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dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 20:00
Sep 17, 2020
Video: Giant's New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 - First Look
@mikelevy: "Hiya kids, here is an important message from uncle Mike. Don't buy bikes! Become a writer for Pinkbike and they _give_ them to you for free"
dsut4392 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 19:40
Sep 17, 2020
Video: We Actually Tested Our Bike From The Future - The Grim Donut Part 2
I think you have that backwards and upside down.
dsut4392 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 17, 2020 at 19:31
Sep 17, 2020
Video: We Actually Tested Our Bike From The Future - The Grim Donut Part 2
@emptybe-er: You're technically correct about the length of the lever being the determinant, but you need to have another look at the force vectors - changing the head angle changes the effective length of the lever! Maybe considering the extreme of a 90 degree head angle would help, static load on the flat or huck-to-flat scenario. At 90 degree head angle, 100% of the force acting on the fork is parallel to the stanchions - it does not act as a lever _at all_, the only force at the head tube is the load of bike & rider loaded in shear. Or think about it from a strength perspective - your shoulders are probably strong enough for you to hold the basic support position on the rings, but I very much doubt you could hold an iron cross. https://www.fitstream.com/exercises/ring-training-exercises/
dsut4392 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 16, 2020 at 23:53
Sep 16, 2020
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Sep 10, 2020 at 21:33
Sep 10, 2020
Video: New 8-Speed Drivetrain, Tools, Tires, Pedals, & Clothing - Across the Pond Beaver
@GBeard: Doesn't work so well when you need to go uphill though does it?
dsut4392 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 3, 2020 at 18:02
Sep 3, 2020
dsut4392 jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 19, 2020 at 22:26
Aug 19, 2020
Classified's Wireless Internally-Geared Hub Increases 1x Drivetrain Range by 45%, Doubles the Number of Gears
@HollyBoni: I can't tell whether you're trying to argue in favour of better 2x cranks, or wide range 12 speed clusters or both? I was riding a Shimano triple long before 11-40 cassettes existed - the bike I still use as my commuter originally came with Deore DX 3x7 (26-36-46) x (13-30) the year after trigger shifters were released. I was running it 3x9 until a couple of years ago with the same "7sp" cranks running a 48t big ring and an 11-34 cassette. Despite the theoretical gear range being well outside what was recommended for the derailleur, it works just fine if you don't cross-chain. As far as it not making sense that DH focused MTBs have more range than gravel bikes that are "meant to" be used on all terrain loaded and unloaded, when I look at the design of most gravel bikes it seems obvious that they aren't really "meant to" be used for any real loaded touring other than in the purchaser's imagination. Almost all mountain bikers will regularly encounter hills steep enough they need their 50t bailout gear, and downhill straights where they can use their 10t, but how many fancy carbon gravel bikes are ever going to be loaded up for a week-long adventure? I live in an area with over 1200m of vertical right on my doorstep and value having close ratios as well as decent range, and run 2x groupsets on all my bikes as a matter of choice (yes, I've used XO 1x12 on a 2020 Spesh Enduro for a few days). I could well be climbing solidly for an hour so I don't have a problem with shifting the front and back at the same time to get the ratio I'm looking for. For my next MTB I'll grudgingly accept the move to 1x12, but there's no way I'm moving to a 1x groupset on my road or commuting/touring bikes.
dsut4392 jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 17, 2020 at 19:11
Aug 17, 2020
Classified's Wireless Internally-Geared Hub Increases 1x Drivetrain Range by 45%, Doubles the Number of Gears
@PhillipJ: And this is so much simpler than putting an FD mount back on...
dsut4392 jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 17, 2020 at 19:10
Aug 17, 2020
Classified's Wireless Internally-Geared Hub Increases 1x Drivetrain Range by 45%, Doubles the Number of Gears
Nah, if you want one better get in quick because 100:1 they won't be around in 3 years' time.
dsut4392 jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 17, 2020 at 19:08
Aug 17, 2020
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