I'll bite. They look cool and I like Patagonia stuff, but $339 (USD) ?! Ouch.
Major props for simply committing to changing all of those tires with inserts! If only a wheel maker would offer up several of the same wheel sets to make the whole process more seamless. My hands would be roached from just changing all of those tires!
This is not a dig on Casey at all, but ... Yet _another bar and stem company!? I feel like we have too many offerings as is. Probably most are manufactured in the same shop. _
I'm a current SB130 owner and I was really hoping for a full update on the SB100. I love the geo and ride of the SB130 but honestly don't need that much bike most of the time. I'm getting into longer rides and want a lighter machine. This seems like a half measure in order to sell a bunch of the SB100 bones that Yeti couldn't move.
TIL about Loctite Stick! I must have some.
Nice work and thanks for sharing the frustrations. This could be me. I'm curious - Did you give any feedback to Yeti about the experience you had with their tool and if so, what was their response? SB130 owner here who will definitely not be tackling this job myself.
XT der, XTR shifter here.
Left side fixed cone. Thank you! No need for an axle vise clamp thingy.
I see battery technology changing, that could be one form of obsolescence. But the more likely scenario is that manufacturers will use this as an opportunity for planned obsolescence like they do with hub spacing, for example.
What I believe to be a legitimate critique of e-bikes is the issue of recycling/disposal. These things are being built fast and evolving fast. Will there be backwards compatible batteries? I kinda doubt it. I feel like the manufacturer should bear some responsibility when it comes to recycling or decommissioning the bike, when that time comes. As more and more battery powered convenience crap floods the market (Lime scooters for example) I see more and more batteries going to the landfill.
I just heard that Nissan will finally be redesigning the Frontier for US and probably Canada too. I expect it'll look something like this and I highly doubt that they'll offer a diesel.
I devoured this article and comments section! Great stuff. It seems like this gear is still available, though still not very cheaply. I'd hoped that more stuff like this would catch on by now. Of course there is the new Box Components stuff. I've always been a Shimano guy but always like to see a different approach.
Does anyone out there have any time on this SRAM EX1 stuff?
Keeping track of psi, compression and rebound settings before disassembly? Unheard of! The last few places I've taken my forks to don't do this, so when you get it out to the parking lot for the old bounce test, it feels like garbage.
They must put nuclear dust on the roads in the Sea to Sky. I saw this thing in person and it was definitely a "40 footer". That is, it looked boss from about 40' away and when you get closer you see all the rust.
I also wouldn't consider a Tacoma like this to be easy on fuel. Probably getting 15 mpg (yes, I'm a Yank and yes I'll stop griping now)
Very cool series, looking forward to more!
Did Shimano finally solve the crank finish issue? That is, several iterations of Shimano cranks throughout the years look very worn after only a few pedal strokes. This is of course due to shoes rubbing grit into them. Are those pix of the XTR cranks after they've been used? If so, they look like they are really standing up to abrasion, or you don't rub them at all.