion clause, various language dictating the relationships to third-parties, etc. I'm skeptical that Hope is a pure "victim" that they paint themselves to be. They may be balking at some of the language, Shimano may be playing the bully, who knows. My point is, we don't have sufficient information to simply assume this is all on Shimano. That said, I'm glad I'm a DT fanboy and not a Hope fanboy.
Inertiaman RichardCunningham's article
Jun 5, 2019 at 10:01
Jun 5, 2019
6 Clip-In Trail Pedals Ridden & Rated
@seraph: Given your logic, I presume you drive to the trailhead in a horseless carriage? With your attitude, my guess is the main thing the "kids" will learn is to not be a customer at your shop.
Inertiaman davetrumpore's article
Jun 1, 2019 at 21:43
Jun 1, 2019
Inertiaman mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2019 at 12:18
May 30, 2019
First Ride: Shimano's Back in the Game With New XT and SLX 12-Speed Groups
For all the complaints about HG versus XD versus Microspline and the industry conspiracy against standards . . . . . . at least a single tool still works to install/remove all of them!!! Well, except Campy, but that's another demographic.
Inertiaman mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2019 at 12:12
May 30, 2019
First Ride: Shimano's Back in the Game With New XT and SLX 12-Speed Groups
Regarding the chainlines on the cranks . . . The math is pretty obvious for 52mm going to 55mm when you go from 142mm to 148mm. So why does the even larger jump from 148 to 157 only bump the chainline by 1.5mm to 156.5mm??
Inertiaman mikekazimer's article
May 30, 2019 at 8:54
May 30, 2019
First Ride: Shimano's Back in the Game With New XT and SLX 12-Speed Groups
Mike K, can you tell us if the freehub mechanisms in the XT and SLX rear hubs are ratchet based like the new XTR? Or standard pawl design? The 7 degree engagement sounds coincidentally similar to the 7.6 degree noted for the XTR, so I'm hoping the ratchet trickled down. After destroying 8 Shimano freehubs over 2 years in the M770 era, I gave up entirely on Shimano hubs. Need to know if I should consider, perhaps against my better judgment, another try w/ Shimano.
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Apr 21, 2019 at 13:04
Apr 21, 2019
Apr 21, 2019 at 13:02
Apr 21, 2019

Raceface Aeffect Plus wheelset i40mm rims

$300 USD
Low mileage wheelset. Boost front 110x15 and boost rear 148x12. XD driver. 28 spoke. Butted spokes, brass nipples. Both rims taped for tubeless. Rear rim is brand new (original rim was dinged badly on sidewall on third or fourth ride), laced in by hand with original spokes, but new nipples and Wheelsmith Spoke Prep. Front rim is in excellent condition, only a few tiny cosmetic scratches, absolutely no issues at bead seat or sidewall. Both hubs spin perfectly smooth, like new. In general the wheelset is as-new. Note rear rim is branded/decal'ed as a RF ARC40 but the front is branded/decal'ed as a RF Aeffect40. You can peel the sticker if you prefer to "match", but both decals are subdued gray, so not that noticeable. When I laced in the new rear rim, I also checked/adjusted tensions on the front. Both wheels are true, round and consistently tensioned. I've built 100+ wheels over the past 20 years and use a calibrated tensiometer, so these are likely better than a stock retail (factory built) version of the same wheelset. Willing to ship via Bikeflights, but would prefer to sell local.

Inertiaman mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2019 at 14:48
Apr 13, 2019
OneUp's New Components and Titanium from Ibis and RSD - Sea Otter 2019
I have a pair of those Panaracer redwall tires somewhere in the depths of my garage.
Inertiaman mikekazimer's article
Apr 8, 2019 at 20:32
Apr 8, 2019
First Ride: Zipp Enters the Mountain Bike World With New 3Zero Moto Carbon Wheels
@thuren: I don't think that video indicates they are "designed to deflect." Rather, they are designed to survive an occasional massive blow without damage. Great for durability of the rim, but doesn't necessarily have any influence on ride characteristics.
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