882bartGranny Gear

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SAULT SAINTE MARIE // Michigan

 

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Dress for the crash, not the ride.......
Great article. I wanted to point out a couple of things I do not think you mentioned. First do your rear derailleur downshifts BEFORE it is too late, in anticipation of very soon needing that lower gearing. If you wait too long for the downshift you will be putting too much force on the chain,…
bc: I think it is great that you take the time to respond to virtually (exactly?) every commentor. As a 70 year old mtn biker with a Pivot Mach 5.7 there is one big problem with it----ME of course, no excuses for any subpar performance. I did ride dirt bikes for 40 years as an…
Maybe. If something steel touches down. At night. If you are not looking at your phone.

This trail is absolutely not closed. I rode there 2-5-17 and there are many map posts and signage to advise...
Trying out a Mach 5.7 (which was WAY out of my budget) at a demo in PHX ruined me too, but I found a virtually unused full-XT build for less than half the new price, and jumped on that deal. One of my smoothest moves......
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