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Hobbanero jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 2, 2019 at 16:42
Oct 2, 2019
Hobbanero SectorWheels's article
Sep 3, 2019 at 16:20
Sep 3, 2019
Sector Wheels Announce Lightweight 9i Carbon Wheelset with a Suit of Armour
if you can't manage to have a functioning website on launch day, then it seems unlikely you cold manage the far more challenging task of building a great mtb wheel.
Hobbanero mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2019 at 7:21
Aug 15, 2019
Added 4 photos to Buysell
Jun 3, 2019 at 15:24
Jun 3, 2019
Selling
Jun 3, 2019 at 15:22
Jun 3, 2019

Hightower CC X01 27.5+ Enve

$4300 USD
Big Red Dozer is ready for a new home. Standard X01 build with Enve upgrade...40mm internal width is giant and allows me, at 180lbs, to run 12psi in the 3.0 Schwalbes. Traction, traction, traction. Wheel stickers have some scratches and marks from racks, but only a couple of small ones in the actual carbon. A couple of scratches on the NDS chainstay, and some normal marks on the crank. Pivots, shock and Fork serviced a few months ago. E13 Bash guard. Absolute Black 32t oval ring. 170mm Rockshox Reverb dropper. 1,000 miles on the bike. Does not include bell, pedals, cage, fender or computer mount. Saddle will be swapped to a WTB model. Shipping charged at actual cost using Bikeflights on top of sale price. Sale price includes packing by bike shop.

Hobbanero RichardCunningham's article
Sep 18, 2015 at 13:33
Sep 18, 2015
By Far, the Best Bike at the Las Vegas Show - Interbike, 2015
What impresses me about Schurter's style is the risk it embodies. He is in the lead of the XC World Championships, which he has never won before, and he decides to cross it up. The consequences of crashing are relatively minor to the body, but huge to his reputation and paycheck....and still, he decides to get rad.
Hobbanero pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 11, 2014 at 13:49
Sep 11, 2014
Top Three Finds - Interbike 2014
I run Rotor chainrings on all my bikes and have run the Osymetrics on a road bike. I watch a lot of Pro Tour road races, and I would guess that perhaps 5% of the peloton is running non-round rings. 40% is a gross exaggeration, likely by an employee of Rotor or Osymetric. Also, it is basic science that the non round rings cause crank-based power meters to read high, because you don't have consistent angular momentum in the pedal stroke--your feet accelerate and decelerate within a single revolution. In independent lab tests with wheel-based power meters, which will read correctly, there is not a statistically significant increase in performance (eg.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3990898/). Funnily enough, in the tests done by the manufacturers, though, there is a significant benefit. Having said all that, I like the way they feel, and the basic concept makes sense (it just has not been proven by any independent source to work). Shifting does suffer relative to round, so 1x drivetrains are great. Rotor makes 1x rings with narrow/wide profiles that work fine for MTB, but they require a special spider so the whole package gets pricey and is limited to certain cranks. I particularly like them for mountain biking because if you get hung up on a root or rock as you are at 12 and 6 o'clock, you are pushing an easier gear to get over the obstacle while you are in a weak position. It also makes sense to me that at lower cadences, the non-round rings would have more benefit.
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