EntrenadorGranny Gear

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I don't own any bikes with internally routed brake or shift lines, but sure looks like a pain in the arse. Both of my bikes are internally routed dropper posts though, and...
"Depress the valve, compress the post, good to go." Paging BikeYoke...
Great write up. You mentioned modulation a bit but probing a bit more, wondering if the 4-piston offered a wider range of modulation over the M8000, or the previous iteration M785s. I'm on M785s now and am satisfied with the power but the bite is pretty harsh. Would like a bit more lever feel without…
 
With equally porous tires, does it make sense that the thinner, less viscous sealants would be less likely to seal the sidewalls - since the thinner stuff flows through the holes faster (assuming equal psi)? Additionally, I'd expect to see some correlating success rates between higher viscosity sealants and higher tire pressures; perhaps the Finish…
Good ideas here. Lots more out there. I can't imagine riding trails with tubes in my tires again, but a dedicated tubeless set up can cost significant coin. I've not done this but at one point, there was a lot of forum talk about riders making their own sealant. As well, lots of riders use…
Saddle covers are great for casual rides under 5 miles long, but for anything further / more rigorous I prefer the padding be on my taint (in the form of a proper chamois), and let any friction take place between my shorts and the saddle. Thus, proper riding shorts. For rides with a lot of…
Some great info here. Nitpicking here, but the static BB - saddle height is dependent on same shoes, same pedals, same seat tube angle; changing any of these from one bike to the next will mean slight adjustments to this measurement at least. Hard to talk about height without delving into fore-aft and tilt as…
Ah, yet another reason opting for SRAM instead of my current M8000 kit might have been a better decision. Minor gripe: Anyone hoping to do this install should already own hex keys and the T25 at least. I think I'd prefer to save the few $ and raw materials in the ground.
Entrenador   on Jun 20, 2018
commented on Whyte S-150 S Trail Bike Test Ride Review
 
Looks like a great rig for the money. Regarding tire choice: I can see in this day and age that 2.3 doesn't sound like a lot, but the 2.3 Aggressor balloons up pretty nicely on wider rims. Regardless, 2.3 sounds like a good sized tire for a bike that is spec'ed for wet trail conditions…
I've tried electrical tape, clear 3M tape, inner tube wrap, and purpose-specific chainstay protectors - neoprene + velcro, and the pre-cut adhesive type available from various sources. It's a simple function, so not a lot of wrong answers out there, but the product I like most: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Scotch-Seal-Mastic-Tape-Compound-2229/?N=5002385+3294317098&rt=rud Trims easily with scissors, sticks like crazy. Thick…
Entrenador   on Jun 27, 2015
added a comment on On Review: Zen TRAIL Frame
 
Hey Aaron, looks like you're riding my size. Care to reply with your height & inseam? Also, does it fit...
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