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GlassGuy pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 18, 2019 at 6:18
Apr 18, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
@jamesdippy: I snapped three chainstays so the guys at Transition told me I should get an '18 since they're built "burlier". It definitely looks and feels more stout, but now with the fourth chainstay my '15 is still getting used. I'm tweaking the suspension on the '18 but don't know if I'll ever get the same feel I was hoping for.
GlassGuy pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 11:31
Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
They had the same conversation I'm having with myself about my '15 and '18 Transition Scout....new one doesn't seem nearly as poppy and "fun". '18 feels like it wants to stay on the ground more...kind of dull in comparison to the lively feel of the '15. Same bikes, slightly different geo
GlassGuy mattwragg's article
Apr 7, 2019 at 10:57
Apr 7, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
@Geochemistry: The problem with getting the "smaller" wheels on a 27.5 designed frame is the BB drop. I'm sure it may work OK on some, but when I got my first Transition Scout I had to go from 175 cranks to 170, as well bumped up the fork from 140 travel to 150 to avoid the massive increase in pedal strikes at my known trails. So I'm sure if I dropped the wheel size I'd be back in the same place again. I like the Scout so much I just got another one
GlassGuy mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 11:27
Apr 6, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
@b45her: I had three Guide RSC warrantied last year....my XT's have been the usual, non issue. I'm just a guy that rides bikes. Maybe it's the air where you live?? :)
GlassGuy mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 11:39
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
@Explodo: That's about it! I'm still bummed on the changed durability of the wheels I loved going from 26 to 27.5 though. Gotta find an option B
GlassGuy mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 11:37
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
@Geochemistry: If I had my way I'd still be riding 26...I prefer a"lively/snappy/playful" bike, so 27.5 is where I'm staying as long as I can. My most recent bike came with Ethirteen carbon wheels. I've already put the rear out of tru and all spokes have similar tension, so I'm not sure how long this wheel is going to last me(too damn expensive!) I was looking at the Spank wheels as an option, though if I recall they're quite heavy
GlassGuy mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 9:01
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
@Jonzi: I was riding a certain brand of wheel at 26" that blew my mind for how durable they were, along with relatively inexpensive and light! At 6'4, 215 I stick by a wheel that can take my abuse. I then had to go to their 27.5 version....no comparison. I send the rear wheel out of tru so often now, snapped spokes. I have zero interest in ever riding 29(for more reasons than just wheel flex). A buddy did speak highly of the Nobl carbon, and he's similar size and rides for fun more than race times(abuses wheels). He is still on 26 though
GlassGuy gkabush's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 8:55
Apr 5, 2019
Race Diary: Geoff Kabush Details His Steps to the Podium at the 3 Day Moab Rocks Stage Race
@acali: I've never ridden them so I wouldn't know. I'm pretty sure he's also probably 40-50 lbs lighter than me. But his wheel choice has nothing to do with my referring to his bar width in comparison to was is the usual trend of much wider bars currently
GlassGuy mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 7:25
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
Being as I'm 6'4, 215 I'm always skeptical of "durability" ratings since I'm way above the average size of a rider. I'd love to have a separate test group(larger folks), putting bikes/components through the ringer, As is I just have to hope for the best when trying new stuff, or just stick what's been holding tough in the past
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