peleton7

Former Expert (XC) and Cat 2 road racer. I like to ride technical trails all summer and backcountry ski all winter.

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peleton7 danielsapp's article
May 12, 2020 at 8:59
May 12, 2020
Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset
I climb plenty-and still have no desire to run a wheel that'll blow apart under regular use. I suspect you describe your riding style as "Cross Country"-shorthand for "not a great bike handler-avoids hard/comitting/exposed trails". A wheel like this wouldn't hold up to a modern XC World Cup course, let alone any properly burly trail. And 2.1's are slower..everywhere due to greater mechanical hysteresis.
peleton7 deityusa's article
May 12, 2020 at 8:52
May 12, 2020
Deity Announces Deftrap Nylon Pedal
@deityusa: Wish somebody would make plasi-pedals with bigger pins. I gave up on Chesters partly because I cracked on in a couple months riding (stronger material would fix that) and partly because the tiny machine screws destroyed the soles of a fresh set of 5.10's in the same couple of months. With bigger pins that hasn't been an issue.
peleton7 danielsapp's article
May 12, 2020 at 6:12
May 12, 2020
Review: HED's Raptor 29 XC Carbon Wheelset
2010 called and wants its horrible narrow rims back. Wait-never mind......HED just designed a decent (but waaaaay overpriced) gravel riding rim and tried to foist it on dentists who ride Niners as an MTB rim.
peleton7 pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 8, 2020 at 8:41
May 8, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #117
Lots of people going facefirst this week. Were there pennies scattered around the trails of the world??
peleton7 sarahmoore's article
May 4, 2020 at 8:53
May 4, 2020
Review: Yeti SB140 - Little Wheels & Lots of Fun
SB140-for the contrarian dentist.
peleton7 mattwragg's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 14:54
Apr 30, 2020
Opinion: Ode to an Oddball - Rediscovering Two-Wheeled Fun
An ode to a 4th bike.....at best. I can afford a mountain bike, not a quiver. And I live where there are burly trails. So I ride a Slash because it climbs well and descends really well. I guess if the goal is nostalgia, and that's reached through riding a flexy-ass cheap tubed (straight gauge 4130-like the Trek 820 I had in the 1990's) steel bike with weak brakes and bad handling (also echoes of my old 820), a Krampus will get the job done. And you could just score an old 820 or Rockhopper waaaaaay cheaper to take that trip down nostalgia lane.
peleton7 edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 14:34
Apr 30, 2020
Video: The Creation of the GT RTS - 'Full Travel' Ep.1
This bike was garbage. Pedaling and braking forces stiffened the suspension, so you'd stand up and get hammered. The AMP B5 is the bike that showed the way to the future. Low standover, disc brakes and.......ooooh yeah; Horst Leitner had already designed the Horst link.
peleton7 edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 14:32
Apr 30, 2020
Video: The Creation of the GT RTS - 'Full Travel' Ep.1
AMP already had the Horst link. You want to see a bike that showed the future of bike design it was the AMP B5, not this POS.
peleton7 edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 14:30
Apr 30, 2020
Video: The Creation of the GT RTS - 'Full Travel' Ep.1
Uhhhh....pedaling and braking locked it out. Don't know how this was better.
peleton7 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 24, 2020 at 7:28
Apr 24, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #115
Return of the bar tape gaper.
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