ITT @Cardy George has buyer's remorse.
Lol, no. I actually saw the Cycling Tips article before anything else. It piqued my interest too!ITT @Cardy George has buyer's remorse.
Yeah, but even low carbon steel has about a 3,500kg/cm^3 shear strength.
The Shimano spindle failures I've seen invariably occur around the non-drive spindle arm spline interface. There's no doubt it creates a weaker point on the spindle, but whether or not that's a tangible weak point compared to the other bonds involved is hard to say. They do caution on the "drillium" and do note that the readings will go haywire on the power meter if there's a fatigue fracture forming, so the main concern is a catastrophic failure...and I'd bet it will fail on the non-drive arm well before it fails on a 2mm hole should such forces be achieved.
Still, I think the potential market is pretty small, but it piqued my interest.
That’s one of the Sick bikes that they bought and packaged to sell under their branding. Still nice hardtail!
Open pod bay doors Hal.
Is it just me or are so many of these bikes looking distinctly "Grim Donut"? The wheelbase of an XXL combined with a cockpit that looks like its a XXS.
I question the benefit of the super-long chainstays on hardtails. I get their function for high-speed stability on descents, but how hard do you have to be charging to need a 458mm chainstay on a hardtail...?Is it just me or are so many of these bikes looking distinctly "Grim Donut"? The wheelbase of an XXL combined with a cockpit that looks like its a XXS.
when it was posted here a week or so back that was the figure on their page. Took off VAT, then added that shipping.Where did you get that figure? I'm on the fence with the BFeMAX and the delivery is $240AUS.