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Even if you do skid and ride in the wet, how is that "bad for the environment"? Are my local boars and falcons going to get upset? Is the whole eco-system going to be thrown off-balance? No. It's just bad for the odd crazy person who doesn't like to see any evidence of bikes having…
I hate how the Schwalbes on most bikes are performance line 2.25, (sometimes evo "liteskin"). You're looking at 200g less for a pair and an online european price difference of around 50euros per pair. This comes at the expense of grip (not in the case of evo liteskin), stability and protection. However, I admit that…
For a prime example of the prevalence of cognitive shortcuts, resulting in extremely flawed thinking, just look at most of the posts in (almost) any discussion about the rotational mass of wheels, or even cassettes and chain rings! It's not uncommon to see people who appear to understand the physics and seem capable of the…
I've come across plenty of people comparing apples to pears; "but this bike is half a kilo lighter!" when the "heavy" bike is actually slightly lighter when tyre difference is taken into account /palm. Consumers are "dumb", humans are largely irrational and subject to a huge number of biases. It takes more energy and time…
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