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mykel paulaston's article
May 17, 2018 at 14:08
May 17, 2018
First Look: Newmen Components' New Wheels Have Spokes Made of String
Am I the only one who thinks that a wheel-set or hub preview / review / marketing piece should ALWAYS have the hubs POE listed? Silly me, I must have missed the memo stating that all we are allowed to do is have rack queens and pose in the parking lot whilst sipping craft ale. I mean we only pedal the damn things, and and something like how far the cranks turn before engagement is kinda important - No?
Apr 28, 2018 at 20:53
Apr 28, 2018
mykel mattwragg's article
Apr 28, 2018 at 20:15
Apr 28, 2018
First Look: Schwalbe’s New, More Aggressive Hans Dampf - Garda Trentino 2018
@cool3: It was the Nobby Nic I mentioned in my post. But I have tried the HD as well. They were fine on easy trails, but as soon as you started to push them hard the small side knobs could not handle the load and would fold and then rip (undercut) The small slanted angle transition knobs would also clog them up, not leaving enough channel for the side knobs to work well. I also tried a trimmed version with the blocks of 4 angled closest to the side knobs cut down to 1/3-1/2 height. Getting a good set with the side knobs was now really easy, but then the small side knobs were left even more unsupported. The new ones look to have the same side knobs as the Nobby Nic, again with tranny knobs that crowd the side knobs. Not enough room to get some dirt trapped for traction. I'm not hopeful that they will corner any better. If they had just put some MM or Maxxis style L blocks with enough room for dirt... For the old HD, they were first run first generation released. 26x2.35 pressures at 28-30 rear and 26-28 front. 6'2" @ 210 out of the shower.
mykel mattwragg's article
Apr 28, 2018 at 15:13
Apr 28, 2018
First Look: Schwalbe’s New, More Aggressive Hans Dampf - Garda Trentino 2018
@WAKIdesigns: I also have a MM and RR on the trailbike. Nice combo, really like the RR rear. I also agree on the NN. Got a set, first fast rough corner, I lost the front and ended up on my ass. Never had a problem in this corner before. The whole ride was sketch. They came off and the MM and RR went on, and problems solved. The NN are now rear tires on my kids bikes. They seem to be fine in this application. I'm a little leary about the new HD side knobs as they seem to be the same slippery orientation as the NN. Time will tell.
mykel danielsapp's article
Apr 21, 2018 at 17:28
Apr 21, 2018
Bike Check: Brook Macdonald's Mondraker Summum - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018
True, a bit strange of a choice for you and I, but then again do you earn your living using them wrenching on WC bikes?
mykel alexcgevans's article
Apr 14, 2018 at 19:19
Apr 14, 2018
mykel mikekazimer's article
Apr 10, 2018 at 20:30
Apr 10, 2018
Marzocchi's New Bomber Z1 Fork - First Ride
@WAKIdesigns: I don't know dude, they are not all ready to scrap. I have a '13 RC3 Evo2 with SKF seals, Andreani piston and removed volume adjuster and it just plain works. It also clears a 27.5 so that was not an issue either. Pretty much a wash with my riding buddies 40's and better than the non-charger boxxer in the group. At this point, until I replace the big bike, the 888 is staying.
Mar 9, 2018 at 15:44
Mar 9, 2018
mykel ranke's article
Mar 4, 2018 at 0:37
Mar 4, 2018
Sunday Funnies From "Over the Bars" Comics
Nice step up indeed. Almost everywhere I look I see bike lines with the exception of a golf course - those make me think moto.
mykel TransNZ's article
Feb 28, 2018 at 21:32
Feb 28, 2018
Days 3 & 4: The Local's Landscape - 2018 Trans NZ
My guess is he feels that Wyn is all flapping around, whilst he is nice and boring - like pushing a shopping cart / trolly.
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