There has to be a follow up to a tease like that. Will said shenanigans appear in the Titan review? On Meat Engines?
Or if you don't, you probably have Allen keys in those sizes. Also good for that job.
Nice, thanks Cam.
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.
Reading a well written, positive review of a thing you own and like is such a pleasant ego stroke.
These shoes sound great, my key complaint with the freerider is the too soft sole - is the 2FO stiffer?
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?
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.
Does the copy writer know what tractability means, or are they using it as 'creating traction'?
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.
"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.
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.
Thanks for the details.
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.
Huh, my partners older Lapierre Spicy has that. Hadn't thought about it from the sprung / unsprung angle before.