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Works Components Angleset - Sept. 18, 2020, 11:37 p.m.

They're fixed in seats machined to the angle.

This is why they ask you to specify HT length, and don't creak like the Cane Creek ones.

Fit Before Fashion - ProTaper’s 76mm Riser Bar - Sept. 17, 2020, 3:35 p.m.

I've just recently done this - works - 2° headset with external upper cup, and switched out a 20mm rise bar for a 40mm rise.

Grips are finally near raised saddle height, but without the cramped reach feeling I get with spacers under the stem.

Fit Before Fashion - ProTaper’s 76mm Riser Bar - Sept. 16, 2020, 5:08 p.m.

I have a theory about your mysterious comfort, Andrew.

> Whether it's the bend, or the internal taper, or the 31.8mm clamp, or a combination of all three items and some magical metallurgy, the ProTaper bar is surprisingly comfortable.

The extra rise means the bar is a longer tube than the same width in a lower rise. This means more bar to flex, and a lower resonant frequency (an open tube has a resonant frequency of a wavelength twice the tubes length, see, education is useful!)

2021 Fox Transfer Dropper Post - Reviewed - Sept. 14, 2020, 9:23 p.m.


Fat tyres. There are things I don't miss about the old days.

You Should Try a Friction Thumb Shifter - Sept. 13, 2020, 8:53 p.m.

Good to know. My SLX derailleur + goat link is fine, but that's a relevant difference if I'm replacing it.

You Should Try a Friction Thumb Shifter - Sept. 11, 2020, 5:40 p.m.

What's the advantage of the 11s derailleur over a 10s one?

Min-Maxed-Metal: WTB KOM Light & Tough Rims - Sept. 4, 2020, 3:02 p.m.

It's probably that new Marin El Roy to get all matchy-matchy with the Alpine Trail.

On The Spanners - Loris Vergier Vs. Pierre-Alexandre Roche - Sept. 3, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

I love the deep nerd level of leaving the derailleur in the smallest cog overnight to take tension off the spring. Then handing the bike to the racer in the largest for smooth takeoff.

Introducing the 2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 - Sept. 3, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Is there a drain for the swimming pool around the lower shock mount?

Shimano SLX Four-Piston Brake Review - Sept. 1, 2020, 4:08 p.m.

The 4 pot needs more fluid to move for same pad travel as the 2 pot. If they share a master cylinder, the lever therefore has to move further before the pads bite.

Ye cannae change the laws eh physics.

e*thirteen Vario Dropper Post - Aug. 31, 2020, 3:04 a.m.

Otherwise, solid review. I assume it's in the usual ballpark of stack-travel, not gunning for Oneups lunch?

e*thirteen Vario Dropper Post - Aug. 31, 2020, 3:03 a.m.

Hey Andrew, you forgot to choose which paragraph to end with.

Shimano SLX Drivetrain Review - Aug. 26, 2020, 3:39 a.m.

191cm rider chooses 165mm cranks. Guess that puts to bed the leg length argument.

I'm still rocking the 10spd SLX derailleur / XTR shifter combo, it's unstoppable. (with third party edits - Sunrace & goatlink)

Bontrager Verse, A Saddle For All Riders - Aug. 20, 2020, 2:46 p.m.

This saddle looks good to me. I was happy with the Montrose and a chamois, but trying to join the iron taint club has me back on a Specialised Phenom.

I particularly like better shaped saddles coming stock, shop take offs make for much more available test riding.

The Camelbak Chase Protector Vest - Aug. 18, 2020, 8:10 p.m.

I killed my phone two weeks ago (in my thigh pocket, Troy Lee moto) and am now nervous of keeping it anywhere it might get crashed on... Have moved it into the pack, but now I'm nervous of not being able to reach it when injured.

I guess I don't generally land on my chest/shoulder, do you lot?

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