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When descending on paved roads - fork locked or open?

I think it should not matter at all, specially if you use a fork that is tuned with the generally advisable sag or less, and if available, other parameters like rebound are tuned properly. Locking ...
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When descending on paved roads - fork locked or open?

It shouldn't really matter. While coasting on a paved road, an open suspension fork doesn't really do anything most of the time. Brake dive isn't a problem unless it's a long-travel fork, you're ...
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When descending on paved roads - fork locked or open?

It depends on the quality of the road. I have descended with my fork open a few times just because there were so many bumps and holes. However 99% of the time its definitely better locked on a paved ...
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What are the geometric differences between a bicycle with aerobars (aka tribars) set up for touring (or long-distance) and one set up for speed?

The usage of aerobars is slightly different between competition and long distance: in a TT or tri setup, you're using the aerobars to maximise speed, and will set up the rest of the bike for a very ...
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What are the geometric differences between a bicycle with aerobars (aka tribars) set up for touring (or long-distance) and one set up for speed?

A general geometry difference between the two distinctions is a bicycle set up for speed (an aerodynamic triathlon or time trial bike frame) typically has a steeper seat tube angle (more upright) this ...
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Water in (tubed MTB) tyres for weeks after a riding through a ford - is it a problem?

I did a little research and it appears that this is a common occurrence when riding in heavy rain or fording streams. Indeed, water gets into the rim primarily/exclusively by passing by the spike ...
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Is 650b a better platform than 26" or 29"?

The only noticeable difference between a smaller and larger diameter wheel is that larger wheels roll over obstacles slightly easier (~5%). Everything else, including speed, is negligible. Otherwise, ...
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Which way does this ring go on the left crank of this Shimano Deore Hollowtech II external bottom bracket crank?

I fully agree with the comment of Criggie. The ridged side of the washer (rubber sealing) should go to the bearing. That's the only way the sealing works efficiently.
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Shimano CS-HG31 vs HG41 8-speed Cassette

HG31 has the sprockets painted black. I'm not sure, but the largest ones may also be on a riveted steel spider construction, eliminating the possibility of recycling any of the unworn sprockets. HG41 ...
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Can someone help me find what my frame model is?

The welding of the top tube to the head tube is definitely different. The 2009 model you've linked to has a beefy gusset, whereas your bike does not. However there are many similarities in the ...
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Shimano steps speed sensor testing

If the sensor is registering consistently as you describe, there's not likely to be anything wrong with it. E010 appears to be an intermittent power loss error. Start by going through all the physical ...
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Hi I have Shimano t4000 rear derailleur with Alivio cassette and chain, 9 speed with a t4010 crank (48t outer). What front derailleur can I use?

There have been a number of 9-speed "T" series (trekking) front derailleurs in dual or bottom pull. For the most part they'll all work. The "T" is Shimano-ese for a cage profile ...
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