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olijay RichardCunningham's article
Mar 16, 2017 at 20:15
Mar 16, 2017
Opinion: The Table
Best writing I've seen on pinkbike. Well done RC.
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 at 0:31
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.
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