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Wide Range 8 Speed 1X Drivetrain

Over the past while I’ve heard it being called for again and again. Why don’t they make a high quality 8 speed drivetrain? You could bang shifts out with confidence every time because of the longer cable pull for each shift. There would be lots of allowance for all types of bad stuff like if the ride gets muddy, the cable gets corroded or if you bend your derailleur hanger. You could ride through a swamp and the thing would just keep on working. Chains would return to being thicker and wouldn’t break as often. And how about if it could fit on a standard HG freehub body? Backpedaling quickly during sketchy moments on technical climbs wouldn’t result in the chain dropping off the biggest gear. How about if it could be a wide range 1X system that’s light-weight with a cassette that has an aluminum spider? Well folks, here it is.

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The Seatpost Whisperer

I don’t care to post about things that people have seen before. I also don’t care to discuss something that’s already well understood. It’s been a few years now and I’ve seen the reliability issues regarding the Rockshox Reverb be misunderstood more times by more people than any other product so that’s why I’m going to talk about it.

There are several key quirks about the Rockshox Reverb that need to be addressed. Unfortunately using the readily available service kit doesn’t do much to solve the issues surrounding it. It should be said that this is a really cool design if you look at it objectively and the nagging issues it has are relatively easy to solve. So let’s clear things up.

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Custom 2WD Dual Disc Tricycle Kit

A customer came to me with a tall order. He owned the most basic adult tricycle you could possibly get. Keep in mind that stock, these trikes are driven only by one of the rear wheels (the other wheel just spins freely) and are stopped by a stupid band brake that ONLY works on the driven wheel.

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