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09-24-23, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Broctoon

This is another example of the old attitude that...

This is another example of the old attitude that “30 years ago (when I got into bikes) we reached the pinnacle of bike development. Everything introduced prior to that time is useful and worth...
09-23-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

So a few extra kilograms of weight totally...

So a few extra kilograms of weight totally negates the benefits of full suspension, disc brakes, tubeless tires, a dropper seatpost, etc? :foo:

I guess if you’re just doing sporty trail rides...
09-22-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

How could it possibly catch fire? It's a river!...

How could it possibly catch fire? It's a river! (OP innocently flicks his cigarette in...)
09-22-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

BikeForums is sometimes an open powder keg. The...

BikeForums is sometimes an open powder keg. The OP here unwittingly drives by and...
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09-22-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

That's a good summary. I don't think anyone can...

That's a good summary. I don't think anyone can reasonably disagree... unless they just want to quarrel.

BITD there were lots of nice bikes spec'ed with 3x drivetrains... mountain bikes and...
09-21-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

Of course. I'm not a fan of 3x, but I think...

Of course.

I'm not a fan of 3x, but I think it's ignorant to claim that they're dead. Perhaps dead in the mid to high end range of mountain bikes, although still selling in the millions, when all...
09-21-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

4,630 WalMart stores in the U.S. If each one...

4,630 WalMart stores in the U.S. If each one averages just one mountain bike per week, that's more than two hundred thousand 3x drivetrains per year, from WalMart alone. They don't need anyone to...
09-21-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

I bet in the sub-$1000 range, the category with...

I bet in the sub-$1000 range, the category with the most bikes sold every year is 1x1 coaster brake, and second most is 3x something. All those cheap, department store mountain bikes (thousands sold...
09-21-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

The maximum range of the cog cassette or cluster...

The maximum range of the cog cassette or cluster is limited by the rear derailleur. For example, a vintage short cage derailleur can only handle something like ~15 tooth range, from smallest to...
09-21-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

People who want a 3x drivetrain: - Those who...

People who want a 3x drivetrain:

- Those who are used to them because it's what they've always had, because for decades it was the only affordable way to get a really wide total gear range.

-...
09-21-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,960
Posted By Broctoon

This is a really Larry thing to say. I know...

This is a really Larry thing to say.

I know people who think nobody should need more than two chain rings. Others love having three, but use the middle one the most. Still others spend equal time...
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