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arclarke athertonracing's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 1:02
Feb 7, 2019
Atherton Bikes Confirm Team Details & Show Full Bike For the First Time
I recognise that bottom bracket as Hope - presume the cranks are too - but not sponsored?
arclarke athertonracing's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 1:01
Feb 7, 2019
Atherton Bikes Confirm Team Details & Show Full Bike For the First Time
Scratched my head over bottom suspension link - but realise must be pair of very short links in there, effectively giving the chainstay its very own virtual pivot point. I guess not totally unlike the idea of Yeti's sliding link?
arclarke RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 11:06
May 25, 2018
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
So just me who's avoided SRAM XD cos it needs an expensive machined cassette? Instead I've been finding Sunrace cassettes are really good - sensible ratios and long life. But the new Shimano cassette looks ideal - you could make a whole range of cassettes to fit at normal person prices. Just a shame they didn't bring it out across the range a couple of years ago and free-licence the design.
arclarke RichardCunningham's article
Oct 7, 2017 at 1:28
Oct 7, 2017
Time Annouces New Speciale 12 Enduro Pedal
@bankz: maybe they were made better 4 years ago - my new xc8s spring pin fell out after a few months. But I still like the Time engagement, MX4 are cheaper than XT (£50 in UK), and lasting well - wouldn't buy more expensive pedal from Time now.
arclarke konaworld's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 14:25
Aug 15, 2017
Graham Agassiz Goes Fishing on an eMTB - Video
um..I have a friend with an E-MTB - I don't have a problem with this, but still, after 30 miles he has no battery and a heavy bike without low enough gears - and he doesn't tow a boat
arclarke RichardCunningham's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 12:50
Jul 18, 2017
Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review
I think I experienced a "negative trail event" last week coming up short on jump, landing front wheel down in upslope - straight off over the bars, which were rotated 180 degrees when I tried to pick bike up again!
arclarke paulaston's article
Jun 2, 2017 at 8:33
Jun 2, 2017
All In Multitool – Review
I trust no one here has "modified or altered" their fork by shortening the steerer!
arclarke paulaston's article
Feb 18, 2017 at 1:39
Feb 18, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
I've had a few gearbox bikes over last 40 years, all hub gears, but hardtails anyway. The problem gearboxes have is not that they are bad but that direct chain drive is fantastically efficient, and derailleurs are a crude but smart way of providing different ratios with direct chain. When you ride a hub gear which has one direct drive (Alfine 8 speed, Sturmey 3 speed) the other gears feel fine, but that direct gear feels strangely easier - gearboxes are just not as efficient, despite 100 years of development.
arclarke paulaston's article
Feb 17, 2017 at 15:04
Feb 17, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
Nice to see some numbers, but they aren't very useful ones - who decides races on average of 4 runs? Variation between runs on either bike is way more than the difference between the two. Would be interesting if he was doing consistent runs, and one bike was always faster on a run than the other - but that's not the case here.
arclarke RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 11:57
Jan 20, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
Certainly not the transmission - derailleurs have evolved massively since I've been riding - my first off-road bike was single speed cos 5 speed Huret didn't cut it off-road. Still even back then you could have a gearbox bike - Sturmey Archer started making hubgears in 1902.
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