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R-M-R egoulet's article
Jun 29, 2018 at 1:50
Jun 29, 2018
Garneau Acquires Sugoi & Sombrio
Garneau seems like a company that actually cares about the quality and value of the product. Unlike many acquisitions, I have a good feeling about this one.
R-M-R mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 16:54
Jun 8, 2018
Flo Payet's XXL Mondraker Summum - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
And the Nicolai Geometron 16 XXL is 55 mm longer in front-centre, even with a shorter fork and steeper head tube angle!
R-M-R pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 27, 2018 at 15:13
Mar 27, 2018
Enter the EWS Colombia Fantasy Contest to Win a Wheelset From Enve
Men 1. Dailly 2. Hill 3. Maes Women 1. Ravanel 2. Courdurier 3. Winton
R-M-R mikelevy's article
Jan 25, 2018 at 21:48
Jan 25, 2018
Mike VS Mike: How We'd Spend Our Money - Video
R-M-R vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 1:05
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@nouseforaname: NOBL uses Light Bicycle rims and Tairin uses Yishun, just for the sake of accuracy. Both are good products, but I'd choose Yishun.
R-M-R vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 1:02
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@labiker9: We Are One is the real deal, but Tairin uses Yishun rims. They claim to [i]lace[/i] the wheels in house, but they're just reselling products you can buy directly from Yishun for less. That said, Yishun rims are among the nicest rims on the market, so I'm not saying it's a bad product.
R-M-R AJBarlas's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 23:48
Oct 26, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Flat Pedals
The Brooklyn Machine Works Shinburger will never be surpassed.
R-M-R AJBarlas's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 23:45
Oct 26, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Flat Pedals
They did. And they're great.
R-M-R vernonfelton's article
Oct 7, 2017 at 1:02
Oct 7, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
I would propose: 1: Maximum of three sets of standards for disc hubs, BBs, etc., being road, dirt, and fat. There will be crossover, with XC racing bikes using road parts and road tandems using dirt parts, but let's keep it to three. And let's try to skip ahead a generation, while we're at it. 2. Hubs or axles that can handle torque, such as the SRAM Torque Cap or Manitou's Hex Lock. 3. Offset frames and forks for better symmetry of spoke bracing angles. Offset them by the width allocated to the rotor. 4. Simplify disc caliper spacers by using only "+10 mm", "+20 mm", etc. 5. Freebodies that make use of the space inside cassettes, such as the Kappius design. Perhaps a road standard that would accept a minimum 25 T sprocket (does anyone still use an 11-23 cassette?) and a dirt standard that would have a minimum 40 T. 6. Integrated dropper posts. Something along the lines of the Eightpins and KS Genesys designs is the way forward, but will only be adopted if we can agree on a diameter and mounting standard. I'll take a guess at some standards we could live with for several years. They're burlier than the current norms and seem like overkill, but things always go that direction, so let's extrapolate beyond current needs: Front hub: - Road: 110 x 15 mm (current Boost). - Dirt: 120 x 25 mm. It's conceivable this could be spaced down to the road/XC race standard with end caps. - Fat: I don't know what you people need. Maybe 180 mm x 25 mm? Rear hub: - Road: 142 x 12 mm with maximum flange spacing. - Dirt: 157 x 15 mm. Super Boost with a slightly larger axle. Or maybe wider, if we decide to put the outermost bearing on the drive side outboard of the cassette. - Fat: How about 180 x 25 again to keep things simple? BB: Pressed-in bearings can work, but threaded systems have been a lot easier to live with, are easier to manufacture, and frame designers can still maximize pivot spacing. Chainline: Centre it on the cassette. Current chainlines are offset to the outside for added tire clearnace, which is why we can’t backpedal in the largest sprocket. With offset frames, we can maintain tire clearance and improve chainline.
R-M-R mikelevy's article
Oct 4, 2017 at 21:11
Oct 4, 2017
Pivot's New Carbon and Alloy Enduro Bikes - First Look
@TheRaven: Cheers on the civil discussion! My take is that SLX is below GX-12 on only two counts: the shifter and the cassette range. The shifter is crude and the range isn't on par with GX-12. I would put an XT group with SLX cranks on par with GX - and I'd run a tiny ring to compensate for the reduced range. "Value" is difficult to quantify. If you want the best component spec for your money, there are some direct sale, catalog frames that offer outstanding specs at reasonable prices. I would argue the aluminum Pivot or Santa Cruz frames being discussed are much nicer, though, and I'd rather have a posh frame with budget parts than vice versa. If a person can find a cheap bike with great geometry, though, that's the best of both worlds! Whyte and Bird are particularly good examples, in my opinion.
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