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gabriel-mission9 danielsapp's article
Feb 12, 2019 at 12:15
Feb 12, 2019
Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement
Also that fine an engagement is barely noticable in terms of faster pickup, but really noticable in terms of suspension induced pedal feedback. This hub will actually make a DH or enduro bike (ie, fairly long travel) slower at descending than an identical bike with a slower pick up hub.
gabriel-mission9 danielsapp's article
Feb 12, 2019 at 12:13
Feb 12, 2019
Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement
That explanation of why their 6 individual engagements is better than a system that engages 3 or 4 at a time is somewhat lacking. Perhpas it's just poorly worded, but as its written, it reads like total bollocks. "Our hub that only engages 1 pawl at a time is better than one that engages 4 pawls at a time, because ours avoids engaging only 1 pawl at a time"?!?!? Fucking marketting bs overdrive....
gabriel-mission9 paulaston's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 5:21
Feb 11, 2019
Review: Outsider Bikes Adjustable Offset Crowns
Cool review. I like the way all the extremes were tested, with an outline of the ride feel each created. I'd be interested in hearing how long it takes for creaks to develop, but all in all I wish more reviews read like this one.
gabriel-mission9 paulaston's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 5:15
Feb 11, 2019
Review: Outsider Bikes Adjustable Offset Crowns
I've got an angleset in a bike thats showing its age a bit. Angleset brought it back in line with current geo trends so I'm super happy with it. It does creak like an absolute bastard though. Fine for light use, but as soon as you point it down something steep and dusty it starts making noises. My solution? Araldite the bevelled cups into their seats. No more noises until your next harsh front end impact.
gabriel-mission9 paulaston's article
Jan 31, 2019 at 15:36
Jan 31, 2019
Review: Trek Session 9.9 29
To be fair Paul, you make some pretty out-there claims. Banshee Legend achieves better lean angles than other bikes? The faster you go the faster you should run your rebound? Spoke tension effects wheel stiffness? All things I've read from you in the past, all things I think may need further investigation before they go to print. Fair enough if you think these things are true then your experience lends some weight to your opinions, but they are still a bit er... theoretical... By all means discuss them till the cows come home in dedicated articles (seriously, I'd love that. It'd be great content.), but throwing these somewhat unusual ideas around (generally not explained in any real depth) in product reviews is a bit off putting. I'd say stick to the facts when reviewing the product of someone elses hard work. When your opinion can effect the buying decisions of literally millions of people, it seems only fair.
gabriel-mission9 jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 27, 2019 at 9:09
Jan 27, 2019
Sam Hill Signature Nukeproof Stem, Grips & Handguards - Core Bike 2019
He's been chasing the GOAT. Catching up too, I reckon.
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 3:31
Jan 7, 2019
Unno's Slack XC Bike Might be the Future of XC
I.e. If they are willing to let imperfections like the one in the photo make it to press, what other imperfections are they going to allow through the net?
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Jan 7, 2019 at 3:29
Jan 7, 2019
Unno's Slack XC Bike Might be the Future of XC
@bicyclerider: Ah ok, makes sense. I'd suggest in future that they do little jobs like that before taking photos. When you are trying to sell an almost unattainably high end, super niche, low volume product like this, everything needs to be perfect, even the marketing. I had my fingers burned too many times by companies selling the same old chinese crap as everyone else, but with a fancy logo and price tag to disguise its bargain basement history, to be anything other than a totally cynical bastard at this point. A product that high end needs to be perfect. Imperfections at any level will drive away customers in hordes....
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Jan 6, 2019 at 2:26
Jan 6, 2019
Unno's Slack XC Bike Might be the Future of XC
Like, I don't mean to gripe, it looks cool and all, I just feel like when something has a 70billion euro price tag, they ought to make it perfect. This looks a bit slapdash...
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Jan 6, 2019 at 2:23
Jan 6, 2019
Unno's Slack XC Bike Might be the Future of XC
Whats with the terrible finish at the top of the seat tube? Looks like someone hacked it off (at a bit of a dodgy angle and everything) with a blunt hacksaw!? Doesn't fill me with confidence about the manufacturing quality of a frame that weighs less than most road frames....
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