What won't you let go of as MTB technology advances?
26″…like I can ride well enough to make a difference? Spare me!
2×9 and 2x 10. Fat, arthritic 50 year old pushing a 32t single up any sort of hill? Do me a favour!
Currently embracing :
Tubeless. At last count there were over 30 self sealed holes in my tyres. That’s a lot of riding time, or getting on for two centuries in middle-aged MTBer faffing years.
Oh, and HT2. Light and it works.Posted 3 years agoedhornbySubscriber
I’m staying with mechanical gears, I can’t be arsed with having to keep an eye on whether the battery in my bike is charged so that it will move the gears – whole point about a bike is that you can get it out of the shed and go and ride it save for a quick tyre pump and chain lubePosted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
and don’t need a compressor
and 99.9% of the time, hold in all the air and seat the tyre bead first time
and release all the air upto 6 times a ride.
personal experience (@45psi), YMMV etc
Multiple bikes would be my keeper I guess – arguably a stupid idea. Droppers, 1×11, carbon super bikes, leccy shifting etc all sound good but costs too much. If I went to one bike I could probably afford bling stuff, but….I like having a singlespeed, a lakes bike (slacker, heavier and more travel) a nice “normal” bike and a parts bin bike that gets all my old parts to eke every bit of moneys worth out of them and gets ridden through winter/rain/mud without worrying about ruining my bestest gear.
Only owning 1 bike at a time would mean switching to the new “standards” every 3 or 4 years would be less of a PITA too.Posted 3 years agoI_AcheMember
Hmm. Well by the end of the week I will have the following.
160mm forks(20mm axle)
140mm forks (20mm axle)
So on the FS its tubes and arguably a 20mm axle on a trail bike. And on the HT its tubes, 20mm axle, 2×9, rigid post and steel frame.
I refuse to call different wheel sizes an advancement.Posted 3 years agodanielgrovesMember
Circular wheels. Not sure square ones will be as effective.
Seriously though, I’m currently riding a rigid single speed 29er. So there isn’t much I have.
However, it does have big wheels, short stem and wide bars.
Next build though will be 140mm, 650b hard tail running 1*10, have a dropper, tubeless, and all the other commodities I miss from my Meta before it was stolen. Cannot. Wait.Posted 3 years agomindmap3Member
I’m hanging on to 26 inch wheels, 20mm axles and cables.
I’ve embraced wider bars, dropper posts, slack head angles, 1×10, tubeless because it all makes by bike better.
I have no interest in electric shifter or suspension control. Water and electrics don’t seem like a good idea to me in the long run.
I’ve mostly avoided carbon to date too, but that’s because I’m tight.Posted 3 years ago
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