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groghunter WTB-Bikes's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 18:13
1 hours
ALL DONE: Ask Us Anything with WTB -Tubeless Technology
Not sure if you're talking about me @ScottMoore94, But the 2 things I was talking about are: A: How gorilla tape works fine for me on conventional rims, & B: that Mavic uses a system that doesn't require drilling through the rim bed, & is therefore is airtight without tape... but that it's far heavier than a normal rim with tape, & that that weigh penalty increases with width, which is one reason why Mavic's top of the line UST wheelset is still only 21mm internal.
groghunter mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 13:02
6 hours
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
I've never whipped, cause I'm a hack, & better at technical descending than air, but it does feel similar to how I imagine a whip to feel. Also, i think it has to do with me trying to be conscious of "lean the bike, not your body!" as much as possible.
groghunter mtbstrengthcoach's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 12:43
7 hours
Video: More Movement Tips to Help Your Cornering
Funny, I like to do things the other way: I feel like the turn is coming from my inside leg, as if I'm consciously weighting it, and through it, the cornering knobs of the rear tire. Approaching a corner, I'll get light, then load the suspension as I enter, then as I lean the bike, I'm driving that force through that inside leg. Regardless, enjoy these articles, I always find bio-mechanics fascinating.
groghunter mikelevy's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 8:28
11 hours
Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR - Review
It's not that simple. Width is measured from end to end, as if the bar was a straight piece of stock(it is, when they cut it to length.) However, after adding rise & sweep, how far the ends are apart from each other will vary. I ride a 780 bar currently, but it's got some of the highest rise & sweep numbers (5 up, 9 back) you can get, so doesn't feel overly wide, especially compared to some bars that are narrower, but straighter. I'm only 5'8".
groghunter mikelevy's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 6:05
13 hours
Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR - Review
I normally feel the same way, though I will admit, I rode an RM the other day that greatly benefited from being able to mess with the rear shock easily. Conversely, I rode a BH that it felt absolutely useless on, & that one controlled fork & shock, both.
groghunter WTB-Bikes's article
Jan 25, 2015 at 19:12
1 days
ALL DONE: Ask Us Anything with WTB -Tubeless Technology
Yes, I know. I build wheels. But while you can remove side to side (horizontal) play easily with a tire on, you can't remove hops or dents (vertical play) properly without taking off the tire. You need to bring your gauge in so that it just touches the rim at the high spot, in order to determine which spokes to tighten, not to mention that it's almost impossible to see subtle dents with a tire on. Horizontal truing gets all the publicity, but vertical truing is the difference between a wheel that will withstand impacts, & a deathtrap. breaking a spoke can have a profound effect on the balance of tension in a wheel, & you can't see, or fix that with the tire on.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 25, 2015 at 7:23
2 days
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
Hey, you can always mod that design to make a seriously dangerous potato gun too... I've seen PVC & compressed air ones dent steel doors.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 12:34
Jan 23, 2015
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
people have used old propane, or those disposable helium tanks, as air storage for a long time. Also gives you a way to keep a compressed air source in your car without a compressor(which is one of the points: 4X4 guys will do this as a way to air their tires back up for the highway drive home.)
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 12:32
Jan 23, 2015
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
I'd say not nominating the RAD cage is a fairly large oversight, in that context.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 12:31
Jan 23, 2015
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
I've NEVER had a burp, & have run tubeless on evey bike I've owned for the last decade, using pretty much every different system you can thing of (even the old Maxxis rim strips, which were actually one of the best due to big rubber flap that sat behind the bead.) Maybe I don't push hard enough, though. That said, Maybe these people should be running something like the WTB system? If Mark Weir doesn't burp that, I'm fairly certain it'd work for most other racers, too.
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