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NRogers27 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 11:16
Jun 8, 2018
Burning Question: How Much of Your Own Money Would You Spend to Guarantee You Wouldn't Flat on Race Day?
It's cool that these discussions happen so rapidly. My thoughts would still go to a "tire" instead of an insert, one that is a whole piece with thinner sidewalls and casing since punctures would no longer matter. Very explicitly, the rigid foam inner would be fused (think with tubular glue) to the thinner casing and there would no longer be a need for air suspension. Closed-cell foam would probably be the ticket because it's like having lots of tiny little pockets of air in your tire, and wouldn't fill with water! Holy cow!
NRogers27 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 7, 2018 at 14:34
Jun 7, 2018
Burning Question: How Much of Your Own Money Would You Spend to Guarantee You Wouldn't Flat on Race Day?
Okay seriously someone come out with a completely foam-filled tire that doesn't need any air by itself. Screw cush core just eliminate the air part. Have a few different levels of stiffness for conditions and rider weight. If it doesn't stay on the rim well enough by itself, put a thin, light tube (road tube) on the inside just for pressure. Materials engineers figure something out. I'd do it but I don't have money. There's a market as long as people still don't want flat tires.
NRogers27 mikekazimer's article
May 28, 2018 at 18:34
May 28, 2018
Review: Ibis Ripmo
And you know what, if it is that much it better not have even one dang flaw.
NRogers27 mikekazimer's article
May 28, 2018 at 18:32
May 28, 2018
Review: Ibis Ripmo
The real question is: "Why the heck are so many gosh darn things so gosh darn expensive?" "Well son, you see there are other good people who have families they need to feed, and this allows them to do that." "But can't they just eat a little less?" Yes. Bikes even this good shouldn't cost that much. Yes, tech is cool and gets expensive but come on. $5000 is enough.
NRogers27 mikekazimer's article
May 17, 2018 at 14:40
May 17, 2018
First Ride: Pivot's New Trail 429
I've always wondered whether increased stiffness in wheels or frames is a good thing. Of course it's nice for traveling linearly over the ground so that the suspension (if of course there is some) can absorb the impact as designed. However, for lateral impacts (say a scrub/whip or moving through a rock garden as well as the minute shifts during everyday riding) it would seem that as things get stiffer and less "compliant" (in the true use of the term) that the bearings/bushings in pivots, wheels, and bottom brackets would take the majority of the beating. I feel like things will just break more easily. Is this not at all the case? And really when it gets down to it is it that stiffness = better power transfer? If not, who cares? Thanks for the insight. I would test this myself but I don't have money to spend on very expensive bikes.
NRogers27 paulaston's article
May 17, 2018 at 12:17
May 17, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
This is really cool stuff. Been waiting for someone to really put the string spokes to the test.
NRogers27 sarahmoore's article
Apr 11, 2018 at 18:37
Apr 11, 2018
NRogers27 sarahmoore's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 5:19
Apr 10, 2018
Losinj World Cup Track Preview with Angel Suarez - Video
Would like to see a bare set of Santa Cruz Reserve carbon rims take a run.
NRogers27 sarahmoore's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 5:16
Apr 10, 2018
NRogers27 sarahmoore's article
Apr 2, 2018 at 19:51
Apr 2, 2018
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