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There is though the fame and recognition and JE on the plus side, too...
Not sure I could crack open the laptop for that kind of money...I guess you'd already have to be going to an event or destination and want to spend the time and effort to write, edit, and publish an article, plus photos, for a whole $50, that likely will not cover expenses. I'm guessing it…
ronb   on Apr 18, 2017
commented on 1x12 Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle XX1 Test Ride Review
 
Agreed! Simplified cockpit...dropper posts, yessssssssss.
ronb   on Apr 18, 2017
commented on 1x12 Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle XX1 Test Ride Review
 
I use to have powerful, suck it up legs; nothing too painful--steep or long--I couldn't crank up. Now I'm 60+ and have a 50t crutch, and still loving it!
I've been riding my Specialized Stumpjumper with Specialized Command Post for 6 months now, and it works great. Sometimes it doesn't stop at the spot I'd like or gives when I reweight the seat, but that is mostly me not realizing till too late that I still have a tad of thumb pressure on the…
I agree with all of what Ned recognizes and advises about maintaining your passion for mountain biking with age. I'm 62. I did one of the local 15 mile black trails the other day and survived. I took one of my thirty something friends to crawl around the woods this week, and third of the…
ronb   on Sep 17, 2016
commented on 1x12 Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle XX1 Test Ride Review
 
Not buying it. My 1x11 shifts great. I moved it off my fattie Stumpjumper on to my old GT hardtail. It's great on that too. I put the 1x12 on my Stumpjumper--fantastic! As soon as I moved to a 1x system, I immediately found I was more efficient. And at my age, I'm all about…
ronb   on Aug 12, 2016
commented on 1x12 Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle XX1 Test Ride Review
 
And if you're an uphill as much as downhill rider like me, GET a dropper post! There's lower sweet spots for dropping into those downhill turns, and a leg saver top position for the climbs. The Specialized Command Post has been working fine for my heavy body beating it up for months now. Heard some…
ronb   on Aug 12, 2016
commented on 1x12 Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle XX1 Test Ride Review
 
I'm happy with my 1x11 Stumpjumper carbon 650b fattie's 28t-42t low end, but not quite. And certainly I've realized I'm able to stay in the higher low end range--higher than my 2x10's low end--because I don't have the front derailleur shifting episodes to deal with, and can crush it on those transitions up the hills.…
ronb   on Dec 10, 2015
added a review of Clover Leaf
 

Thanks for sharing--or are you. If this is and exclusive area, not so great for the bike shops business. Or...
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