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dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 22, 2014 at 10:18
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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
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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
23 hours
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
3 days
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.
dfiler SramMedia's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 8:51
Aug 19, 2014
Video: Steps to the Top - Red Bull Joyride
Is the video's low-contrast/washed-out-colors look an artistic thing? The colors in this video and the others in the steps-to-the-top series all seem low contrast.
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 5:30
Aug 19, 2014
First Look: Rocky Mountain's Carbon Thunderbolt MSL
How much more "costly" is it alleged for a threaded bottom bracket?. 20 dollars? 50 dollars? Seriously, that's an important detail. Without knowing, it reads like marketing BS. Personally, I would prefer to spend that much to have a creak free bottom bracket that is easy to install and remove. Also, what's this about molding an aluminum piece into carbon being unreliable? It would be great to see an article that went into this in detail!
dfiler RichardCunningham's article
Aug 19, 2014 at 5:26
Aug 19, 2014
First Look: Rocky Mountain's Carbon Thunderbolt MSL
Press fit BBs have the potential to creak while threaded BBs does not. Press fit are also more troublesome to install and remove. I don't care if it costs marginally more. I will pay more for frames with bottom bracket threads.
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