Added reply in a thread Question(ing) - Strava Segment Leaderboards 12/11/2019 11:37 AM

I have the same problem. I'm not trying to be KOM of any segment, but I often find that my fastest time in a relatively short segment is way behind. Either there are some super-human people who can pedal their bikes to 60MPH, or there have been inaccuracies.

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Added reply in a thread Guide Brake repair 12/11/2019 11:29 AM

Oh, that's good news. I'll try that angle. Didn't even think of that. Thanks!

Added reply in a thread Guide Brake repair 12/7/2019 3:59 PM

This is kind of what I'm looking at. I'm not really hopeful for a warranty replacement for two reasons: 1) I got the bike from a DTC brand (Commencal.) I'm not sure a LBC would be stoked to help. 2) I've crashed hard enough to bend the front brake lever ... more »

Started new thread Guide Brake repair 12/4/2019 4:41 PM

OK guys, help me out. I have the dreaded SRAM Brake slop, which comes eventually to anyone who uses Guide brakes. It comes from the plastic plunger inside the master cylinder, which expands and wedges itself in the bore, preventing a smooth and complete ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Safe Sunglasses 12/4/2019 1:30 PM

You can pull the goggles down to hang around your neck if you want to have them off. Or, just do what I do and get a pair that are so comfy you don't care if they're on. For me that means a smaller goggle without a nose guard, so I can breathe well and ... more »

Added reply in a thread riding solo in predator territory 12/2/2019 4:07 PM

Yeah, holy crap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4FbHzeCJjM I never ride alone out in the wilderness. Closer to town, no problem. (I hope.) I hear you are supposed to lift your bike over your head to look larger and more imposing when faced with wildlife. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why are so many "MTBers" A*holes when new things happen? 11/11/2019 2:23 PM

Hmmmm. Compared to the motorcycle industry that I come from, the bicycle industry folk seem pretty chill. I like you guys. Just saying.

Added reply in a thread Overcoming Fear - How Do You Guys Do It? 11/11/2019 2:18 PM

I'm a very experienced MX rider and a very novice MTBer. (48 years old.) I relish the thought that nobody expects me to be good on the bicycle, and instead of trying to go faster, I ride like I'm still learning everything. Try it with that mindset and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fork oil discussion - brands, cold temps 10/30/2019 2:54 PM

When I worked for an oil company, they said the degree of precision they could achieve when making viscosities of oil rested at around 5 centistokes on the scale. Therefore, the odds of getting a "true" 2.5 are very bad. Your typical 2.5 Wt oil might ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 3:28 PM

I'm confused as to what the "strike" is even supposed to do. Make us aware that there's a carbon problem? Uh, hello. Somehow reduce the carbon footprint that operating a profitable business requires? Hmmmm. I'm not sure the net result will be positive. ... more »

Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:23 AM

It wouldn't be that difficult to make the headline read "race results here," Instead of "Bob Bitchin' wins the race," would it? I mean, that way, the various editors of the news outlets can continue to make the world a better place for Peter. And the rest of us would be clicking the link anyway.

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Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 9/11/2019 11:09 AM

Good question, but I tend to disbelieve conspiratorial motives. It could be the case, but remember that if the goal is to eliminate all forms of recreation, going through this particular exercise might be a lot of effort for dubious, unmeasurable results. ... more »

Started new thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 8/30/2019 2:08 PM

I don't want to post a link to that other website, but apparently the Secretary of the Interior has opened up e-bike access to federal lands. Here are a few quotes: According to a statement from the United States Department of the Interior, eBikes, including ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How do you watch an Enduro/DH race? 8/18/2019 9:33 PM

If you know the mountain well, watching from multiple sections is the only way to go! Find some gnar and watch it get shredded. Then move around and find more gnar.

Added reply in a thread New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/13/2019 11:41 AM

Scoop! (OK, not exactly a scoop, hahaha): https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Full-Details-Released-Specializeds-Brand-New-Enduro,3045

Added reply in a thread damn derailleur 8/13/2019 11:36 AM

Man, I love those Park Tool videos. Calvin seems like the kind of guy I'd like to sit around the campfire with and download some info from.

Added reply in a thread New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/6/2019 2:34 PM

I'd be all over it. The bikes in the photo look gnarly.

Added reply in a thread First mountain bike here’s my first purchase 7/30/2019 3:12 PM

Just looking at the spec that I can see, that's a fine choice for a 1st bike. Definitely capable for off road.

Added reply in a thread How many pros CAN'T manual? 7/30/2019 3:09 PM

Probably none. I think it's a requirement to be a pro! I'm not embarrassed to admit that I cannot manual, either. I can barely wheelie.