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g-42 vernonfelton's article
Feb 22, 2018 at 12:15
Feb 22, 2018
Leatt 3DF 6.0 Knee Guards - Review
@laxguy: +1 on those. I was about to bitch about then starting to wear out the other day and then realized I've worn them for every ride for almost two years now. They go in the washer and dryer once in a while to restore fit. Good stuff, fairly priced.
g-42 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 22, 2018 at 7:25
Feb 22, 2018
Interview: 2017 Photo of the Year Winner, Robb Thompson
Depends on what MTB is about for you. The riders in the picture ride their MTBs on a winding bit of trail in a beautiful setting, and for a lot of people, that's a big part of what MTB is about for them. I love to ride, and I love the rush of riding, and that can be all consuming, but then I come around a corner and get hit with some outrageously gorgeous view that just sort of takes the whole thing to another level. To me, this shot captured that experience. It's the kind of picture that I would share with friends who don't ride by way of explanation as to why it's such a big deal to me.
g-42 mikekazimer's article
Feb 21, 2018 at 11:12
Feb 21, 2018
Kona Wah Wah II Flat Pedals - Review
Now make them longer! My Catalysts have been awesome, just a little narrow (4E width feet...).
g-42 mikelevy's article
Feb 20, 2018 at 19:29
Feb 20, 2018
Here's Kona's All-New Satori Trail Bike - First Look
@mikealive: thanks, I think I'll give that a try!
g-42 mikelevy's article
Feb 20, 2018 at 9:42
Feb 20, 2018
Here's Kona's All-New Satori Trail Bike - First Look
As far as pressfit goes, at least they're sticking with PF92, which tends to be the least problematic of PF bottom brackets. As a set-it-and-forget-it sort of option, that's not a bad one. On my 111, I'm on my second BB only because I switched cranks after bending one in a crash and not wanting to go with another SRAM crank; the current setup (Shimano crank and RF BB) has been completely trouble free in well over two years of lots of hard riding (and I'm big/heavy, so there's a bit of force on it). But while it's trouble free in the technical sense (no adjustments needed, still spins just as nicely as it did when new, so the bearings are still in good shape) in a way that a traditional threaded BB just can't match, damn, I'd gladly accept the odd BB adjustment to get ride of the stupid creaking. It's not horrendous (like the lesser PF variants tend to be), but damn, it's always there. I'm sort of tempted to get one of those Wheels Manufacturing setups to see if that's making a difference. Anyone used those?
g-42 mikelevy's article
Feb 20, 2018 at 9:33
Feb 20, 2018
Here's Kona's All-New Satori Trail Bike - First Look
@HurricaneCycles: I don't think so - I've got the 111 and have been riding the ever-loving shit out of it for over two years now. The thing is a brick - and being big and not exactly cat like/light on my feet, I appreciate that. The Hei Hei felt great to ride, but didn't give me nearly the same sense of wanting to go for it as the 111. The new 29er Process is not a successor to the 111 (too much suspension, too wallowy on non-scary trails); the lighter (both in weight and in intention) bikes like the Hei Hei and this new Satori are not a successor to the 111 either. Which leads me to believe that either there's still a new shorter travel Process-like bike on the way, or that the niche is too small to bother making one. The 111 with a 140mm Pike is a beast, but one that's still very much a one-bike quiver that won't leave you regretting your choice. For a big rider who wants to get rowdy once in a while but doesn't need all that extra suspension (i.e., people who roll more than they huck), that's a pretty neat combo of performance traits. But, I admit, probably a pretty small slice of the market (I don't see too many people my size out there).
g-42 scottsecco's article
Feb 12, 2018 at 11:21
Feb 12, 2018
Movies For Your Monday
@adrennan: Lots of activities leave us at risk for head trauma. Getting distracted while walking the stairs might lead to a debilitating fall, as does getting hit in traffic. But there's something disturbing about sports where head trauma is not just an occasional accident, it's baked into the thing itself. Boxing and (American) football really stand out in that regard. That's more than just a difference in degree of accepted risk - it's a qualitative difference.
g-42 paulaston's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 16:25
Feb 9, 2018
Check Out - February
@Skurploosh: I get about a year out of my FiveTens before the rubber's getting worn down and/or a lot less sticky. And I'm fine with that, that's the price of sticky rubber. Well, sort of fine with that - it means I would never buy them at full retail, waiting for close outs instead.
g-42 paulaston's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 16:24
Feb 9, 2018
Check Out - February
@rnayel: Yep, those Adidas shoes look well thought-out, but they're made on typical Adidas lasts, meaning they'll work great for someone with a narrow-to-normal foot, and not at all for someone like me (with a very wide foot).
g-42 paulaston's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 14:32
Feb 9, 2018
Check Out - February
Here's the thing, though - every time I see a flat pedal shoe reviewed somewhere, the consensus always seems to be that whatever it's particulars, the sole isn't as grippy on flats as FiveTens. Which has me stretching my head - yep, FiveTen knows all about sticky rubber because they're big in climbing shoes and such, but they're not the only company that makes a decent sticky rubber compound for climbing. How come nobody else seems to have figured it out for MTB shoes?
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