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07-01-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 823
Posted By subgrade

My favourites would be copper, dark cherry red or...

My favourites would be copper, dark cherry red or dark blue. Black is alright, as is yellow.
Least favourite is blue-green/turqoise/celeste green, followed by any pastel colour.
06-16-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,031
Posted By subgrade

I have ridden in temperatures from -20C to 33C....

I have ridden in temperatures from -20C to 33C. But these days I wouldn't willingly ride below -15C or above 30C. Below -15 is more likely, but then I'd need some special clothing which I don't...
06-07-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By subgrade

Regarding the front suspension and the need for...

Regarding the front suspension and the need for it, it depends on the type of riding you do. If on your routes there's lots of broken pavement/potholes, washboard or chunky gravel, roots, then...
05-31-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 339,695
Posted By subgrade

Mounted Schwalbe G-One Terrabite TLE 28x2.00...

Mounted Schwalbe G-One Terrabite TLE 28x2.00 tires. Had them lying around since February when I got them for a discount price, since I wanted to try wider tires for off-road riding than my regular...
05-30-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,496
Posted By subgrade

That works well not only in cold weather. Sadly,...

That works well not only in cold weather. Sadly, living on the coast, this is an advice that I'm unable to use half of the time, as that would require me heading into the sea.
05-29-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,100
Views: 319,030
Posted By subgrade

Did my first metric century this year. Wasn't...

Did my first metric century this year. Wasn't bad, although the 36 km out of 101 on gravel took their toll on me, and had headwinds or crosswinds for more than a half of it. Still coming back after a...
05-29-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,230
Posted By subgrade

IN the bike, none. ON the bike, 3: front light,...

IN the bike, none.
ON the bike, 3: front light, rear light, computer. During the dark months of the year, I may add another front light.
Another one on me - phone.
03-02-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By subgrade

In my country the drunk driving laws apply also...

In my country the drunk driving laws apply also to riding bicycles (0.05% blood alcohol limit), yet the penalties are far less. Also getting caught riding a bike while over the limit does not result...
02-21-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,630
Posted By subgrade

Sure, but I was thinking of replacement it with...

Sure, but I was thinking of replacement it with the original parts of the same model. It's not about if changing this or that part makes the bike a diffferent model, but rather about the identity. I...
02-21-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By subgrade

It seems almost that you just don't consider XC a...

It seems almost that you just don't consider XC a valid subgenre of MTB.

The point is that it is the current XC geometry, and there is no point in comparing it to the bikes of other MTB...
02-18-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By subgrade

^ idk, apart from slightly longer reach and lower...

^ idk, apart from slightly longer reach and lower stack seems to be very close to others:...
02-18-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,630
Posted By subgrade

I'm also tempted to say that the frame is the...

I'm also tempted to say that the frame is the crucial part. But then I thought about full suspension mountain bikes where the frame consists of several individual parts... is the front triangle or...
02-18-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By subgrade

First time I see Reba called crappy forks. They...

First time I see Reba called crappy forks. They seem to be the most popular (upper) mid-tier XC forks out there, comparable to SLX in the drivetrain world. Also the frame geometry looks in line with...
02-11-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By subgrade

I've tried 170 and 175 mm cranks, and the...

I've tried 170 and 175 mm cranks, and the difference, while not crucial, was noticeable. It didn't affect my speed or knee condition, but shorter cranks are inducive of slightly higher cadences,...
02-03-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By subgrade

That would take out all the fun factor, which...

That would take out all the fun factor, which seems to be their only purpose. If you're not going over ice to minimize the distance from A to B (in which case you'd want to use a regular bike with...
01-11-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By subgrade

It basically comes down to dealerships, warranty...

It basically comes down to dealerships, warranty and customer service in your area more than anything else. These days there is very little difference between brand bikes at the same price point....
01-11-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By subgrade

1) Put a small amount of air in the tube, just...

1) Put a small amount of air in the tube, just enough so it isn't completely flat.
2) Put the tube into the tire
3) Align valve with label
4) Make sure tire thread is pointing the right way, put...
01-11-22, 03:07 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,678
Posted By subgrade

It's quite the opposite where I live: I have at...

It's quite the opposite where I live: I have at least 400 m of gravel from my front door to the closest asphalt road, so I literally cannot have a ride without any gravel. There are at max a handful...
01-10-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,487
Posted By subgrade

I saw this video while ago which I feel is...

I saw this video while ago which I feel is relevant to the topic at hand. It's in dutch, but there is no problem understanding what's going on.
In short, 3 professional athletes from different...
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10-22-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 39,544
Posted By subgrade

It couldn't be more obvious, really. ...

It couldn't be more obvious, really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtPs1QrMI1I
10-22-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By subgrade

Like the posters before me pointed out, chain has...

Like the posters before me pointed out, chain has very little to do with water and dirt getting into rear wheel bearings; it comes mostly from the front tire. Chain can't throw anything up from the...
10-21-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By subgrade

True, some of the tricks in videos like The...

True, some of the tricks in videos like The Gymnasium he gets right on 200th take, then again the epic mountain videos like The Ridge in the OP, or the more recent The Slabs leave no room for error -...
10-21-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,544
Posted By subgrade

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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From local classifieds. "Good condition, €100"

Funny enough, soon after I saw...
10-19-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By subgrade

How so? I see people riding even full-sus MTB's...

How so? I see people riding even full-sus MTB's and fatbikes on the street, and none of them has spontaneously combusted thus far.
09-09-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,144
Posted By subgrade

My "mileage" in this regard may differ from many...

