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Ultimate Guide to Eurobike 2016
Sep 3, 2016
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- New Bikes -
Antidote's Exotic Darkmatter Carbon DH Bike
Yeti SB5+ First Look
Propain Rage CF Downhill Bike
21 Bikes From Eurobike 2016
Can You Name All 18 Bikes?
Nicolai Continues to Push the Geometry Envelope
NS Snabb Bikes Plus 29"
- First Look -
New Shoes From Ion, Mavic, Shimano
e*thirteen's TRS Plus Dropper Post, 9-46 Tooth Cassette
SussMyBike Data Acquisition
Eightpins' Integrated Dropper Post
MRP's New Ribbon Fork and Ramp Control Cartridge
Canyon's Wild DH Drivetrain Disconnect
Cane Creek's Clever Damper Headset
Leatt's New All-Mountain Helmet, Apparel
Kali's Brain Saving Tech
X-Fusion's New Manic Dropper Post
DMR's New Clipless Pedal
Trickstuff Piccola Brakes
Aaron Gwin's DH Brake
Fast XC Bikes, Dropper Posts, Suspension Wheels, Tiny Seats
Cane Creek's New Remotes and FSA's Power Meter Cranks
MacAskill Grips, Lefty Updates, Adidas' New Goggles
Stans Debuts S1 Affordable Wheel Range
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(Sep 3, 2016 at 10:54)
Fantastic coverage of eurobike and vallnord dh. Thanks PB I am thoroughly entertained.
(Sep 5, 2016 at 1:00)
You are welcome :*
(Sep 3, 2016 at 12:38)
Are there any functional and not overly expensive shop tire installation tools that would make getting the increasing number of tight tires on rims easily without wrecking rims?
Park tire pliers hack rims and don't work well on big DH tires, they had a tire install removal bar that pivoted off the hub but its as if it never existed. Cost of an assembly factory power version is out of the question. Something like the Koolstop tire bead jack?
I've only seen pictures of it and any videos I found its always road tires. If you see something please post it, if anyone else knows of such things what are they?
I have a wide variety of tire levers, DH and motorcycle and the park tire pliers. Still looking for something that works better with less effort and less potential to damage things.
(Sep 3, 2016 at 15:35)
Pedro's levers work quite well
(Sep 3, 2016 at 16:32)
: Thanks, I have some. They are good. today we had a Mavic tubeless rim that in the end took ridiculous brute force even with a little soap and water to get a DH case 2.5 on. I wouldn't usually send such a poor fitting combo out since there dealing with it trail side will be extremely difficult. No choice in this case though because the Maxxis and Kenda tires would not go on it. We finally forced the Bontrager on but it was far from ideal.
(Sep 4, 2016 at 15:41)
Kool-Stop tire bead jack- has a handle on it and works pretty well. Also Schwalbe "easy fit"
(Sep 5, 2016 at 1:17)
Just file down the edge of the rim so the tyre easilly slips on. What could go wrong?!
(Sep 5, 2016 at 11:12)
: Send me your carbon wheels so I can try it on yours first!
(Sep 5, 2016 at 22:38)
A good trick I learned is when you get the first side of the tire on the rim (the easy part), make sure that installed part of the tire is in the CENTER of the rim before you start to hook the remaining bead of the tire. The center has a smaller diameter than the outer portion of the rim and therefore makes it manageable to fit tight tires on tight tubeless rims. This worked on Stans Flow rims with Maxxis tires.
(Sep 6, 2016 at 10:49)
double post. weird. sorry for that
(Sep 8, 2016 at 15:05)
: Thanks, I always do these, in this case I used some toe straps to keep the bead on but the last bit was ridiculous. Would have been easier if it were tubeless but the customer didn't want to buck up for it. If this is going to be the new norm the industry will need to make more and better tire fitting tools.
Will track down one of those koolstop brake jacks.
(Sep 3, 2016 at 11:21)
Really excited to see all the new dropper offerings....I'm very curious to see who's got the most durable option.
(Sep 3, 2016 at 13:09)
(Sep 3, 2016 at 13:16)
: I have a reverb stealth on my '17 Fuel EX. There is a pause after hitting the remote before it drops. Way too much pressure is used to get it to move, and it's return is ridiculous. My kid has a KS and I have a 6 yr old Crankbros. My reverb is new but so far, the others are just as good and cost half as much.
(Sep 3, 2016 at 13:24)
: Sounds like it just needs a bleed
(Sep 3, 2016 at 13:37)
: thanks for the heads up, I've only had it 4 weeks, so I get a free checkup then.
(Sep 4, 2016 at 2:00)
: bleed it
(Sep 5, 2016 at 11:25)
: Seems like Reverbs need regular bleeds. If you tend to pick your bike up or hang it by the saddle when the post is not fully extended that is contributing to your issue. I have an X fusion HiLo that has to be burped if I pick it up by the saddle when compressed.
I recently read an article on suspension tips by a suspension repair centre who advised people not to pick up their reverb equipped bikes by the saddle or hang it by the saddle if the post isn't fully extended.
(Sep 4, 2016 at 0:53)
I was at Eurobike yesterday and it was absolutely overwhelming! Didn't even see half of it! Thanks again PB for the great coverage and making me wish i was there for day two.
(Sep 3, 2016 at 13:24)
Did you see the innova tyre with half a tube built in? Looked intriguing but raised a lot of questions. Like, how do you get old sealant out? And what happens when you do get a puncture that the sealant can't handle...
(Sep 3, 2016 at 12:21)
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(Sep 3, 2016 at 12:17)
You shouldnt be talking about your riding skills like that.
(Sep 3, 2016 at 14:11)
: that has to be the greatest, most imaginative retort I have ever seen...
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