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olijay RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 4:24
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
I bet people are misunderstanding me: I want Shimano to be a technical leader and to give SRAM some real fear. I want both SRAM and Shimano to out-do themselves every time they release a new gruppo. SRAM seems to do that, but the leaps are very small. Shimano is just re-treading the past few years, just look at the new Dura-Ace - the only new feature is a power meter! I want to see crazy things in drivetrain tech, like the theoretical 14-15 spd cassette I mentioned.
olijay RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 4:19
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
@samimerilohi: No it'd cost a small fortune but that's OK! Trickle down only takes a couple of years.
olijay RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 1:32
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
Even though this is all very nice (especially the Deore 10spd 11-42 cassette!), think about how far behind Shimano is in drivetrain tech: -They are still clinging on to 2x11, and even offer 3x11 which is insane, while the market has moved on (everyone except Germans!) -They are just now coming out with cheap 1x11 in SLX. -The 11-46 cassettes are just badly designed, the last jump is 37T to 46T! This isn't even within Shimano's philosophy of having short jumps between gears. -The XT cassette is also super heavy, SunRace has a cheaper cassette that is about the same weight -Di2 on mtbs is just dumb, what's the benefit? A screen that tells you what gear you are in? Here's what Shimano should do: -Introduce a new gruppo, either XTR or a new top-tier gruppo above that (XXTR?) that is wireless only, 1x only -Have the cassette fit within their own design philosophy of smooth shifting, so short gear jumps, and the range needs to be at least equivalent to Eagle -That probably means a 14 or 15 gear cassette which is a bit silly, but so be it! Make it work!! -Also make it light, lighter than current XTR -Trickle tech down as usual Alternatively, gearbox all the things.
olijay EnduroWorldSeries's article
Jul 16, 2016 at 3:58
Jul 16, 2016
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May 22, 2016 at 2:14
May 22, 2016
olijay mikekazimer's article
Aug 4, 2015 at 5:58
Aug 4, 2015
First Look: 2016 Jamis Defcon
Not long since 142x12 was hated and 135x9 was the standard. My point is, people adapt and soon 148x12 will be the accepted standard.
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Feb 16, 2015
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olijay RichardCunningham's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 22:54
Jul 25, 2014
Opinion: A Secret Trail and an Argument Against E-Bikes
Very well put and I agree with the sentiment. I think however that it's a fate that we have to resign ourselves to that e-bikes will be everywhere in a few years and solutions have to be found that include them in trail access, otherwise all mtb'ers will have land access problems :(
olijay mikekazimer's article
Jul 25, 2014 at 22:46
Jul 25, 2014
Pit Stop: Enduro World Series Round 5 - Winter Park
Not too long, since it expired this year, right? That means they've been in the process of designing the bike for a while now.
olijay TheRiseofEnduro's article
Jul 17, 2014 at 12:46
Jul 17, 2014
The Rise of Enduro: Valloire, France with Joe Barnes and Ludo May
Enduro is racing. If you are not racing, you can't say that you are riding enduro. Practicing for enduro races might qualify, though. Where did this misunderstanding that enduro is anything but racing come from?
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