Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: k2rider1964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Innovations and upgrades....favorites & holdouts?

    My mind always runs rampant when I'm riding alone and today I started thinking about this question...what innovation and/or upgrade has been your favorite? Maybe the one that changed the way you ride or your enjoyment? Conversely, what have you yet to purchase or try out because you "just don't get it"?

    For me, disc brakes (of which I finally went to last summer) have been a game changer in the way I ride from a perspective of confidence.

    I still haven't switch to tubeless though I have the wheelset and proper tires to do so. I'll get there. The one innovation that I haven't bought into is the adjustable seatpost. I have friends and co-riders that swear by it but at $300 and everybody I know having one issue or another, i'll keep hanging my tail off the back end!

  2. #2
    Reputation: monzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    I went from rim brakes to hydro disc and holy crap. It's improved my ability to be confident going fast downhill by about a million percent.

    I have tubeless but don't get it. I seems an awful lot of prep for a little advancement. I'm light( 145 lbs) so I already can run low pressure in tubes and do. Tubeless seems a lot of wasted time and effort. I guess the puncture resistance is cool but I hardly flatted with tubes. Meh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: GotoDengo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Clipless pedals. Horse has been beaten to death, but completely changed the way I rode. What other upgrade actually increases the rider's stamina so much (by adding amother powerful muscle into the mix)?

    Future "technology"? Upgrading my fork to a Rebacon... putting floodgate moco damper and dual air spring for a Reba into my Recon.

  4. #4
    It's about showing up.
    Reputation: Berkeley Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Custom hand-built wheels.
    I don't rattle.

  5. #5
    Reputation: mimi1885's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Platform pedals and 5.10 shoes. I don't know why I held out for so long to switch. I can't say that clipless offers noticeable improvement in efficiency over a good pair of flats and 5.10 on a normal trail ride. Racing is another story.

    OP, the easiest way to find out about the adj seatpost is to try your friends out for one or two rides, I'm sold on the performance.

  6. #6
    Life Is Short
    Reputation: fatcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    I'm looking forward to (now nobody go and steal this idea'r without my permission) belt driven assisted by some sort of Hammerschmidt type gearing that enables you to granny gear it to 46 tooth it in a small lightweight and economical drive train. I currently like my Hammerschmidt front cranks but hate the chain and rear derailleur. Somebody introduce something that is belted with internal gears front and back.

Similar Threads

  1. Chainguides for Triple Ring Holdouts?
    By myitch in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-10-2009, 06:05 PM
  2. Favorites of 2008
    By keylay in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-07-2008, 12:53 PM
  3. Brake pad favorites?
    By Big Jim Mac in forum Yeti
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-23-2008, 12:02 AM
  4. List some of your favorites...
    By pHUCKiN PHiL in forum Passion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-11-2007, 04:05 AM
  5. Ahoy! V-brake holdouts!
    By Padre in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-23-2004, 10:06 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.