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Liked a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/2/2020 9:39 PM
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jbv

yes. well known issue apparently. lubed it and set it a bit looser than it came stock and no problems since. otherwise i love the drivetrain.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/1/2020 10:25 PM
bman33

"Pie Plates are overrated"..says the guy in PA. I lived in Colorado for 10yrs up until a little over a month ago. Plenty of hour or longer climbs starting out at 6000ft that wide range gears come in handy. It's no different than having 2-3 speeds up front as far as range and MUCH simpler

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/1/2020 10:20 PM
Unruly Baker

I guess for me I see it less as a “failure” and more of a maintenance routine that the user needs to be aware of. It’s pretty easy to remove the cover and inject slick honey (I have a grease gun for slick honey left over from my old Turner frames) around the clutch pivot, cycle it a few times with clutch disengaged and tension backed off, then put the cover back on and retension and turn clutch back on. I’m in dry SLC, UT and am a bike washer, so makes sense why mine seized according to your experiences. I still like the drivetrain, $ for $ vs SRAM I’d buy the XT again. Just need to maintain the clutch.

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Liked a comment about press release 12-Speed for All - Shimano's All-New DEORE Drivetrain and Brakes 5/8/2020 5:58 AM
iceman2058

Love that Shimano are sticking with Micro Spline for the entry level group, instead of doing what SRAM did with the NX Eagle cassette (ditching XD driver and going with a reduced range cassette on the old Shimano style freehub driver). What this means is that there is an easy upgrade path available to people who buy lower specced bikes, where they can swap out the cassette to save some weight down the line without having to also get a new freehub driver or potentially even have to change out the whole wheel. Kudos to Shimano on this one!

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Liked a comment about press release 12-Speed for All - Shimano's All-New DEORE Drivetrain and Brakes 5/8/2020 5:58 AM
fix-the-spade

There is going to be no Servo Wave, not XTR brake lever. Hooray, Saint calipers without the random bite points here we come!

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Liked a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 8:07 PM
matmattmatthew

Not very earth-shattering at $65 dollars. If they were $40-50 that would be more newsworthy. When you have a boutique carbon FS bike, top of the line suspension and carbon hoops you usually don't lose any sleep if you spend 10-15 dollars more per tire. Not diminishing the performance of the tire, but when I read the headline I thought the tire must be sub 50 bucks.

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Liked a comment about feature Are Mountain Bikes Too Expensive? The Inside Line Listener Response 2/26/2020 8:29 PM
MileHighMTB

I think its a moot question because its about market demand. These companies have smart people that understand which builds will sell and which wont, and then build the bikes accordingly. Specialized wont build out 5000 Turbo Leveo Founders Edition bikes because they know they wont sell that many. They have their metrics dialed to know how many of which frame builds they will selll and they supply the market.

Can this be an expensive hobby? Sure. But if you're smart about how you buy and remain patient, the expensive items you were looking at in march, will invaribably be on discount in October.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/25/2020 7:50 PM
hamncheez2003

My point isn't that these bikes shouldn't exist, its that why are they so portly? The suspension is lighter. The frames should be lighter, since the fork axle to crown is less. You don't need Codes or Saints. You want good EXO tires, but I'd argue you don't need DDs. You can probably get away with slightly lighter rims.

My 6" enduro bike is built tougher but weighs (and cost) less. I love my aggro hard tail for how it handles differently, but it weighs a ton less than my enduro.

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