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The BC Bike Race Experience - Oct. 26, 2021, 10:37 a.m.

Its also almost impossible to underestimate how fast the top XC guys are descending, too. On tires & brakes you couldn't pay me to ride. 

The BC Bike Ride sounds much more my speed than the BC Bike Race.

But Weight - Oct. 26, 2021, 9:53 a.m.

"flying is hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror”

But Weight - Oct. 26, 2021, 9:51 a.m.

We'll have to check my facial expressions in an upcoming review. 

I'd say that, unless you're veeeeery comfortable sliding around a lot, TNT and Dale's isn't the best choice for f/r Maxxterra Dissectors if its wet out.

But Weight - Oct. 25, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

I mean, this is my winter tire combo, but the Assegai is basically a boat anchor no matter what casing. In maxxgrip, I'm confident its the slowest rolling tire known to man.

But Weight - Oct. 25, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

Ok, but in my defense, those tires are super scary on wet roots. Which is pretty much all we rode that day.

But Weight - Oct. 25, 2021, 9:40 a.m.

I'd generally agree with cr4w that there's a lot of difference splitting to be had in what you've done here. :)

But Weight - Oct. 25, 2021, 9:38 a.m.

Its important to highlight that "performance" is subjective; different riders are looking for different things out of their gear.

Saying there's a loss or gain in performance is only valid in the context of how *you* define the characteristics and goals; a high performance tire could be a DH casing Assegai, 2.1 Aspen, or Specialized Hemisphere. It all depends on the application.

Getting On Gift Giving Early - Oct. 20, 2021, 9:35 a.m.

I put off buying a Klein t-handle T-25 for far, far too long. 

(honestly, can we all just agree torx is better, and finally stop this mix/match of Allen and torx, and 2022 bikes just come with all torx fasteners?!)

Knolly Tyaughton Steel (Hardtail!) - Oct. 19, 2021, 9:22 a.m.

Yep, its a move I understand, but seems limiting a bit.

Knolly Tyaughton Steel (Hardtail!) - Oct. 19, 2021, 9:21 a.m.

Yeah, I'm with you. While Alexander is right, its easy to swap a wheel with a kit onto a new frame, its removes the ability to swap wheels 8 seconds before a ride because you wanna run different tires, have a flat you didn't notice, or whatever. Or maybe you only have one wheelset, but want to play hardtails sometimes. 

They've definitely built this with existing Knolly customers in mind, which is great for them, haha. But less great for folks with other bikes, who might be shopping hardtails.

Panic Mechanicking - Oct. 13, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Nah, look at it this way. When you grease everything on the hardtail, you get to give all the guys around you sh*t for being old and soft and needing rear suspension.

Lessons from the Trek Sustainability Report - Oct. 12, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

CO2 buildup in the atmosphere contributes to global warming. Other greenhouse gasses include water vapor (which you also exhale), and methane (which comes out the other end). Just because there are also natural causes doesn't mean its not a problem. Apple seeds have cyanide.

Crucially, the CO2 you exhale was already in the current carbon cycle - its from plants and stuff you ate (the C is, anyway), not from sequestered sources like oil, gas, coal, or other fossil fuels. Its also an order of magnitude less than what we're burning - somewhere well south of 10% (and, again, its from a closed loop cycle).

Lessons from the Trek Sustainability Report - Oct. 12, 2021, 8:42 a.m.

Ride to your ride, whenever possible. 

Ride to work, whenever you can. 

Ride to get groceries and run errands, whenever you can. 

Ride to the pub.

The Worst Purchase - Oct. 7, 2021, 8:36 a.m.

DO THIS.

While the Sun is Still Here - Caleb Holonko Rides the Shonky - Oct. 6, 2021, 11:24 a.m.

Not to distract from this excellent #cablecam, but the full story of Seylynn Bowl is rad. 

https://vimeo.com/32184916

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