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dsut4392 mattwragg's article
May 26, 2017 at 2:06
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dsut4392 COMMENCALbicycles's article
May 11, 2017 at 23:22
May 11, 2017
Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team in Oceania
Some great photos, nice to see the team got around to see a bit more of Tasmania. is my fave, perfectly captures the feel of Derby in a downpour.
dsut4392 mikekazimer's article
May 11, 2017 at 23:14
May 11, 2017
OWN FR-01 Flat Pedal Shoe – Review
So the fit is "excellent", but they only come in 5 sizes? How is that supposed to work? Shimano men's shoes typically come in euro sizes 38-48 (11 sizes) and some models even more. I just looked up the M089 ('cause they are the most recent pair I bought), and they come in _16_ sizes in regular width, with 11 of those sizes also available in wide fit! These look like they might suit the shape of my feet/flippers, but topping out at 300mm they would probably be too small (48W shimano, 30.5 in a Head ski boot)
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
May 9, 2017 at 20:50
May 9, 2017
Pinkbike Poll – Electronic Components on Your Mountain Bike?
Harvesting the heat energy would be tricky, using something like F1 'KERS' would be more elegant. Or use a linear alternator built into the fork.
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
May 9, 2017 at 20:44
May 9, 2017
Pinkbike Poll – Electronic Components on Your Mountain Bike?
I get where you're coming from, but if you're smashing derailleurs into rocks often maybe the £250 sting would help you learn some bike handling lessons ;P
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
May 9, 2017 at 20:39
May 9, 2017
Pinkbike Poll – Electronic Components on Your Mountain Bike?
Except that both the reviewers said they wouldn't buy it with their own money and would stick with mechanical. How exactly does that equate to them shilling for the industry?
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
May 9, 2017 at 20:36
May 9, 2017
Pinkbike Poll – Electronic Components on Your Mountain Bike?
@Altron: What's so bad about mechanical shifters on drops? And how are the shortcomings solved by electronic shifting, which (aside from adding 'blips') has basically the same ergonomics just with less lever throw? The only shifting 'problem' I ever have is getting stuck in a high gear when I have to slam on the brakes if a car decides to pull in front of me to turn, or stop to give way on a turn when I would have shot through the gap. And that problem is nothing to do with the shifters, it's because I've had to stop pedalling before I dumped the gears, so I have a standing start in 50x11. I'm not a luddite, I switched from downtube friction shifters to indexed shifters on my road bike in 1986, and got in on the ground floor with first generation STI on my MTB when people were still arguing about the relative merits of different thumbies and whether suspension forks would ever catch on. I'm much more interested in hydraulic brakes on a roadie than electronic shifting.
dsut4392 nr22's article
May 9, 2017 at 19:02
May 9, 2017
USWE Patriot 15 and Airborne 15 Backpacks – Review
Keeps the mud off. My pack has a removable one, which I forgot to put back in after the last wet ride. I was riding in Derby on the weekend and on Saturday we had conditions as bad as during the EWS, everything got caked in a fine gritty mud which made the zips jam up a bit.
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
May 8, 2017 at 18:50
May 8, 2017
Pinkbike Poll – Electronic Components on Your Mountain Bike?
@dlxah: Yes. Step 1) With internal sensors similar to shockwiz, suspension could be made speed sensitive and position sensitive. Step 2) Add in some gyro and accelerometer type sensors on the frame and a 'TALAS' type system, and the suspension could adjust travel, sag/ride height and damping on the fly. Step 3) Then add in some forward scanning terrain sensors and the bike could see the bumps coming and adjust damping _before_ impact rather than milliseconds after. Step 4) fully active suspension with hydraulics actively lifting the wheel over bumps. Steps 1-3 are manageable with quite low power requirements, step 4 obviously less so. Build a linear alternator into the fork and it could perform some or all of the damping duties while providing ample power to control the actuation of servos driving hydraulic damping circuits..
dsut4392 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2017 at 7:01
May 7, 2017
Finished: Ask Me Anything - Reuben Krabbe, Photographer
@ReubenKrabbe: Quite possibly less than 4 years. Sony A9 supposedly offers 20fps with full AF tracking and zero viewfinder blackout or lag. The catch is that it's using only the electronic shutter, and it isn't a global shutter (though the rolling shutter effect is claimed to be much reduced). Only 5fps when using the mechanical shutter I believe. Proof will be in the pudding over the next few months.
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