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Nov
19
comment How long should brake pads last?
@Carel - Totally. Brake pads can last for a VERY long time. I just wanted to provide a lower bound on how long they could last. The brake pads on my summer bikes typically last for years.
Nov
19
answered How long should brake pads last?
Nov
10
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
Are free-ride bike typically heavier than downhill?
Nov
10
revised What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
Removed fat bike tag - This doesn't have anything to do with fatbikes
Nov
8
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
4
comment What are the practical limitations of a road bike compared to a mountain bike?
The biggest issue I have hit with road bikes is that usually your riding position is much lower and more stretched out. This makes it much more difficult to loft the front end. Shortening your stem, will do wonders to speed up the bike and make it more agile.
Oct
28
comment What is the practical advantage of disk brakes over rim brakes?
In terms of longevity, I think it depends. Riding dirty, salty roads, my rim brakes don't last a season whereas disks usually last two.
Oct
28
comment What is the practical advantage of disk brakes over rim brakes?
One other thing to add is that when they do get wet/dirty/sandy, they are much easier to clear. Clearing and entire wheel and keeping it clear (via braking) is much harder (more force) than clearing just a small disk.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised How to select gearing for descent?
edited tags
Sep
17
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
12
comment Hill climb riding position
Great answer, however I think the clipless comment is unwarranted and certainly not the most important peice of info in your answer.
Sep
10
comment Minimal gear for dry winter riding in the city
I would highly recommend that you don't leave your helmet locked to your bike. Helmets are an essential piece of safety gear. There is no way to visually inspect a helmet to see if safe to use. You should always buy a helmet new and replace it after a crash. If you leave it locked to you bike you will have no way to tell if its safety has been compromised while at the rack. If you are using a rack that other cyclists are using it would be very easy for one of them to bump your helmet, in a way that would do critical damage to it.
Sep
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
2
comment Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?
Good point on the used XC bikes. They do make excellent commuters after a tire change. Generally speaking, the suspension on those used bikes (same price range) will have good quality (but possibly abused) suspension.
Sep
2
awarded  Cleanup
Sep
2
revised Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
2
comment What needs to be considered when building a winter bike?
Don't ride a bike you love in the winter. The salt will make it disappear.
Sep
2
answered Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?