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jonemyers alicialeggett's article
Nov 30, 2021 at 7:22
Nov 30, 2021
New 'Super Wheel' Prototypes Still Claim to Offer Power Assistance Without a Motor... And We're Still Skeptical
I was tempted to click on the video but I realized that there is a chance that these quacks could get some money from YouTube if enough people watch the video. Science can change when new evidence is verified but this is not going to be the thing that shakes the foundation of Thermodynamics. I'm sure that the 1st Law of Thermodynamics is still in force. Unless there is some sort of atomic processes going on where aluminum is decaying to another element and freeing energy you can't get something for nothing.
jonemyers mikekazimer's article
Nov 24, 2021 at 12:47
Nov 24, 2021
Opinion: How Many Batteries Does a Mountain Bike Really Need?
Due to all the internally routed bike frames these days I really love the SRAM AXS wireless shifting. Here in the PNW if you ride in the wet, you will have to service your shifter cables more than you would like. Going wireless for shifting is great for setup and long term shifting performance. If they were not so expensive I would consider a wireless dropper post also due to the internal route pain. I'm not as interested in batteries for suspension or tire air pressure.
jonemyers jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 24, 2021 at 12:32
Nov 24, 2021
Stefano Lanzi Tests Positive for Clenbuterol
It sure looks to me that the only reason you would take this drug is to help you cheat by improving your breathing and lowering your body fat. There is no reason you would use it to recover from a back injury or other trauma. According to WebMD: Clenbuterol is a fat-burning drug that raises your metabolic rate. Even though it is not approved for use in the U.S., some athletes and bodybuilders use clenbuterol to help them reach their fitness goals. What Is Clenbuterol? Clenbuterol is a drug that is not approved for human use in the U.S. In some countries, it is available by prescription only for people with asthma or other breathing problems. Since 1998, the FDA has allowed clenbuterol for treating horses with asthma. It is not allowed for animals that are used in food production.‌ Clenbuterol is a substance that has steroid-like effects and is classified as a beta2-adrenergic antagonist. This means that it stimulates the beta2-adrenergic receptors in your throat. The medicine helps relax your muscles and lungs, making it easier to breathe if you have asthma or another respiratory condition. It can stay in your body for up to 39 hours after you take it.
jonemyers jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 17, 2021 at 13:36
Nov 17, 2021
Silca Releases $85, 3D-Printed, Titanium Cleats
@mountainsofsussex: I'm betting they are investment cast steel based on the surface finish and detail. I am a bit surprised that nobody has made sintered SPD cleats. Sintered steel parts are a lot more brittle than investment castings and are somewhat porous.
jonemyers seb-stott's article
Nov 10, 2021 at 9:48
Nov 10, 2021
Are Bike Brands Greenwashing? We Asked An Expert
Based on the Trek data the average bike creates 174 kg of CO2 to make. Burning a single gallon of gasoline to drive to a do a ride or shuttle a ride creates 8.8 kg of CO2 so by using 20 gallons of gasoline you have used as much carbon as it took to make a bicycle. At 25 miles per gallon, 20 gallons of gas only gets you 500 miles in a car. I'm guessing I probably drove 5000+ miles to get to bike rides this year. I tried to do most of that in an electric car but there were some trips where I had to drive in gasoline vehicles.
jonemyers seb-stott's article
Nov 10, 2021 at 9:35
Nov 10, 2021
Are Bike Brands Greenwashing? We Asked An Expert
I'm guessing that for your average rider, how you get to the trailhead (drove in a giant pickup truck or in a small electric car), if you use a fossil fueled vehicle to shuttle, and if you fly to a destination to ride will have a much bigger carbon impact than the difference between a carbon and aluminum framed bike.
jonemyers jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 25, 2021 at 10:15
Oct 25, 2021
5 Reasons Bike Prices Will Probably Keep Rising in 2022
I just got an email from a supplier of extruded aluminum products (non-bicycle related) for my industry saying we would be seeing a minimum 9% price increase on January 1. This is the 3rd email of this type I have gotten from this vendor during the C-19 pandemic. I can say first hand that costs are going up by great leaps and bounds for raw materials.
jonemyers briceshirbach's article
Oct 20, 2021 at 8:58
Oct 20, 2021
Oregon's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
@graniteandrew: I don't know what it is like everywhere else but in Oregon all the trails I ride have seen a huge increase in use during Covid. Hopefully it encourages land managers to build more trails to match the demand. I have come across hikers walking up downhill mtb only trails probably because they have already hiked everything else during the pandemic and are just looking for something new. Before C-19 I did not even see mountain bikes on that trail. Trails that I used to see maybe 1 biker and 1 hiker in 20 miles I now see 20 hikers and multiple bikes. It is great that people have discovered the outdoors but now there are places that I will no longer ride unless I'm on the trail mid week or literally at sunrise on a weekend so that I can be done before things get busy. All the trails I ride show up on Trailforks. My favorite trails tend to have enough long climbs in them that they are don't show up in the most popular lists.
jonemyers briceshirbach's article
Oct 19, 2021 at 15:17
Oct 19, 2021
Oregon's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
I 100% agree. There really are not any other trails worth doing. Popular = best. Also, I would be really afraid of hiking any trail that mountain bikes use. It is well known that bikes attract aggressive cougars that have in numerous cases attacked and badly maimed hikers. At this point the entire state is overrun with deadly wildcats. Playing video games, going to the farmers markets, and watching Portlandia are really the only safe things to do these days.
jonemyers dan-roberts's article
Oct 13, 2021 at 12:58
Oct 13, 2021
First Look: DT Swiss' New 1900 Spline Wheelsets
@Cord1: 7075-t6 aluminum is stronger than any brass that I know. The reason that spoke companies love brass is that it is great to machine so you have very fast production. Brass also is easy to nickel plate. Personally I use aluminum specific anti-seize when I build up wheels will aluminum nipples since aluminum is more prone to galling.
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