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gtill9000 jessiemaymorgan's article
Jul 22, 2024 at 9:36
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Review: The Airdrop Edit MX - No Frills, All Thrills
You just described in exact detail my Guerrilla Gravity ownership experience. They were out of business within 6 mos. of my visit to their HQ. :(
gtill9000 EskerCycles's article
Jul 19, 2024 at 6:08
Jul 19, 2024
Esker Releases Smokey Steel Hardtail Designed for a 160mm Fork
@brapntap: I did not see that! That pretty much undermines my entire premise, so I guess I take it all back.
gtill9000 EskerCycles's article
Jul 17, 2024 at 13:40
Jul 17, 2024
Esker Releases Smokey Steel Hardtail Designed for a 160mm Fork
Hard tails don't need seat angles this steep! They get way to steep once you've sagged out a 160mm fork and riding while seated means you get pile-driven by the smallest bumps. Steep seat angles are great for long climbs, but that's not really where a bike like this works best.
gtill9000 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 12, 2024 at 10:54
Jul 12, 2024
Video: Friday Fails #325
why would you ride without a shirt?
gtill9000 brianpark's article
Jul 10, 2024 at 6:36
Jul 10, 2024
Brian's Randoms from Eurobike 2024
@HuckminsterfullerAF: It does have it, so good for you I guess?
gtill9000 brianpark's article
Jul 9, 2024 at 12:35
Jul 9, 2024
Brian's Randoms from Eurobike 2024
I had a specialized post about 10 years ago with a similar design. It was definitely easier to mount a saddle* but it was really hard to get tight enough to not slip. *My least favorite thing to do is mount inserts. Or maybe chasing creaks. Or getting my brakes not to rub. . .I love to hate working on my bike.
gtill9000 jessiemaymorgan's article
Jul 7, 2024 at 6:00
Jul 7, 2024
Jessie-May's Randoms Part 1 - Eurobike 2024
Combining the motor with a gearbox on an eeb seems like a no-brainer
gtill9000 brianpark's article
Jul 5, 2024 at 8:01
Jul 5, 2024
Dangerholm's New Sub-13-Pound Scott Scale is Probably the World's Lightest 29er - Eurobike 2024
I feel like fox has been trolling us with their colors for years now
gtill9000 jessiemaymorgan's article
Jul 3, 2024 at 6:02
Jul 3, 2024
Drone Manufacturer DJI Debuts Light & Powerful eMTB Motor - Eurobike 2024
I'll consider an e-bike when it 1) integrates the motor and transmission into one unit 2) is quiet with smooth, easily modulated power delivery 3) uses a belt drive 4) weighs 20 kilos or less. I'm guessing all this will happen around when I'm retirement age so perfect!
gtill9000 dariodigiulio's article
Jul 2, 2024 at 11:03
Jul 2, 2024
First Ride: The 2025 Specialized Stumpjumper Has a New Dual Chamber Air Shock
Nothing against electronic drivetrains, I just don't like them. One of my favorite things about bikes is their mechanicalness. It appears to me that the main reason Transmission works well (reportedly) isn't necessarily because of the electrics but rather because the mounting interface is so much stronger/stiffer. I don't know why SRAM wouldn't want to use that mounting tech on a mechanical drivetrain. I'd pay for that, even a premium. Not haing a mechanical option is by far the biggest drawback on this bike, and I'm in the market for something like this right now (and I've owned multiple stumpjumpers over the years.)
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