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Aug 20, 2017 at 4:31
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Apr 10, 2016 at 11:21
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Mutly mikekazimer's article
Mar 22, 2016 at 1:56
Mar 22, 2016
HT Components X1 Pedal - Review
Toby, I have not had the problem you mention with the Mambas, definitely no. I always test-fit cleats on fresh shoes, clipping them by hand on to the pedals on bike - by hand - then checking clearance and action by hand looking closely at eye level......Now, with one test of fresh shoes, on SPD pedals, I found the same problem that you described because the cleat was too close to one side of the sole's cleat recess and so kind of levered off the cleat by binding/interfering in a manner never intended. I just moved the cleat more central in the recess. I am used to riding with Shimano SPD pedals for most disciplines from commuting, Trail, Enduro. I sometimes used the DX pedals for DH but they are very heavy, don't have a very large platform and have no pins. I sometimes used flats for DH but I didn't land jumps so well with those. I use flats for trials-type skills work, dual slalom (here the racing is on low-grip virgin grass hillsides) and might use for DH in some very loose conditions. A buddy that tried mallets for DH after SPD found the difference in technique and performance too great - especially for Enduro type riding - and couldn't get used to swapping between the two. He went back to using SPD's for all riding. For wild DH, or just really extremely rough back-country descents, the big pinned platform of the Mambas make it safer, after a dab, when you just can only jab your foot back on in the general direction of the pedal - too rough/wild for subtlety or precision. That is a crucial danger situation, of course, so they've been very welcome. Just remember what I mentioned before that I found the Mamba pins work best with a relatively flat/wide soled shoe. The AM7 shoes are very light, have a brilliant long cleat recess and look good, but just don't contact the Mamba's pins well. I can't understand why Mambas aren't more popular for DH racers but don't see Funn sponsoring any racers or doing any significant marketing push. CrankBrothers give away masses of Mallets to racers and, give them credit, their adoption rate is high because they got to the wide-platform clipped market years before others. - even if their action will never be as crisp as SPD. I hope this helps.
Mutly mikekazimer's article
Mar 19, 2016 at 4:09
Mar 19, 2016
HT Components X1 Pedal - Review
Toby, they have been fine. I find that the unclip technique works best with just a bit more a flick of the fore-foot than Shimano SPD's. The relatively flat sole of my 5:10 Raven shoes contacts the pins really well. However, I have cut away the cleat recess on the sole out backwards a bit so that, I can ride unclipped with my foot located more centrally over the spindle on really rough descents. The pedal's cleat crown/arms then sit behind the shoe's cleat. Best of both worlds. I have a pair of the new Shimano AM7 shoes which have a much longer sole recess and so don't need modifying in the same way. - but they do not locate on the Mamba's pins anything like as well as the Ravens. I hope this helps.
Mutly mdelorme's article
Feb 24, 2016 at 5:10
Feb 24, 2016
The Tracy Moseley Interview
Our Trace seems to achieve a supreme balance between femininity and aggression. Respect.
Mutly hddnmedia's article
Feb 23, 2016 at 7:45
Feb 23, 2016
Mutly SramMedia's article
Feb 23, 2016 at 7:41
Feb 23, 2016
Introducing Level - SRAM's New Dual Piston Brakes
No pad contact adjustment? Needs a tool to adjust reach. Seems a pity to me. For my sins, my family's bikes all run Avid/SRAM. Definitely not low maintenance but, once I learned how to adjust and tweak, good performance does show through - but I have found their pad contact adjustment levers, with non-tooled reach adjustment, essential features in their usage, especially when out on the trails for any length of time or on trips away. Essential. Not even this Ultimate version features these. IMHO that's a shame. The new bleeding edge calliper would presumably be welcome - On Guide Ultimates it does make balancing up pad gaps, lever reach and lever dead-band a lot easier than it used to be during a bleed.
Mutly natedh9's article
Jan 8, 2016 at 0:13
Jan 8, 2016
Inside Schwalbe Tires - The Home Story
DeanEasy has worked fine for me, maglor, on the rear wheel of winter hard tail with winter Mud tyre for UK trail riding. Procore is too fat for sub-2.3" tyres anyway. DeanEasy has worked fine with a 2.1" Trailraker on 21mm and 22.5mm inner width rims. The rear wheel/tyre is always going to have a hard life on a hard tail slamming around. Twin tube lower psi helps just a little on ride comfort, shock absorption and offers a fraction better traction on the likes of wet roots + a little more protection against the consequences of a puncture. To answer your specific question; I can only guess there is almost nil chance of me puncturing the inner tubular but, yes, it could be expensive to replace unless you contact DeanEasy direct and can obtain separately. - coz the kit comes complete and as a pair - A regular tubular tyre might work, even though you'd carry around surplus unnecessary weight with the tread layer, if the valve is same diameter, but, when I checked them out they looked very expensive anyway.
Mutly pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 31, 2015 at 1:28
Dec 31, 2015
Mutly RichardCunningham's article
Nov 13, 2015 at 1:40
Nov 13, 2015
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