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Kark mikekazimer's article
Mar 30, 2018 at 6:53
Mar 30, 2018
Topeak Shuttle Gauge Digital - Review
The accuracy comment; "The key with any gauge is to use the same one – switching back and forth between different models can result in different readings." should read be labelled 'consistency' rather than accuracy, as it's clear that one or both of the gauges reviewed are actually in-accurate. ..I do understand, (and agree) with the point to try to achieve repeatability , but it's sad that we seem to accept that most of the gauges available for bikes are quite crappy. For my money I'll go with a brass bourdon tube dial gauge for ~$30. (accu-gage or other) You'll get accuracy and repeatability and it'll last years longer that the disposable stuff that topeak and blackburn market.
Kark paulaston's article
Jun 18, 2015 at 8:58
Jun 18, 2015
Scott Launch 27.5" Plus Bikes
Removes front derailleur, associated faff and cleans up cockpit. ..then adds three cables to the left bar to compensate. :(
Kark paulaston's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 8:22
Mar 24, 2015
American Classic - Taipei Show 2015
@snowcrash. Fair enough. instead of 'not fantastic' I might've said, "Totally sufficient for most purposes", which is why i compared them as being equivalent to Hopes which is a brand that the internet has deemed beyond reproach. I actually like my AC hubs a lot. Nearly silent, no drag and super light while (in my experience) being quite durable. But, I don't completely discount others experiences either, and I trust that some of the internet criticism thats dumped on AC is warranted in some cases at least.
Kark paulaston's article
Mar 23, 2015 at 12:41
Mar 23, 2015
American Classic - Taipei Show 2015
I've put several yrs and a pile of miles on an older AC hub. (actually have a couple fronts and one rear) The cam plate on mine shows some very minor wear but still performs 100%. The engagement is not fantastic as others have mentioned but for trail or xc use it's fine, and I can't feel any engagement difference between the AC and hope (for sake of reference).
Kark mikelevy's article
May 21, 2014 at 8:09
May 21, 2014
Cane Creek's New DBinline Shock - First Ride
Those of us who know and ride WNC but don't actually live there could well benefit from hearing what the trail was so that we can get a sense of how the reviewers experience relates to "home turf". e.g. Pilot rocks relatively slow bike speed with square edge chunk vs Bennet or Averys higher bike speed drops and such if you follow my meaning.
Kark mikelevy's article
Jul 12, 2013 at 8:23
Jul 12, 2013
Cane Creek DBair CS Review
Nice review. Until I'm hours deep into a ride my endorphin doesn't really need much help from the shock to be quiet and efficient and I expect the DW and VPP bikes are similar in that respect but when the legs are roached and form isn't good it could be very welcome. ..and my endorphin has a different rocker link but is this years model. hrrmmm..
Feb 22, 2013 at 12:52
Feb 22, 2013
Jan 15, 2013 at 11:11
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 15, 2013 at 11:09
Jan 15, 2013

Specialized Stumpjumper HT expert carbon 29r

$2100 CAD
2011 Stumpjumper with approx 55hrs riding time. Medium full carbon frame. Rockshox Reba fork. presently at 100mm but spacer incl for switch to 80mm 2x10 Sram X0 drivetrain Avid Elixer CR SL brakes. DTswiss 450sl front rim with DTswiss hub DTswiss rear hub with Stans ArchEX rim & Sapim race spokes. (~4hrs on this wheel) ~23lbs with Renegade tires setup tubeless. third down in link. Bike is stock except I upgraded the rear wheel to the ArchEX / Sapim race spokes. (the second photo shows riser bars I was trying out, but it's being sold with stock flat bars) Your choice of tires can be; (or maybe for a few buck you can have them all. Specialized renegades 1.95 (very light & fast) Schwalbe racing ralphs 2.25 (quite light and fast, much more versatile than renegades) Kenda slant six 2.2 (one only, presently mounted on the back. fast rear tire, wouldn't recommend for front use)

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