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Mar
14
comment MTB Crank on a Cyclocross Bicycle?
A small difference is that MTB cranks attach the chainrings with 4 bolts, while road use 5 (Shimano). So chainrings are not compatible.
Mar
11
comment Why aren't most suspension bikes extremely long travel?
In other words, why wouldn't specialized bikes be the exception, and not the norm, in the mid-radnge bikes market.
Mar
11
comment Why aren't most suspension bikes extremely long travel?
I am under the impression that most bikers don't race, hence no need for the-most-optimal-design. And while riding for fun, it is hard to foresee what will be the terrain exactly. Hence the question. Furthermore, each trail has asphalt approach, cross-country part and many have very steep and rocky sections.
Mar
11
comment Why aren't most suspension bikes extremely long travel?
How does long travel absorb energy, if it is locked out?
Mar
10
comment Why aren't most suspension bikes extremely long travel?
Is my question too vague or opinion-based? The core is answerable: "Controlling the frame travel is awesome, why is not everyone getting 180mm bikes?".
Mar
10
comment How tight should my front quick release lever be?
@DanielRHicks, I liked your commend under another Q that "it should leave a mark in your palm while tightening." Mine have an opening in the lever (probably "to be lighter") so it is very easy to see the elipse marked on my skin after tightening.
Mar
6
comment How to jump curbs?
Great, I am already jumping small (30cm) holes, but am still scared to jump obstacles, that rise above the level. Maybe a cartoon box will be a nice start. I am afraid of hitting the rim of the curb with the rear tire, with all my weight over it, and ruining the tube and the rim.
Mar
5
comment What would be some good and affordable mountain bikes for a beginner?
I have a (limited) observation, that XCR is the same price, but much better tan XCM and XCT.
Mar
5
comment Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
As most imaging sensors use CMOS technology (and not CCD) the video quality suffers when rapid motions are involved. I am surprised that there are not a lot of cameras with integrated gyroscopes - those are cheap and there exist several papers on video stabilization and rolling shutter correction using gyro data.
Mar
4
comment How much value do groupsets gain/loose per year?
It is an important question for anyone comparing new bike to last year's discounted model, or for anyone considering a second-hand bike: 1990-s Deore is not the same as today's.
Mar
4
comment How much value do groupsets gain/loose per year?
So ... it depends what has happened. Apparently 2014's Alivio is going to be a lot different: shadow rear derailleur, hydraulic brakes, 29-er oriented chainrings.
Mar
2
comment How to jump curbs?
Why the downvote?
Mar
2
comment How much value do groupsets gain/loose per year?
2 downvotes? Why?
Feb
28
comment How to setup rebound?
So I am asking about rebound and not compression. Or I am misinterpreting the behavior of the bike, the shock is damaged or aliens are rearranging the words in my sentences.
Feb
28
comment How to setup rebound?
On my rear shock, there is a blue lever with 3 positions, and a red dial. I am referring to the latter. On a separate note, isn't the blue lever, the CTD, called travel adjust or oil gate? I really need to get my terms straight.
Feb
28
comment How to setup rebound?
I am at a loss here. Here they say that the shock is Rear Shock Fox Evolution Series Float w/DRCV, CTD (climb-trail-descend) damper, rebound, tuned by Trek in California, 8.25x2.375".
Feb
24
comment How to reassemble a Shimano Alivio Shifter
And then you open up the main body, and there are some plastic gears and pivot axles and other black magic...
Feb
18
comment What is the difference in procedures for bleeding different disc brakes?
150ml Magura mineral oil is 12BGN, while I got the whole brake system for 50BGN. Seems like a waste to throw away all the old oil. What problems could occur if I don't do this?
Feb
13
comment How can I prevent or mitigate the front wheel coming off the ground when climbing steep hills?
Indeed, lean extremely forward, while still keeping weight on the seat. Very carefully choose the gear, in which you can pedal smoothly - neither too high nor too low.
Feb
11
comment Rear Rack for Cannondale Trail 6 with Disc brakes
I was warned by the guy at a LBS that, in his opinion, mounting a rack to the QR is suicidal. The weight of the rack could detach the rear wheel from the frame when riding roughr terrain.