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  • Fresh Goods Friday 595 – Big Fork, Little Bar, Cardboard Box Edition
  • amandawishart
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    It’s Friday again. Easter is approaching and, soon, summer will be here. Or is it spring? When does it all start? Anyway, not long now until those blu …

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    TrailriderJim
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    Can I go first with “how much???” please? Twelve hundred and forty pounds for a Fox 36 fork that we’ll no doubt see on every other gnarpoon soon enough, wow. Ker-ching, Mr. Fox.

    IHN
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    I’m guessing that the Lazer helmet’s profit margin is pretty much £100 greater than the Abus’s

    and ‘From hot laps to cold beers at the bar’ – gimme strength.

    Yours,

    A Miserable Middle-Aged Man.

    zerocool
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    So they’ve mad the crown/steerer stronger and creak-free AND saved weight? I’m sceptical

    richmtb
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    I don’t get clipless shoes that have flat pedal / skate shoe soles.

    You have a smooth sole on a flat pedal shoe for better pedal contact. This compromises grip when walking of the bike, but it makes for a much better shoe / pedal interface.

    If you have clips you don’t need to worry about grip on the pedal its taken care of by the cleat, so why compromise your ability to walk off the bike by sticking with a smooth sole?

    ta11pau1
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    Flat clipless shoes are designed for the big platform spd pedals so you get the big platform and pins as with flats but are clipped in. Also, you have grip if not clipped in.

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    That ortleib saddle bag looks great. I may find myself needing one.

    jimthesaint
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    The new Fox 36 looks like the original Rock Shox Pike.

    Northwind
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    It does doesn’t it! I guess it’s just acceptance that a proper arch is a really good shape to make archey things out of.

    zerocool
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    So they’ve mad the crown/steerer stronger and creak-free AND saved weight? I’m sceptical

    The creaks aren’t a strength thing, they’re a poor design or execution thing (that they know they can get away with). So it’s totally possible that a redesign could be lighter and creak free, other forks have managed it in the past. I love my 36s but it’s a total pisstake that they almost inevitably end up creaking and that it can be fixed by stabbing in an aftermarket replacement- that just proves that Fox (and often Rockshox) did it wrong in the first place

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