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Dual Squish vs Hardtail: Service Spending - Nov. 30, 2021, 7:29 a.m.

This sounds like a great case for a crate suspension setup ;)

Dual Squish vs Hardtail: Service Spending - Nov. 30, 2021, 7:26 a.m.

It's funny, I've looked at bikes like the spur but always come back to a hardtail instead. There is nothing on my local trails that a spur could do, that my hardtail will not. Horses for courses, as they say!

Dual Squish vs Hardtail: Service Spending - Nov. 30, 2021, 3:23 a.m.

As someone who has wrenched on plenty of bikes myself...I agree whole heartily. You have to look at what each person needs...sometimes the extra service fees can push beginners out of the sport, so a hardtail is the way to go. Its not for everyone, but the new hardtails are very capable.

The NSMB Podcast: Mike Ferrentino – Part I - Nov. 16, 2021, 3:40 a.m.

Excited to give this a listen...Grimy Handshake wasn't what made me pick up Bike, but was the reason I came back and subscribed for over a decade...miss the old days of the mag, it made those of us not on the shore feel like we were still involved in something big...and I'll forever be grateful for Monster Park brining some freeride flair to snowshoe so us east coasters could experience what was happening!

Dear Uncle Dave, I've lost that lovin' feelin'... - Nov. 12, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

This is pure gold! I may be printing parts of this out to put on my office wall! Cheers for the Friday laugh Dave!

A Steadfast Standard - Nov. 2, 2021, 7:15 a.m.

I think it will work great for you use (not that I'm an expert) and am excited to see the full build...I love a good nerd-bike that repurposes good-old tech!

A Steadfast Standard - Nov. 1, 2021, 5:48 p.m.

I will have you know that I am narrow wide without a clutch on this gen of system with no issues on my hardtail...has worked for years...I am not on a super wide cassette tho, just a 30t to make up for it. My racing days are long past me!

A Steadfast Standard - Nov. 1, 2021, 5:10 a.m.

I believe I read on here that it works with the 11s Shimano for a 9sp as well.

No Taste For Crow - Oct. 29, 2021, 3:06 a.m. in not the future? Has someone told Andrew???

Getting On Gift Giving Early - Oct. 20, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

Thanks for that! Always looking for a new tool! In other non-bike specific tools...I have a wright tool 3425 ratchet that is my go-to for seized bottom brackets, as well as other things. The long handle is great (no cheater pipe needed!), it's got a high quality finish, strong pawl system, and they are still made in Ohio!

BeggarsWouldRide - Oct. 14, 2021, 2:54 p.m.

Mike!!!! Thanks for moving from my former favorite rag (loved grimmy handshake), to my new favorite...NSMB. Can't wait to read what you and the crew get into...

XTR vs. Deore - Can you tell the Difference? - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:43 a.m.

This is where Shimano always seems to win... SRAM falls off considerably as you move down price wise, at least IMO. I love the shifter feel of SRAM, but will not pay for top level...I am eager to see what SRAM will do to answer this group though...

Showers Pass Little Crossover Kids' Jacket - Oct. 5, 2021, 3:31 a.m.

Great review Andrew! Trying to bookmark all of these as your grom is slightly older than mine!

For the end of year you guys should do a list (dear Santa, best of..) for the Clairebarian as well! Us fellow bike dads could find that helpful and entertaining!

AXS Eagle Economics - Sept. 24, 2021, 3:23 a.m.

The mental picture of dodging AXS batteries on a long rough descent had me chuckling over my coffee...I agree about the complaints about the CAN be expensive (like anything)...but doesn't have to be. I am working on helping a few people get into the sport, and helping them keep a tight budget has been eye opening. It is a really rad time to ride (stock issues aside). As long as expectations are kept in check, and min-maxing is observed...biking can be a whole lot more accessible than it was, say, 15-20yrs ago.

Have New Standards Made Bikes Better? - Aug. 25, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

I was also kinda put off by the attitude, it's not that I hate new standards, just that I don't like the unnecessary swaps because "sales". I don't have the latest and greatest (135 rear hub *gasp*), but am hardly outdated. But according to his way of thinking, it's a wonder i can even ride!

If I were to build a bike just for me, it'd have updated geometry and construction, but probably some old standards. I prefer 27.5, and would rather the narrow 142, if only for the placebo of not smashing into every rock. Threaded bb, because tools. 31.8 bars, because they are better. Outdated seat tube for cross compatibility. It would shred like anything else modern, but work better for my garage of spare parts etc than anything else out there.

Great piece Dave!

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