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bicyclelifestyle pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 20, 2022 at 12:02
Jun 20, 2022
Video: Scrub-Off (But Mostly A Crash Reel) - Crankworx Innsbruck 2022
Came for scrubs, got raw DH instead. Not mad.
bicyclelifestyle Tajlucas's article
May 18, 2022 at 15:14
May 18, 2022
The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?
@8tom8: Ride the fastest line smoothly, not the smoothest line fast.
bicyclelifestyle RyanRPalmer's article
Apr 28, 2022 at 15:30
Apr 28, 2022
Field Test: Canyon Spectral 125 AL 6 - When Trail Meets Enduro
@William42: As a pro mechanic with also over a decade of experience, all hydraulic systems need maintenance. Obviously some more than others, and YMMV, but there are best practices to ensure the paying customer does not return with a bad brake bleed. I do my best to make sure of this, because it's literally how I make a living. Whatever I'm doing, is working, as I haven't had many complaints over the 100's of brakes I've bled. I believe the Shimano units are very solid with proper setup and maintenance, no less than any other brake (as someone that rides Magura essentially exclusively). I see you with the caliper issues. Batch warrantied over 170 shimano brakes about 6 years ago that leaked at the pistons on a huge shipment of BRAND NEW bikes that were sitting in a warehouse for over 2 years. That super sucked to go through but I understand it was a unique situation and I still have confidence in Shimano brakes. If you wanna talk about bad engineering, you've also been in the game long enough to go through the hell that was TaperBore and also the first gen Sram road disc brakes that quit working the second it got cold... so many upset customers. Bicycle brakes are a fun conversation for sure. Obviously my comment is controversial so sucks to suck, I guess.
bicyclelifestyle RyanRPalmer's article
Apr 28, 2022 at 10:23
Apr 28, 2022
Field Test: Canyon Spectral 125 AL 6 - When Trail Meets Enduro
@William42: If you're not a horrible mechanic, wandering bite point is a non-issue.
bicyclelifestyle mattbeer's article
Feb 16, 2022 at 10:58
Feb 16, 2022
Review: Pinnd CS2 Pedals - Made in Scotland to Survive the Slop
I consider my pedals service items just like my rims. They're gonna get used a lot, they're under a ton of stress, they're super vulnerable to damage and wear, and its quite an engineering puzzle getting them right. Any (what I hope would be) no-questions-asked warranty on something I see as disposable is a huge plus.
bicyclelifestyle mikekazimer's article
Jan 20, 2022 at 10:37
Jan 20, 2022
Race Face Announces New Atlas Flat Pedals
@agnostic: After almost a decade, they've had plenty of time to think about this. You won't have issues.
bicyclelifestyle mattbeer's article
Dec 20, 2021 at 16:16
Dec 20, 2021
Staff Rides: Matt Beer's Commencal Supreme 29/27
@M4tt12: Pick up any random steel spoke and you will notice that steel spokes do not have cut threads, but rolled threads. No material is removed in the threading process of a spoke.
bicyclelifestyle jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 18, 2021 at 14:06
Dec 18, 2021
Slack Randoms: A Braking Bump Machine, Freestyle Death Diving & Carbon Frame Production
@jzPV: I think BMC was doing this about a decade or so ago with the Impec too. Woven, one piece tubes but instead used carbon lugs to bring it all together. Eye-wateringly expensive at the time ($12k in todays dollars with the top end build?). Super cool to use this type of machine for this purpose. What is it normally used for? I can think of: socks and other seamless tube textile, rope, cable...
bicyclelifestyle COMMENCALbicycles's article
Dec 16, 2021 at 12:45
Dec 16, 2021
Video: Matteo Iniguez Charges Through the Woods with Smooth, Aggressive Style
Stoked to see your progression these past couple years, Matteo! Keep that momentum goin
bicyclelifestyle alicialeggett's article
Dec 14, 2021 at 21:39
Dec 14, 2021
Field Test: Starling Murmur - The Steel Rock Crusher
How often are people thinking they need to remove their hydraulic lines from their bikes? It's a one and done scenario unless the hose becomes damaged. Shift cables I totally get, I'm replacing mine often and would like that externally routed. But a brake hose? Hide that thing. I ain't touching it for a while.
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