Agree 100% - Carbon frame will outlive an aluminium frame any day if loaded below yeild point, aluminium with even the slightest load will begin fatiguing and start work hardening itself.
Carbon fibre generally fails in two fashions; resin failure and fibre failure.
If the resin lets go you...
Only lived in Melbourne for a year, but one little shop springs to mind serious trail/dh owner and operator (1 man band)
IRide - 271 King St (city centre) [http://www.iridebikes.com.au/]
Otherwise BSC i didnt think was too bad, but i agree bit of 'show-room-floor-stock-shiny-things'...
Agree entirely however as you have said it is all in the 'shifter' not the mech, so a 11sp shifter will pull less cable, y/11 for instance than a 10sp.. x/10. however if it is 1:1 ratio then it stands to reason that x/10 cable pull = x/10 rear mech travel!
This is assuming the overall...
whats the average weight? in comparison to a cardboard box? big factor, as more weight = less gear or more money...
Durability; bar ends, skewers, chain rings have a habit of punching through cardboard if not strategically wrapped, whats the plastic like for that? especially...
Hello Rotorburn People,
Chasing a poll result on 1x crank options for 2013, the bike in question is a 160mm-170mm travel. Used for heavy trail riding and shuttle runs.
Rear end is destined to be a Shadow+ mech or SRAM Type 2.
1. XX1 Cranks + acclaimed magical XX1...
Cranks bros are an excellent concept but poorly executed, good float, easy engagement.
CB has the ability to engage into your foot from any direction (heel then toe, stright down, toe than heel etc) where as shimano are limited to toe in, heel in much like a road clip.
Flip side is a Shimano...
As said above, XX1 Crankset is cheap once you consider a guide + dedicated SS chain ring (renthal or e13 etc) + cranks
In the same way an XX1 mech is only 20% more expensive than a Type 2 XO mech, in terms of bike cost overall its a low cost upgrade should it be compatible with a 10sp...
Ah, see i beg to differ. Given my understanding XX1 runs the same 1:1 actuation, i.e. cable pull distance = rear mech movement distance, so when paired with a 10speed 1:1 shifter it should operate identically to 10sp rear mech. Granted there will be minor adjustment with the b-limiter to ensure...
Wanting the XX1 rear mech so it gives the option in the future to switch to full 11 speed should i find it necessary!
Thanks for the input, i understand the stupidity of what im asking but its good to know none the less.
got a tech question regarding interchangability of equipment.
Many of you know of XX1 groupset release by now which i think is a fantastic idea finally making a dedicated 1x groupset, however the dinner plate sized rear cassette (42t) has me baffled.
I currently run a 11x34...
second the seatpost option,
pull out your post, clean it, re-grease it.
Saddles flex when you are pedalling, and when you are in rough stuff not pedalling you are generaly not sitting on the saddle either!
I run the POC VPD knee armour for downhilling and a bit of allmountain/mini-DH riding. Realy nicely put together armour, once it warms up its hardly noticeable that its there!
Not the cheapest going around, but i would say one of the most comfortable.
Thanks for the excellent information! the racks look awsome, really nicely built and thoughout. I would snap one up in seconds if i was not destined to head overseas about 2 weeks after i get in to Perth!
Cant really afford to fork out $500 on racks at this stage, i think ill make do with a...
Bike Racks for a Trailer
I have been building a camper trailer/general purpose trailer and am wanting to mount my three bikes across it.
Reason being is im packing up and shipping off from the shores of Tasmania and heading back to Western Australia.
As a result im looking for a way...