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Balgaroth RichardCunningham's article
Oct 18, 2018 at 23:33
Oct 18, 2018
First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts
@WAKIdesigns: Or you can just climb which gives you coordination, overall body-tension, super strong and resilients grip strengh. Then hit the gym for the legs and here you are, ready to be as slow as before (sure skills are 95% of the speed on the way down, who gives a crap about going up ?).
Balgaroth RichardCunningham's article
Oct 18, 2018 at 0:16
Oct 18, 2018
First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts
It's called a DH tire mate ... For the same "not dinging my rims" properties I have to ride 0.4 PSI higher with a non DH casing, This goes with much less grip than what the DH casing is giving as casing rebound makes a massive difference in grip, higher pressure and thinner walls defo gives very fast rebound speeds that no foam can fix.
Balgaroth RichardCunningham's article
Oct 18, 2018 at 0:13
Oct 18, 2018
First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts
@lkubica: Thing is I have both (DH and Enduro rigs) and I ride Onza DHC casing up front on both, Onza EDC casing at the back on the enduro. The stiffer DH casing allows me to ride lower pressures (much lower) than any exo style casing I ever used while offering great sidewall support, damping and grip. With high pressure and thin wall the tire rebound is very fast making for a terrible grip, lowering the pressure was making the tires burp all over the place and squirm which I hate. I have a hard time thinking that throwing a pool noodle in a paper thin tire will give the the riding attributes of a DH casing while saving 300g. Rocks are not sharp where I ride and my tracks are mostly rocky (sandstone), roots and loam so sidewall slash are not an issue.
Balgaroth RichardCunningham's article
Oct 17, 2018 at 23:48
Oct 17, 2018
First Look: Nukeproof ARD Tire Inserts
I still don't get all those inserts, if you want reliable and dampened tires for enduro simply use DH casing and be done with it, works a treat. If you're DH racing then yes those can make sens on the real rough tracks.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Oct 3, 2018 at 5:54
Oct 3, 2018
Review: Shimano Saint M820 Clipless Pedals
I had the plastic DX and these were really slippery when wet and unclipped. I ended-up adding spikes but they didn't last very long in plastic. While the spring loaded mechanism may help a little to get clipped in, all my shimano SPD with this mechanism failed in the same way which is the cage nut getting loose and blocking the pedal. Had similar issue on's but never on Deore or XT trails.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 22:55
Sep 28, 2018
Bike Check: Prototype 29" Sunn Kern LT - EWS Finale Ligure 2018
The brand got purchased by Intersport which is a sport retailer similar to Decathlon in France. They plan on using the brand as a higher end offer but it is still a Intersport bike in the end. Since Max Commencal (creator of Sunn) left this brand it died once, had a rebirth which was good but didn't work and now all is left is a name that has no meaning anymore.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 23:39
Sep 26, 2018
There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup
@WAKIdesigns: Same experience here, Shimano hubs are a No-No for me after some bitter experiences with angular contat bearings. A shame it is as the new noise free XTR hubs seems pretty interesting.
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Sep 20, 2018 at 1:33
Sep 20, 2018
Allite's New Super Magnesium Alloy is Lighter Than Aluminum, Less Expensive Than Carbon - Interbike 2018
@taquitos: True but how many bike frames are made of 7075 T6 ? Apart from the Pole that uses it and yet has to provide final weights, nobody uses that so it would still be interesting as it would be better tan any 6061.
Balgaroth nr22's article
Sep 17, 2018 at 5:29
Sep 17, 2018
First Ride: The New Focus SAM is a 170mm Lightweight
Enduro bikes shoul dbe DH bikes that offer the option to pedal uphill, this has eagle transmission so it will pedal uphill and that's the end of it. If you want a climbing review look at XC bikes ...
Balgaroth mikekazimer's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 11:46
Sep 16, 2018
Review: Giro Riddance Mid Shoes
@ShempHoward: what are you talking about mate ? Vibram his the best sole rubber maker and has nothing to prove with a crazy history of climbing and mountaineering succes. Because for some reason they don't want to give their good rubbers to the Mtb world is weird but doesn't make them a bad rubber maker.
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