derekr

Bike dad, DIY hack and anti-derailleur activist

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derekr dariodigiulio's article
Dec 26, 2023 at 15:19
Dec 26, 2023
2023 Pinkbike Awards: Value Product of the Year Winner
Testing the death out of their products before releasing to the consumer… how dare they!! I see their late arrival as a strength… having the discipline to refine the product before releasing something sub-par like that other American competitor of theirs. Cannot beat Japanese quality
derekr dariodigiulio's article
Dec 26, 2023 at 15:13
Dec 26, 2023
2023 Pinkbike Awards: Value Product of the Year Winner
It’s super underrated! Completely agree with you
derekr dariodigiulio's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 14:50
Aug 1, 2023
Shimano Releases New Shoe Lineup
Maybe I had an early version, but I had BOA mtb shoes several years ago and dirt would get into the dial and would cause abrasion to the cable whenever I fastened them up. As a result, I broke my cable every 50 or so rides... I was using them partially for commuting so that really didn't take long (maybe a couple months). Just an FYI; maybe you're OK with this. If you break a shoe lace you can easily tie it together again and get through your ride. But breaking a cable really sucks! And replacing them was no easy task having very finnicky little holes to fish them through. They do, however, offer free replacement cables.
derekr mattbeer's article
Jun 9, 2023 at 12:56
Jun 9, 2023
Review: 3 Unique Carbon Handlebars Built for Comfort from We Are One, OneUp, & Title
@handsomedan: You might also try Hunter Smooth Bars (75mm rise, 15 deg back sweep)... I also have some 16 deg SQ bars with 45mm rise... wish they had a higher rise but I love the back sweep. Will order some Hunter bars at some point...
derekr mikelevy's article
Apr 28, 2023 at 9:47
Apr 28, 2023
RockShox's Updated Reverb Stealth Gets the Squishy Post-Fixing Vent Valve
@pdxjeremy: Until you have to service the Fox! I love my Bike Yoke
derekr methelmets's article
Mar 26, 2023 at 4:32
Mar 26, 2023
Photo Story: Exploring Ladakh In High Altitude Roaming
I wear Shimano SH-XM900 with clips for bikepacking... have not been to a location nearly this exotic though! I find the SH-XM900s extremely comfy for hike-a-bike. They are my go-to shoulder season biking shoe as well. The only thing to keep in mind is the sole is quite soft so they are grippy but not super durable.
derekr seb-stott's article
Mar 3, 2023 at 10:35
Mar 3, 2023
Opinion: Five Things The Bike Industry Could Do Better
Proportionate sizing AND component selection
derekr seb-stott's article
Mar 3, 2023 at 10:30
Mar 3, 2023
How to Choose the Right Size Mountain Bike in 2023
Not to take away from your experience, but I felt there were just a few concepts in his book that I paid $40 CAD for and then it directs you to his website where you get 1 month free and then pay $20 per month thereafter. The book is large print and full of filler. In case you were planning to buy the book... maybe just get one month access to the website and be done with it?
derekr dariodigiulio's article
Mar 1, 2023 at 12:36
Mar 1, 2023
Buying a Bike From a Shop Versus Buying Online
Ha! Came here to post exactly this!
derekr MRPofficial's article
Mar 1, 2023 at 10:23
Mar 1, 2023
MRP Releases New Chainguide Lineup
@ak-77: Could go oldschool with a 2x crank and put a bash guard on the outside ring
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