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Socket RichardCunningham's article
Oct 16, 2018 at 16:53
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Tire Makers Co-Develop an Inflatable Bladder System to Prevent Flat Tires
@markg1150: wire bead for DH tyres but folding bead for everything else. Never really considered that as a point of difference but fair enough. I find I need at least 35psi to prevent burping, but about 30-31 is enough to prevent noticeable rolling in corners most of the time. The hookless super wide Ibis 741s did the best job out of everything at preventing burps, but even they let go now and then on hard square offs. EX471s I got maybe 2 weeks before it was constantly leaking, everything else basically failed due to burping within the first couple of rides, and I'm pretty anal about tyre pressures especially on new/tubeless setups. Maybe it's just right on the limit of failure for most riders most of the time, and I happen to be just the wrong side of that limit too often. But then there's all the crap with having to clean the rim out each time you change tyres, the needlessly brittle rim tape that breaks or leaks or pushes into the spoke holes or comes unstuck, the mess, the clogged valves, etc etc. Net negative for me.
Socket RichardCunningham's article
Oct 15, 2018 at 21:48
3 days
Tire Makers Co-Develop an Inflatable Bladder System to Prevent Flat Tires
@riish: I never run EXO casings, they're a joke. DD or SuperGravity at a minimum, these issues still persist. Sometimes even DH casings, but they completely suck to climb with then, and they still burp anyway. DD or SG with tubes = no burping, occasional flat (still far more than I'd like - with DH tyres & DH tubes I used to go through more rims than tubes somehow) but with tubes I never pull the bike out for a ride and find the tyre has lost half its air, whereas I did consistently find that with tubeless no matter what the tyre - once you burp it once, dirt gets in the bead it never seals properly again. Then when you inevitably do flat it, it's a huge mess to deal with on the trail. Either this doesn't happen to anyone else cos I'm an outlier due to being just so big and strong and fast (seems unlikely - I'm big but not huge, not very strong, not exactly WC fast either) or it does happen to lots of other people and they're basically in denial about how annoying it really is, I'm not sure which is the case. Tubeless still ranks lower than a triple chainring on the list of things I want on my bike right now, and believe me, I really am no fan of tubes either. It's just the marginally less bad option.
Socket RichardCunningham's article
Oct 15, 2018 at 15:21
3 days
Tire Makers Co-Develop an Inflatable Bladder System to Prevent Flat Tires
@eswebster: yeah, sounds like a recipe for a seriously slow rolling tyre.
Socket RichardCunningham's article
Oct 15, 2018 at 15:19
3 days
Tire Makers Co-Develop an Inflatable Bladder System to Prevent Flat Tires
@Jhou: haha, I'm lucky to get a week without flatting tubeless. Either burping it in corners or off rocks (yes, even with over 30psi) or just cutting the tyres. I actually don't understand how it works for anyone over 70kg/150lbs ever, at least without tyre inserts or procore or whatever. Tubes suck, they just suck less than tubeless for me.
Socket TitoTomasi's article
Jul 30, 2018 at 15:08
Jul 30, 2018
Video: Crossing the Pyrenees by Bike in 10 Days
Yeah, WTF! 10 consecutive days of over 3000m climbing per day is utterly insane.
Socket paulaston's article
Jul 30, 2018 at 12:25
Jul 30, 2018
Review: Commencal's Supreme DH 29 is an Unflinching Race Weapon
@covekid: the cranks just bend if you look at them funny. When I emailed e13 about a 2 day old crank bending on a heavy landing, their response was basically "no they don't". Few days later, bent the other side.
Socket paulaston's article
Jul 30, 2018 at 12:15
Jul 30, 2018
Review: Commencal's Supreme DH 29 is an Unflinching Race Weapon
@jazzawil: I think I know that guy. Those cranks are an absolute joke. First one bent within 8 runs, no crashes, second one clipped a pedal (not even enough to actually crash). Not sure if made from butter or cheese or some kind of emulsion of the two. Last set of cranks I bent, even in a crash, was more than 10 years ago. Since then I've mostly run Shimano and even when snagging them on stuff super hard, or casing jumps hard enough to snap rims, they've been fine.
Socket alexcgevans's article
Jul 9, 2018 at 8:56
Jul 9, 2018
Fox's New Live Valve Spotted - Eurobike 2018
Or just, you know, buy one of their other models...
Socket Airik's photo
Jul 5, 2018 at 21:17
Jul 5, 2018
Illuminati confirmed

Socket RichardCunningham's article
Jul 4, 2018 at 21:27
Jul 4, 2018
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Voting Begins
@bpm88: click the link and you'll see... they literally want you to pay to vote for this. How about GTFO.
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