The XT brakes are with me too as back ups. It did cross my mind.
Thanks for the feedback. Never having run formula brakes and never having a brake that needed anything other than a bleed i didn't know that earlier formula brakes were afflicted with these issues. I have had the brakes one for about a month, but that has seen me on the bike a lot, I would guess at 35 hours of riding time so far.
I can throw them on a scale and update…. But currently the bike is packed in a
bag waiting for me to fly to New Zealand!
On lever bite points, I like to have the bite point so that the lever is parallel to the bar at that point. I was absolutely able to have the lever set up like that. I don't see why I couldn't have had the bite point even closer to the bar as that new lever shape should allow it.
Yeah I stand corrected on that. I did a scale test on the bolts and they are lighter than the steel bolts that were used for my XT discs assumed they were titanium as I misread the spec on the website:
No hot water as yet… and this is a reflection of my status today. 😉
The neon yellow is seriously bright, so much so that Morgan struggled to take a good picture of it. For visibility it is great, for blending in, not so much. If you want to do double duty with commuting just wear some reflective cuffs and such like and go for the black.
Thanks for having my back Morgan! 😉 I did indeed follow the correct instructions, sorry for the confusion.
Looks a lot like a Transition Bandit 29er.
Great idea for a video and well put together.
If the surfing in Hawaii doesn't live up to what was in that video I will be disappointed. The waves were nice too.
I am very happy to be able to say I have done all 10 of those.
I approve of such scheming.
Awesome video and article. Great work! One of the best NSMB articles for me. MORE!
Seems like Jerome is really switched on to what it means to represent a sport properly too ad that really came through in your interview.
So it was I who was the reviewer here and I can add a little more to the
review since I now have a touch more time with the rack.
- there was a little more 'sway' in the rack after things beded in, but a quick tighten up has fixed it and it certainly doesn't allow the bikes to bobble around like the Kuat rack I had did.
- road bikes fit just fine and yes the extra rubber spacer on the strap does help with the shallow rims, you do need to load a road bike on the rack with a little care as the down tube is close to the rack.
- it also takes 24″ wheel bikes just fine which I had to test when my nephew was in town.
- I am quite sure that the length of the rack is shorter than an equivalent Thule, Yakima or other tray type rack as the bikes stack closer together, but at the same time it sits higher so I haven't had any issues with tire clearance on step inclines, water bars, bumpy roads etc.
Overall I am still happy with it and seems to be holding up to regular use really well.
It is recommended to run a bash with this ring due to the chainring bolts threading into the aluminium ring itself. O the wolf tooth site it says that a good hit could crack the chain ring. I going safe with a top guide/taco option from MRP. Waiting for it to arrive but should be here next week.
I did run this ring with a bash in the Test of Metal this past weekend. Worked awesome, no dropped chain, gear ratios were good for the terrain (even the big climb) and I looked hardcore on the start line. 🙂
Bumped into Dan Atherton who was getting some BC riding in here in Cumberland today. He seemed pretty stoked for his siblings. Then he got to go shred the Cumberland trails! Good day for him.