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UtahBrent WD-40BIKE's article
Aug 22, 2017 at 19:01
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This Full-Time Working Woman is Your U.S. National Champ
Great story, cool to see a someone work around a full time schedule to the highest level of XC. Pretty inspiring as I too am a Project Manager at a Medical Device company and race Pro XC. But I suck at it...there's a critical difference.
UtahBrent davidarthur's article
Jul 31, 2017 at 6:05
Jul 31, 2017
Cube Stereo 140 C:68 SLT 29 - Review
"...That said, once I finished testing this bike and went back to an 11-speed SRAM drivetrain, I found the closer ratios of the 10-42t suited my local trails better." Actually, Eagle has exactly the same cog sizes for 10-42... 10-50t: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42-50 10-42t: 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42 One could argue that he's complaining about the 42-50 jump. But it's actually a lower percentage ratio change than many of the jumps below that. That said, I own two Eagle setups and one SRAM 11-speed. The 11-speed is solid, where the Eagle groups have proven very finicky to get working correctly. Any tweak on the der. hanger and it blows shifts in a big way. The B-Tension setting has to be just so, even chain wear over a couple hundred of miles will take it too far off to perform at it's best.
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Jun 14, 2017 at 6:36
Jun 14, 2017
Talking Telemetry and Downhill Bike Setup with Giant's Dave Garland
@Jubbylinseed: What you said is absolutely not true. Spoke tension does not change wheel stiffness, in any plane, as long as they are tensioned such that the spoke tension remains above zero. It does change the resonant frequency of the spokes themselves (between the hub and rim), which can have an affect on perceived ride feel, but it does not affect the tires interaction with the ground.
UtahBrent mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2017 at 19:11
Jun 8, 2017
SRAM GX Eagle: A Wallet Friendly 12-Speed Drivetrain - First Ride
Every 11 sp drivetrain I've had dropped off the 42 when backpedalling to position the pedals to get restarted on a tough climb. Neither of the two Eagle drivetrains I've ridden have this problem.
UtahBrent mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2017 at 19:09
Jun 8, 2017
SRAM GX Eagle: A Wallet Friendly 12-Speed Drivetrain - First Ride
Not everyone rides in the same conditions as you do. Some people pedal miles on the road to get to the trail (gasp!) and have the legs to cruise at 20mph, then head up rough, sustained climbs of greater than 20% grade. You'd need the range too.
UtahBrent todd's article
Feb 24, 2017 at 6:23
Feb 24, 2017
Trailforks Basemap for Garmin
Awesome. First time I've seen a reason to upgrade from my Garmin 500.
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 10:49
Feb 16, 2017
Is It Still A Ride If You Don't Leave Your House?
People talk about how it takes less time to prep for a trainer ride than a real ride. I have not found this to be true...for me it's quicker to just bundle up and head out. I have a Zwift membership, but rarely use it as I find it more time consuming to get ready to ride on Zwift, even with my bike already set up on the trainer. It takes time to sync my power meter to my phone and my phone to my computer. Add in the time to open the App, log in, and pick a ride or workout on Zwift, and I could already be a mile (or two) up the trail. Even in the dead of winter. I like Zwift, but for me, a fat bike went a lot farther toward enhancing my winter riding enjoyment than Zwift.
UtahBrent mikelevy's article
Feb 16, 2017 at 10:43
Feb 16, 2017
Is It Still A Ride If You Don't Leave Your House?
It's not just exercise. It's a video game that requires you to pedal to enjoy it.
UtahBrent RichardCunningham's article
Feb 14, 2017 at 8:14
Feb 14, 2017
Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Seatpost - Review
I've been running a Highline for 6 months and 1,000 miles now and I agree with this review in pretty much every regard. I can add that I've been riding the post in subfreezing (and sometimes sub-zero) temps for the last two months, with lots of road slop and salt thrown into the mix. The post only slows down slightly at sub-zero temps, and it operates as well as it did when new, despite the salt and road grime thrown at it.
UtahBrent mikekazimer's article
Feb 13, 2017 at 11:49
Feb 13, 2017
First Ride: Salsa Deadwood SUS 29+
"Once again Salsa is answering a question nobody (on PinkBike) is asking." Fixed it for you.
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