I am headed to IL to see my sister and her kids. Sadface.
I also just saw someone posting CODE RS brakes he took off his stumpy evo for 250 on the bookface. MTB Swap Meet Why is it so hard to find unique url in groups. Probably because they are semi private, huh.
I too should probably sacrifice bikes for this family visit anyway. Thanks for the tip about the brakes. I’ll take a look at the fluid in these and see if maybe I should just maintain my brakes better.
Interesting chart I saw mentioned somewhere or other recently. Funny how these numbers kind of tell me nothing about which brake will get me around a steep sketchy turn most confidently. Cool qualitative section below tho.
did he have a Rapha luggage tag? my favorite people in airports are the ones who hang the Delta medallion tags on their luggage. because you have to ask Delta to send you one. and they don’t do anything. if you’re fucking shallow enough to ask Delta to mail you a silver medallion tag… I’m sorry for your lack of personality
Not really. You use a shorter offset fork on a frame with longer front center. You also tend to use a shorter stem on a frame with longer front center. So if the trend has been for longer front centers I can see how someone can draw that conclusion, but it’s more that both are being driven by front center instead of one being driven by the other
the bikes in question having very long front centers is co-related in that they’re already as long as they can make them, with the ~1cm reduction in front-center from the short offset being a co-incident secondary outcome
the trend for shorter offset forks was really as a no-compromise way to “get even more fucking trail” in a progression from ~120mm to ~140mm
really can’t make HTAs slacker than ~63° before telescoping forks stop working right
and progressive bikes are already on the limit of frame reach before the stem has to start facing backwards (or elaborate PVD ruses to make tiny headtubes and riser barstems to get to the same place)
plus in all this they got to sell a different version of the same forks to the same people in a split market with no well of used parts
What’s new in mtb tires? Shopping for a rear in the “just a tad lighter than DH” category, 29x2.4.
I think I like my Michelin Wild Enduro but they’re very hard to track down right now. Thinking about trying a Continental Kryptotal (who the fuck names these) because I think I can actually get that by next weekend. I’m sure that I could get a Minion, but come on Maxxis is boring.
I feel like I want a bit more support in the rear, so I might go for a tire that’s 100 grams lighter than the Michelin but add a cushcore (I’m currently using rimpact liners which are like 1/2 the weight of cushcore). Or keep these rim strips and get light DH tire. At least for the next few months, when bike parks are operating.