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09-24-23, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

. Oh, BS. Changing pads on any bike is a...

. Oh, BS. Changing pads on any bike is a five-minute job. I don't care how many years you have worked in how many shops .... I have been maintaining bikes for as long. Most posters here have. That is...
09-24-23, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

I included the link ... but I would say that...

I included the link ... but I would say that given the rest of the thread, and particularly given the wieghts being discussed in the past few posts, that a unit-of-measurement error seems indicated....
09-24-23, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

Also … Canyon Lux …. 10.22 lbs … 100 mm travel...

Also … Canyon Lux …. 10.22 lbs … 100 mm travel front and rear
https://flowmountainbike.com/tests/canyon-lux-world-cup-review-2023/

Giant Anthem...
09-24-23, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

Wait a minute here,. Firs toff, changing...

Wait a minute here,.

Firs toff, changing pads has Nothing to do with bleeding brakes. It is like brushing teeth and brushing hair ... probably good to keep up with maintenance on both, but in no...
09-23-23, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

I understand the joy of a light XC-type of MTB...

I understand the joy of a light XC-type of MTB .... and so long as your trails are not too demanding , your skills are sharp, and you are really ift, you can do a lot with a really light, low-travel...
09-23-23, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, this is a silly debate .... what people...

Yeah, this is a silly debate .... what people used to do or do now at the top level of a sport only matters if you happen to be participating in that sport at the top level.

Is 1x better of UCI...
09-23-23, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, and so what? Trying to ride the gear that...

Yeah, and so what? Trying to ride the gear that racers ride or rode only really pays off if you are a racer.

Also, while I recognize the names, I don't identify with any of them. I am not a...
09-23-23, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

Wel ... if you are one of the best MTB riders in...

Wel ... if you are one of the best MTB riders in the world ... then of course, ride what the rest of the best ride.

I don't try to buy or build a TdF-style road bike because it would not benefit...
09-23-23, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

I am not sure why this discussion invites so much...

I am not sure why this discussion invites so much emotional involvement.

First off ... 3x and 1x are not better or worse than 2x on the road, nor is 1x better than 2x or 3x off the road. Flat...
09-22-23, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

Mr. Hski .... I suggest riding into a strong...

Mr. Hski .... I suggest riding into a strong headwind, particularly when fully loaded, particularly after a long day in the saddle.

I might be insane but I know how to use the mechanical...
09-22-23, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

That is one of the better jokes I have seen here...

That is one of the better jokes I have seen here ..... Very, very much better than most. Very well played ......
09-22-23, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

We would love to have the definitive answer ......

We would love to have the definitive answer ... to Every question ... and often imagine that we do.

However .... It Depends.

The only answer I could give you would be: buy two identical bikes...
09-22-23, 02:17 PM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

^ An excellent example of a rider learning what...

^ An excellent example of a rider learning what works For That Rider, and using it to optimize the riding experience.
09-22-23, 01:42 PM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

My question regarding this question would be .......

My question regarding this question would be .... What the F is wrong with shifting?

I can tell you, and I have seen other say the same ... that once they went to brifters from downtube friction...
09-22-23, 12:19 PM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

That was actually answered very early on ... It...

That was actually answered very early on ... It Depends. What gearing are we discussing? What terrain? What is the desire and abilityof the rider?

There is no single answer, beyond, "It depends."...
09-22-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Sorry. That is how I interpreted this statement: ...

Sorry. That is how I interpreted this statement:

I only commented on how 1x has totally dominated the new mtb market in the last 5 years.

Your argument appears to be that 1x was forced on us...
09-22-23, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

I am not here to dispute simple facts ... but...

I am not here to dispute simple facts ... but the meanings and reasons behind those facts.

You said that anyone riding a 3x MTB really wants a 1x .... I said, "Not I."

The manufacturers offer...
09-21-23, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Maelochs

Again ... better for You and the way You ride. ...

Again ... better for You and the way You ride.

I have some shots somewhere of guys riding riding single-speed rigids in a 12-hour MTB race. Go argue with those crazy floggers about how they are...
09-21-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

I hate to disagree with engineers or...

I hate to disagree with engineers or mathematicians or whatever .... but speak for yourself.

My Cannondale Rize has a 3x8 Deore/SLX drivetrain and I like riding it off-road very much.

I would...
09-21-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Probably not seeing as he said It would be...

Probably not seeing as he said
It would be ignorant not to read the thread before responding, some might say. Are you for real? I cannot count how many multi-page threads I have read here about...
09-21-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Big box stores sell the most bikes by a huge...

Big box stores sell the most bikes by a huge margin ..... the details are out there, and somewhere in a post here but I don't care .....
09-21-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Since you missed it above I am re-posting this...

Since you missed it above I am re-posting this link to a page full of imaginary products which do not exist because no major manufacturer sees any profit or purpose in making them and offering them...
09-21-23, 12:54 PM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

I am not concerned with silly people, or casual...

I am not concerned with silly people, or casual riders who want to look like racers ....

A couple of years back I needed to haul all my photo gear up a long, steep (for Flatahoma) hill to get to a...
09-21-23, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... I don't see that. First off, if I...

Yeah .... I don't see that.

First off, if I have a 50-38-28 triple and an 11-36 cassette, my low is 28x36. My high is 50x11. Which combination with two chain rings offers that?

The other...
09-21-23, 11:35 AM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Okay ... if you are a businessperson, you know...

Okay ... if you are a businessperson, you know better.

There is the ultra-high-end/luxury market, where the more ridiculous the price, the better----a $500 watch will sell better at $50,000 than...
09-21-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

So ... cats are why sometimes we drop chains?

So ... cats are why sometimes we drop chains?
09-21-23, 06:06 AM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Chain rings are flat, like the Earth.

Chain rings are flat, like the Earth.
09-21-23, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

Ummm ... Not really how business works. ...

Ummm ... Not really how business works.

Most riders can do well with a 2x system and 11 cogs. Few riders need more.

Some riders need (or want) more, but the number is not sufficient to cover...
09-20-23, 09:47 PM
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Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

The biggest benefit of a triple is probably that...

The biggest benefit of a triple is probably that on long climbs you can stay in the small ring the whole way and use the rear derailleur only.

Also, though, it is easier to learnt he crossover...
09-20-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Maelochs

Are we talking 2x11 or 2x7? 3x6, 3x9. or 3x10? In...

Are we talking 2x11 or 2x7? 3x6, 3x9. or 3x10? In general, if you have 9 or more cogs, your gear range in the top two chain rings will be about the same with a double or triple.

Of course ... "It...
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