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ohbmxer mikekazimer's article
Sep 13, 2023 at 10:48
Sep 13, 2023
First Ride: Santa Cruz Heckler SL eMTB
"Owning a full fat ebike, I simplly dont get lightweight e-bikes. Part of the fun is the old school DH vibe of how the bike rides downhill and powering up the climbs for another run" As a FF Kenevo owner I can say without a doubt I'd rather have a Kenevo SL. To me my Kenevo is too much of a tank and it just plows through everything. I want a lighter more playful bike and I think most ppl that like the SL eBikes are ppl that honestly would rather ride a normal bike 65% of the time, but ride an SL eBike to allow them to ride a bit more. To me, I'd rather ride a few less downhills, but have more fun on the actual downhills than ride more downhills, but have less fun on them. Quality over quantity I guess is the point I'm trying to make.
ohbmxer mattbeer's article
Sep 11, 2023 at 13:38
Sep 11, 2023
ohbmxer dariodigiulio's article
Sep 1, 2023 at 9:55
Sep 1, 2023
Randoms From the Made Bike Show
The BB w/bearing extractors built-in is mint. Great idea.
ohbmxer dariodigiulio's article
Aug 28, 2023 at 13:18
Aug 28, 2023
Bike Check: Schön MiniMTB
I'd rather just ride one of my actual BMX bikes than a MTB w/20" wheel, but maybe I'm in the minority.
ohbmxer mikekazimer's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 11:19
Aug 1, 2023
First Ride: Pivot Shuttle AM eMTB
Not everyone wants to ride a FF eBike. It's really not the same experience as riding a lightweight eBike. A FF eBike is more similar to a lightweight moto vs a heavy bicycle (I say that as someone who rides a FF Kenevo).
ohbmxer Mandownmedia's article
Jul 16, 2023 at 12:37
Jul 16, 2023
Interview: World Cup DH Brake Tech with SRAM
@wolftwenty1: For me even a full piston reset with the 3D printed block lasts only one long ride that has a lot of downhills - 2 rides if it has average downhills. When you do it via the 3D block it takes about 3x as long as when you just use an air canister to dust off the pistons and either lube the pistons with a bit of fluid or just push them back in with an Iso alcohol cleaning. Either way, I don't think having to do that even every after 2 rides to keep the lever feel adequately firm is reasonable. Speaking with various people the reason is that the pistons naturally retract more from the rotors than a brand like Magura. Now, both manufacturers' ideals differ - one has less potential drag, but a softer lever, while the other has more potential for drag and a firmer lever. I prefer the firm lever, but like I said earlier - I really don't like not being able to buy replacement parts for a lever/caliper and in that respect SRAMs are far better.
ohbmxer Mandownmedia's article
Jul 16, 2023 at 10:38
Jul 16, 2023
Interview: World Cup DH Brake Tech with SRAM
@OldschoolAK: I have one of these (3D printed blocks) and it works, but like I said earlier, only for about 1 long ride.
ohbmxer Mandownmedia's article
Jul 16, 2023 at 10:37
Jul 16, 2023
Interview: World Cup DH Brake Tech with SRAM
@wolftwenty1: If I have to mess with my brakes once a week then I think we can all admit it's a design flaw. Not a huge fan of of pushing more fluid into the system than they are designed to handle - again, just points to a design flaw IMO.
ohbmxer Mandownmedia's article
Jul 15, 2023 at 13:13
Jul 15, 2023
Interview: World Cup DH Brake Tech with SRAM
@wolftwenty1: The problem with that is that it only works for one ride and then the pistons are back in their natural resting position, which for me is too far from the rotors. Maguras are better in this respect, but their lack of replacement part support for their levers/calipers is a non-starter for me.
ohbmxer mattbeer's article
Jul 13, 2023 at 11:14
Jul 13, 2023
Trek Releases Fuel EXe Alloy
@Chuch: Speaking as someone who has a Kenevo - weight absolutely plays a big role to me (and I would assume others) and that's why I will likely end up selling mine. To me the heavier e-bikes on the downhills feel more like a light dirt bike and less like a heavy bicycle.
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