These articles were excellent

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/ridden-and-rated-5-four-piston-brakes.html

 

https://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Vital-MTB-Face-Off-The-Best-Dropper-Posts,1762

 

These articles showed a clear editorial stance, gave thoughtful opinions, and took maximum advantage of the product-testing powers available to each publication. They even highlighted downsides of certain products. I respectfully part ways with Levy on the topic of brake power vs. modulation, but that might have something to do with the extra 40 pounds I have on him and the fact that my home trails are better.

This is exactly the sort of tech writing we want in the MTB world. They might be shoot-outs, but they’re a long way from MBA.

 

7 thoughts on “These articles were excellent

  1. TRP – tested by Mike Levy
    Trickstuff – tested by Paul Aston
    Magura – tested by Richard Cunningham
    Code – tested by Mike Kazimer
    Saint – tested by Mike Levy

    In what way makes this the tests comparable? 4 guys spread all over the world test 5 brakes and then try to rate and compare them against each other?

  2. Whoa whoa whoa….. I’ve ridden Levy’s hometown trails and didn’t you live in Portland, land of no trails? FV has some pretty damn good trails. Chilliwack and Abbotsford aren’t North Van. Check yourself.

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