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Brakes *IN* Your Handlebars? Magura Launches the MCi System - June 22, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

I'll probably be proved wrong, but doesn't seem that likely (or at least desirable) to me. Unlike seatposts and shifters when we just want to hit a button and have something happen, with braking the feedback through the lever is really important to balancing traction. Replicating that with electronics makes things way more complex, and is still unlikely to ever produce close to the same feeling.

I'm thinking here about cars and fly by wire stuff, that even at it's best never feels even close to as good as well engineered mechanical solutions. For instance, any car I've driven with power steering has given significantly less information through the wheel than good unpowered steering, and I've never driven a car with electric power steering that didn't feel like a (bad) computer game.

Is a MIPS Equipped Helmet Really Necessary? - March 20, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

I think this is also the first peer reviewed data available on MIPS? And in what appears to be a relatively well regarded journal in the field (I'm a total outsider to the field though, so unsure about this).

Better Living Through Carbon Fibre - Jan. 28, 2019, 1:37 p.m.

Have you experimented with thermal insoles at all? I've been looking around, and they seem like a potentially really cheap option that might well mean we can chose pedals based on what we want to ride, rather than how cold our feet get.

What The Hell is Loam? - Aug. 3, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

No thankfully not! I use HN as the example of about the only sort of trail surface that I don't see described as "loam" online.

What The Hell is Loam? - Aug. 2, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

I think "loam" is so overused as a hype word by anyone describing any trail that isn't packed down like Half Nelson that it's long since ceased to have any really specific meaning beyond "this trail was good".

OneUp Jumps Into Pedals - June 6, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

"I don't think we'll see chains out of them"

2017 Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - May 4, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

$10,500 and the it comes with own brand cockpit, doesn't get top spec brakes, etc. Pretty big compromises for such a boutique price!

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