mrleach RichardCunningham's article
Jul 23, 2018 at 10:15Jul 23, 2018
Bike Checks & Tech From the Pits - EWS La Thuile 2018
Definitely a typo/mistake in the article. The rear rotor clearly says "CENTERLINE 200" on it. Which makes sense given the Hightower LT comes with 180 post mount in rear. Front is also 200 mm rotor in the pic because, again, Lyrik comes with 180 post mount. Add an adapter to a 180 post mount and you get a 200/203. Also can tell the rotors are 200 just by the profile near the bolt circle.
mrleach RichardCunningham's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 6:49Jul 20, 2018
First Look: KS Genesys Integrated Dropper Seatpost
@Unrealityshow: When it inevitably fails, you have the option to just replace it with a conventional 31.6 diameter dropper post. Only problem is it will have zero resale value in the used market.
mrleach alexcgevans's article
Jul 9, 2018 at 5:50Jul 9, 2018
Eurobike Randoms III - Eurobike 2018
"...carbon and alloy wheels in both 275 and 29 inch versions..." I figured the next wheel size would be an incremental increase, maybe 30 or 31 inch, but 275 inches?! Go big or go home, I guess. "The carbon rims have a 28.6mm internal diameter, too." It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know what the word diameter means.
Jun 28, 2018 at 6:20Jun 28, 2018
Video: Tech Talks - Wheel Balance 101, Presented by Park Tool
As soon as you put the tire on, knowing that the wheel was previously balanced why not find the new heavy spot from the tire, mark it, and re-align it with the largest weight stuck to the rim, remove the weights and then re-balance the assembly. This would reduce the total added weight necessary to balance the wheel tire assembly. Ignore the sealant, because the distribution of that liquid mass cannot be controlled. Assuming the wheel and tire is balanced and the "womp womp" is at a minimum, the sealant shouldn't pool up in any one spot too much. Another thought, if there IS a heavy spot causing one spot of the tire to have a larger effective radius when the wheel is spinning due to the axle wobbling in sync with the heavy spot, wouldn't the liquid sealant want to pool in that spot due to centrifugal force, thus making the imbalance even more extreme? All this said, I do not take the time to balance my wheels, because... ain't nobody got time for that.
Jun 19, 2018 at 12:52Jun 19, 2018
Rocky Mountain's Parent Company Changes Name To... Rocky Mountain?
@chilli-biker: "I’m not saying we will ever see an intense e-bike" ...you might want to check Jeff Steber's Instagram.
mrleach singletrackZach's article
Jun 6, 2018 at 6:22Jun 6, 2018
A $999 Wireless Dropper Post, New Tires, Tools & More - Taipei Cycle Pre-Show
My guess is it takes more force (and therefore more current draw on the battery) to open the valve if your body weight is already pushing down on the seat post. If you open the valve while unseated and THEN push the seat down it would require less force to open the valve.
Added 2 photos to Intense-Carbine-275
Jun 5, 2018 at 10:09Jun 5, 2018
mrleach mikekazimer's article
Jun 5, 2018 at 9:53Jun 5, 2018
Review: Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit
@vinay: "But I don't know what the folks at Park were thinking, there is no way to rotate the cranks without the pedals smashing the tray." I thought the same thing for the longest time, until I realized you can put the tool tray on the back side of the bar. https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/15975979/
mrleach sarahmoore's article
May 31, 2018 at 12:08May 31, 2018
Injury Update From Greg Minnaar
@BEEner: I had a radial head fracture from a crash about a year and a half ago. I think there are varying degrees of "fracture" because mine hurt like hell. Almost passed out from the pain/shock. In the crash my elbow got forced to bend backwards under the weight of my body and the radial head snapped clean off and was not even aligned with the rest of the radial. Some ligament damage as well. I needed surgery to add a titanium plate and 7 screws to re-attach the head to the radius. Arm was stuck in a splint at 90 degrees from wrist to shoulder for 3 weeks. Couldn't even ride a bike around a parking lot for at least 6 weeks after the surgery. All good now, but my elbow does make a strange grinding feeling when I rotate my hand palm up to palm down.
May 30, 2018 at 7:07May 30, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Riding At High Altitude, Geeking Out On Race Results, and Replacing Rotors
Except in this case, you have to buy in order to try...