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dominic54 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 31, 2019 at 10:57
May 31, 2019
Video: Rotor Launches Kapic Cranks in Carbon
'Downhill singletracks'... downhill as in, Downhill? Or as in the bit of an xc race which isn't uphill?
dominic54 mikekazimer's article
May 3, 2019 at 1:55
May 3, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design
You're really missing the point of astronomical pricing. You might have noticed that overall, everything in cycling is becoming more expensive. And yet people are buying it. Have you wondered why this is? Every time a manufacturer releases a product like this, with some sort of insane or unattainable price tag, it subtly alters pereceptions. Then, when they bring in their 'average rider' tier product, and look, it's only a 15-20% increase on the previous model, it looks like good value. And no one complains. Look up 'aspirational pricing'. So yes, it does matter, and yes, we should be complaining about it. It's normalising an increasingly elite-priced sport.
dominic54 mikekazimer's article
Apr 24, 2019 at 9:21
Apr 24, 2019
First Look: Garmin's New Edge 530 and 830 Cycling Computers
@matadorCE: that's not quite true, is it? You're paying for both. Sadly you can't have the one without the other. The hardware is impressive; the software is appalling. I've been using garmins for almost 20 years; there's nothing better, but that's not to say that it couldn't be better. Fewer features, that actually work, would be nice.
dominic54 davidarthur's article
Apr 10, 2019 at 1:53
Apr 10, 2019
First Look: The Updated Fox 32 Step-Cast
Just a terminology conundrum - which bit have they redesigned? The fork crown, or the arch? The crown is usually the bit at the top connecting the stanchions to the steerer, no? Whereas the photos in the article are of the arch. Pedantic perhaps but it's a bit confusing.
dominic54 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Mar 26, 2019 at 11:59
Mar 26, 2019
Video: Yoann Barelli Rides Whistler's Infamous Gargamel on an eMTB
@Solozime: Nope. the bike isn't going to limit the power to the wheel - that'd be pretty counter-productive! They're power-assist, not independent drive. It's person-output-plus. If you triple someone's effective energy production then the trail has to absorb all of that. The point, though, is: where do you think all that extra energy goes? Into the trail. Which means moving material around, which means more wear, more weight, bigger toothier tyres because there's no longer a disadvantage running them. Have a look at what motocross areas look like.
dominic54 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Mar 26, 2019 at 9:44
Mar 26, 2019
Video: Yoann Barelli Rides Whistler's Infamous Gargamel on an eMTB
@Solozime: that's so, so far from correct that I can't help but do something about it. Pro roadies might manage 400w sustained effort. The average weekend warrior is more like 50-150. So yes, e bikes put a TON more energy into trails than human power alone would.
dominic54 MakeYourOwnShortcut's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 2:10
Feb 7, 2019
Video: Speed & Effortless Trials Skill in Spain with David Cachon
@MakeYourOwnShortcut: haha of course I'm not, I'm commenting not riding eh ;) wish I rode like that. It was just a comical choice. You've got lots of great footage and giving as much airtime as you have to some very tame features seems a little odd. I completely understand the urge to pace a story - moments of calm interspersed with frenzy. Just not sure the ones you chose warranted the full-shred slowmo treatment; I think it kind of comes under the same banner as slo-mo shots of people putting on goggles or pulling a bike out of a pickup, which gets a lot of abuse here. The stills and cinematography are awesome though!
dominic54 MakeYourOwnShortcut's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 1:35
Feb 5, 2019
Video: Speed & Effortless Trials Skill in Spain with David Cachon
Dude rides boardwalk and puddle in slo mo. Sweet. Dubious edit choices, but nice riding and beautiful location!
dominic54 pacecycles's article
Dec 28, 2018 at 1:31
Dec 28, 2018
Pace Cycles Announces Details for The RC295 - Their First Carbon Full Suspension Bike
Another British press release. Another total absence of grammar, suitable punctuation, or any reasonable quality of writing. Depressing. This isn't the way to convince the world of your attention to detail and design flair.
dominic54 danielsapp's article
Dec 15, 2018 at 15:59
Dec 15, 2018
Field Test: Yeti SB130
@BenPea: theoretically, yes, of course. The difference is 19mm. But in practice frame designers aren't doing that. If you compare 27 and 29 frames across a range of brands, you'll find surprising similarities in chainstay. Something I've done because I'm designing a frame... The choice of chainstay length affects manualling capability and stability. Shortest isn't necessarily best.
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