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Kiotae sarahmoore's article
May 18, 2021 at 9:09
May 18, 2021
Field Trip: 10 Value Bikes Face the Efficiency Test
I think folks way overestimate how much difference AS makes. It definitely feels faster. On smooth stuff it is faster, but the difference in speed =/= the difference in perceived speed.
Kiotae dan-roberts's article
Apr 28, 2021 at 10:38
Apr 28, 2021
Review: DT Swiss EX 1700 Spline Wheelset
@BikesBoatsNJeeps: The truth here. I did this a few times to try to salvage a customer wheel while they were standing nearby. They were not happy, at least not initially.
Kiotae dan-roberts's article
Apr 28, 2021 at 4:42
Apr 28, 2021
Review: DT Swiss EX 1700 Spline Wheelset
@FatSanch: I built and repaired wheels professionally for a little over 10 years and I'm with zark on the j-bends. They don't spin and are easier to find replacements for. Not that the spin on straight pulls is that big a deal when building except maybe at final tensioning, but more that if/when they need truing down the road it's a bit easier to work on as the nipples get crusty and tend to spin the spoke more. Especially for the home mechanic who may not have a spoke clamp or experience. Not a huge deal, but a nice convenience. What I do appreciate about straight pulls is that you can replace spokes w/o having to remove anything. Also, if your chain drops over the largest cog it's not as likely to eat any spokes. Personally, I think the bracing angle etc isn't as important. Technically it's there, but I'm not sure it ultimately matters enough to use as part of the decision making process.
Kiotae dan-roberts's article
Apr 12, 2021 at 2:17
Apr 12, 2021
Review: The Antidote Carbonjack 29 is Fast & Precise
Read Poland as Portland and was really confused for a minute. Carbon seemed a very odd choice over steel and hipster sweat.
Kiotae mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2021 at 4:43
Apr 5, 2021
Review: Oura Ring, The One to Rule Them All?
Oooh, it goes on my finger. I was using this all wrong. Fits either way I guess.
Kiotae pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 1, 2021 at 9:24
Apr 1, 2021
[April Fools] Video: Jandal Co's "Clip-Flop" Will Revolutionize Your Riding - First Look
Joking aside, I used to regularly do mechanical for a guy who put in 50-70 miles a day in spd sandals along the PCH and river trails in Orange county. He swore by them and claimed to have done the majority of his cross country touring ride in spd sandals as well.
Kiotae mikekazimer's article
Mar 16, 2021 at 12:13
Mar 16, 2021
Review: Manitou Mezzer Expert Fork
We've all agreed to send Kaz the dry cleaning bill(s).
Kiotae danielsapp's article
Mar 9, 2021 at 13:35
Mar 9, 2021
Kiotae jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 2, 2021 at 12:44
Mar 2, 2021
The Hammerhead 360 is a Vibration Damping Stem
I can't ride faster when my eyes are bleeding.
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