I’m kinda curious about that as well? Will a 13 mm difference in length in the chain stay actually make a significant difference in the front/rear balance of the bike. Anyone with experience from bikes with flip-chips on the chainstay?
In a recent episode of the Downtime Podcast, some Magura employees were saying that the name of the “two finger lever” was very misleading as it works great with one finger. I think the name is there because it is also used for more consumer oriented bikes as well, where customers might want two fingers on the brake as that’s what they are used to.
They should change it to “long lever” or something.
You touched briefly upon it, but does the ground-huggieness of the bike make it less playful? Seems like it works great on bigger jumps, bit how about popping of smaller features along the trail?
Great read, and I’m hoping to get my hands on some WPL lube, no need to use toxic stuff if alternatives exist.
But I’ll have to inform you that Nøkken is not a shape shifting troll, but a different kind of creature from the underworld, residing in lakes waiting to pull you under. So take care next time you feel something touching your legs while swimming in your local lake.
Looking forward to seeing more of these reviews then. Will be interesting to see what you think in cases where brands are limiting product features in different price brackets.
Maybe it’s been mentioned at some point, but is there any particular reason we’re seeing so many Leatt product reviews?
I really appreciate the quality of the reviews, but just wondering if we will see similar comparisons in other brands as well?
I did in fact buy a set of Leatt gloves after the glove review, and I’m well pleased. But that really does say something about how valuable the exposure is for the brand.
I’m pretty keen on the Sutro Lite as that seems to be perfect, but the lack of lens choices is really holding me back. As far as I can see there is no clear lens yet which is what works where I live.
Thanks for the review of the claps, I’ve been looking at them but was hesitating as 7mesh really seem to struggle to get things right at the first try.
Regarding the stretch, I think Gore-Tex released a stretchy version last year. Some of that would make sense in these pants I think. https://gearjunkie.com/gore-tex-pro-2020-stretch
I have a Guardian and absolutely love it. The only thing they should change is the silly elastic cuffs. Why not just have some low profile Velcro ones like the Revelation has?
Im really pleased with my Evoc camera hip pack. Looks similar to this, but pretty great to be able to bring a proper camera without having to use a backpack. Wouldn’t use it with a really heavy camera/lens setup though.
Looking forward to the aerospace companies marketing the use of bicycle industry quality carbon.
And I love clear coat over carbon weave as long as it’s done “classy”.
Looks like a good hub. I hope the new axle design is stronger than the old torch. I know of multiple axels, mine included, that has broken on the Torch hub without extreme use, which was annoying for such a high end hub.
But the hydra looks promising.
Im sure the pricing is outrageous, but I noticed Gore just released some new gore tex pro fabrics, where one of the 3 options was actually elastic (20% I think). Given their track record for waterproofness I’m optimistic.
It would be lovely if someone could make some high performance riding trousers that are actually waterproof. The only days I want to have trousers is when it’s so wet you’ve got salmon climbing the trails, but as far as I can see no one actually makes that (Where you at 7 mesh?).
I’m kinda surprised that you don’t appreciate the sideways adjustability of the callipers. Seems like a pretty nice functionality to me that would save some time when setting up.
Haha, I doubt an additional hour of gloom in the afternoon is going to make the metal go away.