My "mileage" in this regard may differ from many yet it is what it is:

I ride 95% solo, and when not, it's leisure rides with beer and such. So there is no need to "fit in".
That said, I own a...
08-26-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,663
Posted By subgrade

At birth.

At birth.
08-26-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By subgrade

Maybe compare the geometry figures of your Van...

Maybe compare the geometry figures of your Van Nicholas to some CF flat bar hybrids, like the aforementioned Specialized Cirrus or Diverge, Trek Fx, or Scott Metrix etc. If the figures are close...
08-26-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,230
Posted By subgrade

1" can probably still be dealt with, but 2" too...

1" can probably still be dealt with, but 2" too big is certainly an issue when your ride is longer than 1 hour, or you're pushing the limits on an at least somewhat technical bit of trail. Going on...
08-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,878
Posted By subgrade

What is this "coasting down after climbing the...

What is this "coasting down after climbing the hill" you all are talking about? Where I live, most of the hills are actually river valleys, thus all the climbs come after the descents.
08-11-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,510
Posted By subgrade

Shimano Deore XT RD-M772

Shimano Deore XT RD-M772
08-11-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,472
Posted By subgrade

Good luck with death metal and similar genres...

Good luck with death metal and similar genres where the bass drums usually play 1/16 or 1/32 notes 😄
06-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By subgrade

Sure you can ride it. It's not a structural...

Sure you can ride it. It's not a structural issue, just a functional one - the fork isn't going to fall apart, it just won't work well.
06-27-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,709
Posted By subgrade

Someone correct if I'm wrong, but I've never come...

Someone correct if I'm wrong, but I've never come across 29 inch bicycle wheels. 29 inches refers to the approximate tire outside diameter, but 29er tires use the same 622mm diameter rims as 28...
06-18-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,667
Posted By subgrade

Shimano Deore XT derailleurs have a ceramic...

Shimano Deore XT derailleurs have a ceramic bushing for the guide pulley and a cartridge bearing for the tension pulley. I think Ultegra has the same.
06-14-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,667
Posted By subgrade

On a related topic - what adverse effect comes...

On a related topic - what adverse effect comes from a worn tension pulley? Obviously, a worn guide pulley does negatively affect shifting precision and speed. But I suspect that with the tension...
05-27-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,935
Posted By subgrade

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes...

Loop-outs aren't hard and the stepping off comes naturally, in my experience. And sure, it makes sense to practice them before wheelies, but that's also the natural course of events - you'll almost...
05-25-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 14,314
Posted By subgrade

Right, but not THAT simple, since no turn...

Right, but not THAT simple, since no turn trajectory has a constant turning radius. At the very least in the beginning and in the end phase of the turn the radius of the curve changes gradually from...
05-08-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By subgrade

It depends on the specific frame in question, but...

It depends on the specific frame in question, but generally a bigger size frame will have a taller head tube and also a longer top tube, which sort of negate each other as far as upright-ness goes.
04-23-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By subgrade

As long you're not pushing the limits, any...

As long you're not pushing the limits, any semi-slick type tire will do as long as you're at least halfway competent in bike handling.
04-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,624
Posted By subgrade

I suppose BMX is pretty safe in general, but as...

I suppose BMX is pretty safe in general, but as with anything, bad accidents can and do happen sometimes. A few years ago a BMX rider around here suffered a fatal injury, falling on his handlebars...
04-22-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,210
Posted By subgrade

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated...

XC hardtails are neither heavy nor complicated looking.
04-20-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,220
Posted By subgrade

1. How old are you? - 40 2. Fitness level...

1. How old are you?
- 40

2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10
- 6

3. Cycling skill, 1-10
- 2, if compared to someone like Danny MacAskill; 8 if compared to general population.

4. Typical...
04-06-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,561
Posted By subgrade

Probably copper or cherry (dark red). I also like...

Probably copper or cherry (dark red). I also like some hues of navy (dark blue).
For me the no-go are all the pastel colors that seem to be all the rage lately (both the Allied and the Engin posted...
04-06-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,408
Posted By subgrade

I fail to see any substantial difference -...

I fail to see any substantial difference - whether you're trying to beat your time over a set course, or trying to improve your average speed is essentially the same, only you don't have to ride the...
03-30-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,408
Posted By subgrade

2 mph less than last fall.

2 mph less than last fall.
03-30-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,973
Posted By subgrade

As loud as the AirZound - definitely. ...

As loud as the AirZound - definitely.



I don't have one as I have no use for it; the youtube reviews say it's continuous 7-10 seconds, or 30-40 toots. Plenty for one ride, and you can top it...
03-28-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,973
Posted By subgrade

No, but it is difficult to believe you can...

No, but it is difficult to believe you can generate as much air pressure by squeezing a rubber bulb with your fingers as a pressurized container.
03-25-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,604
Posted By subgrade

Coaster hubs are silent 🙂

Coaster hubs are silent 🙂
03-24-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,436
Posted By subgrade

I have some no name barends, similar to these:...

I have some no name barends, similar to these: https://www.bikester.co.uk/rfr-bar-ends-bar-end-adjustable-trekking-black-363547.html The crucial point is that they are adjustable by rotating them...
03-24-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,518
Posted By subgrade

I tried a ZTTO cassette last year, never again....

I tried a ZTTO cassette last year, never again. It worked alright at the beginning, but it seemed to be made of cheese - it was not only skipping, but also very visibly worn after just 1K miles, not...
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