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Apr
3
comment Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
@Vorac You should read the scientific studies to see how they tested/measured it. I think we should rely on scientific studies rather than personal anecdotes.
Apr
3
comment Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
@Vorac The point is that hikers and bikers do the same amount of damage to the trail. A motor vehicle does a lot more harm than either of them. I have no idea why you bring up that comparison. And sure, trails will be muddy in the spring, but build footbridges over the worst mudholes and you have already fixed 90% of the damage.
Apr
3
answered Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
Mar
31
comment Are helmets with chin guards safer than those without?
And there was also the Giro Switchblade. dirtmountainbike.com/featured/… The new Met Parachutes does however look promising, so it might have had the bugs finally sorted out.
Mar
31
comment Are helmets with chin guards safer than those without?
The Met Parachute has, as far as I know, basically been the only non-downhill helmet with a chin guard. There might have been good reasons for that because there are tales of riders getting their face stabbed by chin guards that have broken off.
Mar
26
comment How to get my feet out of SPD pedals?
@7thGalaxy It is not posted as an answer either, but way to many beginners are pushed to ride with clipless "just because", and that is not beneficial for anyone.
Mar
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Mar
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Mar
4
revised What are some good flat pedal shoes for XC racing?
Added comparioson with clipless shoes.
Mar
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Mar
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comment What are some good flat pedal shoes for XC racing?
@DWGKNZ You don't need a stiff sole when riding flatties. You are standing on the pedal, and it provides the support and doesn't bend. Five Ten aren't particularly stiff either, although perhaps slightly more than skate shoes. They do however have a pretty thick sole. The main problem with skate shoes are the grip, not the stiffness.
Mar
3
answered What are some good flat pedal shoes for XC racing?
Mar
2
comment What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?
And it might signal that you don't care or can adjust your derailleur properly because you need "protection".
Mar
1
answered What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?
Feb
23
comment New commuting road bike. Wishlist: discs & electronic gears
@Batman I would recommend OP to get as fat tyres as he can. 40c might be wide in the road bike world, but its hardly more than adequate if you encounter sand or loose gravel. Most cyclocross bikes doesn't take more than ~40c, so it might be wise to consider more rugged bikes as well. An old mountain bike which can take full fenders, a rack and 2" tyres makes for a great commuter.
Jan
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Nov
5
answered My helmet had a bad fall. Is it still good?
Oct
31
comment Quiet Components/Configurations
Shimano Shadow+ (and the SRAM equivalent) derailleurs reduce chain slap by preventing the derailleur cage from moving forward, and thus eliminating a lot of noise when going over (very) uneven surfaces.