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TucsonDon mikekazimer's article
May 16, 2019 at 10:20
May 16, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
@R-M-R: It's for efficiency. You get the most help from gravity when you're pushing straight down on the pedal at the max of the power stroke. Recumbent bikes give up mechanical efficiency for aerodynamics and comfort.
TucsonDon mikekazimer's article
May 16, 2019 at 10:17
May 16, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
@whambat: The balance point changes when you're going up hill. Steep seattubes are essentially bike fit optimized for climbing, with the assumption that the seat will be out of the way for descending so that doesn't matter. It would be a suboptimal position for level terrain, just as a bike fit optimized for flat terrain is suboptimal for climbing, hence why you end up scooting forward on the seat to compensate.
TucsonDon jamessmurthwaite's article
May 14, 2019 at 16:52
May 14, 2019
Whyte Bikes Win Legal Battle Against Haas F1 Team's Title Sponsor, Rich Energy
@endlessblockades: You can find Yerbamate everywhere around here though. This Rich Energy apparently doesn't even have a real product, or it doesn't seem to be for sale anywhere.
TucsonDon mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2019 at 12:06
May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
The big question in my mind, is whether anyone is adjusting traditional bike-fit programs to take advantage of this. A bike fit is going to put the saddle at a specific location relative to the bottom bracket. If the seat tube angle is steeper, the saddle would simply be slid farther back on its rails and vice versa. I understand this new philosophy as simply being maintaining KOPS but at certain grade rather than flat, but is there any new consensus on how bike fits should be carried out to take advantage of this. Like doing a bike fit at a 3% angle or something? If we're not changing bike fits, than steeper seat tube angle doesn't really change anything.
TucsonDon TrustPerformance's article
May 6, 2019 at 14:36
May 6, 2019
Trust Chops $725 Off Their Linkage Fork
@sherbet: The guy asked him for links to some of the other reviews, and he responded. Prolifically, but not in some over the top way like you're implying.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 18:34
Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
I just wish they had gotten the geometry dialed like this on the LS. It was still way too short, glad to see them finally get it.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 18:30
Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
I know, they talk about putting a 120mm Stepcast fork on it and racing it, but I think the BB might be too low for that, since you're usually pedaling through a lot more when racing. I'd have to compare it to other XC bikes though. Harder to tell since they did the geometry chart with 2.6 tires on.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 18:28
Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
They probably wanted to put that part of the budget towards somewhere it actually increases performance.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 18:27
Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
@pabiking: When you put it that way, it seems like a hell of a deal.
TucsonDon mikelevy's article
Apr 12, 2019 at 9:57
Apr 12, 2019
Spot's New Short-Travel Ripper - Sea Otter 2019
@prj71: It was different model of Spot bike, about a year ago. Just search youtube singletrack sampler spot.
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