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elsb0048 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 22, 2020 at 8:56
Feb 22, 2020
Video: Clipless vs. Flat Pedals - The Pros and Cons of Both
@Ricolaburle: it does note that the cyclist is in a seated position for something like 5 mins. Could leave a little room for the claims of max watts on clips in a standing sprint or when hammering a short tech climb. Definitely in accord on the overall lack of efficiency effect.
elsb0048 mikelevy's article
Aug 20, 2019 at 22:23
Aug 20, 2019
Review: Santa Cruz's All-New Tallboy Trail Bike
Fully aware that this only matters for 1% of riders but I for one really appreciate Santa Cruz offering an XXL size. Something only 1 or 2 other brands do
elsb0048 mikelevy's article
Apr 7, 2019 at 9:08
Apr 7, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
@mhoshal: fair enough. It feels like with appropriate tolerances and bushing design you could have a similarly tight feel. But maybe bushings of that quality are not available of the shelf to keep this price point.
elsb0048 mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 9:09
Apr 6, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
@Deoratwo: Thanks for the recommendation maybe on the next set of brakes. I do worry that it would make the lever feel sloppy since the rubber might squish and slide on the alu. The bike snob in me may require the fit and finish of a bare carbon lever :-P. Clearly need to be going to dentist school!
elsb0048 mikelevy's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 15:29
Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
@thenotoriousmic: is there a big benefit to the lever riding on bearings? I don't feel like I've noticed much compared to bushed options on previous brakes but I suppose I could be convinced. Seems like the friction compared to leverage there is pretty minimal and it has such low 'rpm' that a bearing just doesn't seem warranted for that application other than for bling.
elsb0048 mikelevy's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 15:25
Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
@mtb-sf: I have guide ultimates so I'm happy. If I were to upgrade I'd want codes or saints w/ carbon levers which I didn't think was an option (could be wrong). But there's probably some chance that code and guide levers are interchangeable.
elsb0048 mikelevy's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 12:47
Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
I wish there was a compromise to spend $50 for carbon levers but still use a bushing instead of a sealed bearing. Carbon levers sound silly but I love how much warmer my fingers are on a cold or wet ride vs when they're in steady contact with a heat sink...
elsb0048 mikekazimer's article
Jan 5, 2019 at 8:33
Jan 5, 2019
Pinkbike's Editors Choose Their Ideal Geometry Numbers - Vote For Your Favorite
@tuxmek: damn, at 6'5" now I'm half considering a trip to Denver just to test drive one...
elsb0048 danielsapp's article
Dec 24, 2018 at 10:13
Dec 24, 2018
Field Test: Trance vs Sensor vs Habit vs SB130
Tall guy here, 6'6" w/ 36" inseam so long drops are great for me. I've never felt the need for pedal strokes with my butt on the seat while it's low but when I need to stretch out for the steeps (especially rock rolls) or pumping big bumps I find I'm less likely to take a seat to the belly or have a hard time getting behind it like I have with a 150mm dropper. That said when riding tamer trail/xc stuff it's not nearly as big of a deal for me.
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