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SR Suntour TriAir Rear Shock - Feb. 25, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

There has to be a follow up to a tease like that. Will said shenanigans appear in the Titan review? On Meat Engines?

Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters - Feb. 17, 2021, 2:48 p.m.

Or if you don't, you probably have Allen keys in those sizes. Also good for that job.

Specialized's 2FO Roost Flat Shoes Reviewed - Feb. 17, 2021, 2:47 p.m.

Nice, thanks Cam.

Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters - Feb. 16, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

I'm hoping Zee will behave nicely with 11-46, when used with a Wolftooth Goatlink on a hardtail (no growth to account for).

I have the frame, XT shifter, Zee derailleur, non-boost crankset, ring and chain... Playing international shipping racing with some small parts before I get to test it out.

Specialized's 2FO Roost Flat Shoes Reviewed - Feb. 14, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

Reading a well written, positive review of a thing you own and like is such a pleasant ego stroke.

Specialized's 2FO Roost Flat Shoes Reviewed - Feb. 14, 2021, 1:53 p.m.

These shoes sound great, my key complaint with the freerider is the too soft sole - is the 2FO stiffer?

Specialized's 2FO Roost Flat Shoes Reviewed - Feb. 14, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

I have two sets, both obnoxious green.

Bought the tool for $35, but not used it yet. I like the spare pins in the body, the grip and shape are good, pedal strikes went down slightly as they're thinner than my previous pedals. 

I have heard the roller bearing (or whatever it is) on the outer edge isn't carried as a spare part, so I'll be staying on top of cleaning and greasing it. 

What are the other known issues?

SR Suntour Durolux 36 Boost EQ Fork - Jan. 26, 2021, 12:40 p.m.

While I'm sure you meant 'perceptive' when you wrote "I'm not a good enough, fast enough, or perceptible enough rider", I like the idea of you cruising invisibly through the dank. Ready to pounce on the rider with the expensive drivetrain chewing itself to death, offering the [lecture] wisdom of 1FG. 

Great review, as usual.

The Ripley AF Has Landed - Jan. 20, 2021, 2:03 a.m.

Does the copy writer know what tractability means, or are they using it as 'creating traction'?

Cam McRae's Best of 2020 - Jan. 7, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

Those Germans have a nice piece which pleasantly rubbed my confirmation bias about deleting strava.

I'd found myself feeling disappointed if a ride that felt good was slower than expected. Unless you're racing, how fast you went is a shitty metric for a good ride. 

I'm all about the smiles-per-hour again since removing the virtual race from my fun.

Your Next Bike: 2023 Edition - Jan. 6, 2021, 1:08 a.m.

"where it matters" stirs a memory of [Gracia?] advocating maximum stiffness between the stem and cranks, then tapering out to give flex at the tyre contacts.

Stiff where you're adding power & inputs, flex for traction.

2020 Gift Guide - Week 6 - Dec. 18, 2020, 1:42 p.m.

Provided folks can hear the people around them I don't mind.

I do get grumpy at artificially deaf trail users (I've been unheard shouting from ~4m back) and those who decide what others hear by inflicting their Bluetooth speaker on the world.

Crankbrothers Stamp Flat Pedal Shoes - Dec. 16, 2020, 9:33 p.m.

Thanks for the details.

Crankbrothers Stamp Flat Pedal Shoes - Dec. 14, 2020, 2:23 p.m.

Does 'closest thing' still mean 'less grippy'? As a long time clipper, I want all of the grip when on flats, but would like a stiffer sole than the freerider.

The All-New Marin Alpine Trail Carbon has Landed - Dec. 10, 2020, 1:54 p.m.

Huh, my partners older Lapierre Spicy has that. Hadn't thought about it from the sprung / unsprung angle before.

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