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04-11-24, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Kapusta

Get a hardtail with modern progressive geo. ...

Get a hardtail with modern progressive geo.

For riding trails, modern progressive geo is a no-brainer, IMO. The vast majority of mountain bikers would agree with me on this. Everyone I ride with...
04-07-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kapusta

That’s lame. Who came up with that one? ...

That’s lame. Who came up with that one?

Oops, never mind:innocent:
04-07-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kapusta

“Gravel Biking”, is not a very common term. I...

“Gravel Biking”, is not a very common term. I almost never hear someone say they are going gravel biking. I would assume it means riding on gravel/dirt roads.

But that is a different question than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Kapusta

IMO, stack and reach is the best way to size up a...

IMO, stack and reach is the best way to size up a bike you can’t test ride…. but only if you know what stack and reach you are looking for.

It also assumes that the seat tube angle is also in the...
04-06-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kapusta

That Fooker is a near exact replica of the 1st...

That Fooker is a near exact replica of the 1st gen Chester. Without the brand logos they would be indistinguishable from looking at them.

Are you seriously going to claim this identical copy is...
04-05-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kapusta

No, just ones that are a blatant near-exact copy...

No, just ones that are a blatant near-exact copy of a well-known model. Totally sponging off of someone else's good work. Company is an F-ing parasite.



You don’t have to work for Race Face to...
04-05-24, 06:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, when one company rips off another company...

Yeah, when one company rips off another company who did all the development, marketing and building of a popular design’s following, you can buy their rip off product for a good price.
04-05-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kapusta

The Dunning Kruger Effect effect is also very...

The Dunning Kruger Effect effect is also very strong.

I don't need a controlled study to know that having better grip on a pedal has obvious benefits, including being able to push more over the...
04-05-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kapusta

Well if "at your level" is just tooling around...

Well if "at your level" is just tooling around and not looking for power delivery through more of the pedal stroke and you don't ride in a way that grip on the pedal matters that much, then yeah, it...
04-05-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kapusta

There is a MASSIVE difference between flat...

There is a MASSIVE difference between flat pedals. And I am talking in terms of functionality (durability is its own topic).

The difference in function between old school rat trap pedals, (or...
04-03-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Kapusta

Rode my 2012 Turner 5-Spot right up until 2 years...

Rode my 2012 Turner 5-Spot right up until 2 years ago.

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Finally replaced...
03-21-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Kapusta

Medium sounds very small for a 6" tall person. ...

Medium sounds very small for a 6" tall person.

To be honest, the most significant "non-modern" aspect of the 2014 Heckler is the geometry, which you really can't change. And the fact that this...
03-06-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kapusta

Your average person reading Wirecutter for info...

Your average person reading Wirecutter for info on this is not going to know what to look for in a used bike.

And many people would rather buy a new bike from a shop with support.
03-02-24, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Kapusta

First of all, how do you know that it “works...

First of all, how do you know that it “works fine”? Because it moves?

Do you wait until your car is not “working fine” to change the oil?

The fork is two decades old. Service it if you want it...
02-25-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kapusta

Neither are 99% of the people who will be looking...

Neither are 99% of the people who will be looking to them for bike buying advice.

And for those people the advice quoted (stick with midrange) is spot on.
02-23-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Kapusta

The quoted part of the article is very good...

The quoted part of the article is very good advice for people who are looking to Wire Cutter for what bike to get.

As a general rule, if you don’t already know why a high end bike might be better...
02-21-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Kapusta

Good post. The “more leverage” argument does not...

Good post. The “more leverage” argument does not really hold up when talking about a system where you can choose whatever leverage you want with the right gear selection.

What it really comes down...
02-18-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Kapusta

165 is solidly on the short end of what is...

165 is solidly on the short end of what is offered by most manufacturers. I would not go shorter just for pedal strikes.

As far as how much makes a difference…. In my experience, when going lower...
01-25-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Kapusta

That is a 2017 model...

That is a 2017 model https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Mongoose/Salvo-Expert-29,17859
Low-end but trailworthy build. in Other words, it is low end but not a BSO. The XT RD is there to...
01-03-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,314
Posted By Kapusta

In my experience, the rotors themselves make...

In my experience, the rotors themselves make pretty much zero difference in terms of stopping power (when comparing the same rotor size and assuming a steel braking surface).

Where better rotors...
01-01-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,544
Posted By Kapusta

I think a forum dedicated solely to arguments...

I think a forum dedicated solely to arguments over whether CF is worth it or will asplode is an awesome idea.
12-28-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,132
Posted By Kapusta

I don't think anyone who has not experienced a...

I don't think anyone who has not experienced a runners high can say whether they have experienced the same thing on a bike.
12-28-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By Kapusta

Are the m6000 quad piston calipers? If so,...

Are the m6000 quad piston calipers?

If so, I don’ think there is huge difference between the Deore, SLX, and XT in terms of stopping power. They are all really good Mostly weight and...
12-28-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Kapusta

$100 for a real mtb is basically free. Question...

