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  2. SteveC

    Where to find new trails

  3. SteveC

    Sram Eagle Rear Derailleur Adjustment. Tutorial

    I have the similar problem when setting up my rear GX Eagle mech. It shifts nicely up and down, but turn the cranks backwards , the chain skips down a few cogs. ?
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  5. Garmin Edge 530 - more, than bike computer... Garmin just launched a new bicycle navigation / computer - the Edge 530. It is a more advanced and much faster device, that has to offer way more, than you need... Let's look at some of the new features. Bike navi: routable Garmin Cycle Map with popularity routing ( you can follow the courses, that many cyclist in the area enjoy), turn - by - turn navigation (just like on Garmin Edge 520 plus, you'll see instructions on the screen, that will lead you to the track you downloaded, or some marked place, you can't though put an address, to be guided to), Trailforks app, which is a data base for many trails on 80 countries, ClimbPro feature automatically shows the remaining ascent and grade when you’re climbing while following a route or course. If you remember, the Edge 520 plus came with more advanced navi features, than Edge 520, and the 530 adds quite a view new features to it. The most important one for me though is the new, faster processor, which allows the device to calculate the routes much better. Training computer and more: more advanced training features, like: heat and altitude acclimation, in-ride notifications when it’s time to hydrate or eat, See if your most recent training was balanced in terms of endurance, threshold and high-intensity efforts - this means much more, than a 15 minutes reminder on the screen, saying "drink", paired with compatible sensors, Edge 530 now displays your power curve, comparing your ride effort to your previous weeks and months, new mountain biking metrics such as jump count, jump distance and hang time, Grit, which rates the difficulty of a ride using GPS, elevation and accelerometer data, Flow, which measures how smoothly you descend a trail so you have a score to beat next time. I remember myself, dreaming with my riding bodies: "if only the computers could measure and compare the laps automatically". Now they can. Or "if we could see on the screen, how well we're doing, comparing to the previous record". Now it's a must But we never, ever dreamed of an "air time" calculation... I'm not sure now, whether the Garmin Edge 530 is more of a bike navigation, than a bike computer, but I think, that it pretty much does anything you'll ask for. And one more question - would I replace the older Edge 520 with the Edge 530 now? Nope. The 520 does everything I need, but I'm amazed with the tech of 2019, available for cyclists What about you guys?
  6. What MTB skills to learn as a beginner. Learn to use ALL the gears of your bike. Don't simply stick to that middle chainring on the crankset, being afraid to shift the front derailleur. If you bike has three chainrings, learn to use them all. It will help you to climb up the steepest hills and get that speed on descends. Climbing. Don't push to hard at the bottom of the hill, because you'll drain your muscles. Start slowly, breathe regularly and spin the cranks (i know it looks funny to the newvies ). Downhill. Stay relaxed and learn to react to the bumps. Don't get stiff - your body works as your suspension. Here's how to do it:,
  7. Endurance bikes got very popular lately. I love them to, as they are so comfortable and still very fast road bikes. Cannondale Synapse is one of the first REAL endurance bikes on the market. I've had a couple of these, mostly aluminum ones and here's why I would think twice, before buying a carbon version... Cannondale Synapse 2019 - Alloy vs. Carbon things to consider, when buying alloy or carbon endurance road bike: Comfort on an endurance bike comes mostly from wider tires. The Synapse can accommodate same 32c tires on alloy and carbon frameset. Alloy and carbon frameset might come with carbon seatpost, which is the second thing, providing better road buzz absorption. Cannondale Synapse comes with super slim 25,4 mm seatpost on alloy and carbon version, so the flex in this area will be similar. The Alloy Synapse features the micro suspension SAVE system, just like the carbon one. The aluminum frame won't flex as much, as the carbon one, but it is based on the same flexing areas, like the rear stays, the seatpost with the seat tube and the fork. The Alloy Synapse also has the full carbon fork. The alloy Cannondale Synapse is so much cheaper, than the carbon one, that you can easily upgrade it with comfy carbon wheels and still spend less money. What was or would be your choice guys?
  8. Gimbals get more and more advanced, while their price drops significantly. This 2019 season we are using some gimbals from Feiyu Tech. The one I present on the video below is the Feiyu Tech G6. You can see in the video, when is it worthy to spend that $170 and when to stick to the... simple stick 3 Pros for buying the gimbal: recording videos while walking, recording (scanning through) non - moving objects, professional sports. 3 cons for buying the gimbal: seldom usage of your camera, following fast moving objects from the side (it's OK to follow them from behind), if your goal is to simply increase views on your videos (it might have NO positive impact on it). Are you using such a gimbal yourselves?
  9. SickBiker

