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OldOtter dariodigiulio's article
Feb 9, 2024 at 22:34
Feb 9, 2024
Review: 7mesh's Cache Anorak & Grit Pants
Okay, so here is my generic short round southern England ancestry clothing size comment. Almost every piece of clothing one might want to buy comes in small, medium, large, extra large. That’s usually it. I am happy for Dario that this piece of Uber nice gear fits him well. To get it to fit my frame, all 172cm (5’ 8”) of it, I would have to buy it inXL. That would mean it would be wide enough but way too long in both torso and arms. I would happily pay double (honestly) if I could send them my measurements and they made something that actually fit me. And I bet there are plenty of other short rounds and tall skinnies out there that feel the same. Apologies (slightly) for the rant :).
OldOtter edspratt's article
May 21, 2023 at 18:43
May 21, 2023
Slack Randoms: Full-Face Commuter Helmets, Breaking Frames, XC Parodies & More
@TeaPunk: Let me google that for you: https://www.maxxis.com/int/tire/hookworm/ :)
OldOtter mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2021 at 15:16
Dec 1, 2021
Video: Welcome to the 2021 Fall Field Test - Trail and Downcountry Bikes
So yes you are all taller than me, you all probably rode a large or xl, but many of us ride mediums. And having ridden both mediums and larges in several types of bikes I find they can be quite different. I get the problem you have with consistency, but on the other hand ...
OldOtter mattbeer's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 3:11
Sep 16, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Norco Range VLT - The Carbon Monster Truck
As a slightly below average height male (172cm / 5’8”) this bike is a great disappointment. Maybe it’s payback time for all the years tall people had to endure bikes that really were way too short for them. I just wanted a version 2 Range VLT with the nice new EP8 motor, instead they come out with something I just know I will not enjoy riding. It makes the Marin Alpine Trail E2 look like the bike for this 64yr old who is well over pedalling up hills.
OldOtter henryquinney's article
Sep 13, 2021 at 18:32
Sep 13, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Yeti 160E - The All-Rounder E-MTB
And then they hit their first double at mac chicken and find themselves in hospital with broken bones and a world of pain.
OldOtter henryquinney's article
Sep 13, 2021 at 18:23
Sep 13, 2021
Field Test: 2022 Yeti 160E - The All-Rounder E-MTB
Well, according to PB commenters I should be in the demographic that can afford this, but this bike is way too expensive for me. The Marin Alpine Trail E2 or the Commencal e-bikes appear to be much better value to me. Maybe there is an incremental performance difference. But seriously, I would spend the money I saved on buying the E2 over the Yeti on a second non-e bike for trail riding (looking at you Norco Optic).
OldOtter pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 11, 2021 at 16:31
Mar 11, 2021
Video: How To Survive Wet Weather Riding
@MildMildWest: you win :)
OldOtter halo-wheels's article
Dec 13, 2020 at 17:54
Dec 13, 2020
Video: Gravel Bike Bar Drags as Halo Release Gravel Tyre Range
I like the breakfast analogy. I doubt many of us eat the same meal every morning or evening unless we are poor or have specific health issues. So why ride the same bike every day. It looked like great fun and an interesting challenge to me. So much so I went and looked at models and prices. Maybe ...
OldOtter jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 3, 2020 at 16:58
Dec 3, 2020
Specialized Launches $999 Carbon Hotwalk for Toddlers
@JustAnotherRiderHere: I want the 29r version please.
OldOtter mikekazimer's article
Dec 3, 2020 at 11:45
Dec 3, 2020
Review: 6 of the Best New Pedal-Friendly Knee Pads
The review is helpful to a point. But how do they perform in real crashes. Isn't that why we all wear these things? I get the standard tests, but as many others have pointed out whenever these things are reviewed, their actual performance in a crash can be markedly affected by their design. What would be really helpful I think would be survey results of our experiences of various pads in real crashes.
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