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dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2018 at 13:32
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Winning Bike Check: Richie Rude's Yeti SB5.5 - EWS Olargues, France 2018
Edit: Just checked who was posting. ;) It seems strange that two tires are identical but have different markings. Thanks for the info.
dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 15, 2018 at 7:31
May 15, 2018
Five Ten Impact Pro Shoes - Review
So true. The old soles held together waaaaaay longer. Everything since adidas has been disposable after a season or less.
dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 15, 2018 at 7:16
May 15, 2018
Winning Bike Check: Richie Rude's Yeti SB5.5 - EWS Olargues, France 2018
@davetrumpore: The model and casing info is visible on the front tire but not the back. Maxxis normally puts that info on the drive side of their tires. This suggests that the rear tire is reversed, is missing that info or it was printed on the non-drive side. My bet is either a prototype or the rear tire is reversed.
dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 14, 2018 at 5:12
May 14, 2018
Winning Bike Check: Richie Rude's Yeti SB5.5 - EWS Olargues, France 2018
@YoungGun13: Not "backwards", just opposite. Front tire and rear tire are sometimes mounted in opposite directions because rear tires should be optimized for propulsion while front tires should be optimized for braking. I can't say if that's what's going on here but it's not uncommon. Some tires even have directional indicators printed on them showing different front and rear orientations.
dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 10, 2018 at 6:38
May 10, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
Jammers will be small and low powered. A well funded team could even have their shifter/transmitter double as a jammer, only breifly pausing noise broadcast to send out their own valid, shift signals. Activation/deactivation of the jamming would be triggered by a rapid succession of button presses in a defined pattern. It would be impossible to detect unless engaged. Road racers would wait until going up hill, engage the jammer, perhaps only for part seconds. Those missed shifts could add up on a mountain stage, yet might be viewed as equipment malfunction rather than sabotage. For this reason, it could be that professional racing moves only to wired electronic shifting while everyone else enjoys wireless.
dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 8, 2018 at 12:42
May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
In regard to gearboxes... It isn't just that people are used to derailers. Adoption is slow mostly because derailers are cheaper, lighter, relatively reliable and you don't have to stop pedaling to shift. I'd imagine the big manufacturers have evaluated the technology and consumer demand and determined that people don't want gear boxes. Meaning... electronic shifting will probably happen before gearboxes. They seem to have judged the technological progression and are getting into the market just when its viable.
dfiler mikekazimer's article
May 8, 2018 at 12:33
May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
How long until someone starts running a wireless jammer at races? It doesn't take much knowledge, equipment or power to generate enough radio interference to completely drown out communication between wireless shifters.
dfiler trevor12's article
Apr 26, 2018 at 12:36
Apr 26, 2018
Downhill Photo Report - Sea Otter Classic 2018
You're missing the irony here
dfiler diamondbackbikes's article
Apr 25, 2018 at 19:47
Apr 25, 2018
Must Watch: DreamRide III - Video & Photo Epic
4k just blew my mind. The bar has been raised. I can't wait to see who was involved with the amazing cinematography and production! Seriously, find some way to watch this is 4k
dfiler trevor12's article
Apr 25, 2018 at 13:29
Apr 25, 2018
Downhill Photo Report - Sea Otter Classic 2018
So ironic... you're the keyboard warrior here, telling people they're not allowed to talk about a race course. If you don't want to read comments about a race course, don't read the comments section of an article about a race.
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