Andrew, where are you buying your Dumonde Tech oil/grease? I like the right tool for the job, and that extends to lubes and greases ...
Re: Apple. I read a disturbing article in the Washington Post about how basically no Apple phones or tablets are recyclable. Made me think twice about my next device choice.
My kindergartner loves riding on my bike, on a Mac Ride. He mostly likes shuttling though, because the trails are more fun and a little faster pace.
For grips, I just cut down some Renthal black push ons and used a nozzle on the air compressor to get them far enough inboard.
What a great story. I thought I heard the Missle did the DH and XC race on the same bike?
Good to hear I'm not the only one that immensely struggled to ride MSA in wet conditions. Last time i was there (years ago), there was a proper deluge the night before and I was left wondering if I had ever ridden a bike before. Those rocks are lethal.
My just-turned-five-year old son is riding a Vitus Sixteen that has a 67.5 degree head angle, and it's helped him reel in a few tank slappers. I chose that bike around the head angle and lack of a coaster brake. Some other parent at the park said something like "nice bike", and I really ran with the conversation. I think he meant "nice colour" based on the look on his face once I started dissecting head angle and stability ...
A set of Chromag Radars and I think we are in a good place!
I have some PTSD from my last FSA seatpost experience. The aptly named "Gravity" was almost as bad as a Raceface Turbine v1 - record setting slop, more pull on gravity than an event horizon (it was that heavy), the most sloppy remote I have ever used, and so much play in the saddle I was sure something was broken.
If nothing else, these Wintek posts have standardized some replacement parts and have allowed the seatpost designers to focus on the slidey bits more.
I not only bought a Hammerschmidt but purchased a new bike specifically for it (Kona Coilair, maybe I even had a floating brake kit on it?). For me the Hammerschmidt worked great. The draggy aduction gear was just for descending as that heavy bike needed a low gear to get up. Not for everyone, sure, but there’s definitely a time and place for a part like this.
I have broken a carbon frame, in the clamp area/above the tube intersection. Long legs = long seatpost showing.
No mention of cost, I think the price of eBikes is enough to be a barrier to entry for a lot more people than fitness is.
Someone worked long and hard on these captions.
Finally, a "grandpa's nipples" discussion.
In every one of these examples from the comments section, I say "cut this guy out". I have a very limited amount of time for dude-weekends, and to start it irritated because one guy can't (or won't) get his shit together would be outside my realm of patience.
I will purchase these. For my next set of shoes, it's a hard decision: 5.10s seem lost in the World of Adidas, my Specialized 2FOs have proven less durable than I would like, and I can't seem to find stock in anything else. Shimano it is.
Update: I won! Called Ibex and got through! 3/4 heavy weight bibbers on the way after the X-Mas break!