Andrew Bruce

  • I find it’s genuinely easier to get a smooth pedal stroke. Going back to a bike with a round ring feels “choppy” by comparison.

  • The problem you might have is the range on the mtb cassette exceeding what the mech can handle. Wide ranges need mechs with longer cages. A diddy little mech on wide cassette will probably be overstretched in the lowest gear and or / floppy chain on the highest

  • mainmonkeyking replied to the topic Chainring clearance in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    Try what I suggested earlier, stick an extra spacer behind the drive side bb cup. Given a raceface cinch crank only uses the dish in the ring to create the offset I can’t see worries about q-factor being legit (which feels like the only argument for not doing it). All a boost ring or chain set does is shunt the chain line out 3mm after all. see h…[Read more]

  • Bikes are not “rigs”, they are bikes.

    Shit riders on expensive bikes are still shit riders.

    Bike tech improvements do lead to better bikes every year.

    Past a certain age, more effort goes into maintaining skills and fitness than progressing them.

    Ugly bikes ride bad.

    Good looking bikes look good because they are the right shape, and they rid…[Read more]

  • mainmonkeyking replied to the topic Chainring clearance in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    I’ve got a Santa Cruz Bronson with a 148 rear. I changed my chainring and had the same questions as you. It depends on frame design. I found that my bike would work best with a non-boost chainring. The boost chainring would have moved the chain line further away from the bike and caused problems for the lower gears. Have a look to see if moving y…[Read more]