Category: Technical FAQ

Technica FAQ: Will an oval chainring violate junior gear restrictions?

In this week’s column, Lennard fields questions about junior gearing, bent derrailleurs, and whether a bike can zap you in a lightning storm.

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Technical FAQ: Ensuring that your front and rear wheels are parallel

In this week’s column, Lennard discusses how to make sure that your front and rear wheels are aligned in the same plane

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Technical FAQ: Checking crashed carbon, cleat position, derailleur storage

Lennard gives advice on how to check a crashed carbon frame for damage; plus, advice on how to store your Shimano Di2 bike

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Technical FAQ: Drivetrain friction test, steerer-damping headsets

Lennard fields a question about chain articulation from his 1X vs. 2X drivetrain test; plus a question on steering damping

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Technical FAQ: Cleat position vs. seat height, plus SRAM/Shimano shifting compatibility

Lennard offers advice on cleat adjustment and saddle height, and explains the mystery behind those annoying “snake bite” flat tires

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Technical FAQ: Essential tremors, 1X vs. 2X, and fast- vs. slow-twitch muscle fibers

Lennard takes a deep dive into damping steering and, with the help of Coach Trevor Connor, demystifies the difference between fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibers.

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Technical FAQ: SRAM AXS Flattop chain compatibility

Is SRAM’s new AXS flattop chain compatible with existing wide/narrow chainrings? Plus, more follow-up on a reader’s question about shifting with limited hand strength

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Technical FAQ: Brakes under the chain stay, foot pain, shifting weakness

A reader tries to accommodate better brakes on a bike with tight tolerances, questions about foot pain, finding shifters that are easier to push, and more.

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Technical FAQ: Combining eTap AXS MTB and road components; tire balm

The new SRAM eTap AXS groups allow riders to mix and match components to get wider gearing. Plus, Lennard explains how to preserve tires that aren’t seeing much use.

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Technical FAQ: Finding the right crank length, more on cleat positioning

Lennard takes a deep dive on how crank length should relate to leg length, and how that affects overall bike geometry.

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