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captaingrumpy FSA-MTB's article
Sep 13, 2018 at 7:46
Sep 13, 2018
FSA Releases Wider Gradient Wheels
Well, I only own/build 32 spoke wheels but 24 does have a slight aero advantage.in this case I'm guessing they do it to save money and it isn't a benefit for customer.
captaingrumpy FSA-MTB's article
Sep 13, 2018 at 7:37
Sep 13, 2018
FSA Releases Wider Gradient Wheels
@FLATLlNE: I wouldn't consider a new wheel that wasn't asym. The better equalized tension makes for a much more durable wheel. As you say, one side is at max tension, which is strongest, the other side... isn't. At 60-70% of max the spokes will fatigue much quickly. Imagine a perfectly symmetrical tensioned wheel at 60% of correct tension, with a stiff rim, the spokes will be cycling to slack and wheel will fail early.
captaingrumpy yoga15app's article
Sep 12, 2018 at 22:37
Sep 12, 2018
Motion is Lotion: Joint Mobility - Yoga With Abi
What is the movement in the first picture? Looks cool. I assume alternate sides but how does it end?
captaingrumpy ViralBikes's article
Aug 29, 2018 at 22:56
Aug 29, 2018
Viral Bikes Launches New Skeptic & Dérive Pinion-Based Hardtails
Being grumpy my first response is jeese, current system works great, what's the point of pinion? But it's a hardtail, ill click... BELT!! F?! Gah! I normally ride a singlespeed but the belt guys... They're a different breed. Constantly adjusting, bringing tools and space belts, it's been years now and the system isn't getting better, but some fire drives them onward. Like 80s Lancia owners.
captaingrumpy RichardCunningham's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 16:12
Aug 28, 2018
Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension
@Karve: Dentist have money AND lots of free time. Hedge fund managers have none. Is there a euro analog to that?
captaingrumpy RichardCunningham's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 16:10
Aug 28, 2018
Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension
I so don’t care. Someday the computer will read the trail around the bike for context, just make suspension perfect without ‘valving’, or guessing intent by the angle of the trail.
captaingrumpy mikekazimer's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 7:47
Aug 28, 2018
Burning Question: Is Super Boost 157 Spacing Going to Become the New Standard?
@deadmeat25: Well... I'm a big fan of bracing angle but... There are tradeoffs in play. Symmetric let's both sides have optimal spoke tension. Dish gets asymptotically worse as it decreases, so was real problem on road bikes, MTB it's not a bracing angle crisis, under tensioned spokes seem to be a real problem though. If you have good data can you share it?
captaingrumpy mikekazimer's article
Aug 27, 2018 at 10:12
Aug 27, 2018
First Ride: Yeti’s New SB150
@wibblywobbly: Pssh. I bought my asr5c well used, and I used it well myself. Its now seen 6 years of riding and no issues. I'm also pleased with yeti's support - they still sell small parts for my bike.
captaingrumpy RichardCunningham's article
Aug 24, 2018 at 6:39
Aug 24, 2018
Review: Schwalbe Hans Dampf II Tire
I’ve had many pairs of schwalbe tires but heard complaints about orig hd durability, thought it was hyperbole. Finally got some snakeskin version on deep discount, like $5/tire. Wow! Literally 1 4 hour ride in the damp nw forest and side knobs we’re gone. Just worn away like pencil erasers, center tread knobs were half eaten. Given happyness and durability I get from maxxis and now vittoria I think it’ll be a while before I return to schwalbe.
captaingrumpy RichardCunningham's article
Jun 19, 2018 at 17:12
Jun 19, 2018
Revisiting the Birthplace of Shimano
I had a metal xt pad separate from its holder. The rivets failed. I used the holder for braking for final 20 miles of race with awful sounds. Shimano sent me new brake pads and a new rotor.
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