ThomDawson

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ThomDawson pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 12:39
2 days
EWS Round 1 Tech: Crankworx Rotorua 2017
@gonecoastal: yeah I have the same issue, the lever itself is rubbish but I've never been able to even get it even roughly the right place...likely down to my preference of Shimano brakes. I had been planning to do a cable conversion and use a modded Shimano I spec shifter for the remote with a de:hy kit. Maybe now I won't need to...the de:hy jobby ain't cheap!
ThomDawson pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 12:19
2 days
EWS Round 1 Tech: Crankworx Rotorua 2017
@gonecoastal: it's not simply the issue of bar placement - you're not the only ones that figured that one out ;-) the bigger issue is that the reverb remote lever is about the least ergonomic thing ever created and a long ways off feeling symmetrical to our right-hand gear shifters. "Well I've never had a problem" I hear you cry, well lucky for you. I'll admit the current design 'works' but that's all it does, there is vast room for improvement in situations where you need to drop or raise the saddle quick and you're struggling to hang on to the bars let alone find a 10mm square button to push.
ThomDawson vernonfelton's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 12:53
Mar 25, 2017
The New Brake That Aaron Gwin Helped Shape - Taipei Cycle Show
@stumpymidget: oh yeah on the third read all my sarcasm disappeared and I was left in a hole of dispair of people having sex with a huge Gwin head.
ThomDawson vernonfelton's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 12:52
Mar 25, 2017
ThomDawson vernonfelton's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 12:04
Mar 25, 2017
The New Brake That Aaron Gwin Helped Shape - Taipei Cycle Show
@stumpymidget: Gwin said no...so they did it anyway
ThomDawson vernonfelton's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 8:24
Mar 25, 2017
The New Brake That Aaron Gwin Helped Shape - Taipei Cycle Show
Toolless reach is BS. I don't want it, I don't need it. But they've put the adjuster inside the lever out of harms way and that is cool. I still don't want it though. But did I read it right that they went against the almighty Gwin and went ahead and cnc'd the calliper against his wishes!? I don't really care but they would have been better either letting us believe that they built it to his spec or just building it to his spec...?
ThomDawson pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 7:33
Mar 25, 2017
EWS Round 1 Tech: Crankworx Rotorua 2017
I believe that for the majority of average Joes (like me) a longer reach, slightly wider bar too perhaps is a good way to go. The stability and confidence is fantastic, you feel like a hero because you can pretty much smash into anything and you're fine. But for this guys in the upper tiers of the sport, not just the racers a more measured approach to geometry can allow for quicker handling and skill can take up the slack in out and out smashability. I do agree though that we should all just ride whatever the f ever, it's cool to look at the pros and what they're using etc but for most of us; try as wide a variety as possible and don't let anyone tell you what you should be doing. Same goes for technique to some degree, there are ways and means that are accepted as a good way to corner (for example) and rightly so but if you look at the pros some of the best and some of the most exciting riders don't always necessarily do it by the book.
ThomDawson pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 25, 2017 at 7:23
Mar 25, 2017
EWS Round 1 Tech: Crankworx Rotorua 2017
@andnyleswillriot: I'm with you tbh. I like the look of this new lever, the reverb needs something for sure but they should have just gone to a good old cable.
ThomDawson vernonfelton's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 13:14
Mar 23, 2017
New Tires from Maxxis, WTB and Vee - Taipei Cycle Show
I'm just building a 26" bike at the mo...if I like it then I'm considering buying a Capra and putting 26" wheels on it. 26" isn't dead by any means. One of the main attractions of smaller wheels for me is short offset forks and superior steering. I've done 650b and 29" and both are good but I've got a serious hankering for 26" again especially living so close to some good freeride spots. I once lambasted the 264lyf guys but having tried the rest I'm starting to think maybe they've got a point...if you put aside their obstinate refusal to accept the other wheel sizes for a moment.
Mar 23, 2017 at 4:42
Mar 23, 2017
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