    XX1 Eagle Cassette grinding on chain

    Hi there, do you mean, that the chain is rubbing on those higher cogs?
  10. SickBiker

    Cannondale FS-i conversion from 1x11 to 2x10

    Hi there, 1. You probably need the down swing (or high clamp) rear derailleur. Explanation here: 2. Then you need the KP350 front mech adaptor (picture below). 3. The freehub will accommodate 10s cassette, but most likely you need a spacer for that. 4. As for the crankset, I'm not sure, whether you can simply swap the chainrings, or you need to buy a whole 2x, Ai specific cranks.
  11. SickBiker

    Straighten a bent Cog on an Eagle NX cassette

    I don't think, that the hammer would be a good idea, but trying to bend the sprocket slowly, maybe using pliers might work. It's steel, so there is a hope for you
  12. SickBiker

    Is high HEART RATE dangerous for you?

    That heart rate seems high for an easy run, but as long as you check your heart from time to time (EKG), it might be just fine.
  13. Check out the compatibility chart, in order to find the best set for your upgrade
  14. SickBiker

    Sram XX1 Eagle maintenance tips + features.

    I highly recommend, that you get one. it not only sets the sprocket - pulley distance, but also the front - back position of the rear derailleur.
  15. Bikinbill

    Sram XX1 Eagle maintenance tips + features.

    I don't have the adjustatnigy (red plastic piece). How do I adjust it with out it?
  16. Hi, I need some help with a set up for a Cannondale FS-i Carbon Factory Racing 29er (Ai) The bike has a 1x11 set up and I wish to change to a 2x10 set up. I have the rear mech & shifters but would like to know what parts & part numbers are needed from Cannondale? i.e. front mech mounting plate and type of front mech (down swing / side swing) Also which part for the crank spider.... (the chainrings are Truvativ x-Glide 39T 10spd 120 BCD & 26T) P.S. I also have a 10 speed cassette for the rear wheel & freehub body Thank you
  17. BikeMnky

    Where to find new trails

    Hey guys. Getting back on the saddle again and I wanted some ideas on where to find new local trails. Any suggestions on good apps or websites. Would love apps with GPS to locate good trails. Thanks.
  18. Hey, I have seen your Video. Thanks very much. I have a 2012 Felt F75 and after 7 years the brakes become really worse. So I´m really interested in an Upgrade. But in the Link to the Standard mount there is written, that I need 105 5800 shifters, which would cost me 160 €. Do I really need them?
  19. soap94

    Comfortable allround bike 2K€

    I would recommend something from Honda, and a used model of course. Here is a list of models you might want, with all characteristics and specs
  20. GogeRoad

    What size is shown in video

    They have only 54-56, 56-58, 58-60, 60-62 sizes, i think here is L size (58-60). You'd better try on a helmet in the store. But honestly, I don’t really like this company. Once bought their helmet for a husband. Recently I looked for reviews on the Internet and came across such helmets Pretty good features. You can read reviews and find something cheaper and better.
  21. Majdi Saibi

    Is high HEART RATE dangerous for you?

    My heart rate goes up and down very quickly. My rest heart rate is 62bpm and when I run (using treadmill) I get 200bpm easily (6mph). Walking my heart rate will be 130bpm. I'm 25 years old 95KG and 178cm. Any thoughts please?
  22. Hi there, I got a strange problem here: Anyone else with this problem? Cogs 11, 10, 9, 8, 7 are ticking/grinding on the next higher cog (blue marking). Chainline is correct, shifting works fine (no problems in the green marked zone), cassette is mounted with 40 nm. I already found out, that some users experience similar problems on 2 cogs. So if you experienced the same problem, tell me. Greetings
  23. I recently bent the 36 tooth cog on my Eagle NX Cassette and am not sure how to proceed. I have been told a screw drive and a hammer are my best options but there has to be a better approach. A new cassette is not an option at this time.
  24. Bikes111

    What size is shown in video

    Just curious, what size is it of the uvex htlm 10 in this video
  25. Friends! Here's the list of all Cannondale bike models with the derailleur hanger symbols.
  26. Crazy Daizy

    Which bike is better

    Hey. There is no definite answer. Both bikes are good in their category. When I chose my first mountain bike, I sat / rode my husband's bike - it was Merida - and I didn't like it ( I read bike reviews like this and opted for Giant
  27. I have a 1 X mountain bike.I have a disability that will not allow me to use my right fingers very well to shift the rear cassette on my bicycle. Is there anybody that makes a rear shifter for the left side of the handle bar? Or any suggestions on how to make it work?
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