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conman1395 henryquinney's article
Jun 12, 2023 at 13:43
Jun 12, 2023
Review: Hunt Proven Carbon Wheelset
You can't say: "it's nice to have a wheelset that is quite simply good or it's not, without having to question whether one, two or three dents are enough to warrant replacement" And then say: "I think I damaged the wheel after the first impact, and then teased the damage out with the second" You're contradicting yourself and emphasizing the reason some people already stay away from carbon. You can't always tell if carbon is damaged.
conman1395 henryquinney's article
Feb 28, 2023 at 18:57
Feb 28, 2023
Shimano Consolidates Entry- to Mid-Level Groupsets With New CUES Drivetrains
So you've just ignored AdventX for over 2 years?
conman1395 dariodigiulio's article
Feb 2, 2023 at 17:37
Feb 2, 2023
First Look: Esker's Updated Hayduke Hardtail
So, aside from the STA being 2 degrees slacker it's a Camfield Yelli Screamy, but heavier and $300 more expensive with chainstays I'll never mess with.
conman1395 mattwragg's article
Oct 14, 2022 at 10:51
Oct 14, 2022
It’s Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainstay Length
"I believe the next big step for progress is starting to have sensible discussions around chainstay length and to stop using descriptors like “nimble”, “playful” or “snappy” around them." Then do it. We all dare you.
conman1395 edspratt's article
Jul 7, 2022 at 10:46
Jul 7, 2022
Company Behind Hunt & Privateer Receives Funding for Expansion
@wyorider: that's more true of their MTB stuff. Their road stuff is borderline nothing but hype. They're effectively the same Chinese factory products that Prime (owned by Wiggle, who owns Chain Reaction Cycles) also sells at a lower price. Hunt claims to have "aerodynamic" shallow, alloy rims and their more expensive carbon fiber, deep rims don't hold up to other rims both more expensive and cheaper than Hunt.
conman1395 angryasian's article
Jun 14, 2022 at 8:57
Jun 14, 2022
The 2022 Canyon Lux World Cup is Still an Unapologetically Sharp-Edged XC Race Bike
Measuring weight without the paint is like measuring myself from the taint.
conman1395 mattbeer's article
Mar 24, 2022 at 13:54
Mar 24, 2022
Review: Oak Components Root Lever - An Aftermarket Upgrade for Magura Brakes
@rtclark: have you seen what Magura charges for their other levers??
conman1395 alicialeggett's article
Mar 8, 2022 at 3:50
Mar 8, 2022
Ride Concepts Launches 2022 Shoe Collection
@redrook: here's "physics" for you. https://youtu.be/c74smIB6uf0 I made a video since you can't bother to read what I said every time, which is you can't pull up, but you can pull back. You sent a video about bunny hopping, I'll send you a video about pedaling, which we're actually talking about. In the video you can clearly see how with a flat foot, you can move the pedal 20 degrees. If you plantarflex, you can move it further (the "scoop"). Obviously no plantarflexes while pedaling, so nobody scoops. Don't be an idiot. Read what I wrote. If you wanna talk about "physics" then that's fine. Biomechanics and physics were what I studied before I got to med school. Given that a pedal at bottom center (which was the point of the article I quoted, to explain the 4 transitions of a pedal stroke which I verified you can at least read the abstract of from my link) is at a position with the crank arm perpendicular to the ground and the pedal is parallel, a force exerted by your leg onto the pedal will be parallel with the ground as well, creating a clockwise rotation. Also, since biomechanics do matter when pedaling, the only muscle that can exert this force is the shorthead of biceps femoris. The other 3 portions of the hamstring are lengthening at the hip while flexing at the knee, creating an isometric force which produces no changes in muscle length. So we're biomechanically limited to the SH of BF. Thus, we can only create a force with a FLAT foot (not pointing down, as needed to scoop up) that points in the direction of the chainstays. Therefore, yes, you can't pull up. I've said this in every post. But you can pull backwards. Using SH of BF, you can move it about 20 degrees. To move it further to almost 90 degrees, you'd need to scoop. But at that point you're creating an upward force PERPENDICULAR to the chainstays and ground (you know, the way an upwards arrow points). I'm saying you pull back.
conman1395 alicialeggett's article
Mar 8, 2022 at 3:08
Mar 8, 2022
Ride Concepts Launches 2022 Shoe Collection
@Greeta25: I agree, read what I wrote and you'll see that I said that
conman1395 alicialeggett's article
Mar 8, 2022 at 3:07
Mar 8, 2022
Ride Concepts Launches 2022 Shoe Collection
@Jackaboo: and you should read what I wrote because I never said you could pull up.
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