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SintraFreeride mattwragg's article
Oct 23, 2017 at 6:03
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One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
@mattwragg: I would like to here Chris Porter's thoughts on a geometron roadbike ;)
SintraFreeride paulaston's article
Oct 22, 2017 at 5:22
1 days
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
@jdsusmc: I double checked and I was mistaken. They make a 2.6 and 2.8 in 27.5. but not in 29". However, they the do make a Nobby Nic in 29x2.6 at 950g: https://www.schwalbe.com/en/offroad-reader/nobby-nic.html
SintraFreeride mattwragg's article
Oct 22, 2017 at 5:14
1 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
@hamncheez: Yes I know but that doesn't mean you can't make a roadbike for the masses which isn't restricted by those rules!
SintraFreeride mattwragg's article
Oct 22, 2017 at 5:13
1 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
@mattwragg: Yeah I am well aware how roadbikes achieve fit by running longer stems on XL bikes with slacker seat angles as well. I just find it stupid. Plus road bikes ride at higher average speed than mtbs so they lean more in corners rather than turning the handlebar thus negating steep headangles! Not even trials motorcycles have such steep headangles and they ride at very low speeds and generally upright! I propose the following geometry: 67º headangle, 75-78º seatangle, long chainstays 440-460mm, reach 450-530mm with 30-50mm stems. I also think dropper posts could be useful in races for the decents (more aero and more control over the bike).
SintraFreeride paulaston's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 7:20
2 days
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
They also make a 2.8 Magic Mary.
SintraFreeride paulaston's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 7:19
2 days
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
Their 2.35 tire measures 2.36. You must be confused because of Maxxis. Their 2.5 measure 2.3 and their old 2.7 measure 2.5.
SintraFreeride paulaston's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 7:15
2 days
SintraFreeride paulaston's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 7:11
2 days
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
I personally think it is all marketing BS! Here is an example: I weigh 60kg and my friend weighs 80kg both of use ride 14kg bikes with the same spec brakes, tires, etc. Sure we don't ride the same tire pressures. Now If I get on a ebike which weighs 22kg that adds 8kg more to my bike + person weight. However that is still 9kg less than my friend on a normal bike! 60+14=74kg 60+23=83kg 80+14=94kg Now I can understand an ebike drivetrain but ebike tires, ebike forks, ebike wheels is just bull!
SintraFreeride paulaston's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 6:44
2 days
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6" Apex - Review
For wider tires yes! Anything 2.5* and above works best. Wide tires need wide rims for sidewall stability. *real 2.5 eg 63-64mm not Maxxis 2.5=2.3"
SintraFreeride mattwragg's article
Oct 21, 2017 at 6:03
2 days
One Question: Does Mountain Biking Need the UCI?
@choppertank3e: Road bikes need slacker headangles, steeper seat angles, longer chainstays and most important much, much longer top tubes thus giving a decent reach! XXL road frames have 450mm reach!!! These are bikes that ride on wide roads at average speeds of over 30km/h.
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