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duzzi RichardCunningham's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 9:05
Nov 3, 2017
BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post - Review
It is my first dropper and it works perfectly ... love the subdue "clunk" to tell me the post is up, smooth up and down, stops in any position you desire, light action of the lever that has a mount compatible with Shimano I-spec ... and I have not needed to "revive it" yet, after four months of serious use!
duzzi RichardCunningham's article
Oct 30, 2017 at 18:02
Oct 30, 2017
Patrol 672 – Review
@wittereus: PinkBike specializes in fiction and fairy tales, especially from Cunnigham who brought over the tradition straight from Mountain BIke Action (ops, sorry I meant Mount Bike Fiction). If you want to read some tests that are not simply made up you have to look elsewhere. For example here: http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2018-patrol-672 that offers a way less flattering view of this 35 pounds (when you add pedal and drop post) monster!
duzzi mikekazimer's article
Oct 13, 2017 at 7:55
Oct 13, 2017
The Mountain Bike Technology Wishlist - Opinion
hum ... "that setup didn't have nearly the range of SRAM's 10-50 tooth cassette", really? It is relatively easy to get more than a 500% range with a triple or a double and use a short cage derailleur. My current left over triple has a massive 660% (22-32-44 by 1136) and it uses a medium cage derailleur with no problem whatever ...
duzzi vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 8:51
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
@Chris97a: It is a ridiculous fantasy that spacing the spokes 3 mm outward gives you a better wheel. Nobody has EVER published any data about that simply because the difference is insignificant.
duzzi vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 8:45
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
@brycepiwek: You are played by the industry. It is absurd to think that going from 142 to 148 hub axle brings any benefit to a bike. You can easily argue that the 142 is better than 148. (I can just see the titles: Lighter! more compact wheel! no loss of rigidity!).
duzzi vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 8:43
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
New standards are fine, they save me a lot of money. If the standards did not change I would probably keep a frame for 2-3 years and then be fooled into believing I need a new one. But instead I plan to keep my bike and components for at least 10 years: better for my wallet and better for the environment. Example? My Ibis HD3 and its carbon wheels were made obsolete 10 months after their purchase. The industry, with pinkbike in tow, decided that a 6 mm increase in hub spacing was the new and greatest revolution. An overnight loss of a few thousands dollars. But there is a simple solution: don't buy into the marketing scum!
duzzi RichardCunningham's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 9:21
Sep 20, 2017
The 5 Most Popular Demo Bikes at Bootleg Canyon - Interbike 2017
Continuing along with Pinkbike great tradition of pseudo-journalism! The most popular bikes really means: "the five bikes I took photos of and I kind of like"
duzzi AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 19:03
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
"I did find the carbon frame to feel a little “tingy”, translating more of the feedback from the trail through to the rider," You have to laugh at the nonsense of claiming to perceive "tingyness" (?) on a 130 travel bike ...
duzzi paulaston's article
Sep 17, 2017 at 11:47
Sep 17, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@bushmill: carbon recycling is quite tangential in respect to my main point but I think people are actively working on that (see e.g. https://www.sglgroup.com/cms/international/products/product-groups/cf/recafil/index.html?__locale=en), and it is already possible using heat. But anyway, it is just a part of the picture and my main point is that the picture is VERY complex. Look at the Specialized report, or any other attempt to quantify and/or compare the socio/economic/emission footprint of manufacturer processes and you will realize how difficult it is. Pole Bicycle but especially Pinkbike do a rather dismal work at that in this case, with Pinkbike as usual serving as a parroting megaphone without even a hint of doing some real fact checking ...
duzzi paulaston's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 10:52
Sep 15, 2017
Carbon Conundrum - Pole Bicycles Ditch Their Plastic Project
@polebicycles: Please read the 179 pages of the report, don't cherry pick. It delivers a very objective view of the complexity of measuring the socio-economic-environmental impact of any manufacturing, something that is obviously missing from the Pinkbike interview that (as it so often the case) is just coffee shop talk, very far from any form of journalism of fact checking ...
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