danielshiels danielsapp's article
Jul 15, 2020 at 1:46Jul 15, 2020
Ridden & Rated: 13 of the Best Dropper Posts
Yes, price, action, length, user serviceable. I swapped from a factory transfer 150 in order to get the full 210 one up post and have been using it for a year with no issues. Maybe 5% less solid feeling but the remote is infinity better than the mk1 fix lever and its 30% cheaper.
Jun 11, 2020 at 7:21Jun 11, 2020
First Look: SRAM's New GX Drivetrain Offers 520% Range
It's like deore is better and they realise the one thing they can prove is a wider range, it's basically what shimano did with the 46 tooth cassette on the last xt that everyone hated because of the stupid jump at the end of the cassette. The worst thing is I bet the guys at sram (rightly) laughed at that when it happened in response to eagle and now they've basically done the same. Bravo, if I could post the sound of a slow hand clap...
danielshiels brianpark's article
Jun 6, 2020 at 0:27Jun 6, 2020
Race & Accessibility in the Mountain Bike Community
@brianpark: just a report/flag button on comments might be a start, alongside the up/down vote.
danielshiels mikekazimer's article
Jun 1, 2020 at 0:36Jun 1, 2020
12 of the Best 2020 Flat Pedals Ridden & Rated
Love the feel of my vaults but it bears talking about the fact that the bushes need regular replacement, they don't wear well. That definitely isn't aided by the mentioned bad sealing inboard. If you own them buy better bushes direct from igus and I've had good luck with the wider lip seals from hope as well
danielshiels propainfactoryracing's article
May 20, 2020 at 8:32May 20, 2020
George Brannigan’s Lousa, Maribor & Losinj Custom Painted Propain Rage Race Bike
Something about that frame, even without the sensational paint
May 6, 2020 at 12:31May 6, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 6 - Over Biked Or Under Biked?
Over biked, over shocked, over tyred, under wheeled ???? mk 1 geometron with 650 b, a coil and did tyres. Still punched a hole in one on the rangers path at snowdon and will take the slog with weight and long travel for the get out of jail free card. Interested in trying a29 up front though and at least the geo allows it
danielshiels sarahmoore's article
May 4, 2020 at 5:00May 4, 2020
Review: Yeti SB140 - Little Wheels & Lots of Fun
What's with all these carbon bikes extending 15cm straight out in front of the bb? Riding rocky trails with sticky tyres always throws rocks up into my downtube and the idea of making it more prominent on a frame that costs thousands and in a material not renowned for impact resistance makes no sense to me. Does it increase stiffness or is it to get a particular angle on the downtube or some other good reason?
danielshiels sarahmoore's article
Apr 28, 2020 at 11:27Apr 28, 2020
EWS Whistler & 3 Other Events Cancelled as Enduro World Series Restructures 2020 Calendar
No joy in saying it but there's no chance until 2021 surely? Long haul flights with people packed like sardines, social distancing, the differing stages of the virus in differing parts of the world. Just can't see it
danielshiels edspratt's article
Apr 28, 2020 at 1:47Apr 28, 2020
Apr 20, 2020 at 9:09Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
You have to be prepared to change everything disposable, chain, bearings etc and service the suspension but can still get a top bike cheaper than its new counterpart, particularly if you go for a bike ahead of it's time geometry wise. Reading the raww review earlier made me realise it's not really any better than my nicolai that's a few years old. Hopefully things have calmed down enough again now that bikes can be relevant as long as later 26ers were and we can love our bikes like we used to