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dlxah mikekazimer's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 13:55
Nov 17, 2017
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
@nuttypoolog: The secret is using a decent spoke tension meter and truing stand. But even if you don't have the tools, you can assemble the wheels leaving the spokes loose, then drop it off at a local shop to have them finish tensioning and truing for you. Most shops I've asked happy to do it for $20-40 per wheel, which is still quite a bit cheaper than having the wheels built professionally.
dlxah mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 8:44
Sep 21, 2017
Carbon Fiber Valve Stems, An Improved Dropper, and 6D's Updated Helmets - Interbike 2017
I love how we see new carbon fiber frames, wheels, cranks, handlebars, saddles, etc. almost daily on this site and nobody bats an eye, but as soon as we see some tiny little valve stems that are probably made out of scrap materials from those larger components, suddenly everybody is an environmentalist.
dlxah mikekazimer's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 9:30
Sep 14, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
The pressure you need to run depends heavily on your body weight and tire and rim choice. Tire pressure is mostly meaningless without any context especially rider weight.
dlxah vernonfelton's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 12:54
Aug 30, 2017
KindShock Re-boots Entire LEV Dropper Post Line - Eurobike 2017
@Crisskan: Mine will get stuck down occasionally if I store it with the post compressed overnight, but I only have to give it a little nudge and then it pops up and continues to work until I store it with the post compressed again. I think that's normal. If the post is getting stuck down during your ride, you can try reducing the torque on your seatpost collar (if you don't have a torqure wrench, even just an 1/8 of a turn can make a huge difference) or increasing the air pressure as long as you don't exceed max pressure. And if neither of those work, then it's possible your post is defective, needs service, or has been damaged from over-torquing the seatpost collar.
dlxah vernonfelton's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 8:48
Aug 30, 2017
KindShock Re-boots Entire LEV Dropper Post Line - Eurobike 2017
@FLATLlNE: Over what comes from the factory. My first one was a bit under-inflated when I got it.
dlxah vernonfelton's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 8:27
Aug 30, 2017
KindShock Re-boots Entire LEV Dropper Post Line - Eurobike 2017
Have you tried increasing the air pressure? Both of my KS doppers have been flawless
dlxah mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2017 at 13:17
Aug 24, 2017
Transition's 2018 Lineup - First Look
@preston67: Yes, you are correct that reducing the fork offset and slacking the head angle both increase trail. I'm copying @TransitionBikeCompany 's response to a similar question from another comment on this article, since I think it addresses your question perfectly: "Your theory is what is supposed to be correct, based on conventional wisdom and understanding of bikes. However things are different than they seem, and there are a lot more physics at play than one might think. We stopped looking at what is 'supposed' to work a few years ago and instead begun chasing what feels right. We ride bikes, love bikes and make bikes. You might just have to ride it to believe it, don't judge a bike by it's numbers. There is no absolute." IMO the jury is still out on this one. I'm really looking forward to some more in-depth reviews of these new SBG bikes and hopefully a chance to demo one of them.
dlxah mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2017 at 12:57
Aug 24, 2017
Transition's 2018 Lineup - First Look
@guycharlesvalois: Actually you have that backwards. Reducing the fork offset increases the amount of trail. Combined with the slacker head angle, which also increases trail, it's safe to say that the new model has a lot more trail than the old one.
dlxah mikelevy's article
Jul 2, 2017 at 3:21
Jul 2, 2017
Production Privée's Adjustable Sweep Grips and Cockpit - Review
I seem to get a consistently better alignment by looking at how my handlebars line up with my crown rather than looking at how my stem lines up with my tire.
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Jun 3, 2017 at 11:51
Jun 3, 2017
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