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Added a comment about video MTB Suspension - Unsprung Weight Explained 7/14/2020 6:16 AM

Another gem.

Provided a rider stays neutral and offers absolutely no counter-input over the bike, the evidence is compelling.

Given laws of Inertia and, a smidge of bike handling ability makes conventional bicycle design much more palatable and fiscally minded.

What's next, variable-current magnet pedals and Ginger Infused Bike Saddles??

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/8/2020 8:22 AM

...will wonders never cease. Or in this case, yay Mountain Bikes! Huuurrraaayyy!!!

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/8/2020 4:16 AM

Look at how many trail networks are rushing to include staircases.

Liked a comment on the item Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 6:45 PM

Real world it goes back to the old school thing with Ned Overend & Tinker Juarez on stand up climbing versus seated. Your heartrate while seated climing is an average of 10 beats slower and efficiency over distance is not just cumulative, but has an exponential effect where you're...more

Liked a comment on the item Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 8:56 AM

From what I have read in studies so far over the years, flat pedals are either the same or more efficient (when mountain biking).

I think there is some misguided opinions on this Just like when high pressures in tyres was thought to be a good thing when mountain biking (because it worked...more

Liked a comment on the item Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 7:32 AM

Spoiler alert: enduro and downhill guys don't wear them for pedaling efficiency.

Added a comment about video Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 7:32 AM

You're using racers as evidence, riders who will literally use products once and will rotate them out if use them again at all.

The video, Vital is only featuring it, gives a firm ask about efficiency to which one conclusion is achieved after a few minutes. Things like this just don't matter - I've matched Strava PR on rides to the car on just a pedal spindle after racked Point One Racing Podium pedals a few years ago. It's ridiculous to assert power numbers on flats can match clipless because, riding is repetitive. This stationary bike power numbers have no application in real cycling, testing heart rate still is a soft-sell since it does not take into account any acclimation process or there being a setup change made to compensate. Even then, it does nothing to introduce the rationale behind utilizing clipless pedals. Rationale which if appreciated to any extent in typical, everyday trail riding may be realized as a hindrance to some riders. ...gotta move these 600.00 SIDI shoes, see.

It's near all for looks - "derrr, platform pedals are, derrr, for children's bikes and, derrrr, look, derrr, dumb on my one Colorado owner Subaru bike, derrrr, rack" is at the very least one justification for clipless.

...with that goes away any 'efficiency' inquiry. Money for nothing.

This type of comparison has no basis for comparison w/o everything as an isolated variable -- months or years of study being included -- which is impossible.

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Added a comment about video Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 4:32 AM

...and now the video is done.

Total crap. One pull on a stationary bike is meaningless. Noone is making power numbers on a mountainbike to the extent of road cyclists, also with having that power be sustained for a length of time as a sprint-to-the-finish. '1500w(?)' for 10 seconds? Try 1100 watts for 30 seconds w/ peak of 1400 for 5 seconds. This in intervals during a criterium or road race and there is no excuse for making a counter point to clipless pedals - they're consistent power-transfer. But again - on trails those power numbers are not made and the consistency of leg extension, ankle position and hip rotation just do not apply.

Another glory moment for YouTube -- type in 'Dog,Baby,Hiney-Lick' next time.

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Added a comment about video Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 3:00 AM

I like that THIRTY FIVE YEARS of clipless pedals, FIFTEEN of which have swayed Mountain Bike, and they get into forum discussions by being 'clips'

Clipless (see what I'd gone done there???) gets underutilized on every mountainbike discipline except XC. The typical buying mountain bike rider have pedal technique to where true benefits of 100% rigid foot placement is lost after 10 seconds. They'll convince themselves it's a huge divide between a good pair of flat pedals and even SPD Clipless, clipless are modern way of things and they'll be completely wrong if riding square pedals.

Pedalling mechanics, how actual platform from the act of pedalling expands outward are what actually support either SPD-SL, SPD and flat pedals.

Everything else is Crap through a Goose.

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Added reply in a thread Homemade "Hall lock" for Sram & Shimano 5/30/2020 8:44 AM

It's the taking something DH Race focused with insistance upon it working the same on trails that's seeming to be overlooked. Used to try this w/ Dyna-Sys 9-speed - busted deraileurs were a result then also. Using M9000 XTR on a vague ride-everywhere-up-and-down-bike-shaped-thing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Crunching sound somewhere in drivetrain 5/17/2020 7:17 AM

Jumbo cassette sprockets transmit torque quickly to the freehub. Worn chain and cassette can leverage at less than optimal intervals and jam up the freehub pawl or pawls to where they're not inline with where the cassette is under load.

Added reply in a thread Tubeless Wheel Issues 5/15/2020 8:43 AM

Gorilla Tape has texture which grips the bead if the tire gets muscled onto the rim. Remove the tire and you'll find rolled edges.

Added reply in a thread New high-end MTB brand: undomestic 3/29/2020 5:37 AM

Dave Weagle famously did this on RideMonkey.com after his IronHorse frames were raced, ridden and owned but for tuning-archives. This thread, most-recently one other across multiple sites now I think more, create an image on forums during a period of ... more »

Updated bike check 2007 Iron Horse 6POINT8 Creepy Dave 3/27/2020 8:00 AM
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Added reply in a thread New high-end MTB brand: undomestic 3/27/2020 7:46 AM

Attention Mods - Next WorldWide Health Pandemic and/or Financial Crisis, consider putting the pinch on Forum content containing soliciting and advertising.

Added reply in a thread Coronavirus and MTB Events 3/16/2020 6:43 AM

TDF will not be happening this go-round. The UCI press release all but says as much given potentially having sustained travel restrictions; likelihood strains of the virus keep monitored for A,B,C type identifiers like Flu haven't been addressed because ... more »

Liked a bike check Banshee Phantom V3 2020 - Downhiller's XC Bike 3/8/2020 1:03 PM
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Added reply in a thread Former Trek Executive's Open Letter to Bike Industry About E-Bikes 2/11/2020 12:03 PM

If climbing has such priority - then build and have fun w/ a fully rigid MTB. If there's no competition to be had, one would have to be pragmatic about what limitations are had between the system of rider-and-bike. eBikes are a threat to the open outdoors.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/11/2020 9:24 AM

Brilliant observation. Am away from home trails this year and, at least in Beach Community area of Florida, eBikes and knock off motorized wheels bolted onto townie bikes are running all over. Even on beaches which is prohibited. And, much like President ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spokes? 2/8/2020 4:41 PM

Titanium Spokes have only been reliable in lightweight, sew-up BMX Wheels. Short Diameter, light weight. Basically for Kids to be ultra competitive.