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dave-f seb-stott's article
Jul 10, 2021 at 13:40
Jul 10, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Set Up Your Cleats?
Is there any brand making shoes with the cleats on the heels yet?
dave-f alicialeggett's article
Jul 7, 2021 at 22:31
Jul 7, 2021
CyclingTips Digest: TdF Mayhem, 2022 Dura-Ace, Cycling's Banksy Moment, the Lightest SPD Shoe, Mechanic Tips & More
I have a set of road wheels I built up with Stan's infamous original Alpha 340s. The combination of a large rim bed surface area, light weight, and tubeless makes it almost impossible to find a compromise with regards to spoke tension. 28H, washers, and I still wouldn't run tubeless in the rear (but choose the tire carefully, due to the low profile bead hook a loose fitting tire with tube will blow off). The article is a good read, I guess Stan's had no clue when they designed them and it doesn't look like they still offer road rims.
dave-f mattbeer's article
Jun 19, 2021 at 7:09
Jun 19, 2021
First Look: Formula's Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes
Everyone considering 1.8 single crown should take a look again at what those headsets are going through when heavily loaded through fork/crown/steerer flex. Sometimes I'm amazed some bike stuff works at all. This DC fork has a lot going for it. You could also do some interesting stuff like one-off crowns, different 35mm lowers, etc.
dave-f mattwragg's article
Jun 15, 2021 at 22:47
Jun 15, 2021
Interview: Specialized's Sponsorship Boss Benno Willeit Speaks Candidly About Losing Athletes, Fewer World Cup Teams, & More
People like this came up with the European Soccer Super League. Maybe the amount of money in circulation is not the best metric for the success of a sport.
dave-f mattwragg's article
Jun 12, 2021 at 2:39
Jun 12, 2021
Opinion: The Rules of Mountain Biking
I dug out my old spiral bound small booklet titled "Mountain Biking" from a guy called Elmar Moser, written in 1989. He spent quite some time scouting out forest roads and footpaths (in Italy, some of the donkey paths left over from WW1) and published tour descriptions with directions, altitude profiles, and difficulty. A "mountain bike" would have something 26/36/48 up front and 14/17/21/26/30/34 in the back, wide (over 50mm) knobby tires and should be light enough to be easy to carry. Basically a bike for accessing offroad mountain areas. (Side note: I can't remember having seen someone carry an Ebike a long distance up a steep, narrow mountain trail) He spent some time writing about practical mountain bike gear, stupid industry marketing claims, conflict with land owners, legal entities, proper behavior, etc. even back then I didn't find any reference to who might belong to a group of people called "mountain bikers" and who not. I think he was focused more on the experience of being in the mountains, not so much on belonging or not belonging to some particular lifestyle. Fast forward to today and there is discussion about who belongs to what group, where it's legal to ride the Ebike that cost more than your used car, and real pressure to channel all those potential customers into ski areas with flow trails. I'm fine calling anyone riding on two wheels part of the family. But that's kind of missing the point. We are where we are and there's no going back.
dave-f henryquinney's article
Jun 9, 2021 at 12:19
Jun 9, 2021
First Look: All New 2022 Scott Spark - The Next Generation of Integration
Next version integrates a water bottle along with the shock in the seat tube
dave-f edspratt's article
May 8, 2021 at 20:35
May 8, 2021
Comparing Anne Terpstra & Nadine Rieder's Ghost Lector FS Race Bikes - Albstadt XC World Cup 2021
Has the social media thing gotten to the point you need an iphone mount for your race bike?
dave-f henryquinney's article
Apr 26, 2021 at 22:13
Apr 26, 2021
Opinion: I Love Internal Cable Routing, There I Said It
Am I the only person on here that can ride a motorcycle (clutch on the left, front brake on the right, transmission left foot, rear brake right foot), ride a mountain/roadbike (front brake on the left, road bike has brifters) and drive a car (brake with your foot)? Keep this guy away from my motorcycle, the clutch line would run on the same side of the head tube and through the frame. How does he set up a DJ without a loop or two of brake line for barspins? Is he looking forward to trying to track down some special grommet thingy specific to a particular bike years from now? I dropped the lowers on a fork yesterday to change seals and oil, I'm glad I didn't have to disconnect and bleed the front brake line to do it. The only internal cable I have on any of my bikes is the dropper line thru a hole in the seat tube, but even the rest of that is external and easy to swap out for a normal post for bikepark use. I had one bike once with internal routing, I hope it was the last one.
dave-f seb-stott's article
Apr 24, 2021 at 4:25
Apr 24, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: How Familiar Are You With MTB Technical Jargon?
Given what has been said and constructed up till now based on trail, head tube angle, and the effect of flop on steering one could argue there are no experts on the subject.
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