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Fit Before Fashion - ProTaper’s 76mm Riser Bar - Sept. 16, 2020, 8 p.m.

Yeah, I still have the narrow ones on my fatbike, but at 195cm tall, I like sienna wider. Good to hear.

Tannus Armour TUBELESS Inserts Tested - Aug. 23, 2020, 8:19 p.m.

The big difference would be rolling resistance and ride feel (at least for lighter riders)

Tannus Armour TUBELESS Inserts Tested - Aug. 23, 2020, 8:17 p.m.

And Rimpact sells pairs matched up like that.

Race Face Ruxton Shorts and Pants - Aug. 15, 2020, 6:17 a.m.

Specialized Demo shorts were by far the longest in a recent review of 15 shorts in MBR

Huck Norris Revisited - Aug. 11, 2020, 12:37 p.m.

SE4 casing is slightly tougher, but not super thick/stiff. It’s a bit supportive than Maxxis’ 120tpi EXO, but actually less stiff than WTB’s ‘light casing’ I think, in my hands.

Just got a Specialized Black Diamond and that is way stronger, especially in the sidewalls. And Super Gravity I think is even stiffer.

Huck Norris Revisited - Aug. 11, 2020, 12:31 p.m.

Schwalbe has a few Supergravity Casings in fast tread design like Rock Razor, Nobby Nic or Hans Dampf.

And WTB makes tough casing/fast rolling rubber combo tires quite a bit

Pearl Izumi Elevate Knee Pads - Aug. 10, 2020, 12:54 p.m.

Yes. The only time I don’t always wear them is riding a mile of singletrack to the swimming hole, although sometimes I wear them there too.

And about once a year, I do a ride on easy, green level trail, with very few rocks, at 90F and 90% humidity, and wear just Lycra and a helmet.

The rest of the time, I wear them. They don’t bother me, sweat is minimal, and the rest of me is sweaty anyway. I don’t fall very often, but figure why not wear them.

Pearl Izumi Elevate Knee Pads - Aug. 10, 2020, 12:51 p.m.

I use the Dainese Trailskins (II I think), for this. Similar idea, but shorter sleeve and top and bottom Velcro. They also add good coverage on the inside, and a tiny bit of coverage on the outside.

Alone. In The Dark: Min-Maxing your Night Rides - Aug. 9, 2020, 6:48 p.m.

I worry about runtime with the all-in-one lights. Most of my night riding is fall and winter.

Winter time means cold. If it’s -18 C / 0 F, run time goes down by a lot from the claimed times.

Then batteries lose capacity over time.

So a listed runtime of 1.5hours, after a few years, might be last for 45 minutes in mid winter.

Remote batteries tend to be bigger, and you can keep them in a warmer spot.

Tannus Launches New Tire Inserts - Aug. 9, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

I don’t know why Tannus (or you) are referencing inner tubes in regards to the weight.

It’s not like riders are deciding to run the insert or an innnertube.

Riders are choosing whether or not to run the insert at all, or perhaps switch to a bigger or tougher tire.

So, if they are going to post any weight comparison, it should be something like:

Weighs less than going from a 2.4” to a 2.8” tire”. (That’s totally made up, no idea if that’s true or not)

PNW Rainier Gen 3 Dropper Post - Aug. 6, 2020, 10:52 a.m.

I bought a Oneup V2 last year for my Wife’s bike. As an older bike, the seat seat tube is on the longer side, so getting max drop was great. She has the 170mm reduced to 160, with a few mm to spare. Also, this PNW V3 wasn’t out yet.

But when it was time to replace my own post (I am tall), the PNW V3 fits in the 200mm length with room to spare, and was a few bucks cheaper.

When I had a weird issue with my new post on it’s second ride, I got a new one in the mail within 3 days.

2020 Norco Sight 29 "Build Your Ride" Review - Aug. 5, 2020, 7:26 a.m.

I agree. Although it is too bad they don’t offer an XXL, they should be commended for their honesty in the size chart. So many brands ‘wishfully’ list a huge range of rider sizes for their largest (or smallest) size.

Smith Mainline Full Face Helmet - Aug. 3, 2020, 9:28 p.m.

I actually find the double D closure easier with gloves. I don’t have a big head thoough, so I can normally keep the strap through the buckles, and just loosen and tighten it.

Wet Weather & The 29x2.8" WTB Vigilante Plus Tire - July 20, 2020, 9:53 a.m.

I have the light casing, high grip 27.5 x 2.8 on my bike on a i40mm rim, and the 29x2.6, light casing, high grip on i28 on my wife’s bike.

The ‘light casing’ is not very light. It is still pretty heavy and quite stiff. Closer to double down than to Exo for Maxxis.

The Only Drivetrain That Matters - July 6, 2020, 7:01 p.m.

Since I run 11 speed, I get a better chain line by using non-boost chainrings. 

This is why I love NSMB! Calling it the way it is in the real world: where do you spend the most time? Where do you put out the most power? Where do you care most about drivetrain efficiency? In the biggest cogs! Optimize for that!

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