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telephunke mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 3:22
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telephunke mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 3:19
Sep 12, 2019
Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes
@Ttimer: huh. that's good to know, didn't realise that was possible..
telephunke Giacomo77's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 1:59
Sep 12, 2019
Video: 77designz Takes their Prototype to the Lab for Fatigue & Load Tests
@Giacomo77: whoa, custom geo, coool! Now I'm scared about the price though!
telephunke mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 1:42
Sep 12, 2019
Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes
@cvoc: haha. except for the grammar.
telephunke mikekazimer's article
Sep 12, 2019 at 1:41
Sep 12, 2019
Review: Trickstuff's Powerful & Pricey Maxima Brakes
If you had all the things the same a you say, and the same rotor (also especially broken in similarly), i suspect other than the lever feel (shape and travel), it would be very similar 'performance'. I'm always struck by this issue in brake reviews. this whole modulation/no modulation stuff largely comes down to pad compounds and break ins, in my view (initial 'bite' is all about compound and break in). Of course you have different force with different piston arrangements, levers and ratios (and fluid volume maybe?), and you feel vastly different power with different rotor sizes. But often that doesn't mean sh*t if you have a bad/weird compound and/or screwed up the break in. Swap rotors and compounds around and the main differences you get between brakes are just lever feel. I'm with Magura not because they're perfect, but because i think its the best performance to price ratio, and because I can get different lever shapes that suit my hands. My biggest beef with scam and shimano are the shape and size of the levers (and dot fluid) But if I took a money is no concern approach, I would have trickstuff brakes on all my bikes, mainly because the feel is so good, and it's a touch point, something you really notice on any bike you're on is how the brakes feel at the lever.
telephunke Giacomo77's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 3:00
Sep 11, 2019
Video: 77designz Takes their Prototype to the Lab for Fatigue & Load Tests
do you guys have any geometry and sizes proposed for the bike yet? reckon you need to think pretty carefully on that, especially seat tube angle and chainstay length etc. see the privateer bike comments. i for one reckon the extreme seat tube angles are going too far
telephunke RichardCunningham's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 4:59
Sep 10, 2019
telephunke RichardCunningham's article
Sep 10, 2019 at 3:28
Sep 10, 2019
Review: Mavic Deemax Elite Alloy Wheels
I don't know if I agree with everything in the following article, but this is some more information on this debate, albeit not from a strictly MTB perspective (but relevant nevertheless I think). https://janheine.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/myth-18-wide-tires-need-wide-rims/ My dt swiss wheels came with a tyre width chart not dissimilar to the one in the above article. I definitely think there is a point where wider is not better, and that there probably is an optimum rim width for tyre width. I'm not sure that its 30mm inner width for 2.4 wide or something else. The DT swiss chartI have has really wide banding, but if you took the mid points and believe them, maybe that's it.
telephunke mikelevy's article
Sep 6, 2019 at 4:06
Sep 6, 2019
SRAM to Introduce a $15 Universal Derailleur Hanger - Eurobike 2019
@filwhip: a good barometer of the extent of vested interest then. I mean the list of proofs is f'ing endless, so don't think i'm too far off base (DUB, FFS, marketing that the spindle diameter was somehow devised out of anything but someone's arse). it's for sure a great idea, but my guess is it will fare as well or last as long as any other standard in MTB does, assuming it takes off (which I don't think it will). i think frame makers will be the big limitation (their willingness to play ball). that was always the issue with BB standards when carbon started getting popular, everyone on road bikes had to go wider, or do this and that to optimise the frame, so we all had to have a different BB. Trek's no different sticking with a stupid variation on press fit for years, then adopting but maligning the T47 standard.
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