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ridingloose henryquinney's article
Nov 24, 2023 at 0:26
Nov 24, 2023
Review: Berd’s Hawk 30 Wheels Use String Spokes for Impressive Compliance
@gubbinalia: I am on a Pirope wheelset on my Transition Patrol Carbon for 3,5 years now. It has quite light Newmen alloy rims and weights 1450g despite it has no carbon rims. But I also only spent 900€ for the wheels. I am using the bike for nearly all of my riding. Hometrails, Enduro tours, Bikepark, jump trails. The wheelset holds up impressivly well. Even the rims has no dents or flatspots, which has always been a problem for me in the past with other wheelsets. I had one torn spoke in all the time caused by a thick branche in the wheel. Even steel spokes would not have survived. The replacement was very easy, just like the truing and tensioning. But I had to say, that I only had to truing the wheel the one time when I replaced the spoke. In my opinion Pirope Wheels are much nicer built then the Berd wheels, because of the better attachment of the spokes to the hub. With Pirope there is no ugly fraying of the spokes on the Hub. The Pirope Wheelset rides fantastic, it´s stiff and super light, but at the same time supple and smooth and brings definitly additional traction over other wheelsets. I never want a "traditional" wheelset again.
ridingloose brianpark's article
Oct 16, 2023 at 1:56
Oct 16, 2023
9 Thoughts on Red Bull Rampage 2023
The 2023 Rampage judging was the best for many years. That's my opinion. It was not perfect, but finally difficult and exposed lines and the size of the jumps were appreciated and not so much slopestyle tricks. Slopestyle is not big mountain. To the criticism of the judging you have to say one thing: On the one hand, many people simply have no idea of the sport that is practiced there (Big Mountain Freeride) and by the way, the Internet keyboard heroes are also not on site. The judges are the whole week on site, know the lines, size and exposure. And this year there were also really people who bring expertise.
ridingloose mattbeer's article
Aug 17, 2023 at 9:13
Aug 17, 2023
Review: Formula Cura 4 Brakes
@jomacba: okay, that was new to me. But why? 203 was the Standard for nearly two decades. I see no reason to make a new one 3mm smaller.
ridingloose mattbeer's article
Aug 16, 2023 at 23:59
Aug 16, 2023
Review: Formula Cura 4 Brakes
Hayes, TRP, Formula, Trickstuff: The best Brakes on the market have 203mm Rotors. Others too, like Magura or Shimano. Why go for a standard from brakes which are really not good? I would like to see direct post mount in 203mm on frames and forks. No washers would be needed and to the brakes that fall away you really do not have to grieve. (Besides, you could still drive Sram brakes, just with different brake discs).
ridingloose mattbeer's article
Aug 10, 2023 at 0:43
Aug 10, 2023
The Inside Scoop on Norco's Prototype Downhill Bike
I must say that I find it somewhat shameful that they have not managed to design the bike without shock-yoke despite additional shock linkage and 6-bar linkage.
ridingloose edspratt's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 10:58
Aug 1, 2023
How to Watch the 2023 World Champs
It is shown on GCN+ in Germany.
ridingloose edspratt's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 9:16
Aug 1, 2023
How to Watch the 2023 World Champs
And you can watch "Kiwi" (a female presenter of mature age) groping men. :-) ZDF? Maybe in the online offer? Can not imagine that WC runs regularly on TV.
ridingloose Mandownmedia's article
Jun 12, 2023 at 12:20
Jun 12, 2023
Bike Check: Milan Vader's Cervelo ZFS-5 Short Track Bike
A complete article about one of a slightly better mounting aid ... Very innovative.
ridingloose TEBP's article
Apr 19, 2023 at 11:51
Apr 19, 2023
The Oceanian Bike Project: Steel Hardtails, Trail Building Tools, New Brakes, & More
@11six: Cornelius Krapfinger was head behind Trickstuffs Diretissima and Piccola brakes, before he made his own thing with intend. So it was one young engineer.
ridingloose henryquinney's article
Nov 23, 2022 at 1:50
Nov 23, 2022
Berd Release 1400 Gram Enduro Ready String-Spoke Wheelset
I´m running Pirope Wheels with textile spokes for 2,5 years now on my enduro bike. They weigh 1445g in 27.5" with a Newmen 30mm alloy rim. They have seen a lot of trails, bikepark, jumps und downhills and they are straight like on the first day. But the best thing about them is not the weight (it´s also great), it is the riding behavior. They feel stiff and precise but at the same time much more damped, with better traction and less vibration in the bike than with traditional spokes. I love them. In my opinion the Pirope Wheels are nicer made than the Berd wheels with with the spokes knotted to the hub. But with Pirope you need their special hubs (made by Newmen).
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