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knutspeed SQlab's article
Mar 18, 2023 at 13:14
Mar 18, 2023
SQlab Claims Innerbarends 2.0 Can Save Watts
I'm end routing(TM). Mmm. Read it here first.
Mar 15, 2023 at 11:56
Mar 15, 2023
knutspeed edspratt's article
Mar 12, 2023 at 8:45
Mar 12, 2023
Slack Randoms: Audi's $10,000 eMTB, Top Gun Musical Bike Builds, the Fall of Rollerblading & More
AHAHAHAH, no headset routing! What is this, 2021?! Srsly, Audi.
knutspeed mikelevy's article
Mar 10, 2023 at 6:38
Mar 10, 2023
Jared Graves Hit by Car, Shatters Kneecap & Breaks Foot
@Skaiwawker: +1 on the philosophy :) I feel safer going down gnar than on my 4k daily commute, even if my commute is about 50% on shared bike/pedestrian paths. Of course, it all depends on the location. Where I live there are certain roads that are safe-ish for road riding, others that are a definite no-go. I feel the safest roads are the ones that are the most twisty, narrow and undulating - demands drivers to focus on the actual driving rather than some digital distraction.
knutspeed BranchyProtection's article
Mar 10, 2023 at 4:20
Mar 10, 2023
Branchy Protection Launches Rear Derailleur Protectors
back 500 years ago when I was a kid, my bikes usually had a small steel "rollbar" which bolted to the axle. Worked perfectly. They've probably tested this, but the example in the video is more like hitting a branch that gives and flips away. With my a** on the seat there's a fair bit of torque rolling. Anyway, I think I've managed to break two mechs over the years - both from a branch getting lodged in the spokes at speed. I've had a few der hangers do their job though.
knutspeed mikelevy's article
Mar 10, 2023 at 4:12
Mar 10, 2023
Jared Graves Hit by Car, Shatters Kneecap & Breaks Foot
I agree, off the bat, but...I know that in my circles there have been several serious accidents for the roadies. But then I start thinking about the bad local ones on MTB - there has been a few there as well. I'd like to see some stats on accidents based on hours spent in the saddle. MTB vs Road. I suspect roadies spend a fair bit more time riding, and I'd be surprised if the frequency of bad injuries per hour ridden isn't a fair bit higher for bike parks?
knutspeed mattbeer's article
Mar 4, 2023 at 12:11
Mar 4, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: Why Don't We Wear Full-Face Helmets More Often?
By the logic of some comments here, I should be wearing a full face helmet on my daily commute. I have higher avg and max speeds, the likelyhood of having a crash is much higher because of rampant drivers/cellphone-zombies and N00b ebike-riders. In fact, I have had more incidents on my commutes than on the trails because I am probably a lot more focused & prepared when out for a proper ride. I do wear a FF when going to parks or racing enduros, because I push my limits a lot more.
knutspeed seb-stott's article
Mar 2, 2023 at 10:52
Mar 2, 2023
Opinion: Five Things The Bike Industry Could Do Better
Bad brakes should NEVER be produced, let alone be fitted to a bike. Buying new levers with another letter on them shouldn't be necessary on a 8K bike. Yes, I'm looking at you, SRAM. And my HT commuter should stop when I want, at least lock its wheels, without service every 2 months, even if it cost just EUR 1500 back in '18. Also looking at you, Shimano. Isn't there some sort of testing or spec that brakes need to live up to?
knutspeed henryquinney's article
Feb 23, 2023 at 23:38
Feb 23, 2023
Opinion: Why Weight Doesn't Matter
Good video. Yes - all about the context. And while my Stumpy Evo hangs on the wall gathering dust becasue I have no proper mountains where I live, I'm wondering if I should do a Quinney and finally put a Pike on my Epic Evo. The rest of the bike doesn't fall apart from my local trail faffing, but the SID does not seem to enjoy it as much as I do.
knutspeed christiefitz's article
Feb 15, 2023 at 2:57
Feb 15, 2023
Strava CEO & Co-Founder Michael Horvath Resigns (Again)
My use of Strava is perhaps different. I use it to find trails. I can nerd for hours over the heatmaps for riding & walking, and draw up routes to explore. Save as routes and follow them on my Garmin. I've discovered a lot of gold this way. I'm not really sure, but perhaps AI could do this as well, but AI would need some local knowledge and know the seasonal differences. Second part is to host informal Fast Rides (segment rallies) where we use Strava for timekeeping. Works well enough. The thing that nags me isn't really Strava's fault. All the data generated on where ppl ride is available to buy - and an excellent tool for planning cycleways etc. But it seems that local governments do not want this data - they always know best, and end up making sh1t decisions.
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