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radrider mikekazimer's article
Mar 27, 2017 at 8:25
Mar 27, 2017
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Review
Damn, and same price as the XT equipped Ellsworth am bike recently shown. This is a beauty!
radrider vernonfelton's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 16:36
Mar 24, 2017
Does It Matter Where Your Bike Was Built? - Pinkbike Poll
my Intense tazer...came with the frame out of alignment by half an inch..it looked nice tho >.>
radrider mikelevy's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 9:27
Mar 24, 2017
Quai's Stepped Carbon Rims - Taipei Cycle Show
@ryan83: I cant say much about carbon rims for hard abuse and heavy riders. But I have seen some carbon rims on the used market that looked absolutely beat up to shit, but mechanically sound. Most new carbon designs are not going to fail catastrophically, and I think it would take a very big impact to destroy a carbon rim. Is that impact going to destroy an aluminum rim as well, its hard to say? On the same impact a good carbon rim might have come out of that situation completely unharmed because there is so much flexibility in carbon before breaking, something which cant be said for aluminum. But it could also have come out of that situation with a huge crack, possibly not worth the repair costs. There should be more tests made public showing comparison between aluminum and carbon rims at breaking point.
radrider mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 21:25
Mar 23, 2017
Quai's Stepped Carbon Rims - Taipei Cycle Show
@WoodenCrow: Well I'm still riding 26" on my enduro and xc bike, so deals are not hard to come by(enve rims for 275usd at chainreaction) , but end of year sales now you can find good carbon wheels atleast 30% off. Really too many companies putting out good carbon wheels to mention.
radrider david-boxmtb's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 15:50
Mar 23, 2017
Box Components' Box One PushPush Shifter Earns D&I Award - Taipei Cycle Show
@xeren: I wonder how fast the shifting is even with the double shifting capabilities with shimano compared with srams single shift, atleast on older XX I dont know about eagle. But the rapid trigger can go through gears very quickly though one at a time. Im sure could go through 10 in about a second.
radrider david-boxmtb's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 15:36
Mar 23, 2017
Box Components' Box One PushPush Shifter Earns D&I Award - Taipei Cycle Show
I've been with sram too long *goes and checks to make sure my sram cant double shift* Yup, sram is just 4 up and 1 down, on x9 x0 and xx, dunno about the new stuff
radrider david-boxmtb's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 13:53
Mar 23, 2017
Box Components' Box One PushPush Shifter Earns D&I Award - Taipei Cycle Show
@dtax: Can any derailleur downshift more than 1 at a time? Up shift yes but I dont know any that can downshift more than 1. They do however only need a small movement to downshift, likely the same thing here.
radrider mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 10:49
Mar 23, 2017
Quai's Stepped Carbon Rims - Taipei Cycle Show
Your talking professional DH racing...There are a shrinking number of riders using aluminum in DH and enduro racing, but can you say they arn't using it because there isnt enough performance benefit, or could it be that their wheel sponsors arn't building a suitable carbon wheel, or dont want to fork up the cost of replacements. Either way, your right in that carbon is not very beneficial in Dh or enduro, but xc and road it is very beneficial. I think there is a huge room for improvement as far as carbon rim design, but so far they are BETTER without question than aluminum rims, in EVERY way except the cost, that is why i find good deals or buy used... Im using a carbon wheelset that weighs 1150grams on my xc bike, they where raced hard for one year, 15 broken spokes... rims are still perfect. and they are true within les then a mm yet spoke tension is even within 2% accross the board, good luck getting that with aluminum, even a new rim wont do that. Now..throwing heavy tires and tubes on a carbon wheel? thats ridiculous and takes away the point. Weight saving is done to improve the efficiency of acceleration. I feel like a ferrari on these wheel, the acceleration is beyond noticeable. Anyways, if you dont like carbon..your missing out.
radrider mikelevy's article
Mar 23, 2017 at 6:50
Mar 23, 2017
Quai's Stepped Carbon Rims - Taipei Cycle Show
@leftCoastBurn: Have you ever ridden carbon wheels? Im guessing a big NO on that one, after upgrading to carbon wheels on 2 bikes, can say it is by far the most noticeable difference to my rides compared to any other part changes i have done... Having said that I would never pay the price most companies are asking, I got my haven carbon set for 850 when jenson had their crazy 26" sales a few years ago.
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Mar 22, 2017 at 9:56
Mar 22, 2017
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