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May 1, 2020 at 15:50May 1, 2020
parkourfan dan-roberts's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 14:48Apr 30, 2020
First Look: DT Swiss' New 240 EXP Hubs
@DeepWoods831: Iirc, CK bearings are outsourced; but are polished and heat treated in house, which is what makes the difference in construction - not to mention that they’re angular contact instead of radial. So while you might find the supplier, it’s a different bearing by the time they’re done with it. The 240 bearings are, as others have said, quite a bit nicer than what’s in the 350, plus the hubs are convertible. Nothing wrong with upgrading bearings on a 350, but if you’re using really nice bearings and paying for labor/DT Swiss tools to access the bearings, it gets pretty expensive. In terms of noise, enough DT Star ratchet grease will make them quieter than most pawl-based hubs on the market. Or, thin things out a bit and they’re plenty loud.
Apr 30, 2020 at 13:32Apr 30, 2020
parkourfan mattwragg's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 12:55Apr 30, 2020
Opinion: Ode to an Oddball - Rediscovering Two-Wheeled Fun
Seconded. Exploration and being able to cover just about any terrain extremely quickly is half of the fun of a gravel bike for me, and the other half is that it makes easy XC trails a hoot. Gravel bikes without suspension are still fast enough on the road, gravel, and hardpack, to pull away from a rigid mtb or XC hardtail any day of the week...so as long as it just survives on the mtb downhills, that’s more than enough for me. Not to mention that - who would have thought - gravel bikes are plenty of fun on...gravel, hardpack and road descents. Ya know, what they’re designed to do. Grading a gravel bike on how fun it is descending a trail makes about as much sense on grading a park bike on pedaling it up a paved hill. Sure, you can do it, but that’s not the point.
Apr 29, 2020 at 8:27Apr 29, 2020
parkourfan jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 28, 2020 at 16:26Apr 28, 2020
Katz Bikes Returns With an Enduro Bike with a 'Maintenance Free' Drivetrain
@jokermtb: Don't know of a derailleur/cassette combo that adds 1700 grams - the quoted weight for the bare gearbox in the rear wheel. That's around 2.5 lbs of weight more on the hub than an XO derailleur/cassette combo, or if you want real boat anchor, 1.5 for SX eagle. Ofc, I assume whoever's shelling out $$$ for a nice internal hub isn't cross-shopping with SX eagle... There's a host of other potential benefits here, but it sure isn't weight. "Centralizing" mass on the rear wheel isn't ideal either.
parkourfan CushCore's article
Apr 27, 2020 at 14:54Apr 27, 2020
CushCore's New Tire Lever Has a Lifetime Warranty
They’ll also send you out a new set if you break em under normal use conditions.
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Apr 23, 2020 at 8:34Apr 23, 2020
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