Willie1

Long Time motocrosser who crossed over to biking a couple years ago.

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Willie1 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 8, 2018 at 10:18
Apr 8, 2018
Syntace C33i Straight Carbon Wheelset - Review
@Veloscente: i find CX-Rays the strongest spokes I’ve used. I use pillar bladed spokes as second option if budget is a concern. I don’t like pillar nipples, but there are a ton of other options to use.
Willie1 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 11:15
Apr 6, 2018
Syntace C33i Straight Carbon Wheelset - Review
As a hobbyist who has built a couple hundred sets of wheels over the years, those look well designed. I’m not at all concerned with 28h as most carbon wheels I’ve built were 28h. I’m a Clyde too, at 275lbs. 32 and 36h are from the days of cheap single wall rims and even modern aluminum rims like spank are good at 28h.
Willie1 vernonfelton's article
Feb 10, 2018 at 19:30
Feb 10, 2018
When Are New Standards Called For? - Pinkbike Poll
@gtrguy: 1 1/8” before machining.
Willie1 vernonfelton's article
Feb 10, 2018 at 7:15
Feb 10, 2018
When Are New Standards Called For? - Pinkbike Poll
@xeren: 28.99 is a metric conversion from an imperial standard size. It’s not like they had a new custom size made up. Just like 25.4 or 31.8 are metric conversions from imperial sizes.
Willie1 mikekazimer's article
Aug 21, 2017 at 8:10
Aug 21, 2017
Remember These? 11 Classic Mountain Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Yeah, I agree. I've still got three moubpntain bikes from '08, '09 and they are still in very good shape as life got in the way of riding regularily for the last few years. My brother still rides my old Da Bomb Bouncing Betty from '07 (iirc.) these bikes are a generation old, pre ridiculous geometry, but not vintage. For me, vintage is 20 years old.
Willie1 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 24, 2017 at 0:00
May 24, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: 29er DH Bikes, Crankbrothers Pedals, and Norco Range vs Sight
Mike Levy: you are full of shit. An unneeded history with 27.5? The benefit was immediately apparent after the first ride on a 650b bike. effin tool. :(
Willie1 paulaston's article
May 4, 2017 at 8:52
May 4, 2017
Intend Suspension – Bike Festival Riva, 2017
Everything is a tradeoff. Usd forks track better, but feel different. Once you get used to the difference, and try to go back to a conventional design, you would wionder how you could have ever ridden a bike with a conventional fork. I could never get used to the feel of the conventional forks after years of MX. The inverted fork switch was revolutionary and dramatically improved the tracking/handling of the bikes. The stiffness at the crown with the larger tubes and greater clamping surface area on the inverted design provides more stable geometry, where conventional forks flex a lot more at the crown with their smaller tubes and smaller clamping area.
Willie1 paulaston's article
May 4, 2017 at 8:37
May 4, 2017
Intend Suspension – Bike Festival Riva, 2017
The maverick DUC used a steerer tubeless design with a bolt.
Willie1 vernonfelton's article
Jul 17, 2016 at 10:36
Jul 17, 2016
The Most Important Component on a New Bike? - Pinkbike Poll
Best bang for the buck is the wheels. Most top frames and even many Chinese frames perform well. You will definitely feel a difference in a wheel upgrade before a frame upgrade, with equal amounts being spent on either.
Willie1 mikelevy's article
Jun 17, 2015 at 10:12
Jun 17, 2015
Now THAT Was A Bike - Yeti C-26
This was considered too new, too flashy, with comments like "what I ride right now is good enough."
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