How many Wyntek cartridges for a lifetime warranty...? They dont even last one day chairlifting (when the bike is hung to the chairlift with the saddle down). OneUp replaced my 210 with a new one, but how often will they do that?
Breaking the chainstay of a frame was quite a hassle, the bike had 3years of warranty on the frame and it broke 1 week after it ended. They did fix it though (in a different colour), but I had to ship the frame to the dealer where I bought it and the dealer was not that motivated to get on with it, but eventually did.
Long ago I broke the seatdome of my Canyon Torque. The Thomson seatpost was just out about on 'max'. It took some shouting and yelling on the phone for months until I finally got a new frame - in their opinion I had the seatpost overmaxed, and the warranty would be void. BTW that was the time of the flat seat angles and my legs are really long ;)
After breaking my leg because slipping off the pedal (Chester) and not being able to put my foot back on I am not that convinced the Chesters are enough pedal for my size 47 5.10s. Maybe I will go back to shorter cranks and wider pedals.
Until that I liked the better clearence and easy grip they have. I could move my feet with the 5.10 FreeriderPro (super sticky sole) on the Chesters which was great. I drilled two extra pins into them on each side.
No problems anyway with 5.10, I still have my first pair of Impacts from 2007, and a lot more (size 47 is quite often on sale for under 60€), so I can change them around. Shoe Goo is a must,though.
But the grip on the DMR Vault is way better, and it is much easier to find the pedal again with the foot once you lose it.
I tried my M5020 with resin first and then mixed resin/metallic. With resin I could not find any bite, neither initial nor pulling hard. They brake soft in any situation. Now both pads metallic it is near as good as my Code.
Had to do an emergency braking lately on a paved road because of a car, and the metallic pads really saved me.
Thanks but no! I am completely happy with the setup of my stock XXL Capra. It has the same stack as my hardtail, the bar is about 15cm below the saddle. Works perfect for me, even on really steep trails, but also cruising on flat doubletracks
I think it makes sense to protect your back against the stuff in the backpack (or hip pack). But when falling on my back I want all my spine protected, so I would prefer something like the Evoc but with pockets.
After two rides that were about 5hrs each I am suffering a kind of overflow. I literally tasted the smell of those trails even some days later, and the imagination of going for the next ride was so real I could not bear it. Have to recover by slowly riding the easisest trails with very little emphasis.
That's what happens when living for 25 years in the same place, you have ridden everything around over and over again, all year round. At some point one wonders whether one is becoming a part of the land, going round in circles over and over. Riding more technical did not change that. Occasional trips to bikeparks or more far off places like Finale or LaPalma helped for the moment.
I dont want to become 80 still riding in circles like a hamster in bis cage. I could imagine starting doing something completely different still...but probably wont. Maybe I would become sick If I stop it and become ill for the next 20 years...? It is raining outside.