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uuuu mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 16:37
Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Wibblywobbly (and woofer2609) speak the truth, and this article is classic Levy-journalism. Shimano has been resting on their laurels and current models have had known-issues for a long time, including the whole time Levy has been pushing their sales. They do have good power though, which is important in a brake (unlike "good modulation"). If you really want to learn about brakes, spend some time riding them yourself (ideally), or check out some of the European magazine tests. A good hint I can give is: if you have to put an article through google translate to read it (and it was in German), then you probably have a review that is at least somewhat objective and worth reading. Pinkbike reviews, particularly anything brake-related written by Mike Levy is guaranteed to be a sales article - pushing sales for whatever is fresh at the time. I'm not sure if he's pushed to do it by PB or does it by free will, but real "tests" will have actual measurements, comparative ratings, and an actual winner. Downvote if you like, but I just think people's hard earned money should be spent on the best product - not fattening pockets of companies who don't deserve it.
uuuu mikelevy's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 8:29
Oct 16, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
@Drover: Not always detrimental, in fact using a little of the rear brake *only* will cause a forward load transfer (of the combined rider/bike CoM, with moment arm length as the vertical distance to this CoM from the contact patch/es) which will increase front traction and decrease rear traction while the brake is applied. This can be useful to increase front grip beyond what would be possible by coasting alone (i.e. being completely off the brakes). On flatter (i.e. less steep) corners it's common to have too much rear traction and not enough front traction, so the net cornering speed could potentially be faster if (for example) you used a faster entry speed and dragged the rear brake a little to keep the front wheel loaded. Of course if you decelerate too much then you'll be below peak cornering speed, but to answer your question, it's not always detrimental as some may imply. Any brake dragging also causes decreased bump absorption and increased bump force transfer to the rider though (which means increased fatigue and potentially decreased overall performance in rough terrain), so it's important to apply this "advantage" sparingly.
uuuu vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 15:24
Oct 6, 2017
OneUp Composite Pedals - Review
Yep, convex pedals suck, no thanks.
uuuu vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 15:19
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
@gunnysun: I can't believe I searched for the word "DISH" and yours is the only response. All MTB wheels should be ZERO DISH, and yet we keep releasing stupid new standards that don't address this. Any wheelbuilder will attest to how much more durable in the long run a wheel is with equal length spokes, equal tensions, and no dish. If we're going to keep making new standards to milk more money out of consumers, let's at least make the standard perfect - not a half arsed marketing-based job.
uuuu BaxterMaiwald's article
Sep 28, 2017 at 8:51
Sep 28, 2017
Vandango Diaries: The Movie - Video
KYLE RIDES HUOOOOYYYSSTEEEDD yewwwwwww matt lawton your shirt is also nice too.
uuuu mikelevy's article
Aug 19, 2017 at 15:54
Aug 19, 2017
Spank's Foam Filled Rim Promises Better Reliability and Feel - Crankworx Whistler 2017
If you buy them in Colorado you get a little treat once the time comes to retire the rim.
uuuu mikelevy's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 11:56
Jul 18, 2017
Ask Us Anything: DVO Suspension - Finished
When is Bryson Martin Jr. going to do a youtube rap video with some fresh bomber girls? I would like / sub / comment.
uuuu paulaston's article
Jun 16, 2017 at 8:26
Jun 16, 2017
Scott Genius 2018 - First Ride
you're not very good at jokes
uuuu COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jul 29, 2016 at 19:41
Jul 29, 2016
uuuu pinkbikeaudience's article
May 12, 2016 at 10:22
May 12, 2016
Stevie Smith - A Tribute - Video
"...worst case scenario i'm still happy, and, best case scenario i'm damn pumped" words to live by. what a legend.
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