I would love to see the test results that prove this out. It's surprising that running cables through the headset is that much more aerodynamic that running them into the down tube the traditional way. Why not just mold in an aerodynamic entry point around the headset top cap that runs straight into the down tube? Why involve the headset at all?
Whatever happened to the 'derailleur pulleys that bleed lube' that were mentioned in the classic Bike Fear and Loaming issue?
Hey Cam will you be doing a review on the Hope brakes? Which ones are you using? Tell us a little something :)
I just straight up won't buy a bike that requires me to put 2cm+ of spacers under the stem. Is it petty? Sure. Should I have very high expectations of a $4000 frame? Also yes.
Glad to see I'm not alone in thinking the Arrivals all have very short head tubes.
I'm starting to consider a mullet as a way to balance out the very longness of a bike that fits me proportionally with my need to actually get around corners. In theory a mullet bike with the correct wheelbase but smaller rear wheel could do just that.
On paper the Megatower and the Nomad are really similar except for 5mm more travel and mullet for the Nomad. What type of rider do you think would prefer which?
At 6'6" I've complained a lot about fit over the years but these guys have really come a long way in that regard. This bike in XXL would actually fit me; I really want to try this, but the price is outrageous and maybe rightfully so.
I think small guys are worse gear smashers because they think they can get away with it, like a toddler driving a Tacoma. Bigger guys have been conditioned to try and be gentle; just riding around has often been at the edge of what the gear can survive let alone smashing it. Just imagine what they'd wreck if they truly believed the gear could handle it.
I've got a pair of the large SQ Lab 711. I've got huge hands and most grips come in a single small diameter which is odd because it seems pretty obvious to me that between children and 6'6" men it seems unlikely that one diameter of grip will suit everybody.
I had some Sensus Meaty Paws with a satisfying 35mm diameter but they're basically just a tube. The ESI silicone ones have a stated diameter of 36 which is comical because they squeeze down to virtually nothing and are slippery as eels in the wet. The SQ 711s come in multiple size options and the biggest one, while slightly smaller than the meaty paws in diameter, fits better, feels better, had lovely tacky rubber and work great in the wet.
We all like the think a Santa Cruz is good value when the price hasn't been listed.
Not just uncomfortably but proudly unversatile. Curbs? NO. Gravel? NO. Dignified clothing in public? Also NO.
Gravel bike: go fast on whatever wherever wearing what you want.
Gravel bike riding is a symptom of self loathing. TIL.
What year was that photo in Whistler taken?
The only other company I've heard of offering that level of parts support is Nicolai. It's great that SC does too. What kind of company just abandons their old customers?
Kudos to that sano build. Pineapple Bob would be proud.