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08-15-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,284
Posted By Msteven

There is a lot of mixed research into why some...

There is a lot of mixed research into why some folks cramp and others do not. Most research has found that dehydration is not a direct cause of cramping. It seems that genetic responses to...
08-15-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,080
Posted By Msteven

There is something to be said for riding...

There is something to be said for riding efficiently, but the weight and power of the team is a bigger factor.

First, a tandem is generally heavier than two light weight single road bikes...
06-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,136
Posted By Msteven

Regarding the TRP HY/RD: These will fail in the...

Regarding the TRP HY/RD: These will fail in the event that you have to drag brake on a long descent. These do not have enough mass to dissipate the heat before the caliper body expands and presses...
04-29-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,119
Posted By Msteven

I have been using the ST-R785 + Saint 4-piston...

I have been using the ST-R785 + Saint 4-piston calipers successfully. You can use a Ti-Cycles hose adapter to join two shimano hose types together. Works well and i have been running this for 2...
01-15-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,787
Posted By Msteven

We have gone on long(ish) tours on three tandems....

We have gone on long(ish) tours on three tandems. My take is that any pannier system that is loaded up will cause instability when the captain wants to stand out of the saddle. This includes a new...
10-18-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,583
Posted By Msteven

Ah, yes...the quest for perfect shifting...We had...

Ah, yes...the quest for perfect shifting...We had the same problem with 11 speed eTap. Our 11-40 and 52-34 + roadlink just never quite shifted right. Almost the exact symptoms you are...
09-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,294
Posted By Msteven

You can try one of these: ...

You can try one of these: https://t-cycle.com/products/adjustomatic-bottle-mount
Use the two fish or similar to mount in place.
09-16-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,737
Posted By Msteven

The HyRd experience: maybe 1 mile down at 6 to 8...

The HyRd experience: maybe 1 mile down at 6 to 8 percent behind a slow minivan. the internal pistons froze in the braking position. I could make them clamp down between ~30% and 100% but they would...
09-15-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,737
Posted By Msteven

I destroyed 2x TRP hy/rd calipers on a single...

I destroyed 2x TRP hy/rd calipers on a single descent trying to stay slow behind vehicle traffic.
Stick with mechanical unless you have the cash to upgrade to oversized 4-pistion downhill calipers...
07-16-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By Msteven

I have posted a couple of times regarding the...

I have posted a couple of times regarding the setup you are proposing. works perfectly. I have Saint 4-piston calipers, e-bike floating roters. stopping power is immense. no heat issues. ...
05-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 75,595
Posted By Msteven

CoMo Mocha

Our CoMo Mocha was supposed to be a rolling experiment with Hydro Brakes, Di2 3x and wide range gears, tubeless 650bx47 wheels and our old burley Bob Trailer. She is not pristine...but sturdy and...
05-10-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,351
Posted By Msteven

Follow up question re XTR 3x11

[QUOTE=Alan_F;21830484].... "Having said that, I also modified the Di2 button function, but my reason for doing so was that my primary single bike has ETap (with sequential shift active) and I like...
05-09-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,208
Posted By Msteven

Best Hacks

1. Convert mechanical drivertain to XT/XTR 3x11 di2
2. Convert to hydro brakes via road brifters, but using Saint 4 piston calipers and metallic pads
2a. Convert standard 1 piece 203 rotors to...
05-09-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By Msteven

Tubeless Success

We run 650b Velocity Clifhanger rims and WTB Byway tires at 40 to 50psi, and previously WTB Horizon semi slick on the same wheels. Stans sealant and rim tape. This combination of tire/rim/sealant...
03-18-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By Msteven

Shimano + Magura

No issues at all. No noise when just riding flat. very little warping from heat. no loss of performance after heavy use with metallic pads.
Note that the only Magura product I have used is the...
02-28-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By Msteven

Saint Hydro is an option

We also had Hy/Rd brakes on shimano 203mm rotors, and they failed due to overheating on a longish downhill in traffic. The pistons never let go after that. had to remove that night after limping...
12-09-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,351
Posted By Msteven

Synchro Shifting thoughts

Regarding Synchro Shifting from shimano:
I have similar set up and subsequent problems with the timing and compensation shifting. it would catch me out about 50% of the time. Once you are used...
11-06-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,119
Posted By Msteven

Magura rotors

I did not consider 220mm. the CoMo frame is set up for 203 without caliper spacers. the 785 lever pull is maybe 30 to 50% more than the ultegra hydro levels I have on another bike with stock road...
11-04-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,119
Posted By Msteven

Just to confirm the experience of a few others in...

Just to confirm the experience of a few others in this post:

Saint 4-piston front and rear with full metallic/sintered shimano pads
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ST-R785 brifters
+
Magura "MDR-P" E-bike floating 203...
10-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,710
Posted By Msteven

At these weights, 300lb+, what difference will a...

At these weights, 300lb+, what difference will a few grams and a few spokes make? ... none. Go for durable and wide rims with fast rolling wide puncture resistant tires. We ride 650b WTB ByWay...
10-05-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,477
Posted By Msteven

We went with Sram solid pin 11 speed chain for a...

We went with Sram solid pin 11 speed chain for a few months. I also replaced the inner chainring with a 30 and the outer with a 48. We replaced the cogs with sunrace, but the shifting between the...
10-02-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,477
Posted By Msteven

a couple of things to consider: 1. some chains...

a couple of things to consider:
1. some chains are directional, make sure the chain is installed in the correct direction if that applies
2. hollow pin chains wear much faster than solid pin chains...
09-30-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,477
Posted By Msteven

Look around the forum for di2 XTR 3x11 + saint...

Look around the forum for di2 XTR 3x11 + saint hydraulic brakes. I posted a message about this setup on our CoMo Mocha. not flawless, FD takes some fussy set up. I run 52/39/30 + 11-42, You must...
06-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By Msteven

TRP HyRd on Tandem - Don't do it

We had a set of these on our CoMo Mocha. Got stuck behind a slow moving minivan on twisty 2 mile downhill. They both "locked up" meaning the internal pistons stopped moving by the time we got to...
06-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,783
Posted By Msteven

Comotion Mocha thoughts

We have been riding the CoMotion Mocha / 650b for almost 2 years now. Several iterations of equipment thus far, starting with eTap 2x11+ mech disc brakes and now 3x XTR Di2 + saint hydro brakes....
06-02-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,308
Posted By Msteven

Just thought I would add a couple of thoughts to...

Just thought I would add a couple of thoughts to the thread regarding hydro brakes and XTR 3x shifting

I had a spare set of ST-R785 di2 brifters lying around (not super comfy, but available for...
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