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The 365 Day Flat Pedal Challenge - Sept. 13, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

I just switched back to flats about two months ago and i'm absolutely loving life. I rode clipless for a good while but I struggled with toe pain and numbness. I went through several pedals, several shoes, tried expensive insoles, played around with cleat placement, but I couldn't get rid of the issue.
When I switched to flats, I was immediately comfortable. I just did a 5 hour ride this weekend, and I didn't think about my foot/shoes once. Sooooo nice!

Specialized's New 2FO DH Flat & Clip Shoes - March 13, 2021, 12:44 a.m.


Shimano Derailleur Clutch Service - March 3, 2021, 11:46 a.m.

Yeah i've read this a while ago but i'm fairly sure people with 3.0 clutches (which is what I have as well) said it doesn't work anymore.

2021 Canyon Spectral 29 LTD - March 3, 2021, 12:17 a.m.

Looking forward to your review.

I almost never listen to random internet chatter, but when it comes to Canyon i've heard too many stories about quality issues, bad customer service and warranty. But 90% of that might be BS, who knows. Still, I can't get it out of my head.
Damn you internet!

Shimano Derailleur Clutch Service - March 3, 2021, 12:15 a.m.

Don't worry, it's a pretty simple process. The clutch design has been pretty much exactly the same since 10spd, so there are lots of vids on youtube about maintenance.

I haven't had issues with SRAM's clutch, but I can definitely feel it getting a bit weaker in my RD, and it sucks a bit that I can't adjust the tension.

2021 Canyon Spectral 29 LTD - March 2, 2021, 4:01 a.m.

I've heard a few stories and always wondered if Canyon is really that bad. Sadly they're one of the very few companies who are promising delivery in June-July with the Spectral, but i'm also afraid to buy a carbon frame from them, especially a full sus.

2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 - Full Review - Feb. 26, 2021, 6:04 a.m.

Would you buy a Slash if you were 185cm with a 90-91cm inseam? 🙂

PRO BikeGear Home, Workshop and Trail Tools - Jan. 31, 2021, 12:45 a.m.

I bought a new 50L air compressor for a $100 (not cordless). That was like 4-5 years ago, it still works perfectly, and I pretty much use it every day for something.

I agree with Deniz that something like this air tank can make sense if you live in an apartment and/or travel a lot, but it shouldn't cost this much when you can buy an actual compressor for the same price (and some of these air tanks are even more expensive). I mean it's just a freaking tube that you can pump up...
I'm not a negative smartass who hates on everything, but sometimes the "bike specific" tax is ridiculous. :(

Dear Uncle Dave: Where the hell is my new bicycle!? - Jan. 12, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

I ordered a bike with a 23 week wait, but luckily I had the option to not pay yet, only when the bike comes back in stock. Personally i'd be too afraid to pay 23 weeks in advance for a bike.
Since I haven't paid yet cancelling, the order would be pretty easy. Who knows, a bike I want more might come out in those ~6 months.

Shimano Deore M6120 Four-Piston Brakes - Sept. 30, 2020, 9:32 a.m.

Where do you have to look, and is that price for M8120 4 pistons?

Free Your Junk (and Ditch your Chamois) - Aug. 29, 2020, 2:58 a.m.

I bought some Under Armour O series 6" boxerjocks. They're so much more comfy and cooler than cotton underwear, but on the bike I can't make them work even on 2-3 hour rides.
I bought some Endura Hummvee shorts that came with very basic undershorts/liners. They cost about $25-30, so not high end stuff. The chamois is basic and thin. These feel super comfy, they barely feel warmer than boxers, and when i'm off the bike it feels like the chamois is barely even there. No diaper feeling. Sadly the padding packs out pretty quickly, and looses it's rebound and hardness.
I tried thicker liners from Decathlon that have gel inserts in the chamois, and also more expensive Endura Singletrack liners, both of them feel horrible and create pressure points that are not there even with just regular underwear.
Maybe I need a better fitting saddle, not sure.

BTW you can buy vaseline in Hungary nowadays. 😁

Shimano SLX Drivetrain Review - Aug. 29, 2020, 2:46 a.m.

It's not light (cheap tho) but the M6100 cassette is all steel.

Shimano SLX Drivetrain Review - Aug. 29, 2020, 2:42 a.m.

Some SX Eagle parts are actually more expensive than Deore M6100, and the groupsets are about the same price.

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