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SRAM's GX AXS is here (and we've been riding it) - April 27, 2021, 4:47 a.m.

And then there is shimano people using deore derailleur with XT shifter because there is basically no difference in feel or function. I believe the light "slopiness" of the shimanos derailleurs is because they are too confident on the cassete and chain doing90% of the hard work.

Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 23, 2021, 7:32 a.m.

I can confirm that. I have a ancient Trek top fuel 8 2011 as a donwcountry machine, and the KS 125mm dropper is perfect for the insertion and total length. Unfortunatly any 29 decent full suspension bike have a very high price tag.

Disrupting Lousy Warranties in Mountain Biking - Feb. 9, 2021, 3:50 a.m.

Being a large man, heavy on the wheels but not fast as hardcores, I should change my bar. It's an 720mm enlarged to 800mm with aluminum bushings made from a hacked up bar. And is from circa 2003.

What Makes a Quality Bike Light - Oct. 5, 2020, 4:22 a.m.

oh, no, I don't have the expertise (yet) to make a threaded hole like this! This one I've got from aliexpress, it already has the threads!

Here is a link to the one I bought:,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_

What Makes a Quality Bike Light - Oct. 3, 2020, 11:20 a.m.

Sure. Its very very simple, but effective. It's a gopro handlebar adapter with a gopro to camera adapter. Some angles, the body sits on the handlebar, a velcro strap to secure the battery holder to the handlebar and I'm set.

What Makes a Quality Bike Light - Oct. 1, 2020, 5:34 a.m.

I run a BLF Q8 with 4 18650, 12000mAh total, it has a maximum output of 5000 lumens. It's mounted on the handlebar with a camera adaptor and a strap to firmly secure to the handlebar. It lights things like a Magicshine Monteer, but with high color renderization. It's heavy and a beast! Now I'm moving to a lumintop FW4a with "only" 3600 lumens on turbo, but can sustain at least 1500. It uses just one 18650, but I carry a spare battery like Sean Chee comented above.

I do have problem with mountain bike especific lights because they generaly have their own design, the battery can't be changed on the run, and are more expensive than a good light with a good mount.

We just need a good mix between flood and trhow in a flashlight to use it at night, it needs to be robust, the battery need a good run time and be changed on the trail.

To anyone interested, there is a flahslightholic club in reddit, r/flahslight.

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