What is better with the aluminum version of these pedals compared to the plastic ones? I need a new flat but it’s a bit difficult to see past the lower price of the plastic versions.
Haha, reviews like these are what makes me love this site. Shoes looks decent enough.
Haha! Don't start pushing alternatives now. Once you've drunk the Kool Aid there ain't no going back.
I needed a new saddle and decided to try out the Deva after all the NSMB-hype. I set it up as I have my earlier saddles, quite far forward and with an ever so slight downwards tilt on the nose. First couple of rides I really didnt find it all that great ass-wise, and I got bruises on the inner thigh of my rearward leg from contacting the rather wide profile of the saddle.
Then I re-read this article and set it up as Andrew, putting it farther back on the rails and tilting the nose a wee bit upwards, and DAMN that felt so much better. Taking some deep slurps of the Deva-Kool-Aid now.
Makes me wonder how many saddles riders (myself included) put in the hatchet-category due to poor setup.
I think it's a good time to check if your pivots are still running smoothly if you are running a full suspension bike.
Also, try to do some subtle changes to your bike setup and see if you can get it better! Roll the handlebars slightly, try putting more/less spacers beneath your handlebar, move the seat a little forward, etc... If you find a more comfortable position, great! If you don't, go back and know that you have the bike set up perfectly. If you spend some time tweaking, it might prevent a more serious outbreak of upgraditis.
My favourite kit for cool but dry conditions is a thin merino jersey (i use the one from Sweet), below a more wind resistant jersey (love the compound jersey from 7mesh).
Keeps me warm enough and breathes really well. And it doesn't feel as constricting as a shell jacket.
Haha, I'm feeling an immediate sensation of guilt here now, but I shall try to improve. Appreciate your feedback!
Great, maybe I'll try that. How long does the effect last? I guess it wears down over time.
Haha, alright. Doesn't sound like that's worth the trouble.
Did you ever try to put the quiet 321 hubs on your I9 hubs, Andrew? I've got som Torch hubs that are working well, but I'm getting tired of not experiencing the quiet of the forest when I'm out riding.
I have a Silverado specced on my Ripmo, and I'm disappointed with the durability of the corner patches. After ~700 km of riding the corners have worn down all the way to reveal the foam padding below. The rest of the saddle looks like new, so I don't really see the point of the corner patches.
I choose the impact pro model for durability. I think the sole is a bit thicker than the freerider.
I just can’t understand why other companies can’t come up to five tens rubber standards? Should be fairly obvious what the majority of buyers want...
I’m really pleased so far with a pair of Impact Pros I picked up a month or so ago. They could have had a bit more protection on the ball of the ankle, but that’s pretty much my only complaint.
I've got some rides with it as a front tire i the wet now. For rocky, rooty, loamy trails I'm pleased with it. On one of our trails where the mud is quite sticky the Assegai did not shed the mud very well. There was quite a bit of mud left on the tire even after a 3 km gravel road ride back to the car. My buddy's Magic Mary was sheddig the mud easier. So, good tire as long as your mud is not too sticky.
Can't compare directly to the minions as I haven't had them in the MaxxGrip compound and DH casing. But at least I can say thet the grip of my Assegai (Dh casing Maxxgrip), is vastly better than the High Roller 2 (DD Maxxterra) I have as a rear tire.
Anyone have some experience with the assegais in the wet now? I’m considering running them as my front tire on my ripmo for the upcoming fall and winter. Riding pretty steep natural trails for the most part. Some rock slabs and quite a bit of loam, roots and mud.