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deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 11:37
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Hardtails, Helmets, and More - Sea Otter 2015
Custom made in North America frames cost more than made in asian frames. Also Airborne has more buying power than RSD and gets better discounts because they're ordering 10,000 chains at a time, not RSD that orders 10 chains at a time.
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 11:35
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Hardtails, Helmets, and More - Sea Otter 2015
Surly owners have had "plus" size options for several years... the Krampus and ECR being 29+ and the Troll and Instigator being 26+. As to 650B+, the production run tires only started becoming available during the past year but besides all their company designers/test riders/owners on them (since they needed the tires to build the frames/forks around them to show them at these trade shows/spring classics) there's a cast of dozens on mtbr already being early adopters. Shame more pinkbike users don't venture out into the greater bicycle world to experience new things before they get publicity here. As to $1000 full suspension trail bikes... well they'll weigh as much as a fat bike does and existing technology has basically trickled down the price foodchain as much as is possible already. Shimano has hydraulic discs down to the 3xx series parts (basically Acera-X) and decent shocks and forks with lockouts or adjustable rebound oil damping and a non-patented linkage design. As to the "industry fade out the old" crap... yeah...over DECADES... complaining now about 148 replacing 142 is all kinds of stupid. I can still service mountain bikes from the 1970s... and you're worried about something from a few months ago ?
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 10:27
3 hours
Hardtails, Helmets, and More - Sea Otter 2015
Why build a cheap DH bike when few people really live somewhere where they can use it. And even in spots that do exist (we have lift access here), the folks with fat bikes now far outnumber the pool of people who like to ride downhill bikes.
deeeight brule's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 10:22
3 hours
Day 2 Randoms - Sea Otter 2015
Bikerumour has a write-up/interview with the Speedgoat bike designer.
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 5:49
8 hours
Specialized Unveils 27.5+ Hardtails - Sea Otter 2015
Surly and Soma offer 650B tires that'll fit cross/touring bikes. Instead of building my Salsa Las Cruces with 700x35s I'm instead building it with 650Bx41s. I give up a little bit of ground clearance but in return I get a lot more air volume so I can run lower pressures and the bike is a lot more fun on gravel/dirt roads. As to small 29er tires... Bontrager used to offer the Jones XR tire in what was labeled a 29 x 1.8.
deeeight mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 21:25
16 hours
Marzocchi's New Fork and Dropper Post - Sea Otter 2015
They dropped the 'm' because it made for a heavier/weaker set of lowers.
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 20:28
17 hours
Schwalbe, Giro, MRP - Sea Otter 2015
Gazzi 3's also weighed more in one tire than two of these new ones do.
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 17:59
20 hours
Specialized Unveils 27.5+ Hardtails - Sea Otter 2015
Not really... in point of fact, while product managers like to say the 650B x 3.0s are the same size as a 29er...they're slightly smaller. See this photo...on the left is a muddy WTB Exiwolf 29 x 2.3 and on the right is a brand new Vee Trax Fatty 650B x 3.25 on a rim that's really not wide enough for the casing to fill out to its proper size, but that has the side-effect of making the tire taller instead. http://206.75.155.2/kmr/bikes/bto29comp1.jpg
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 15:13
23 hours
Specialized Unveils 27.5+ Hardtails - Sea Otter 2015
Yes...the B+'s and 29+'s are shaping up to be that ONE perfect trail bike.... the one you take with you on the road trip to Moab... or for the trip to maine...where you might be riding along the beach one morning and then a dense forest in the afternoon. As to normal tires...yes they'll fit the wide rims but the diameters will drop so you'll lose BB height / crank clearance.
deeeight mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 15:08
23 hours
Specialized Unveils 27.5+ Hardtails - Sea Otter 2015
The Surly Krampus used it because Surly doesn't have the budget to partner on / commit to a hub development just to make the wheel stronger/stiffer. Its the same reason why when they first produced the pugsley, they relied on ISIS DH bike bottom brackets (100mm shell) with ISIS cranks , and ran 135 front and rear spacing (so as to use either dual rear hubs, or a cassette rear and a singlespeed rear (in front) with rear entry dropouts, and why the initial front disc tab spacing on the forks for them and Salsa was the same as with rear hubs. Newer fats use 135 spacing front offset. Surly may innovate now and then but they tend to do so as cheaply as possible (in terms of product development) which is silly given how expensive the framesets/bikes are.
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