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2021 Canyon Spectral 29 LTD - March 1, 2021, 9:04 a.m.

What’s it weigh?  That’s a Gucci bike 

I’m guessing a smidge over 30

Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters - Feb. 17, 2021, 12:29 p.m.

Agree - Tight gear jumps are overrated.  I usually have to grab 2 gears at a time anyway.  So your gear ratio changed by 14% instead of 12%.  Big woop

Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters - Feb. 16, 2021, 12:29 p.m.

I don't mind the inefficiency of a 10t cog on a mountain bike.  IMO most riders when in the 10t cog, will have gravity assisting them anyways, so who cares about small losses.  Road bike = different story.

Zen and the Art of Father Son Road Trips - Feb. 15, 2021, 5:41 p.m.


Love silverstar!

Knolly Bikes Chilcotin 167 - First Look - Dec. 7, 2020, 3:36 p.m.

That short a head tube on a long travel, slack 29er that I believe is rated for a DC fork makes me think twice.  

-edit - 106mm not too bad. Looks shorter in pics

Review: 2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude C70 - Nov. 29, 2020, 11:10 p.m.

Stating the reach changes by 12mm between max steep vs slack settings is misleading. Note the wheelbase changed by a mere 1mm. Again, leaving out stack numbers and only focusing on reach is not a good sizing metric. Sweet bike, on my short list.

Riding the 2021 Knolly Warden LT V2 - Nov. 16, 2020, 11:02 a.m.

Drawing your example out in cad, About 34mm ETT difference given my seatpost extension at 5-11”.   But by sliding the saddle all the way forward you can almost make up the difference.  People tend to forget saddles have a Large range of fore aft adjustment that allow you to tune the ESTA

Riding the 2021 Knolly Warden LT V2 - Nov. 14, 2020, 4:51 p.m.

It’s silly how bike journalists are ignoring stack and just quoting reach numbers... and then surprised that bike A is short compared to bike B. Reach /stack were invented as a combination metric. Glad this article highlights that.

What Makes a Quality Bike Light - Oct. 1, 2020, 12:24 p.m.

Meh... let em pay the bills.

2021 Kona Honzo ESD - Sept. 24, 2020, 12:13 p.m.

Yes the reach will grow but the stack will also shrink.  People focus on the reach number in isolation  but you need to consider both reach and stack together for sizing.  I just did a quick sketch in solidworks and the reach grows about 7mm with the fork sagging 40mm.  Not massive.

For example, 2 bikes, bike A has reach 436mm, stack 650.   Bike B has reach 450mm, stack 620.  Wich bike is bigger? 

Answer - they are the same.  Bike A will just require fewer stem spacers.

Shimano SLX Four-Piston Brake Review - Sept. 4, 2020, 8:15 p.m.

And thus the beauty of servo wave.  Moves a lot of fluid during initial lever movement -  then builds up high system pressure once the pads make contact. In theory it’s a master design.

PNW Rainier Gen 3 Dropper Post - Aug. 13, 2020, 8:52 a.m.

What’s the rebuild options for this post?  Is the cartridge throw-away?  

What I do like about my reverbs is free rebuilds.   I don’t even buy new seals just tear the post down, fresh oil and build it back up. Runs great for 18 months until the squish returns.

Riding the New Vorsprung Secus - Aug. 4, 2020, 5:18 p.m.

So let me get this straight....   Secus doesn't even tie in to the standard fork air spring (or even negative spring).  Rather it piggybacks onto the fork lowers, which isn't even commonly considered a part of a forks air spring system anyway?

Just a place where lowers splash oil goes.  So... the dust wipers are now sealing in the 90psi the secus has charged the lowers to?    ??   Fill me in here...

Newmen Evolution SL A.30 Wheel Review - June 19, 2020, 1:39 p.m.

lower spoke count = less stiff/strong wheel.   But since carbon hoops are plenty stiff, 28 spoke carbon wheels make sense.  Lighter and takes some of the harshness out.

I didnt see if this review was for 27.5 or 29?  And whats the inner rim width?

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