Short seat tubes may work great for some, but those of us with long legs are putting a ton of strain on our frames which will cause frame/seatpost issues. Even with a 520mm seat tube and a 170mm post I still have 3" of post showing....and with being a bigger guy the extra leverage that this creates is huge. It may be great for those upsizing frames...but for those of us with long limbs...it is an issue.
Hopefully, Jordie can get in next year and stay healthy for the event, I was really looking forward to his run.
While I don't think Brendan's run was a winning run, it deserved better than 10th...you know...maybe 8th. ;)
This year was a nice mix of the gnarly and the built stuff. I think people forget that before the built landings people were eating shit pretty hard and injuring themselves. The event this year was a great mix of the gnarly and the slopestyle.
I used to use normal Stans and it was okay...not great. Earlier this year when I built up my Chromag, I tried the Finish line sealant...and it did not get along well with my Conti TK's with hookless rims, probably mostly to do with the tires but when I took them apart they were dry and this was only after a few months. On one ride I had to stop and pump up my tires 4-5 times...no holes in the tires either. It was easy to clean the Finish Line out though, so that was good. I then went to Orange Seal as I heard it really does a good job of coating the inside of the tires/rims with latex and since I changed over have not had to touch the pump hardly at all.
They look like good shoes so far...I would love to try 'em out and see how they fit my feet and riding style (or lack thereof).
As for riding on flats, when I moved back a few years back it took a while to get used to the feeling...but now I feel more glued to the bike than I have in a while...and I am riding a HT too. Give it some time, and you too can ride without the crutch of being clipped in. ;)
I love my Auron too..best for I have ever owned. I have the same wish though, I run my HSC wide open, it would be nice to have more adjustment there.
Oh crap, I just noticed those same cracks on my SixC's...guess I'll be chatting with their warranty dept next week.
I have been riding Shimano flat pedal shoes for many years...and just bought the GR7's...a lot like this, but without the flap. Best gripping Shimano shoes I have ever ridden. I can not comment on how they compare with 5.10 but I do really like them! So grippy and they fit my feet better than any 5.10 I have ever tried on, and that to me is the most important thing.
I just picked up a Rootdown last weekend...currently the long slow process of getting it built up and it's killing me. I just want to ride it! I have been a fan of Chromag for many years, running their components on many different bikes....love their style. Now...if they could build a nice fully...that would be a dream!
I have never met a set of pawl driven hubs that I can't break...albeit my history is mostly Shimano and spank hubs. I moved to CK many years back and have not had an issue since. I do like the idea of these...so easy to work on, but I won't spend that much without knowing I won't grenade it after a few months. The new XTR hubs look interesting too...gotta wait to see how they last in the real world through.
I grew up in the Eugene/Springfield area and learned to ride back in the 80's on the surrounding trails...Oakridge included....such a great area for riding. When I moved to BC I missed the speed of the trails in Oregon....gotta make my way back down there soon!
It does, thank you! I like that these shoes are stiffer...always thought that flat shoes needed to be a bit stiffer. I love Shimano shoes a lot...but these may replace them.
Wondering what you mean by the feeback is vague on the Wah Wah 2?
Not a fan of the tiny seat tubes...those of us with long legs suffer. I do know that dropper posts are changing this...but that puts a HUGE lever and a ton of strain on the frame to hold my fat ass. Just put a 21" ST on that and I would be pretty happy. On my current 21" ST bike I can put a 180mm dropper on with no issues....so I could no imagine now long my seat post would need to be to ride this bike.