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Best of 2020: Trevor's List - Jan. 5, 2021, 9:39 a.m.

Yes, it does fit perfectly fine. I have this exact setup on my bike with no issues.

Cam's Gifts for Meticulous Mountain Bikers - Dec. 5, 2020, 6:10 p.m.

I just use good old TriFlow lubricant, the same one used for lubricating the chain. Don't see the need of having 2 products when one can do the job perfectly fine.

Garmin Edge 130 Plus Review - Nov. 25, 2020, 2:50 p.m.

I have the Edge 130 (non plus) version and find the battery life to be less than stellar. Definitely nothing like the old Edge 500 which you could operate for days without charging. This new one, well you'd be lucky to get 3 solid riding days (2+ hrs/ride) out of it before it dies. 

The other thing to note is that debris can get in between the play/pause and return buttons which can cause the buttons to lose their tactile 'click' and even cause the button to stick down. Had to return my first unit and MEC replaced it. Happened again on my second unit but was able to dislodge the debris using an X-Acto knife.

Shimano Deore M6120 Four-Piston Brakes - Sept. 28, 2020, 10:47 a.m.

XT 4-piston brakes can be had for the same price as these ($200) if you know where to look. I know, cause i just put a new set on my bike. So, the question is for $200 would you choose Deore or XT?

2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude C70 - Sept. 11, 2020, 1:32 p.m.

Can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet..... $8,500 price tag and it comes with DT 370 rear hub. The remaining parts spec is not bad but the asking price is astronomical for what you get. This has to be one of the worst value current bike on the market.

Shimano SLX Four-Piston Brake Review - Sept. 1, 2020, 11:56 a.m.

The free stroke adjuster is misunderstood by even pro mechanics. If you were to take the lever apart you'd see that it doesn't come in contact with any mineral fluid. This comment thus makes no sense, "Winding it out helps prevent air from getting caught around it."

All it does is push or release on the inside of the brake lever. When you screw it in all the way it shortens the throw of the lever by a few millimetres, and when you unscrew it does the opposite. I agree that it is quite useless, but it has no effect on the bleed procedure.

Deity 35mm Handlebar Range Compared - July 28, 2020, 11:15 a.m.

I have the Skywire carbon bars with 15mm rise at 760mm on my downcountry bike and the One Up carbon 35mm rise at 780mm on my trail bike. Honestly, i don't notice a difference in terms of my arms/hands fatiguing however i do find the 35mm rise bars more comfortable because of the riding position i'm in. More upright and less weight/pressure on wrists/hands.

I find running the correct/incorrect tire pressure has a greater influence on arm/hand fatigue.

Bontrager's Steerer Tube Mounted BITS - July 23, 2020, 8:47 p.m.

i'm a bit confused with these pics... is that your steer tube sticking way up above your stem? What is that Wolf Tooth thing?

Dream Rides: 2018 Porsche 911 GTS & 2020 Specialized Enduro Expert - July 17, 2020, 9:33 p.m.

It's that way in all their models. Heres a Boxster S.

*maybe not the SUVs. Correct me if i'm wrong.

Dream Rides: 2018 Porsche 911 GTS & 2020 Specialized Enduro Expert - July 17, 2020, 9:46 a.m.

Great article and amazing photos! Those early 911 turbos were a real handful to control on the track. As a previous Porsche owner, was invited to the old Westwood race track back in the late 80's to learn the limits of our vehicles. Lost the rear end several times when exiting the hairpin and 360'd on to the grass run out... good times! The new models are much more driver friendly.

Forbidden Bicycle Co. Multi Part Review - May 1, 2020, 9:23 a.m.

I *need* some of those headset spacers! Oh, and beautiful bike and great pics as well.

Riding (and installing) the new RockShox DebonAir Spring - April 9, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

Does this decrease the volume in the negative air chamber?

Schwalbe ProCore Revisted - Aug. 27, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

All these tire inserts just seem like a major hassle. Unless you're an EWS racer with a dedicated mechanic, running tubeless is way easier. Just learn to ride a bike properly without smashing into sh*t.

2019 Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team - Unboxing!? - July 24, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Cam, please explain how you received this shipment at a Canadian address?

2019 Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team - Unboxing!? - July 24, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Have you ridden a bike with remote lockouts?

While it does create a rats nest of cables, the convenience and functionality far outweigh the cons especially when racing.

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