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DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 14:39
Mar 25, 2015
Justin Leov's EWS Remedy 29er - Crankworx Rotorua
It works on paper but because of the knobby tires and soft dirt I'm not convinced. I would also say that to the original point- him saying that the contact patch (shape as it were) is a benefit - could very well be true. Perceivable ? I don't know I'd have to ride two bikes back to back to have an opinion on that. At the end of the day- that sure is a nice looking bike :)
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 14:19
Mar 25, 2015
Justin Leov's EWS Remedy 29er - Crankworx Rotorua
The theory is that contact patch is a function of weight and psi, it's the deformed tire that contacts the ground not the wheel. If the wheel were solid and did not deform then it wouldn't be such a debatable topic. I think the bottom line is that when you are looking at a 26 vs a 29 the difference is negligible.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 12:45
Mar 25, 2015
Justin Leov's EWS Remedy 29er - Crankworx Rotorua
I was thinking on it and I suppose it's true that the actual contact patch in square inches is the same regardless of wheel size. However I'd still argue that because we are dealing with an off road tire on dirt and a wheel with decreased radius, in practical terms contact patch is longer and therefore traction improved.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 7:57
Mar 25, 2015
Justin Leov's EWS Remedy 29er - Crankworx Rotorua
This is ridiculous.... of course the tire pressure and weight determine the contact patch of a given tire/wheel set up. So, assuming all other factors equal (tire circum, rider weight and psi) the larger the wheel the larger the contact area. It grows front to back not in width as Grog pointed out but it does in fact grow.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 6:07
Mar 25, 2015
Justin Leov's EWS Remedy 29er - Crankworx Rotorua
These Trek racing bikes painted all red are just sooooo hot.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 6:05
Mar 25, 2015
Justin Leov's EWS Remedy 29er - Crankworx Rotorua
I think you may have this one wrong phutphutend. With all other factors equal, a larger wheel will always have a larger contact patch than a smaller wheel.
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 12:39
Mar 24, 2015
Yeti SB6C - Review
I agree, not defending them at all. I was just saying that it could happen that proto and initial run differed from the final product. The reviewers should be sent production bikes or told that what they have is not- not only told if something bad happens. Otherwise this comes off as an excuse. Time will tell, this just doesn't look good for Yeti who already has a reputation for failures. I know others have quickly pointed it out but these is not even the only test broken. Other publications have broken them too. Bike mag I think went through two swing arms !
DARKSTAR63 mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2015 at 6:19
Mar 23, 2015
Yeti SB6C - Review
because proto's are often made in house. When everything is just right then they go off to production where quality control issues can arise.
DARKSTAR63 mikekazimer's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 9:17
Mar 21, 2015
Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger
Yeah just like the movie industry....
DARKSTAR63 paulaston's article
Mar 21, 2015 at 5:09
Mar 21, 2015
Randoms - Taipei Show 2015
Ok Grog so front to back I guess they are the same thickness as I just went and looked at them but with the longer pins at each end and the center concave over the axle they feel quite secure. One of my fav's honestly.
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