Nobody in any of my riding groups wear glasses. I know some people wear them all the time, but I would say the majority of people around here don't. Definitely not a must have item.
I added a good quality pressure gauge to my floor pump. Makes it fast and easy to top up tire pressures before a ride. No need for a seperate pressure gauge.
Also, how long before these get plugged with sealant?
That doesn't sound good. Looks like I will be (happily) running my trusty XT 11-speed for a while yet.
IMO, Shimano is better value and is more robust than SRAM. SRAM works beautifully when it is new and properly tuned, but Shimano seems more tolerant of wear and misalignment. I have been running the 11-speed sunrace cassettes for quite a while now and they're great. They shift fine and last reasonably well.
That's brutal, and yeah you aren't the only one with this problem. I am hoping microspline is a better design.
Me! I run Shimano 11-speed with the Sunrace 11-46 on all my MTB's. Very cost-effective, reliable, and acceptable level of shifting performance. I much prefer the smaller gear-tooth steps on the Sunrace compared to the Shimano cassette. I love all the new drivetrain stuff because it helps drive down the cost of the tried-and-true previous generations.
That was great Cam, thanks for writing it. I think there is a word for that feeling you are describing. Joy.
I am 59 and appreciate every day I get out on my bike. None of us know how long we will have that ability. There is something special about a ride with friends/family, and the post-ride beer never tasted sweeter.
Definitely. And it's very noticeable when you have gone past the sweet spot. Tried running a 160 mm fork on a spitfire and it felt wrong. Dropped it to 150 and it felt perfectly balanced. I just upped the travel on my Fugitive from 150 to 160, and I initially didn't love it. Removed a token, dropped some pressure, and lowered the stem a couple of mm and it's now perfect.
Well said sir. I couldn't agree more.
I agree that these things are clearly not the same as a motorcycle or motorbike. The are obviously a motorized bike however. Is calling them this inflammatory? (Serious question).
"Don’t interrupt said seat tube with pivots or bends and all of a sudden min 150mm posts are possible for short riders as well. It’s really no different than how desirable straight seat tubes were pre-dropper posts and plenty of companies found a way then."
One of the many reasons knolly bikes are so appealing.
"Do you really think there are people that don't realize that e-bikes have motors? That the name fools people?"
No, of course not. However, by sliding that e- in front of the word bike, they are implying that motorized bikes are pretty much the same thing as a real bike. They aren't.
I think motorized bicycle is the most accurate term. Sure, They are a motorized cycle, but they're not the same thing as a motorcycle.
I think the term E-bike is a slimy way to market these as being essentially the same as a real bike.
No, They aren't just E-bikes. They are motorized bicycles. The E-bike term is the marketing department trying to pass them off as the same as real bikes, and minimizing the fact that they have a motor. Terminology matters.
Happens alot on my commute as well. Riders need to learn to warn people when they are passing, especially at speed. This applies to everyone of course, but I get passed much more often by people on motorized bikes.