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mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Sep 25, 2023 at 9:02
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Review: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Electronic Dropper Post
@foggnm: I agree - I'm genuinely struggling to remember the last time a mechanical wrecked a ride. I don't ride like an animal, but I race enduro mid-pack. I've broken the odd spoke, had to replace wobbly worn out mechs, and pulled the dropper hose out in a crash, but it was down, so I finished the ride. I'm sure if you ride park hard every weekend, stuff seems less durable but I've no complaints nowadays
mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Sep 22, 2023 at 1:22
Sep 22, 2023
Review: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Electronic Dropper Post
@sanchofula: my feeling is there should always be a backup "get you home" option on these things. A mechanical mech has a couple of bodge options. A cable seatpost can be operated by hand/tool where the cable goes in (would get tedious, but would be fine for race stages etc). Pretty sure a Reverb can't be operated without a remote - I managed to pull the hose out in a crash, fortunately with the post down. I was at a race where the guy in front of me managed to somehow knock his AXS remote off, I think in a fall. Not going to find that again, and would have been a looong way with no way of operating the post
mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Sep 21, 2023 at 9:52
Sep 21, 2023
Review: TranzX EDP01 Wireless Electronic Dropper Post
@DustOnCrust: yeah, it's a bit of a disaster if any time the bike moves it wakes the battery powered everything, somehow draining the battery (but just Bluetooth pairing shouldn't exactly use energy compared to moving mechanical bits, so frankly, can't see how it got drained). Would be really useful if there was a little cable you could use to just suck a few joules out of a phone battery to get enough juice to get you home
mountainsofsussex edspratt's article
Sep 19, 2023 at 0:22
Sep 19, 2023
Flat Pedals Still Win Medals, Consistent Top Performers & More Things We Learned from the Ch√Ętel EDR World Cup 2023
@devlincc: you need to add crank length to the "... and be a dick about it" these days
mountainsofsussex seb-stott's article
Sep 8, 2023 at 5:56
Sep 8, 2023
YT Launch Top-Spec Capra Uncaged 12
@vinay: I've got a fairly cheap 4iiii power meter on the road bike. I like it for telling me to stop slacking on training rides and to make sure I don't get over eager and kill myself early on long rides. I have zero desire to put one on the mountain bike. Fine for XC or marathon, but on a Capra?!
mountainsofsussex seb-stott's article
Sep 6, 2023 at 6:42
Sep 6, 2023
Tested: Do Short Cranks Work For Tall Riders?
I'm interested in whether the shorter crank is a downside in those situations where you can only just grab one pedal stroke, for example on a techy climb, or just to grab a little speed before a drop or jump - if the gearing has been dropped, each pedal stroke delivers less energy
mountainsofsussex edspratt's article
Aug 31, 2023 at 7:53
Aug 31, 2023
Photo Epic: Andorra XC World Cup 2023
@continuity: I was thinking that could be the rationale, but I've ridden in some pretty grim conditions, and that's not happened to me. Or perhaps I'm just lucky and xc courses have extra nasty mud!
mountainsofsussex mikekazimer's article
Aug 31, 2023 at 0:27
Aug 31, 2023
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Pinkbike Editors' Favorite Shop Tools
I find any pliers type cutter or clippers leaves a sharp little bit poking out of the zip tie - am I the only one that uses a box cutter knife to trim them completely flush?
mountainsofsussex edspratt's article
Aug 30, 2023 at 0:23
Aug 30, 2023
Photo Epic: Andorra XC World Cup 2023
I know weight is critical (at least in the head) for XC racing, but surely a small lightweight front fender would be worth it for actually being able to see our of your glasses?
mountainsofsussex dariodigiulio's article
Aug 29, 2023 at 1:50
Aug 29, 2023
WTB Develops New 750d Wheel Size
@FuzzyL: My giant TCR size ML certainly has toe overlap, which is a bit sketchy track standing at traffic lights on the commute, or just at road junctions on a "proper"ride. And it's really bad with mud guards in winter, which is a market for gravel bikes. I use MTB SPDs, which are quick to jump out of if I get it wrong. Road cleats would be less fun
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