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ecologist jamessmurthwaite's article
May 22, 2019 at 20:53
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ecologist sarahmoore's article
Apr 16, 2019 at 20:16
Apr 16, 2019
Randoms: Bags, Shoes, Racks, & More - Sea Otter 2019
@TylerG96: my Thule is welded crooked. Drives me nuts.
ecologist CaneCreekCyclingComponents's article
Apr 8, 2019 at 20:38
Apr 8, 2019
Cane Creek Announces the HELM Works Series 130
please note: "aggressive cross country and lightweight trail riding," per the statement above. I think they're suggesting that everyone who rides bicycles on dirt can benefit from this fork. You should buy two.
ecologist CaneCreekCyclingComponents's article
Apr 8, 2019 at 20:32
Apr 8, 2019
Cane Creek Announces the HELM Works Series 130
as an owner of a 160 fork, I blame the set up guides, which all say "you should use all the travel 1-2x per ride." After setting sag per the guide I rarely ever used full travel unless I was riding especially hard or I did something horribly wrong (and sometimes painful), but I liked how the fork performed. Tried running lower pressure to use full travel and all that squish felt like riding in poo. Moral of the story: I probably don't need 160 on my typical ride, but it's not that bad so long as it's properly set up on the firm side. I think the guides should read something like: "If, after setting sag properly, you don't use full travel a few times per ride, you might have more suspension travel then you really need."
ecologist RichardCunningham's article
Mar 18, 2019 at 8:22
Mar 18, 2019
Cal Poly Steel Downhill Bike - NAHBS 2019
@sspiff: looks like him, but I don't think GF would be caught dead in jeans and t-shirt.
ecologist kabelleira's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 8:58
Mar 8, 2019
5 Privateer Bikes From the NZ Enduro
I want the stylus. I'll close your gate on my way by.
ecologist kabelleira's article
Mar 8, 2019 at 8:56
Mar 8, 2019
5 Privateer Bikes From the NZ Enduro
as long as it's truly race=down and transition=up. Some enduros have low grade/flat/uphill pedally sections on some timed stages.
ecologist paulaston's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 15:49
Mar 5, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@maxyedor: I most certainly do not. However, I am certain that some one at Envy does work in manufacturing and it appears as though they don't find 1% to be especially alarming. Room for improvement? Probably. But they know the non-aerospace carbon manufacturing industry better than I, and I know that acceptable failure rates depend a whole lot on industry and product type. So your experience may not apply. But if what you say is true for carbon bicycle wheels, maybe that explains why Envy's versions cost so much!
ecologist paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 22:30
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@maxyedor: three percent doesn't strike me as especially high. And one percent seems really low. In every context I know anything about, anyone who gets 99% right is doing awesome. True that warranty rate probably does not equal failure rate, so hard to say. I'm starting to sound like Envy fanboy here. I'm certainly not, but I just think a bigger deal is being made over a couple broken rims than is appropriate.
ecologist paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 22:21
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@Franziskaner: the scientist in me still says no you can't. But I will concede that in the real world we can still learn something from case studies, and the one you describe may have some merit for me depending on what else I knew, the conditions resulting in failure, etc. As to Paul's experience, it does raise some suspicions (two failures in a row, etc.) but to Envy's defense (I am not a customer, or even a potential customer, metal for me) he admitted the wheels are not up to the task: "Do we have some additional work to do in terms of meeting the demands of rider’s like Paul on E-MTBs? Yes." These are "enduro" wheels. Paul is reportedly a large and aggressive downhiller. He may have also had something to prove..."If I can't manage to break these wheels, I won't hear the end of it in the comments for riding e-bike. Must give them something else to complain about..."
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