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Oct
15
comment youth racing. 11 speed 16 up cassette
The gear limits in the USA are defined such that you can get closest to the limit with a 52/14 (given normal tire size). With an 11t cassette, you can use at most a 40t chainring. Using the biggest chainring you can gives narrower gaps in the top gears which is optimal for racing. Since the OP is asking for 16t, my guess is they are racing where the limits are stricter than the USA.
Oct
15
revised youth racing. 11 speed 16 up cassette
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Oct
13
answered Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw
Oct
13
comment How often should the headset be tightened?
@Daniel R Hicks, you should make your comment the answer. It's 100% correct.
Oct
13
answered How to dress for biking 3 miles to work in 40 and below so not to sweat to much but still keep warm
Oct
11
comment 26 X 1.75 front and 26 X 2.0 rear tyre?
FWIW, I much prefer bigger on the front and narrower in back, but where I ride is generally hard pack and there isn't much advantage to having a wider rear tire.
Oct
4
comment The best way to deal with/prevent punctures on tubular tyres
Unless you're riding the KILO on a track bike, nobody needs there tires at 160 psi.
Oct
4
comment The best way to deal with/prevent punctures on tubular tyres
FWIW, In my experience flats are much less common when riding tubulars. Use heavier "training" tires and carry a spare tire and you should be fine.
Oct
1
comment What gloves work well for winter riding?
In my experience goretex is generally useless for aerobic activities with the one exception of gloves. Your hands don't sweat that much and the windproofness of goretex can help a lot.
Sep
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Disc brake lines quite long
Sep
30
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Lot's of people ride at a relatively high pace for 15hrs or more, 24hr MTB races are one example.
Sep
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
29
revised Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
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Sep
29
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
It's a happy accident that the efficiency of the human engine means that you can multiply the average watts X 4 and get a rough estimate of kcals burned. Human engines aren't particularly efficient.
Sep
29
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
What's really odd is that every study shows that it takes at least 45 mins for any digested calories to be available for uptake in the muscles. Yet there are also studies that show a benefit in performance for even small amounts of calories in the 10 minute range.
Sep
28
answered Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Sep
27
comment Choosing a tool to take off the front cassette
That's completely the wrong tool.
Sep
26
comment Are folding bikes less efficient than full sized bikes?
But that's not the question. From the OP --Given the same transmission, bike weight and riding position been a full size and folding bike, are folders less efficient?--
Sep
26
revised Are folding bikes less efficient than full sized bikes?
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