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R-trailking-S pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 21, 2024 at 21:15
Feb 21, 2024
Video: How Long Should a Wheel Last? | Pinkbike Weekly Show Ep. 15
5,000 miles on stans arch's before the rim holes fatigued and cracked (all 28 at onces basically, one more than the others) Roughly 3500 miles on some carbon rims from a company that no longer exists, roughly 150 miles of which were in whistler 3600 miles on my 24 hole gravel carbon (Synergy branded) front wheel, fatigue and delamination, rear with 28 holes is okay but damaged from potholes Over 10 ft to flat on my Nextie carbon front bmx rim, still going string despite some bent spokes from that and a bent steerer tube Carbonfan mtb rims cracked at the nipples, 3000 miles, currently used to install rimpact inserts Stans flow 26 inch 28 hole, about 1500 miles on my xc bike, currently being used as the spare on my dirtjumper, not dead yet Stans flow 29 that replaced my arch under warranty i think made it 3500 miles So I am not really getting any extra life out of carbon except on the bmx bike for which i have ovalized multiple aluminum rims in short order. I should probably start building my own wheels with washers...
R-trailking-S Limar-USA's article
Feb 19, 2024 at 8:25
Feb 19, 2024
Limar Announces New Full-Face Helmet
I am not thinking the look is really ugly, it is slim looking, but that color is hard to pull off. My POC is that color and I like the color itself but it looks weird next to my skin tone in photos - not a problem in full length dh attire but still weird and doesn't really fit in with anything.
R-trailking-S dariodigiulio's article
Feb 15, 2024 at 12:40
Feb 15, 2024
Forge & Bond Release New Budget-Minded Thermoplastic Wheelset
@valrock: haha, are you talking about the lifetime rim warranty you can buy from light bicycle? Cause you could for an extra $200. The quality is not really questionable on those 900 chinese wheelsets. Its the dearth of other off brand companies that pop in and out of exist for roughly two thirds the price of that
R-trailking-S dariodigiulio's article
Feb 6, 2024 at 13:05
Feb 6, 2024
Forge & Bond Release New Budget-Minded Thermoplastic Wheelset
@mkul7r4: ... some of the aliexpress wheels suck. I have gone though three rims off alibaba. I would stick to nextie or lightbicycle for carbon chinese rims. The warranty is better. And then the cost is around 900 shipped. Nextie has some deals around the 550 mark occasionally with their own in house hubs. $1200 is not bad by comparison for a completely different composite tech.
R-trailking-S seb-stott's article
Feb 3, 2024 at 23:15
Feb 3, 2024
First Look: The 2024 Arc8 Extra Has Suspension Rails
Flex stays are usually single pivots with the flex pivot just changing the way the shock moves and not the path of the any single pivot, it is probably slightly more skittish on the brakes due to some amount squat when on the brakes. I would say this isn't too much of an issue so long as the shock is firm or progressive enough for larger hits - useable travel goes down somewhat on single pivots on the brakes, the wheel return is heavily damped by the brakes, and it can pack down further with each successive impact when on the brakes. Jumps and stuff need former settings anyway, so if the setup is well rounded, its not too much of an issue. I actually like the feel in switchbacks, as it fish tails a bit and does not require as much body language.
R-trailking-S mattbeer's article
Jan 18, 2024 at 8:24
Jan 18, 2024
Check Out: Heat-Shedding Rotors, a 3D-Printed Saddle, Lubricants to Winterize Your Bike, & More
I have one direct from China though Alibaba. It is not custom, but it cost me less than $60 on sale, uses a full carbon shell which is supposedly machine laid/3d printed [there are no visible layup line mismatches and no one is going to spend much time handmatching a layup line for a saddle, so this is believable], and has a 3d printed nylon cushion like this selle italia... its not quite the right shape for me, but it works for sub 4 hour rides. If the saddle i have can be sold for $60 direct, sub $200 after a little design and testing seems very possible for something developed by a manufacturer...
Dec 14, 2023 at 9:28
Dec 14, 2023
R-trailking-S TheGravityCartel's article
Dec 9, 2023 at 5:57
Dec 9, 2023
Spank and Frameworks Racing Release Limited Edition Saddle
If $69.99 sells more product than $70, than surely a price of $69.69 would have sold even more saddles. This looks like a missed opportunity to me.
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Dec 2, 2023 at 22:12
Dec 2, 2023
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