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Old 04-09-20, 08:08 PM
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I found a GIF that shows how it all works, uhhh, the pedal is attached to one of the chains?!?!?

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Old 04-09-20, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
Ok ok ok, I will relent! Or rather, caveat or qualify my disc brake comment to road bikes (and anything close). MTBs look sick with discs, and have for a long time. And CX/gravel stuff looks just fine with them as well, largely because they were made from the outset to be that way (IMO). Road bikes being as svelte and light as they have been for so long--the discs encroach on that lithe, all-about-the-ride-quality nature. Again, IMO.
+1 on calipers for road... all the way down:
( with a humble nod to Alaphilippe's Galibier descent)

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I like the totally unbelievable claim of power increase, like in all "new and revolutionary" bike "improvements". At least the Magistroni 90º crankarms were simpler and lighter.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
That video is horrible. It is like just watching someone rev up a car engine to check out a new carburetor. Is there an actual demonstration video somewhere?

It looks needlessly complicated.
Especially with no engine load (aka driving). Nothing sounds better than a good engine under stress!

Also, agree. It looks like a monumentally complicated way of getting around HTFU (as it were).
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