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Euskafreez danielsapp's article
May 19, 2019 at 8:18
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Euskafreez mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2019 at 9:08
May 5, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design
@FindDigRideRepeat: They don't use them as per say, they give you the choice to lace their hoops around them ;). I9 hubs still have a lot to prove reliability wise!
Euskafreez mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2019 at 2:10
May 5, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design
@tigerteeuwen: You're damn right about that. The ratchet system from DT Swiss is the easiest to maintain. You don't even have to remove the cassette from its freehub lmao. I got few customers commuting with the same set of 240 with over 100.000km (62.000miles) on them with only basic maintenance. 350s are as realiable but cheaper and heavier :) @WAKIdesigns: I wouldn't say that over 44POE is mental masturbation. What I'm saying is that there is more to a rear hub than its PoE. It's just a part of the equation. And for your information, there is indeed a difference in shifting quality between mechanical DuraAce and Ultegra, if you don't notice it much maybe mentioning it was not very wise ;). Yet, is the shifting quality worth the price tag is another subject. Let me tell you this, with a Shimano mechanical drive-train, the shifting quality comes from (in order of importance): the shifters, cassette, chain, the jockey wheels and the cables. XTR or DuraAce shifters shift better and are worth the difference, cassette well it's good enough with a 105/SLX and slightly better with a XT/Ultegra but DA/XTR are useless, better to use a chain from the same brand as the cassette and the jockey wheels. Take a 105 or a SLX rear mech, replace the jockey wheels with some DuraAce/XTR and your shifting quality will be as good as the DA/XTR mech. Di2 is great stuff, shifting quality is miles ahead of everything else and is of the same quality between the DA and the Ultegra. And I'm not sold on Hope's rear hub, especially their freehub body, ain't that reliable. I'm not saying it's crap either. Best bang for your buck is with the 350. @gonecoastal: The 180 is for weight weenies, even on the road they go with the 240s. It's light enough and very strong and it's very reliable. Pros on the road don't like to loose races because of a mechanical issue. @dobermon: I deal with high end bike parts for a living, and deal with all those top of the line hubs daily (yes most of our customers are wealthier than dentists ^^). If PoE is what you care about, Onyx hubs are just what you need. Don't even waste your money on something else. All I can complain with their hubs has to do with the weight. @reverend27: Well you can do that, but the circle clip is here for a reason. And when you spend that much money on a rear hub you expect it to work out of the box. But if drag and coasting is important to you, CK ain't the best option. I'm not saying it's a bad hub ;). @snl1200: i9 were smoking bearings so fast around 2014/15 that we stop selling them. They have improved their hubs over the years, but from an engineering point of view, the Ratchet system is so clever.
Euskafreez mikekazimer's article
May 4, 2019 at 1:21
May 4, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design
@Flowcheckers: The ratchet system is a simple design. Less parts and ... less problems. We have sold hundreds of 240s over the years, and in terms of reliability they are miles away from the others.
Euskafreez mikekazimer's article
May 4, 2019 at 1:15
May 4, 2019
First Look: DT Swiss' New Ratchet EXP Hub Design
@dobermon: well I wrench for a living and all I can say is that the ratchet system from DT Swiss destroys both CK and i9 in terms of reliability. The ratchet system is simple design, less parts equal less issues. Why do you think companies such as Reynolds, Specialized or Trek are using it? And I'm not even talking about the drag, where the ratchet system annihilates CK and i9 ... The only other brand I'll consider when it comes to hub is Onyx. Both Onyx and DT have the best design.
Euskafreez edspratt's article
Apr 28, 2019 at 9:07
Apr 28, 2019
Final Results: Maribor DH World Cup 2019
every 28 days for her mens ^^ getting down voted in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Euskafreez edspratt's article
Apr 28, 2019 at 9:06
Apr 28, 2019
Final Results: Maribor DH World Cup 2019
Some say he's hornier than Ron Jeremy!
Euskafreez edspratt's article
Apr 27, 2019 at 7:02
Apr 27, 2019
Results: Qualifying - Maribor DH World Cup 2019
Welcome to the Republic of Gwinland :)
Euskafreez sarahmoore's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 12:38
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Going Through Loris Vergier's Mechanic's Toolbox
@dirtyburger: well if it was just expensive but still good ... lmao But let's be real, you have to wrench for a living if you want to really banter about bike tools.
Euskafreez mikekazimer's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 12:13
Apr 26, 2019
Tech Randoms: Maribor World Cup DH 2019
Look closer at the suspension design, they are not exactly the same. They do share something but it ain't everything.
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