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TheMrPlow NOBLwheels's article
Dec 5, 2018 at 20:09
Dec 5, 2018
NOBL Wheels Announces New TR38 Rims
Doesn't surprise me at all. I9 and Onyx are better too. Had both on my wheels.
TheMrPlow brianpark's article
Nov 3, 2018 at 23:54
Nov 3, 2018
5 Surprisingly Nice Catalogue Frames - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
The guy holding the frame is John and he is a great guy with friends at all the "big USA frame brands". Or maybe his name is Jason or Bobby or Garry. Either way he is happy to help. And will be happy to give you 100% best price. The Chinese/Taiwanese bicycle industry is best described as incestuous. With 3 or 4 different companies claiming to own the factory. I have toured a factory with company A one day. Then the next day, been picked up from my hotel, and toured the exact same factory owned by company B. I will say though, most are pretty descent, and opens your eyes as you see many famous brands being manufactured side by side.
TheMrPlow interrobangstudios's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 5:05
Oct 12, 2018
Video: The Ultimate Vintage GT Bike Collector
@kubaner: I wish I could give more than 1 props :D
TheMrPlow mikelevy's article
Oct 8, 2018 at 21:28
Oct 8, 2018
Review: Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR 29
@vtracer: Not quite correct, Cesar's design studio designed (still does?), the Mondraker, which are made at Astro Engineering in Taichung, who also make a lineup of great "open mould" frames that use this same suspension design. As used by the likes of KTM, CTM etc. UNNO is similar in suspension by the looks (small changes in linkages make a big difference though I know). And he makes his frames literally in the design studio in Barcelona, which is bloody impressive!
TheMrPlow mikekazimer's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 16:48
Oct 1, 2018
There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup
@Bahh: You still aren't getting it. I said exactly what you said. Pre Preg is just getting the raw materials. (Carbon strands, Epoxy) and weaving it, then applying the epoxy. It isn't making the carbon though.
TheMrPlow danielsapp's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 16:45
Oct 1, 2018
First Ride: Crankbrothers Carbon Synthesis Wheels
@makripper: do a search on PB about what aluminium recycling is about. Interesting article. It isn't as great and eco as you think. Yes, I take drugs daily.
TheMrPlow danielsapp's article
Oct 1, 2018 at 16:17
Oct 1, 2018
First Ride: Crankbrothers Carbon Synthesis Wheels
@makripper: But your alloy rims can't be recycled either. And ppl have said it before, and say it again. The ride is totally different, regardless the weight.
TheMrPlow mikekazimer's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 17:29
Sep 26, 2018
There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup
@Tmackstab: Have to give it a listen. WEO , ENVE would source locally I am sure. My point is there is but a handful of factories making raw carbon. Greg LeMond is starting manufacture of carbon here in Aus apparently too. I do a lot with the stuff myself. Mainly automotive these days. Most my material is sourced from France.
TheMrPlow mikekazimer's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 16:04
Sep 26, 2018
There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup
@Tmackstab: The materials aren't locally sourced. There are very few manufacturers of raw carbon and same goes for pre preg weaving; isn't much more facilities. so WEO etc and your chinese factories could be using exactly the same materials. Layup is key though, like you say, 2 rims may look the same and be totally different in regards to strength and ride quality. Granted, I love what WAO are doing, but to think made in china (or Taiwan) means bad quality is naive. Remember these big factories in Asia have huge advantages in technology, experience and infrastructure. Plenty of dodgy backyarders in Western countries too. (not implying WAO are dodgy)
TheMrPlow mikekazimer's article
Sep 26, 2018 at 15:56
Sep 26, 2018
There's a $1100 Carbon Wheelset in Roval's 2019 Lineup
@endlessblockades: Had a fair few Onyx, great quality. But boy are they HEAVY!
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