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rupintart cloverleaf's article
Apr 24, 2014 at 15:41
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First Look: Mondraker Foxy Carbon
Holy hell that's a nice bike.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 23, 2014 at 16:35
1 days
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
Oh, and I forgot to mention, a customer that came in today had some Derby rims. I took some up close pictures of the spoke bed...spoke nipples have a pretty noticeable variance in height...pictures to follow tomorrow. Those rims may very well be fairly strong, but the spoke beds.....
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 23, 2014 at 16:13
1 days
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
lawl. You still didn't mention wtf it is you do or how "your more qualified to understand" which is atrocious grammar and makes no sense. You can't be more qualified to "understand testing and materials properties." You can't be more qualified to comprehend than somebody else. You may grasp the faster or slower, but you're not any more qualified. And I doubt you understand materials more than a materials engineer (p.s., I'm a graduate student, hence the reason I said unless you have more than a bachelors degree in materials science)...please elaborate on how you're "more qualified to understand materials" than I am. I'm intrigued....because looking at your posts in the forums and your responses on other articles really leads me to believe you're a 43 year old guy with a liberal arts degree who rides bikes, but has absolutely no idea of what scientific data is. And if you think lab testing is irrelevant, I guess all the lab testing companies do means nothing....but that's right, you're a SRAM guy, who likes real world testing of products. And look at SRAM, all their hydraulic brakes are crap because it has no lab testing and is released almost immediately. But again...please enlighten me as to how you understand materials better than I do....
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 22, 2014 at 16:11
2 days
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
Not really. Interest is piqued in that he seemed to be very insistent in his position and then I called him out...and then he said "he doesn't want to compare qualifications" which piqued my curiosity even more. For a split second he made me doubt whether or not Derby's were in fact better. But yeah...I'm super interested in hearing how he thinks his coveted Derby rims are better performing when their empirical data is lower in every aspect. I gave tangible, empirical data from both sides proving he was without WRONG....he gave fanboy nonsense and I called him on it. I like to destroy fanboys that spout absolutely false, opinionated data that gives those that are less informed wrong information that's perceived as factual because "they read it on the internet" and took some fanboy's word for it.....
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2014 at 21:04
Apr 20, 2014
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
I still see there's been no more Axxe fanboy participation.. Maybe it's because he got proven wrong off of stats pulled DIRECTLY from his own fanboy website showing they're technically inferior to other rims on the market. Mission accomplished. Oh wait...they cheaper....maybe I was wrong *roll eyes*
rupintart Polygonbikes-us's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 20:27
Apr 17, 2014
Polygon Bikes Now Available In North America
Any US distributors or will you only be selling direct? What if a shop wants to carry a frameset and/or the brand?
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 14:26
Apr 17, 2014
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
lol...I wish I made money. Like I said, I'm a Materials Engineering student at Clemson. This stuff is right up my alley and was data for my own personal knowledge. It lets me sift through the marketing nonsense whenever customers ask my personal opinion. But if you have solid data presented to you and you still think the lesser product is better well, there's no helping you. We're not talking about value or bang for the buck, we were discussing outright performance since mister axxe said "there's no measurable benefit" or something along those lines when yes, yes there is and the Enve's are in fact better performing.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2014 at 21:20
Apr 15, 2014
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
It's great to see you had something to respond back about the hard numbers disproving your fanboy remarks of "no performance benefit." A performance benefit that's over 10% stronger simply from the spoke bed design... Ten percent....that's pretty significant...that's 70 additional pounds. When road rims can take the same loads before failure as mountain rims, those aren't very great rims...imagine that the roadie rolling down smooth pavement has rims stronger than your mountain bike. That's pretty embarrassing. I see it shut you up and proved you wrong, so my point was made.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2014 at 15:11
Apr 15, 2014
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
Technically speaking, the Enve rims are better than the Derby's. The ROAD rims see 710 lbs of force before the spoke pulls through. That's their weight weenie wheel. The SES and DH wheels have seen 800 lbs and still not even cracked....let alone failed/spoke pulled through. Your Derby wheels have only seen 719 lbs on their 29 and 775 lbs on their 650b before failing and the spoke pulling through. So if you want to break it down to it black and white of being more durable which you clearly stated, yes...the Enve is more durable going by posted numbers. So...what was that again? Oh...and for being "more qualified than me in material properties" your grammar and communication skills say otherwise. And unless you have higher than a Bachelors degree in Materials Science with a concentration in polymers and carbon fiber, I highly doubt it. So I will "flail" on.
rupintart mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2014 at 14:47
Apr 15, 2014
ENVE, Ibis, Specialized - Sea Otter 2014
You keep going back to Enve rims? Since when did I say Enve vs Derby? YOU said Enve vs Derby. I said 95% of chinese open mold products and even admitted the fact that some chinese made companies (Reynolds for example) are fine...you really do read what you want and nots what's actually written. I also never said anything about the price.... Based on me looking at your posts in the forums between replying here....you don't have any first hand experience with carbon wheels at all.... Lastly, it's pretty laughable that you say it's pretty hard to test composite products in a lab...you test them the same way you test anything else. Tensile, impact, and fatigue. Which again proves you have no idea wtf you're talking about or even comprehend what I'm typing lol. Again, it goes back to not reading....
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