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Added a comment about photo YEAH LORIS! 10/16/2020 11:36 AM
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New cranks?

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Added reply in a thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/7/2020 7:28 AM

Good point. That is how they state they made the compound thicker. I just remember them horribly rubbing the rotor when I put the current set in. I hadn't ever had that issue with their standard pads before.

Added reply in a thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/6/2020 5:55 PM

I've had pretty good luck with Uberbike XL pads. They're 25% thicker than normal pads and definitely close the gap. I added the link for ZEE pads, if you wanted to check them out. https://www.uberbikecomponents.com/view-product/Uberbike-Shimano-New-Saint-M810-M820-Zee-M640-Race-Matrix-XL-Extra-Material-Disc-Brake-Pads ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ugliest MTB kit? 4/9/2020 7:09 AM

All great superheroes wear their underwear on the outside

Added a comment about feature Cushcore Co-founder, Dan Hallada - The Inside Line Podcast 4/4/2020 8:07 AM
brimmergj

Another great episode!
I can't speak to Cush Core specifically, but I have a different brand of inserts and I can vouch that they do make the ride better. I'm curious as to why most people tend to use them in the rear wheel only vs the front only? Is it based on flat resistance? In my experience, I felt the most benefit in the front wheel, in reduced hand fatigue.

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/26/2020 7:35 PM
brimmergj

My issue isn't so much with "flow" trails, but the "dumbing down" of existing "non-flow" trails that have been ridden for years. Taking out rocks, roots and other technical features to sanitize the trail drives me nuts. Groomed flow trails definitely have a place, as pinkrobe said, they don't have to be a beginner level trail to be a flow trail. Even beginner level trails are great, for their intended purpose. I build under the idea that all trails should have flow, but not all trails should be flow trails.

My wife started riding 3 years ago; she's at the point where she can ride most single black diamond trails, slowly. She got super pissed when some of the lesser skilled riders started to remove features that would give her trouble on some rides. I got upset, but she took it to another level. Her reason was those features gave her a challenge to try to overcome and better herself. If the challenging features, for some riders, are removed, how does a rider (like my wife) improve their riding?

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Added reply in a thread Deore HG rear hub interface slop? 11/27/2019 9:54 AM

My cassette/freehub spline interface had the same rotational movement. A few years ago, I swapped my Novatec hub with a Hope Pro 4; just a hub swap, same everything else and then had the cassette rotation issue. No problems prior to the hub swap. I popped ... more »

Added reply in a thread Deore HG rear hub interface slop? 11/27/2019 4:44 AM

Had the same exact issue with my Hope freehub and Sunrace 11-42 10speed cassette. You could hear it clanking back and forth while riding. Threw in a spacer and no more slop or clanking.

Added a comment about photo Crazy Bike Tech from Taichung Bike Week 10/19/2019 7:09 PM
Crazy Bike Tech from Taichung Bike Week

Ride review in the next few weeks?

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Added a comment about photo Eddie Masters' Pivot - PIT BITS 2019 World Champs Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/29/2019 8:00 AM
Eddie Masters' Pivot - PIT BITS 2019 World Champs Mont-Sainte-Anne

Definitely room for a 3rd bottle. Major letdown

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 5:45 PM
brimmergj

Ignoring weight/cost, what would the official brand comparisons be for intended purpose? It seems XTR vs XX1, XT vs GX and SLX vs NX. Where would X01 fit in? XX1 seems more focused towards XC whereas XTR is used on XC but also heavily focused on the trail/Enduro crowd; similar to X01. I understand NX is an "eagle" group but is it really a true "eagle" group? Should NX be allowed to play along in the comparison game? It doesn't offer that illusive 10 tooth sprocket. It's almost like XTR wants to compare to X01 (weight/purpose) but charge XX1 price and XT also wants to be compared to X01 (intended use) but be around the cost and weight of GX. Maybe I'm just over thinking things? Sram shifting ergonomics don't play nice with my thumb, so it's an easy choice of brand for me. Maybe Shimano is best because of front derailleur?

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH from Lenzerheide 8/11/2019 7:14 PM
WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH from Lenzerheide

That's what I was thinking. I guess the tape is to safeguard against abrasions taking it off. I'm almost at the point where I want to throw some on my buddy's bike without his knowledge to see if he notices any benefits

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH from Lenzerheide 8/11/2019 6:24 PM
WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH from Lenzerheide

What's under the black tape on each tire? Looks like some sort of small square object located just after the Magic Mary logo on each tire.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Crankworx Rotorua Downhill 3/22/2019 10:55 AM
brimmergj

My thought on transgender athletes, is in the future, when it's more prevalent, there will be different classifications of athletes. Men, women, trans-men and trans-women. Until that point, what exactly is the issue? Are the women racers feeling cheated? Or is it just a bunch of people stating their opinions, even though they are not a direct competitor? Have there been any protests from direct competitors?

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Added reply in a thread DH Not In Cycling World Champs 2023 Athlete Message Video 3/13/2019 6:20 AM

From my tally, we got 10 athletes; 4.5 track, 1 XCO, 2.5 road and 2 BMX. 1 rider was listed as Road/Track so I marked her as .5 each discipline. No love for the dirt...

Added a comment about press release Pirelli Launches Mountain Bike Tire Range 3/1/2019 4:36 AM
brimmergj

Any word on more aggressive tread patterns or additional sidewall support for the current models? I feel the M, S and R would be decent for my neck of the woods, but would love to see some sidewall support. I'm definitely curious to give them a shot though.

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Added a comment about press release Glasgow and Scotland To Host Inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships in 2023 2/9/2019 4:08 AM
brimmergj

I'm sure it would destroy riders, but how about a Cycling World Champion crowned during these events? Points based system, similar to Crankworx. DH, XCE, road, indoor, marathon, track and gran fondo. One Global Cycling World Champ. It would definitely end that debate about which cycling format is better, or make it worse.

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Added a comment about press release Athertons Reveal Team Lineup and Show More of New Bike 2/1/2019 9:04 AM
brimmergj

They probably bought them super cheap off from ebay, or they're still waiting for the XTR stuff to arrive.
All kidding aside, are they sticking with the unofficial Sram drivetrain or will there be a later announcement about a drive sponsor?

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/25/2019 12:02 PM

Blacked out Hope cranks? No crank deal or just what they had lying around?