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lonelydwarfproductions jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 30, 2020 at 8:45
Sep 30, 2020
Bike Check: Mathias Flueckiger's Thomus Lightrider WC - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2020
@shreditgreg: This seems right. On the suspension, I'd bet he uses the lockout/pedal mode on the shock/fork a lot. Locked out on pavement, pedal going uphill, and fully open going down to get traction. With no tokens in either one, both set up with a pretty fast rebound, the fork with fully open compression, and DT Swiss stating the progression curve on both fork and shock are linear, the traction is probably pretty good set up that way. With respect to the tire pressures, dude only weighs 137lbs, so 16/17psi doesn't seem totally crazy. I'm 210lbs and run ~22psi front and ~24psi rear on 2.35" XC tires set up tubeless.
lonelydwarfproductions sarahlukas's article
Apr 21, 2020 at 7:17
Apr 21, 2020
CyclingTips Digest: Full Suspension Road Bikes, Gravel Field Test, Tire Inflators, & More
@Jvhowube: Absolutely right. CX geometry tends to be pretty twitchy with head angles in the 72 degree range. Whereas the gravel bikes I've ridden are more in the 70-71 degree range. The bottom bracket also tends to be higher on CX bikes (~5-7mm), and the wheelbase a little shorter (~5-10mm) leading to a much more over the bars feeling going down a fast fire road on a CX bike.
lonelydwarfproductions sarahlukas's article
Apr 21, 2020 at 6:35
Apr 21, 2020
CyclingTips Digest: Full Suspension Road Bikes, Gravel Field Test, Tire Inflators, & More
They're best for stringing together mixed terrain rides here in the Northeast. It's pretty easy to work in some road, some dirt road, some forest road/doubletrack and light singletrack in or near most state parks or conservation areas. Easy to knock out ~20 miles on that kind of terrain in an hour and a half or so with a gravel bike. A road bike wouldn't stand up to the abuse and most mountain bikes would be slow/overkill.
lonelydwarfproductions danielsapp's article
Apr 15, 2020 at 10:52
Apr 15, 2020
Video: 7 New Mountain Bike Tires - Pond Beaver 2020
I'm a big fan of the Innova PRO Race 29 x 3.0. Looks like they've been discontinued, but still available in a few places (https://www.bikehighway.com/innova-pro-race-29-x-3-transformers-foldable-mtb-tire-kevlar-bead.html) They've held up to single speed rigid riding in New England for a couple of seasons with only one pinch flat, which was because I was running a tube and hit the bottom of a sharp dip at full speed. Treads still look good though and no holes in the casings. Probably have 750 miles on them total at this point. They roll pretty fast and break traction pretty predictably. They are however terrible in the mud, so if you ride where its really wet or muddy I'd go with the Dirt Wizards, which I found much more stable when its soft.
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