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sasquatchclyde alicialeggett's article
Dec 3, 2021 at 22:54
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Global E-Bike Market Forecasted to Exceed $120 Billion by 2030, eMTBs Fastest Growing Segment
Serious question for ebike owners: does it get old? Like, it's appealing to think about doing two laps in the time it normally takes to do one, and to save some of my legs for the descents. But does that become the new normal after a while? Would I be wishing I could do three laps instead of two after the novelty wears off? Not trying to be a negative weirdo, I'm sincerely curious.
sasquatchclyde henryquinney's article
Nov 18, 2021 at 17:40
Nov 18, 2021
Story Time: Everything I Know About Bikes is Wrong
In surfing it's generally accepted that beginners should use longer, heavier, less maneuverable but more forgiving boards, while experts ride boards that are shorter, thinner, and narrower - much more maneuverable but much less forgiving (in terms of how hard it is to catch a wave). To me it seems like longer, less maneuverable surfboards are analogous to heaver, longer travel bikes, and short boards are analogous to bikes with less travel and more "nimbility". As a result, I'm always confused when I see people recommending shorter travel bikes to beginners. I think beginners are more likely to come up against a short travel bike's limitations, and less likely to take advantage of a bike that is "poppy" and "playful". If I had a friend who was getting into mountain biking, I wouldn't say, "you can ride any bike down any trail, so get yourself a downcountry bike, let's hit some black diamond tech and practice our manuals". The advice that I would give is that it's gonna take a while to get into shape no matter what, so don't worry about weight. Get a "low end" bike with plenty of travel and good brakes, start with green and blue trails and work your way up to the heaver stuff. Once you're comfortable enough to ride a variety of trails and start to understand what you like, then you can decide what you want to prioritize with your next bike. Whether that's light weight and "nimbility", or a bike that can plow through the rough stuff.
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Oct 1, 2021 at 16:30
Oct 1, 2021
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Oct 1, 2021 at 16:29
Oct 1, 2021

Shimano BR-MT520 4 piston brakes w metallic pads

$225 USD
For sale, brand new Shimano 4 piston brakes. These were taken off a new complete bike and have never been used. The rear will need a new olive and barb as well as a good bleed because I had to cut the hose to remove the brake from the frame. The front is ready to go right away. Hoses should be plenty long as this set is coming off an XL frame with a 170mm fork. Each caliper comes with a set of metallic pads which I understand can be hard to find these days. Apparently these brakes were designed for eBikes so they have plenty of power. Singletracks says that although they're technically a non-series Shimano component, they're basically equivalent to Deore. Local pickup is ok, also willing to ship within the US for $10. Please don't ask about international shipping. If the ad is still up, they're still available! Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. -Jack

Sep 27, 2021 at 18:22
Sep 27, 2021
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Sep 27, 2021 at 13:46
Sep 27, 2021
Selling
Sep 27, 2021 at 13:46
Sep 27, 2021

EXT Super Light Spring 600 lb/in

$100 USD
*EDIT - the 575 lb/in spring has been sold, but the 600 lb/in is still available* I have two EXT springs available. These came off of a 205x60mm shock, I sold the shock but the buyer didn't want the springs. I have 575 and 600 lbs/in available. I used the 575, but it's still in great condition. The 600 has never been used. EXT claims these are the lightest steel springs on the market. MSRP is $132, I'm selling these for $100 each, plus a few bucks for shipping. If the ad is still up, they're still available! -Jack

Selling
Sep 27, 2021 at 13:41
Sep 27, 2021

Fox Steel Spring - 550 lb/in, 2.8in/71mm

$20 USD
Fox steel spring, came stock with my shock but I've never used it, this spring has never been sprung. Chip in a few bucks for shipping and it's yours. If the ad is still up, it's still available. -Jack

Selling
Sep 27, 2021 at 13:37
Sep 27, 2021

Vorsprung Smashpot Spring 55 lb/in

$50 USD
Good as new - used a few times and decided to switch to a different spring rate. This one is 55 lb/in. The heat shrink is still in good condition, promise. If the ad is still up, it's still available. Expect to pay about $10 for shipping. Local pickup is also ok, I'm in Corvallis but I drive up to Portland every once in a while. -Jack

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Aug 5, 2021 at 16:38
Aug 5, 2021
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