Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented. Converting to a 29" Front Wheel Question:
blackmountainsrider asks in the All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum: I'm toying with the idea of trying a 29 wheel on the front of my 650b Orbea Rallon. I love this bike. It's fast and composed already, but I love the big wheels on my XC bike (Whyte T129). I was wondering if anyone on here has tried anything similar? I can see it being the best of both worlds. The Orbea currently runs a 160mm fork with a very low BB. My issue is whether to get a 160 or 150mm-travel air shaft to try in my 29er pike. It will only really be used for 'enduro' type riding, where I'm not bothered about speed on the ups or easy flat sections.
What Tire Pressure Gauge? Question: @JHollowell
says in the Bikes, Parts, and Gear forum: What does everyone use to check air pressure in Presta valved tires? I bought the SKS digital gauge and it was junk, or at least the one I got was. Worked fine on Schrader but wouldn't give me a reading on the Presta valves, so I sent it back.
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and we'll look to answer it for next time.