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Video: Eric Porter Riding Hot in the Desert
Jun 5, 2018 at 14:02
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Eric Porter Takes the TR Wheels Down to Moab
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Eric Porter lives high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. When the winter snows start melting off, he’s always up for getting down to the warmer desert riding around Moab. Watch and you'll understand why...
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(Jun 6, 2018 at 10:52)
I'd rather buy an entry level hardtail for a friend to borrow than a set of carbon hoops.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:38)
I don't know about you, but carbon hoops put an end to dented, Flatrock, and cracked rims for me. I used to spend a lot of time and money replacing allow rims - some only lasting half a dozen rides - and I'm not one of these folks running crazy low pressure. Carbon for me was a good investment. Probably didn't save me a lot of money, but definitely a little. It did save me a ton of time however.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:41)
Yet on your profile you have a bike with carbon hoops....
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:42)
I used to think the same thing till a buddy of mine got to loose and cracked a rim . one email with a picture and a new hoop was mailed out to him with no problems . I don't see it as buying carbon anymore . I see it as buying lifetime wheel insurance that you cant get with aluminum
(Jun 6, 2018 at 14:59)
: Never owned carbon wheels. I did do some custom decals for my old Hightower, but those are alloy rims. Otherwise, not sure what you're talking about.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 15:01)
Same story here. I’m also running Huck Norris now for a little extra insurance. I go China direct so cost is reasonable tho, still 2x alu but quality has been top notch so don’t foresee myself ever going with name brand carbon.
It can especially makes sense on wagon wheels to keep weight/stiffness in check.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 15:02)
@FLATLlNE: It appears you sell wheels. I'm going to take this statement with a super large grain of salt. Everyone's gotta pay the bills right?
(Jun 6, 2018 at 15:07)
: Oh, snap!
(Jun 6, 2018 at 15:59)
: Take it with a spoon full of sugar and a dolap of cream too if you like. Fill your boots with salt of you like! I sell 20 alloy rims for every 1 carbon. Alloy is my bread and butter, and I don't shy most people away from them. But if you have a history of mangling aluminum, carbon is not a bad way to go. That's my opinion and the fact I have a lot of experience with wheels, and bigger riders who also have similar issues should actually mean something. I'm not here giving myself a plug to boost sales, lol.
In the end I'm just letting you know my personal story. My last set of alloy rims (WTB asym i35) lasted 4 days on a trip to Newfoundland. I've never done damage to carbon. I'm a believer.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 22:05)
@FLATLlNE: nice grammar too doctor
(Jun 7, 2018 at 5:39)
@I-want-your-bike: come again? Lol
(Jun 7, 2018 at 8:20)
(Jun 7, 2018 at 8:44)
: My thoughts exactly, lol.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:09)
Bet he couldn't ride like that on aluminum rims.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:55)
Bet he could. Carbon ain’t that special lmfao
(Jun 6, 2018 at 14:12)
: JFCOAPS, does sarcasm escape you if there's no /s attached?
Some people's children...
(Jun 6, 2018 at 13:07)
Life time warranty against what? Manufacturer defects, which doesn't necessarily mean you will get a replacement for just any break? Lots of companies wiggle out of replacements with that catch phrase! Or are we talking no questions asked replacement on broken rims like the fine folks at We Are One are doing?
A little more verbiage required from Reynolds please.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 13:30)
"So quite simply, don’t worry, if you manage to break your wheel while you’re riding your bike, we’ll repair or replace it for free."
(Jun 6, 2018 at 13:47)
: Would have been helpful for them to post the info. That was my point.
But that's is a good guarantee. Big value to me in these hassle free guarantees.
(Jun 7, 2018 at 21:27)
Very true. Unless they often full rock strike rim replacement them likely not gettimg your plastic rims replaced for me. I have cracked 4 carbon rims out of 6 carbon rims over past 4 years on my AM/trail FS bikes. Three of the rims were eventually replaced, but still a lot of cost to build up a new wheel and a least a few weeks without a wheel each time. Have dented, bent, thrashed many Alu rims in the past, but when buying another set of wheels in the future, likely not carbon since not cost effective for me in the end even though one bike i did get almost 2 solid years out of a pair and was a believer, but over past year, not so much. There is a reason you don’t see many top level Pro Enduro or DH riders running them, especially the bigger ones (Rude). I have over two years of solid thrashing of wider Alu rims (DT481) on my hardtail and have been solid and much less to replace when ever comes the time. So, it’s bye bye carbon rim purchases in the future for me.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 22:17)
But it is funny having super high end wheels on what most people see as a budget brand bike. Doubled the price with one upgrade!
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:08)
Porter riding Portal
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:28)
So thats where all the Kenda tires go
(Jun 7, 2018 at 0:01)
does anybody know which trail he is riding? Thanks!
(Jun 8, 2018 at 13:42)
Looks like Upper/lower Porcupine and Portals trail to me.
(Jun 8, 2018 at 19:54)
bull run and portal
(Jun 6, 2018 at 10:42)
He road it a little faster than I did!
(Jun 6, 2018 at 10:12)
Saw some portal in there
(Jun 7, 2018 at 19:00)
Eric Porter is the man.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 12:33)
Wheels that retail for more than the rest of your bike. Good upgrade.
(Jun 6, 2018 at 14:16)
Pssst. Many people ride $5k bikes, and some ride $8k+ bikes.
Some people even have $100k cars.
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