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tsheep mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 9:36
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Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
Hmmm, sounds like someone has made an XC fork worth buying. Haven't bothered to bolt anything with less than a 35mm stanchion to my bike since my last few experiences with as SID and a 32, both flexy as all hell in the name of weight reduction. Hopefully this is a kick in the pants to the big boys that XC forks need be more beef than pasta, weight weenies be damned.
tsheep sarahmoore's article
Apr 9, 2018 at 17:24
Apr 9, 2018
Losinj World Cup Track Preview with Angel Suarez - Video
Time to be contrarian: This track looks fucking amazing. It's like a bunch of builders decided they were going to cut a sketchy as hell trail through some old pastures, hopping fences and the like all the way down the hill. It's the kind of trail mtb needs more of, and in reality it's the kind of trail most of the world has. It's the anti-UCI. If you think Leogang is too bike parkey, well, here's the antidote. More of this please.
tsheep vernonfelton's article
Feb 24, 2018 at 18:48
Feb 24, 2018
Is "Traditional" a Good Thing When It Comes to Wheels? - Pinkbike Poll
The bicycle wheel , along with the pneumatic tire, is a pre-stressed tensile structure. Engineering-wise, those are almost impossible to beat in the strength to weight department. Every time you see a new wheel or tire that is not a pre-stressed tensile structure, save yourself the time and know it's inferior. It will take a bloody miracle of modern materials science to best it, and rest assured the innovation won't come from the bike world first.
tsheep mikekazimer's article
Feb 12, 2018 at 7:36
Feb 12, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
@Poulsbojohnny: Friend from across the pond is a hazard to everyone involved without the brake lines swapped, and if you look closely at the way these lines are routed you will have a bad time trying to swap them with their current side-specific routing. Cleaning the caliper- yes, this is exactly my point, you have now added an otherwise unnecessary bleed to the process. Is it a big deal? Not really, but it is annoying as hell if all you want to do is resolve a sticky brake issue. And yes, I agree completely on the stupid closed cylinder design. One of the many reasons I have gone Hope for everything- no stupid syringes or "bleed tools". Just a baggie, a box wrench, and a bottle of DOT. Pour from the top, drain from the bottom, perfect results every time.
tsheep mikekazimer's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 9:03
Feb 9, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
@Poulsbojohnny: If you ever need to install a brake, then you need to bleed it. If you ever need to pull the brakes to do maintenance, like cleaning the caliper or lubing the pistons, then you need to bleed it. If your friend from across the pond who is used to moto-style levers is borrowing the bike, then you need to bleed it. Most importantly, if you ever have one of those "oh shit" moments, and need to swap brakes between bikes, you need to bleed it. When you fix things and swap back, you need to bleed it. I've done all of these things on my bike in the past year. That's five extra bleeds that are totally unnecessary, solely in the name of aesthetics. Maybe on a road bike where fashion and aero is king, it would be acceptable. But mountain bikes, if you're riding them properly, require a lot of maintenance. Making that maintenance as easy as possible should be a design priority.
tsheep mikekazimer's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 9:42
Feb 8, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
Hmmm... looks okay, long travel. Press fit BB kind of sucks, but whatever... Wait... oh no.... NO YOU DIDN'T YT! YOU GODDAMN MONSTERS! AN INTERNALLY ROUTED REAR BRAKE LINE?!?!?!&$**&@#??!?! HELL NO. KILL IT WITH FIRE!
tsheep vernonfelton's article
Dec 10, 2017 at 16:39
Dec 10, 2017
IMBA Opposes Bill to Allow Mountain Bikes in Wilderness
Regardless of what certain national media groups would like you to think, Bears Ears was not some pristine, virgin wilderness hidden away from the spoils of man only just now being opened to ravaging. It was, and thankfully will be again, a widely used outdoor recreation area popular with the residents of Utah. The national monument designation was a colossal slap in the face to the local community, sponsored by groups headquartered in D.C., who had no personal connection to the area.
tsheep paulaston's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 9:14
Nov 30, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
Problem is the mechanical properties of any economic 3D printing material are not sufficient for a bike. Maybe in a few years, but not yet.
tsheep paulaston's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 9:07
Nov 30, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@Racer951: Probably just the adhesive. If they're claiming it's the same as aerospace, then it would likely be something in the Cytec Metlbond family, which are usually stronger than the aluminum they're bonded to.
tsheep mikekazimer's article
Oct 31, 2017 at 13:33
Oct 31, 2017
Pearl Izumi Versa Pant - Review
... I'd actually buy a plaid Goretex jacket.
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