$100 for a real mtb is basically free. Question is how much work the bike needs. And for $100 I would expect it needs a LOT of work unless the seller is cluless or the bike is stolen.

Don’t expect...
12-24-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By Kapusta

If I am reading the info in this thread...

If I am reading the info in this thread correctly, and Cantis were already established, then I can see why bike manufacturers would be hesitant to change the brake mount bosses and commit to a new...
12-22-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

I’ve never found some rotational play to make a...

I’ve never found some rotational play to make a damn bit of difference when riding.

Regarding pinching the saddle between your thighs, that’s just bad form in most cases. It prevents the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,540
Posted By Kapusta

Oh, that’s easy: No. Its actually much...

Oh, that’s easy: No.

Its actually much easier for more people to get just what they want now than it was 15 years ago.
12-20-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,855
Posted By Kapusta

I don’t think anyone here is qualified to say...

I don’t think anyone here is qualified to say whether or not it will help with issues from your rheumatoid arthritis.

However, if you simply want a more upright position, a flat bar can achieve...
12-18-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Kapusta

Honestly, IF it is in really good shape, $125...

Honestly, IF it is in really good shape, $125 plus the money for some better tires is a good deal for a trail worthy bike. Really, $125 is practically free in the context of a trail worthy bike from...
12-17-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By Kapusta

While the geometry is pretty outdated by modern...

While the geometry is pretty outdated by modern MTB standards. it will be fine for mild trails. And even not-so mild trails. And if it is in good shape, its worth $125.

Its all about condition,...
12-17-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,573
Posted By Kapusta

If I never own another bike with threaded headset...

If I never own another bike with threaded headset again, it will be too soon.

Good riddance!
12-15-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,573
Posted By Kapusta

IMO, his 5-year delayed reply was appropriate,...

IMO, his 5-year delayed reply was appropriate, seeing as he was responding to a 5-year prediction.
12-14-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

My point was that droppers are no more of a “fad”...

My point was that droppers are no more of a “fad” than suspension or disc brakes.

None of them are fads. They are all widely adopted, and show no signs of waning in popularity.

Just because...
12-14-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

So just out of curiosity, what did your post have...

So just out of curiosity, what did your post have to do with the sidebar you were responding to?
12-14-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

But that does not make suspension a...

But that does not make suspension a "fad".
12-14-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, reading is a skill. And you were replying to...

Yes, reading is a skill. And you were replying to a sidebar exchange about whether droppers were a FAD. Did you read that?
12-14-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

So, you think that suspension, droppers and disc...

So, you think that suspension, droppers and disc brakes are “fads”?

You all have some really interesting definitions of “fad”.
12-14-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, just like disc brakes and suspension....

Yeah, just like disc brakes and suspension. :roflmao2:
12-11-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Kapusta

And appropriate in light of the information the...

And appropriate in light of the information the OP is giving.
12-11-23, 06:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,175
Posted By Kapusta

Disclaimer: I did not read past the 1st page of...

Disclaimer: I did not read past the 1st page of comments.

Just chiming in to say that what Hunt is claiming is true. Higher volume mean more bead stress at the same pressure.

I can see someone...
12-04-23, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Kapusta

There are too many options to list. Give more...

There are too many options to list. Give more info, such as what gearing range you need what kind of bike (bb type and rear spacing) and hub this will be used on, and what 9 sp stuff you already have.
12-03-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,194
Posted By Kapusta

In most cases I think slackening the STA 3...

In most cases I think slackening the STA 3 degrees on a modern geo bike is a bad idea. The steeper STA is a critical part of the special sauce of modern geo.

However since this is a SS, your...
12-02-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,087
Posted By Kapusta

Did not read this whole thread, but one factor is...

Did not read this whole thread, but one factor is the rapid pace of change and development in MTBs vs moto. It is relentless and very fast in the mtb world. If you are not completely redesigning and...
11-29-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,067
Posted By Kapusta

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-27-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,240
Posted By Kapusta

Just to be clear, Surly’s success was not due to...

Just to be clear, Surly’s success was not due to image , but rather due to it being among the most (I would argue THE most) innovative bike companies in existence from the early 2000s through the...
11-27-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By Kapusta

This^^^ :thumb:

This^^^ :thumb:
11-20-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, wider rims add support. With the correct...

Yes, wider rims add support. With the correct width rim you can get the benefits of a wider tire at lower pressure and still have the needed support in corners.
11-20-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By Kapusta

I think the impact of technology advances on the...

I think the impact of technology advances on the road bike experience are not all that big over the past 20 years. The real “advancement” is the industry’s move away from its myopic focus on pro...
11-19-23, 04:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, please tell us what previous marketing...

Yes, please tell us what previous marketing trends fed you.
11-18-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,300
Posted By Kapusta

You lost me at fat tires. Any frame that can’t...

You lost me at fat tires. Any frame that can’t clear 35s is dead to me now. 20-something mm tires are the niche products, IMO.

Can’t imagine ever going back to limiting myself to “good” roads....
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