Can we also refer to peoples' legacy reach/ETT numbers versus HTA?
It's not going to be me. If I ever go SS I might reconsider but until that happy day I've gone big enough for now.
At 198cm with a +17mm ape Index If anyone needs a wider bar It's me. I have a 820mm SixC bar on one bike and I got a 800mm NextR on another. Wow the narrower bar Is much better (and It's actually a bit more compliant). If 800 Is good maybe 780 Is better.
Can we all agree to stop shopping on Amazon finally? Look stuff up on there sure then go straight to the manufacturer to purchase, or find a local seller?
Weird about the spacer. What situation would require needing a spacer If all your squad's bikes were properly set up when you headed out?
Great article. I love this stuff. Especially seeing what weirdo stuff people continue to carry because this one time something happened. It's actually pretty remarkable that, despite much complaining, bikes are better than ever. I rarely have mechanicals and typically If I do have to pull out a tool on a ride It's to make an adjustment not a fix. I can understand people who came up In the modern era (say, the last 12 years) not seeing a need to bring a lot of stuff but damn those of us from before were scarred by many long walks home, vowing to never be caught unprepared again!
One thing I always bring, even on the shortest rides Is a triangle bandage. For some reason this wilderness first aid staple Isn't available at Shoppers - I get mine from MEC. It's the perfect solution for pretty much any flesh wound and can also be tied as a sling. Paired with a tensor bandage you could triage a huge variety of Injuries.
The Tallboy started that Idea but It was really the Following V1 that nailed It down.
What's more surprising Is that they're continuing to fudge their numbers. There Is no world where this bike has a 77' ESTA/STA. And even If It was they didn't boost the reach numbers to accomodate the change In cockpit brought on by steepening the seat angle that much. If you Increase your ESTA by say, 3' you will need to add a lot more than 5mm of reach to keep the bike fitting the way It did before.
They made new moulds for this bike and couldn't be bothered to vary the seat tube angle by size.
On some bikes, and for some use cases (I.e. regularly riding the road to get to your ride) going to a smaller chainring can work. I tried 11spd 28x11-36 for a while and It worked great. Such tiny rings. But oh the horror If you had to spin on the road at all.
I'm glad I'm able to push 32x 11-42 and enjoy those cheap XT 11spd cassettes. The Idea of a $400+ consumable part Is absolutely bananas.
Is that a tub of Bullshot? I still have the remains of a tube I bought In the 90s. It's actually one of my prized possessions.
You take that pun nonsense back to the other site. This Is a safe space.
When can we expect a full deep-nerd walkthrough of the Cosmic Lilac? I mean, I want all the details.
It's like a bad dream remembering when buying a new bike meant getting rid of half of the stock spec because It was so utterly Insufficient for actual riding.
I've had some good luck over the years buying a nearly new frame from some dentist In SoCal who realized It's just too much bike for him.