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preston67 paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 9:53
14 hours
First Ride: The New Canyon Strive
@jrocksdh: that was exactly my experience with a 46 offset on my '14 E29 which has only a 67.5 HA. I didn't like it at all. But I put the 46 offset on a 460 reach 65HA bike and it felt totally fine. OTOH, I tried a 51 on the same bike and really didn't notice the difference. IE the offset change was obvious and I didn't like it on my E29, but was a non-factor on the neo geo bike.
preston67 paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 9:50
14 hours
First Ride: The New Canyon Strive
@utley06: Riding bikes with forward seat angles where you're on top of the pedals actually makes my back hurt (the opposite of the reviewer's problem). So my experience doesn't match the reviewer but its definitely possible for a large seat angle difference to affect one's comfort. As an aside, I also find that forward seat angles shift 90% of the workload to my quads, whereas a more traditional position over the BB uses my glutes and hams more effectively. It seems that would result in better muscle utilization over time, but again you probably get used to whatever you ride. I'm glad that forward seat angles work for many people, but getting tired of them being touted as the end all be all. Although it should be noted that with a 32" inseam I don't extend the seat post as high as taller people so the effects of a slacker SA aren't as acute with me. For example I run a 150mm dropper and have never ever felt like I needed more drop.
preston67 danielsapp's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 7:46
16 hours
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
@WoodenCrow: Perhaps, on occasion I have but a after flipping the bike back over and squeezing the brakes once or twice, they go back to whatever state they were before flipping the bike. I've also heard that Shimano did not hard anodize the M/C piston in the lever and it eventually corrodes resutling in inconsistent actuation. I did experience this with one of my Saint sets, it would work great for a while then get intermittently spongy no matter how much you bled it. I ended up replacing it. Of my 2 sets of Saints over 4-5 years this happened only once to one set, and I never went back and tried the caliper with a different lever to confirm it was the lever (M/C) or not, but when someone described that I was like "oh, that must be what happened with that one brake".
preston67 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:24
2 days
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
I've been running MT7's for a quarter season and still not sure what to think. I haven't had any problems with them, and I'm addicted to the power which is why I've kept them on. There is just something about the lever feel that is not as satisfying as Saints. It feels a little "wooden" ?? But I've kept them on because they are so powerful and solid (none of the migrating bite point of the Saints, and definitely more powerful although maybe overkill ?) I am eager to try them with SHimano levers as mentioned above. But if you are heavy or do a lot of long brake boiling descents, check them out because did I mention they are extremely powerful brakes ?
preston67 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:21
2 days
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
Yes I've noticed the same thing. I generally only adjust it on install though so I haven't been concerned about it but we're not the only one to experience this, heard it mentioned before.
preston67 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:12
2 days
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
I prefer DOT as well but since my two favorite brakes are MT7 and Saint, I'm out of luck :(
preston67 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:11
2 days
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
Do you need any special olives or fittings ? I'm a little confused about all that is required to do this, maybe because I haven't taken the time to dig in and look at it, but if you have a link to a thread where people discuss this swap please post it up.
preston67 danielsapp's article
Jan 16, 2019 at 10:09
2 days
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
One reason is that many of the Shimano brakes seem to have a migrating bite point, so I often found my myself adjusting the feel. Often as is in multiple times per ride ! I've been running these MT7's for a quarter season so far and hardly ever need to adjust the bite point, but depending on the gloves I'm wearing, the trail, and other little things I sometimes tweak them. Also, if you have a big problem like bent rotor or damage that leaks, it can let you eke out some performance and get you home. Either way, for me, I'm used to it now and would never buy a brake without tool free adjust even if they are solid.
preston67 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 10:49
Jan 10, 2019
Exploring the Relationship Between Handlebar vs Stem Length
Yeah I'm a big fan of my Syntace 12 degree sweep bar, everything else seems too straight for my wrists. Based on RC's measurements that would explain why I'm still using a 65mm stem with them as well, it actually puts me in the same place as a more traditional 50mm stem with straighter bars.
preston67 mikekazimer's article
Jan 3, 2019 at 12:50
Jan 3, 2019
The Eyecatchers 2019 - 6 New Bikes That Stand Out From the Crowd
Should have included the Bold Unplugged. I guess their hidden shock design isn't new for 2018 but this latest iteration really looks interesting and also has all that adjustable geometry stuff.
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