Willie1

Long Time motocrosser who crossed over to biking a couple years ago.

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Willie1 mattwragg's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 8:48
Nov 19, 2014
Mavic Crossmax XL Wheelset - Review
Development cycles are 2-4 years. These wheels were designed just before the really wide rims started hitting the market. They probably saw it as a fad, and missed the boat.
Willie1 mattwragg's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 8:46
Nov 19, 2014
Mavic Crossmax XL Wheelset - Review
EpicStormer, just like suspension, dropper posts, disc brakes, and 650b wheels make you lazier, right? You must ride a cantilever brakes full rigid bike then. LOL!!!!
Willie1 JordanCarr's article
Nov 6, 2014 at 8:14
Nov 6, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
I think some of the problems people have with their carbon wheels, is that carbon requires much more even spoke tension than aluminum. I bought a spoke guage to make sure, but the wheel building techniques I learned from a master wheel builder tended to result in really even tension so I don't check anyone, unless something feels wrong. If the tension is uneven, a few spoke holes end up taking up most of the tension, resulting in stress risers.
Willie1 JordanCarr's article
Nov 5, 2014 at 16:39
Nov 5, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
I have light bicycle wheels, but I haven't seen ANY carbon wheels for $500.00.
Willie1 JordanCarr's article
Nov 5, 2014 at 10:01
Nov 5, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
Considering good hubs will set you back $400.00 or so, its not realistic, is it? You won't get any "good" wheelset for $500.00, unless you are OK with 2000g or heavier.
Willie1 RichardCunningham's article
Oct 22, 2014 at 21:09
Oct 22, 2014
Schwalbe 2015 Nobby Nic - Review
Strange, the nobby nicks are my favorite tire. Maybe different people need different tires in different conditions?
Willie1 mikelevy's article
Oct 15, 2014 at 10:45
Oct 15, 2014
Ghost AMR Riot Lector 7 - Review
We used to ride on fully rigid bikes with single wall rims. You CAN'T ride certain things because you only have 130mm travel? WTF?
Willie1 JordanCarr's article
Sep 24, 2014 at 7:59
Sep 24, 2014
MRP Stage Fork - Review
The crown is the key, much more so than 1mm in stanchion size compared to the competition using 35mm tubes. The old Travis with 34mm stanchions was pretty rigid, as was the Nixon with 32mm stanchions. They had solid crowns.
Willie1 mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 10:06
Sep 19, 2014
RockShox RS-1 - Review
If I remember correctly, they dropped the carbon Dorado after the first year, because of production issues. Switching to a different facility would have driven the price up even more, and the Carbon version was already unobtanium. The Dorado is the oldest of the modern designs, and when it came out it was the lightest fork (Maybe the boxxer might have been a few grams lighter than the Aluminum Dorado, but the Carbon version was the lightest fork on the market.) . Its getting a little long in the tooth weight wise, but I suspect there is a revised version in the works. They have produced a lower end fork at a better price point, with the same internals, with a slightly heavier chassis that is less expensive to produce. The Dorado is the closest thing to the Moto forks I have used for decades, in terms of setup, feel, and tracking.
Willie1 mikelevy's article
Sep 17, 2014 at 11:49
Sep 17, 2014
RockShox RS-1 - Review
Dorado: Weight Lb / grams 6.55 / 2973.7 Boxxer RC: Weight 26” - 2882g, 27.5” - 2934g Boxxer WC: Weight 26” – 2585g , 27.5" - 2637g Fox 40: Weight 20mm thru axle 5.98 lb / 2.71 kg The Fox and Manitou are weighed with axle, not sure about the Boxxer. This does not take into account the unsprung weight.
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