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TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 16, 2018 at 23:15
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Cane Creek's Titanium Enduro Crankset - First Look
It's not that it's flexible, it's that it can bend more before it permanently deforms. So, if an engineer chooses too, he can build a bike with more flex than an aluminum bike, that won't break. Or he can design it to the same stiffness as an aluminum bike. It's capable of bending more, but it's still pretty damn stiff. You have to make it pretty thin to get significant flex. It's doesn't seem that's what these guys did. I'm pretty sure they weren't going for flex. BTW, you didn't have to state that you're not an engineer. It was implicit in your question.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 16, 2018 at 23:00
2 days
Cane Creek's Titanium Enduro Crankset - First Look
@WAKIdesigns: Actually I think these guys win at maximal cost.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 13:50
Apr 11, 2018
Fox's New 34 Step-Cast Fork - First Ride
@SprSonik: Yes, yes, BMI doesn't apply to the 0.5% of people that are bodybuilders or avid crossfitters. Therefore we should totally throw it out since it only accurately applies to about 99.5% of the population. Hey, if you're in the 0.5%, more power to you, but look around you, visit a Wal-Mart or a McDonald's and you'll see the BMI definition of obesity is spot-on for most people.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 13:47
Apr 11, 2018
Fox's New 34 Step-Cast Fork - First Ride
@mhoshal: Average height is shorter than 6', hence, bigger average waist.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 13:43
Apr 11, 2018
Fox's New 34 Step-Cast Fork - First Ride
@zdebruine: The Fox 32 SC isn't available in 120, so it's not a comparable model. It's lighter than the Fox 32 120.
TucsonDon RichardCunningham's article
Mar 27, 2018 at 13:31
Mar 27, 2018
First Ride: Ibis Ripmo - Long-Travel 29er
@mollow: Well, at the least, we can safely say it wasn't holding him back.
TucsonDon RSD-Bikes's article
Mar 22, 2018 at 10:06
Mar 22, 2018
RSD Bikes Release 27.5+ MiddleChild Steel Enduro Bike
Especially when they're a 27.5+ bike, where you're not going to notice any difference in ride quality over an aluminum frame. The only noticeable difference will be about 2lbs, which the steel is real aficionados will pretend not to notice.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 16:31
Mar 20, 2018
Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review
@dldewar: On longer rides I've used the trick of just swapping the lids between the two bottles when I switched to the bottle under the downtube. If it was a race, I'd use a Camelbak and the single bottle so as to not waste the time, but when trying to carry as much water as possible, such as doing White Rim in a Day in Moab, where's there's no water along the way 106miles, 6800ft vert, sub 8 hours, it was nice to carry more of the water on the bike, and still pretty quick to just stop and swap the lids quick.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 16:25
Mar 20, 2018
Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review
It does look pretty sweet. I can't wait to see the new Yeti too. It will come as 100 rear 120 front, so that would be nice for my trails/races.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 16:24
Mar 20, 2018
Santa Cruz's New Blur XC Bike - Review
Once you get used to riding with the faster, more aggressive style that takes advantage of a dropper to actually make it useful, it's hard to go back to a normal seatpost. It just feels awkward. You can still ride it of course, and adjust, you just have to go a little slower due to physics, but I prefer the funner, safer, rowdier cornering style that a dropper post allows compared to the traditional, roadie-based cornering style. That's probably why downhillers and BMX'ers ride with dropped posts. I'm pretty sure it's not because it's slower. It's not about being scared, it's about wanting to go faster and have more fun.
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