groghunter

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groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
May 24, 2017 at 15:24
7 hours
Spartan vs Spartan: Devinci Enduro Team Bike Checks
one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Airchecker-Digital-Presta-Schrader-Pressure/dp/B001OMQK6Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1495664441&sr=1-1&keywords=sks+guage https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-60100005-D2-SmartGauge/dp/B0051LQ0X4/ref=pd_sim_468_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0051LQ0X4&pd_rd_r=FRMSRFCD7Z213BJVWB53&pd_rd_w=nGVzC&pd_rd_wg=zezZj&psc=1&refRID=FRMSRFCD7Z213BJVWB53 I've played with pressure in my fork enough to tell you that digital accuracy is worth it. just recently, I bled off some pressure, without checking it, while out on a ride because the fork felt harsh. got it feeling alright, get back home, check it to record the new pressure? all I bled off was 2 PSI. If you're spending 1000s on a bike, but not $30 on a device to make sure you're getting accurate tire/shock pressure, you're screwing yourself.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 19:32
1 days
Spartan vs Spartan: Devinci Enduro Team Bike Checks
Maybe they're doing ghetto tubeless with a split tube. I ran that way for years, with zero/little trouble. I don't think I've run a Maxxis DH tire tubeless since I switched to the tape method & modern rims, as I haven't really run a DH bike much, & even on my Spartan, I rarely flat even EXO tires. I'm just not a tire/rim abuser, even when I come into things hamfisted.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2017 at 13:11
2 days
Norco Sight C 9.2 – Review
That's the maxle lite: thankfully, most brands seem to have swapped to specing the maxle ultimate, which doesn't rely on that thin piece of metal for leverage. That said, I swapped to tooled axles on my bike, front & back.
groghunter RichardCunningham's article
May 22, 2017 at 6:44
3 days
American Eagle Atlanta 2.0 - XC World Cup Round 1, Nove Mesto
@zede: I enjoyed watching political drama a lot more when it didn't affect me personally.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
May 22, 2017 at 6:33
3 days
Pimp My Bike – A Money Can't Buy Prize With Push Industries
If an Avalanche cart is around $500, I can only assume that's going to be a $1000 fork cartridge... IE, more expensive than the fork it ends up going in...
groghunter vernonfelton's article
May 19, 2017 at 9:09
May 19, 2017
First Look: Intense's New 29er DH Bike
@fartymarty: Linky? google didn't find it for me.
May 17, 2017 at 9:08
May 17, 2017
groghunter mattwragg's article
May 16, 2017 at 14:32
May 16, 2017
Inside Acros
@DC1988: The argument that I would make is that the environment a hub lives in, is an environment that calls for grease over oil. You want something with bulk & stickiness, in order to displace water or dirt, & suspend any dirt that does get in. So if your engagement mechanism can't tolerate grease, it's not the right solution for the application. IMO. Only other solution is to run a good enough seal that you'll introduce more drag than a pawled system would, bringing you back to square one. Think about any place that uses oil on a car. the parts are sealed in a case & bathed in the oil. any place that doesn't have a bath mechanism uses grease instead.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
May 16, 2017 at 8:50
May 16, 2017
Dainese Trail Skins 2 Knee Guards – Review
& in the meantime, the market has caught up on the lightweight pad bandwagon... there's plenty of options out there now that didn't exist when the original trailskins came out. Love my original ones, but can't see going with these over something like the Troy Lee Raid, for example.
groghunter mattwragg's article
May 16, 2017 at 8:29
May 16, 2017
Inside Acros
The reason they only use a little grease on the star ratchet is because they are finicky(one reason I'm not a fan.) Because the drive forces do not move in the same direction as the tooth engagement, any extra material can cause the teeth to not fully engage. The super high engagement ones that Botranger was selling were so low tolerance for this that you couldn't even run grease, people who did ended up breaking the teeth. Recommended lube was light oil or wet chain lube. same problem happens for any contamination, so you have to keep them clean. People talk about how unreliable traditional pawl based hub engagement is, especially on cheap hubs, but the only person I've seen ever destroy a hub on a ride was on a star ratchet. To address your initial question more directly, you can overpack any engagement mechanism to the point where the grease prevents the teeth from engaging(it's just easier on a star ratchet,) but any pure rotating area like a pedal is probably fine. Positive pressure you introduce probably doesn't last past a ride or two, though.
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