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Rémy Métailler and the North Shore No Fall Zone - Sept. 16, 2020, 8:19 p.m.

Should play side to side with his NSX work.

Introducing the 2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 - Sept. 4, 2020, 11:56 a.m.

Apparently, yes.

Min-Maxed-Metal: WTB KOM Light & Tough Rims - Sept. 4, 2020, 11:50 a.m.

I smash (ish) trails without inserts. And used to go through a rim and a half a year. After rebuilding my latest rear wheel, I was wincing every time I was ripping through some chunder. That wincing has disappeared now I have some wheels that get refreshed for free if I do something stupid.

I don't want my wheels to be heavier - inserts - just so I can run the tire pressure I want without worrying about blammo-ing my rim into a rock. I've tried riding more sensibly and that didn't work either. Maybe I'll try the new Tannus inserts as they don't seem too hefty, and they're on the shelf locally, but that is low down on the list now that I don't have to worry about dents.

Tannus Armour TUBELESS Inserts Tested - Aug. 21, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

Is this the same Tim Coleman that once revelled in wearing short socks instead of cool kid long dh bro socks? Asking for a friend.

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer C70 - July 30, 2020, 2:26 p.m.

Is this going to be ANOTHER Slayer that the RM team don't race on? New RM Enduro team bike being teased on PB. Who is designing the Slayer that none of the team riders feel it's what they need?

EXT Releases Era Fork - July 30, 2020, 2:24 p.m.

Yeah, he'd have to mount it to a fixed gear bike with only 1 brake to have minned enough to put this fork on a bike and claim it was min-maxed.

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer C70 - July 29, 2020, 12:08 p.m.

Tell the tall guy to go away, and not come back unless he has bought a Geometron?

Bontrager's Steerer Tube Mounted BITS - July 24, 2020, 10:20 a.m.

Re: Comment about how tough it is to get out of the steer tube. I have resorted to sliding my glove through the little loop to get some force on it to pull it out. Can't do it with fingers. It's been in and out a half dozen times so far - twice on the trail. My bike has the SRAM UDH (8mm), which means that this tool, along with a CO2 and tube/lever stored in the DT and a spare hanger strapped to my seat rails has me covered for most likely on trail mishaps. Feels very liberating to go without ANY pack on the trail, but I've never been a kitchen sink kind of guy - in fact I've certainly carried LESS than this, even with a Camebak on!

Garmin on the TT, and now I don't carry my phone. I need to remedy that, as solo rides are a lot less comfortable without some way to call home, even if home knows which trails I'll be riding.

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 22, 2020, 4:05 p.m.

@Luix I know about the Monroe doctrine - learned about it mostly from the other side - of the spheres of influence ideas that disrupted European powers in the regions. So from the colonial powers perspective. The question was: what did the rest of the world call the colonists in the place that became the United States between the 1600s and the 1820s? My research suggests that they were called Americans. And not out of some claim over the whole continent, as you suggested. Have you got any suggestions of where I can find what United Statesians were called pre Monroe? 

@Brigham - if you can see a logical end/future point - that you will disagree with - to a line of action, you should resist the line of action as soon as you realise that.

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 22, 2020, 7:09 a.m.

What were 'Americans' called before Monroe?

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

This is the same level as those 'reaction' Youtube videos that Youtube personalities put out to talk about what some other Youtube personality did to drive clicks and outrage (and revenue). I hope scraping articles from the PB comments section isn't going to be a thing.

The Only Drivetrain That Matters - July 7, 2020, 2:22 p.m.

The tool came with my SLX crank bought (via LBS) direct from Shimano. Being Shimano, I bet that they offer cranks to distros both with and without the tool, if the distro wants to save a buck. I know that the tool did not come with a friends SLX crank.

Andrew - I wonder if the move the to the smaller bearing for OB BB was to use the same bearing that they are using for PF BB? I too recall there being a line about how going smaller reduced drag and increased the lifespan due to the smaller bearing face.

Bontrager's Outrageously-Priced Line Elite Carbon Wheels - July 6, 2020, 6:21 p.m.

Hey @andrew - my wheels got 'warranteed' and three new pawls and springs ended up in my possesion. Seems like I'm not the only one though.

Bontrager's Outrageously-Priced Line Elite Carbon Wheels - June 24, 2020, 8:55 a.m.

Hey Andrew,  these came with 3 pawls installed. Weight with rim strips (no valve) was 1990g. About 100g more than the alloy Line Elites the replaced.

Edit: I know at my LBS there is an ever growing collection of FH bodies there for the asking, and much like changing parts out on new bikes I think this is an area where asking would probably get you the FH you want included with the wheels.

Bontrager's Outrageously-Priced Line Elite Carbon Wheels - June 19, 2020, 12:05 p.m.

The only thing I'm PO'd about is not the Boost, it's the lack of end caps for stupid rockshox and their stupid 'Torque Cap' fork lowers.

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