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SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 24, 2016, 2:35 p.m.

Interesting to consider. I think you'd still be limited at the long end of the gear range with a setup like that.

SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 24, 2016, 9:14 a.m.

Apparently the 50T has been pushed 2mm further inboard. Can't see that helping with the tendency of 11-speed systems to drop cogs on backpedal.

SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 24, 2016, 9:14 a.m.

Sounds to me like you're better off in the Shimano camp for now. They even named it Rhythm Step.

SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 24, 2016, 7:35 a.m.

In honour of my forward-thinkingness, I'm currently building a bike with retro-grouchy 2×10.

SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd! - March 24, 2016, 7:13 a.m.

Almost two years to the day for this to come true:

Lichen Bikes - March 13, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

It's 478 words to your previous post's 462. And, it has capital letters and proper punctuation.

I will stand behind my statement that involving other people in your experience of life is a way to make things more meaningful. The world of recreational cycling is indeed part of the capitalist system, but that fact does not affect the ability of connections between human beings to produce meaning.

You contend that we can not achieve maximum meaningfulness within the bounds of our capitalist structure. That's fine, but again, I don't believe that devalues the meaning created by connections between humans.

It does, however, seem futile to be starting arguments like this on websites that built around the pastime of recreational cycling.

Lichen Bikes - March 10, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

High horse is high. An idea does not need to be altruistic to be meaningful; it merely needs to have significance according to one's values.

Lichen Bikes - March 10, 2016, 12:50 p.m.

Man, you sure like to split hairs.

Lichen Bikes - March 10, 2016, 6:58 a.m.

I really like this:

"I think a lot of mountain bikers these days are a little like kids in a candy shop trying to figure out how much they can get for their $2.35."

It's a difficult point to convey, but building a bike from the frame up with a focus on domestically manufactured parts from smaller companies is a significantly different experience than building a modern mountain bike.

I had a great conversation yesterday with a guy who commissioned a titanium bike from Chris DeKerf. Out of my league at the moment, but inspiring nonetheless. His pride in being involved in the design process, and his kind words for Chris as a builder, goes well beyond a seemingly Lego-esque off the shelf build.

As Devin notes, it's not for everyone, but it is an opportunity for those looking for a more meaningful way to spend their five figures.

Review: Shimano Deore XT - March 9, 2016, 4:31 p.m.

Forgive my ignorance, but does CRC not ship to Mexico?

Dissecting The Fox DYAD Pull Shock - March 9, 2016, 12:41 p.m.

Is the Cannondale-branded pump better built than the usual pumps out there? Usually 300psi is a stretch for those things.

Dissecting The Fox DYAD Pull Shock - March 9, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

That's a lot of air spring pressure!

Review: Shimano Deore XT - March 8, 2016, 2:06 p.m.

Search for Shimano M662 and there are quite a lot of options out there. We just put one on my wife's road bike with an 11-36 cassette as it uses the same cable pull as her 10 speed road shifters.

Review: Shimano Deore XT - March 7, 2016, 9:26 p.m.

Good to hear they're backwards compatible. One of my favourite features of the Saint shifter is one click for pull and two clicks on the push when you're dropping gears. It's like there's good reason for the two-way motion: different functions!

Maglock Pedals Reviewed - March 4, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

I was imagining these to have more of a flat pedal feel with some added security, but it sounds like they are just outright slippery. Maybe they'd have the feel I was imagining if the cleat was more recessed, or the shoe's tread was more substantial? Something like a Maltese Falcon or an AM45 or the like?

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