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dfiler ryann's article
Aug 29, 2014 at 11:47
Aug 29, 2014
World Record Vertical Descent Attempt on Mt. 7
I recently did 30000 feet in 6h 24m. My hands were destroyed after just 20000 feet. I can't imagine doing 40000. Seriously, I had to ask a bystander for a pocket knife to pop the blisters on my hands. 40000 is pure insanity!
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 28, 2014 at 17:40
Aug 28, 2014
Exclusive: Sam Hill's Secret Weapon
Running low pressure for downhill results in folded rim sidewalls and then tubeless blowout. This systems allows the pressure to be that low without the chance of flatting from a destroyed the rim or pinch flatting the actual tire sidewall.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 27, 2014 at 6:45
Aug 27, 2014
More Bikes and Oddities from the Eurobike Outdoor Demo 2014
Exactly snowytrail. The lynx is a horrible design for use in muddy climates. There are plenty of ways to design frames and suspension that don't put the shock piston precisely where it will get coated in mud and grit.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 10:18
Aug 22, 2014
First Look: FSA Carbon Wheelsets
They aren't knock-offs and they're actually more reliable than enve rims. While your experience sucked, it is not the norm. People can feel comfortable buying LB rims and rest assured that they're less likely to break than enve rims.
dfiler pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 10:16
Aug 22, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 7 Meribel - Qualifications
UCI prohibits riders from racing in non-UCI events and tries to strong-arm other companies organizations to not be involved non-UCI events. An upstart racing league has little chance of success in that environment. A few are trying though. With Crankworx turning into a series, it could eventually evolve into that.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 7:47
Aug 22, 2014
First Look: FSA Carbon Wheelsets
Yep. 3 years on light-bicycle rims and the wheels don't even need truing yet.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2014 at 7:48
Aug 20, 2014
First Look: Rocky Mountain's Carbon Thunderbolt MSL
bmx also isn't as plagued with creaking parts like xc or am bikes are. A creak is ok if you only put in a few pedal strokes here and there. Also, mashing up a mountain or riding through streams and mud tends to take creaking to the next level. Constant pedaling under heavy load produces creaks as well as makes those sounds pretty annoying.
dfiler gojammedia's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 18:04
Aug 19, 2014
The 30,000 foot DH Race - Chomolungma Challenge
Thanks snowshoe! The race was fun and perfectly run. I hope to be back next year.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 9:52
Aug 19, 2014
First Look: Rocky Mountain's Carbon Thunderbolt MSL
True, bearings are pressed into threaded cups. Although the bearings/cups are sold as a single product and not really designed to be separated multiple times. The factory presses them in and they stay there for the life of the component. I'm betting that the tolerances on the bearing cups are better than those on all the various molds from various companies. For those of us doing our own maintenance, perhaps someday we'll have bearing presses and pullers in our toolboxes. But until then, and until manufacturers get their frame tolerances up to the quality of bearing cup tolerances, I and many others will prefer threaded rather than press fit interfaces for the parts we service. That "redundancy" as you call it, is exactly what some customers benefit from. For many it is a feature rather than a fault.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 9:00
Aug 19, 2014
First Look: Rocky Mountain's Carbon Thunderbolt MSL
lol. The adapters are also prone to creaking too because they're pressed in. Are you seriously claiming that press fitted components don't creak? Maybe in fantasy land. In the real word they are quite simply more prone to creaking.
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