Tech Q&A | Elusive 16t cassette sprockets, the best cycling kit for bigger-sized people and more questions answered - BikeRadar

2022-05-10 09:04:47 By : Ms. Serena Ruilon

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It’s time for another Q&A on the BikeRadar Podcast and with your usual host, Tom Marvin, off on sabbatical, Alex Evans is stepping in for this month’s tech feast.

Alex is joined by our technical editor-in-chief, Robin Weaver, and senior road technical editor, Warren Rossiter, to impart their vast knowledge and answer this month’s questions from you, our dear readers and listeners.

Warren recommends a Shimano-compatible 11-speed Miche cassette that includes the sweet-spot 16t sprocket, while Rob tells why you need to carefully research whether your enduro bike frame is compatible with dual crown forks (or not as the case may be).

We also discuss cycling kit for bigger riders and the best tyres for a mountain bike that’s been converted into a commuter.

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Alex Evans is BikeRadar's mountain bike technical editor. He started racing downhill at the tender age of 11 before going on to compete across Europe. Alex moved to Morzine in the French Alps at 19 to pursue a career as a bike bum and clocked up an enormous amount of riding. Riding those famous tracks day in, day out for eight years, he broke more bikes than he can remember. Alex then moved back to the UK and put his vast knowledge of mountain biking to good use by landing a job working for MBUK magazine as features editor. Since working for MBUK, Alex's focus has moved to bike tech. He's one of BikeRadar's lead testers, knows how to push bikes and products to the limit, and wants to search out the equipment that represents the best value for money. Alex is also a regular on the BikeRadar Youtube channel and BikeRadar podcast.

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