Thanks Mike, I didn’t consider that.
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Commented on What To Pack: Winter Edition - 58 minutes ago
Thanks Mike, I didn’t consider that.
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Awesome! I’m glad they’ve made such ...
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The challenge with my cellphone is accessibility. If ...
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No, that’s the issue. All the clamps ...
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I was given a new Silky last Christmas ...
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Awesome! I’m glad they’ve made such a difference.
I’m still regularly riding 7/8/9-degree bars on test bikes but now that I’m used to the 16 I don’t have any issue adapting between the range.
I do still maintain that the 12 is the natural choice for folks to try first.
This has been a really positive review experience for me as I’ve had a lot of feedback from both riders who have already discoverd bars with more sweep (mid-sweep alt-bats?) or who are trying them after reading about them here. Really cool.
Thanks for sharing!
The challenge with my cellphone is accessibility. If I really need it it’s nice to have it in reach... at the same time I don’t want to smash it or drown it. Cases/methods that protect it from the latter make the former a challenge.
No, that’s the issue. All the clamps are identical (one SKU) which is why the hex heads point willy-nilly. ODI (and every knock-off system) would have to manufacture more clamp varieties to have all the hex bolts oriented the same way.
Not a performance issue at all and probably moot since even ODI has moved to a different system but for legacy grips - just a nice attention to detail for the OCD among us from Ergon.
I was given a new Silky last Christmas (to replace my old folder) but I tend to only carry it after wind events and first rides on trails that are best left alone for the winter. It’s pretty light so maybe I’m overthinking things by min-maxing when I carry it.
Re. Fire starter I used to carry waterproof matches but now have a butane lighter in my tool roll. I do often wonder about whether I could start a fire on the saturated Shore any time I’d really need one.
Will definitely consider adding a mid-layer. I generally ride on a long sleeve merino baselayer and H20 proof shell but you and Morgan are right to point out that’s not great if not moving.
Traction grips are so awesome riding (just need to be wider) but these are definitely more comfy on a long ride and would be a better choice for folks that get a lot of numbing issues.
I have the TG Kevlar on another bike (nicely broken in) and they aren’t going anywhere.
I have ODI clamps that have been through 4+ grip inserts - so I’ve popped and installed lots of clamps - I don’t see anyway to have all four grip clamps with the bolt heads sharing the same orientation.
I was eyeing a little portable charger but there was no info on how long it would hold a charge just sitting in my pack.
I’m bad for remembering to charge anything I don’t regularly use - hence my hiking light using AAA Batteries - and it would probably be dead when I actually needed to charge something?
It was life changing and I think every adult going out in the rain should have one. I use the passive drying model (no fan). Draws about as much power as a lightbulb and dries and of my shoes overnight.
Also noticed it cuts way down on the smell of cycling shoes if I throw them on after a ride (wet from rain or sweat).
I’ve got a tube, tape, a Leatherman and all the sticks in the forest - sell me on carrying a splint?
Posted by: FlipFantasia
Fresh warranty frame and a new XT 1x drivetrain that cost about what 1 SRAM 11/12spd cassette would be.
That's weird, there's a mount on the seat tube for something... just above the single front chainring.
Posted by: Mic
It seems I can not edit the above post. The only thing I can do is mentioning why I wanted to edit a post but unable to write.
Just a note re. Editing: the main page comments on articles can't be edited after the fact either...
...so if for example you make a sarcastic volley (say about cheese plates and porno music vs. Gary Fisher and E~Bikes) you can't take a mulligan if it misses the mark.
I don't mind it personally. Have to really sit back and think before hitting Submit. May help with forum congeniality too?