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pr-g mattwragg's article
Apr 6, 2019 at 17:39
Apr 6, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
oh yea. I can see how you’ve come to your conclusion then, I think you’re totally right - pretty certain the 35mil ‘standard’ is pushed for benefitting carbons properties - not aluminium.
pr-g mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 8:33
Apr 5, 2019
pr-g mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 8:32
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
Great article. My main reason for running carbon is the super low maintenance, with such a stiff hoop spokes aren’t given as much opportunity to detension. 2,000 miles on my Ibis 942s last year with a very minor touch of one front spoke and 3 rear. I’m riding a Ripley LS that see’s about 80% what it’s made for and 20% of our terrible Texas huck to flats and XC-race-paced rock crawling. Along with around 750 miles split between Idaho and park city last year. That being said, working at a shop in central Texas with lots of chattery cheese-grater limestone around (on the trails rated for MOARFUNN) I always highly recommend the DT XM481 rim when folks are looking to lace up something sweet. We do a lot of Flow’s too. But you can’t complain about carbon with the warranties that are currently available.
pr-g mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 8:24
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
What material are you running? I noticed the opposite when going from Pivot team carbon 31.8 up to 35, it has a softer feel which I like - but nothing compares to the Thomson Ti bar (which is a tad too flexy for me on suspension bikes).
pr-g mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 8:21
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
I’ve run Black labels on a Spot Honey badger with a 130 fork and it was amazing - that being said the Reynolds feel better than ENVE but of the carbon wheels I’ve ridden here’s the compliance order from most to least: DT XMC (old 24internal version), Ibis 942, Reynolds Black Label Enduro. The stiffness of Enves I only suppose from hearsay having worked at Pivot and being given that reason as to why we didn’t spec them. I liked the carbon wheels on the steel hardtail precisely because the steel already has a certain amount of whippiness to it.
pr-g pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 8, 2019 at 9:27
Feb 8, 2019
Video: First Impressions of the Year Round Lift Access at Spider Mountain in Texas
@skelldify: just a novice trail builder stating curiosity is all. Is there a better resource than IMBA to turn my attention?
pr-g pinkbikeoriginals's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 8:42
Feb 7, 2019
Video: First Impressions of the Year Round Lift Access at Spider Mountain in Texas
Curious to see how the double black holds up to lift traffic...looks like maybe a few sections are direct fall line - but like a lot of our local stuff perhaps it’s naturally armored by rock.
pr-g pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 18, 2019 at 8:49
Jan 18, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #53
Snow-guy completely missing the ramp was a funny touch in the midst of the usual cringe-drawing fare of these videos!
pr-g mikekazimer's article
Dec 2, 2018 at 12:44
Dec 2, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Does a Bike's Climbing Performance Matter to You?
Anyone else here absolutely love the climb up Armstrong in Park City?
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Oct 10, 2017
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