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voodoo_simon wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 12:36 pm Restrap has a few new products but this I like a lot
https://restrap.com/products/light-mount
That is very neat, and solve the issue of how to mount an Exposure Blaze when you've got a saddle harness on. Will be buying at least one...
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Cheaper than the Nitto ones so I'll look out for one of those.
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Boab wrote: Thu Aug 31, 2023 5:55 pm In the worst kept secret of the year - Shimano GRX 12-speed; will evidently clear a 10-51 tooth cassette...

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I remember when chain-ring rings were 48tooth...
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Likewise - My raleigh maverick (1x5) had a 48/28 granny gear but that lot on bikepacking are still moaning it's not low enough....
Still at least is not got a battery in it.
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Ha! I resemble both of those remarks!
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Yes and it was all done to save weight and now those cassettes weigh 600g + ( unless you get very spendy) so you no longer save weight over 2 x
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Lazarus wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 9:10 pm Yes and it was all done to save weight and now those cassettes weigh 600g + ( unless you get very spendy) so you no longer save weight over 2 x
...and simplify drivetrains, make them less susceptible to grotty conditions, not bounce off on bumpy terrain, allow bigger tyre and mud clearances for frames, reduce chainsuck, etc.
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...and simplify drivetrains, make them less susceptible to grotty conditions, not bounce off on bumpy terrain, allow bigger tyre and mud clearances for frames, reduce chainsuck, etc.
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Yes, Yes. . . But what did 1 x ever do for us.
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ledburner wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:44 pm
Boab wrote: Thu Aug 31, 2023 5:55 pm 51 tooth cassette...
Just very odd :grin:
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simplify drivetrains, make them less susceptible to grotty conditions, not bounce off on bumpy terrain, allow bigger tyre and mud clearances for frames, reduce chainsuc
Mud and grit is mud and grit whether one ring or two at the front ( 1 x is generally a bit quiter with grime )
Narrow wide rings exist because 1 x dropped chains where as front derailleurs systems dont really. I dont see how that can be an an advantage its a weakness . Granted they fixed it but its not better it now just works as well as what it replaced
My 2x longitude had 2.8 tyres so 1 by is not essential for wide tyres Does probably make it easier to be fsir as no mech in the way
Chain suck is due to worn rings rsther than an inherent fault in either sysytem.

I have two of each ( 2 x 11 x 2 and 1 x12 x 2 ) so do use both. The 1 x 12 wear chains quicker but both work.
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1x makes FS design simpler as they don’t have to compromise between optimising for the big ring or the small ring.

Going from my old 3x9 to a (moderately wide 11-40) 1x setup I lost 3 ratios but in all honesty I don’t use the top ratio or two that much anyway so I’ve almost the same range as before. YMMV, etc.
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Boab wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 1:26 pm
voodoo_simon wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 12:36 pm Restrap has a few new products but this I like a lot
https://restrap.com/products/light-mount
That is very neat, and solve the issue of how to mount an Exposure Blaze when you've got a saddle harness on. Will be buying at least one...

I saw the same thing done well with a couple of spare top caps and a 10 - 15mm headset spacer. £7's not bad though is it.
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jameso wrote: Mon Sep 04, 2023 7:55 am
Boab wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 1:26 pm
voodoo_simon wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 12:36 pm Restrap has a few new products but this I like a lot
https://restrap.com/products/light-mount
That is very neat, and solve the issue of how to mount an Exposure Blaze when you've got a saddle harness on. Will be buying at least one...

I saw the same thing done well with a couple of spare top caps and a 10 - 15mm headset spacer. £7's not bad though is it.
I tried that method but couldn’t get it to work, found the way it sat against my carbon fork wasn’t great. You need two top caps so it doesn’t sit flush but then struggled to find a bolt long enough, so bought one of eBay similar to Paul Components but ever so slight cheaper by Bobbin bikes (about £20)
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https://www.wiggle.com/p/leatt-mtb-hydr ... +-+Regular

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Apparently if you use code OUTLET you get some extra money off too

Someone was asking about them recently on here, but can’t find the thread
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Might be of interest to some on here :grin:

https://motorolarugged.com/en-gb/motoro ... lite-link/
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AndreR wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 3:23 pm Might be of interest to some on here :grin:

https://motorolarugged.com/en-gb/motoro ... lite-link/
It's not clear if it does tracking a la spot / in reach but if so, that' looks pretty good value!
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fatbikephil wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:20 pm It's not clear if it does tracking a la spot / in reach but if so, that' looks pretty good value!
It doesn't.
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The latest in rear light technology.
What does it remind me of..?
I know Some ones dropped a bollock & Balls-ed up the design brief...



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ledburner wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2023 6:48 pm The latest in rear light technology.
What does it remind me of..?
I know Some ones dropped a bollock & Balls-ed up the design brief...
I think its meant to. try googling Truck nutz. Another unfathomable trend from the USA
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woodsmith wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:25 pm
ledburner wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2023 6:48 pm The latest in rear light technology.
What does it remind me of..?
I know Some ones dropped a bollock & Balls-ed up the design brief...
I think its meant to. try googling Truck nutz. Another unfathomable trend from the USA
Thanks but i'll play it safe.
Unfathomable & USA an slightly surprising coupling.
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voodoo_simon wrote: Tue Oct 17, 2023 12:34 pm Liking this from Bespoked show
https://theradavist.com/2023-bespoked-gallery-2/
enlighten me ...
I'm obviously missing something. I see collection of grey tubes and functional parts and a wide tyres but mediocre cable disk brakes...
. But it just a 'Grovel bike'.
Where is the artistry and fancy lug work etc...

-what am I missing....? :|
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ledburner wrote: Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:20 pm
voodoo_simon wrote: Tue Oct 17, 2023 12:34 pm Liking this from Bespoked show
https://theradavist.com/2023-bespoked-gallery-2/
enlighten me ...
I'm obviously missing something. I see collection of grey tubes and functional parts and a wide tyres but mediocre cable disk brakes...
. But it just a 'Grovel bike'.
Where is the artistry and fancy lug work etc...

-what am I missing....? :|

You’re missing nothing! That’s sort of the point for me, nice clean, simple lines :-bd Do like the rear bridge though…

As a side, i do like gravel bikes though. They work really well for me in the area I live and my style of riding
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Ooooo, if we're doing bikes from Bespoked...

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