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salespunk GTBicycles's article
Dec 14, 2017 at 8:17
Dec 14, 2017
salespunk ReynoldsCycling's article
Dec 3, 2017 at 17:31
Dec 3, 2017
Reynolds Announces ‘Trail Rated’ Carbon Wheels
@otto99: aluminum rims will most definitely break. Ask me how I know...
salespunk ReynoldsCycling's article
Dec 3, 2017 at 17:25
Dec 3, 2017
Reynolds Announces ‘Trail Rated’ Carbon Wheels
It is pretty obvious that most people saying "My aluminum rims are just as light and cheaper" have never ridden carbon rims or just doesn't want to pay for them. I have ridden a lot of different carbon rims on the market and also ridden several aluminum rims in the middle. Here are the differences 1. Aluminum rims have much more lateral flex than carbon 2. Carbon damps the trail chatter much better than aluminum 3 Carbon is WAY more durable than aluminum. I have run both setups, I have have not broken a carbon rim in over 12 months. Aluminum would not hold air in a tubeless setup after 30-45 days. This was running the exact same air pressure/tires and riding the same terrain. 4. Carbon can hide internal cracks which then show up as failures after relatively small impacts. This was a much bigger problem with older designs. As I stated before I have not cracked a carbon rim in over a year after breaking one about every six months previously, 5. Carbon rims are about 2x the cost of aluminum at the lower end. LB's are $185 per rim and a decent aluminum about $80. If you don't like or don't want to spend the money then fine, but obviously there is a pretty decent value proposition based on the number of new wheels coming out
salespunk RichardCunningham's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 12:50
Dec 1, 2017
Bike Yoke Shifty: SRAM Derailleur Upgrade - Review
No, it just need different gear spacing...
salespunk RichardCunningham's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 10:22
Dec 1, 2017
Bike Yoke Shifty: SRAM Derailleur Upgrade - Review
How about us overpaid tech executives? No hate for us? Feeling a little left out here.
salespunk paulaston's article
Nov 25, 2017 at 14:55
Nov 25, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@vanmtnbiker: you are joking right? Aluminum has a very definite fatigue life that is significantly shorter than carbon.
salespunk paulaston's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 12:18
Nov 24, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@JoeRSB: Any machine shop that does not recycle their materials is losing serious dollars. One of my closest friends owns a large shop and his recycling income pays about $1K per week.
salespunk mikekazimer's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 9:09
Nov 7, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers
Sorry, but we need real comparisons. I know there is a desire not to offend advertisers, but they can still be rated against each other. It is hard to buy a bad bike these days, but each has it's strength so come up with some categories and rate them on a scale of 1-10 and make the scale the same for ALL bikes, not just 160 enduro monsters. Where a Specialized Epic may be a 9 in climbing a HTLT should probably be a 5, etc. Then people can make informed decisions based on what is important to them. Hard to do that off some light opinions and vague statements about trail vs enduro etc.
salespunk mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2017 at 8:20
Oct 24, 2017
Race Face Next R Carbon Wheels - Review
I don't get all the difficulty with mounting and unmounting CushCore. I have seen reference to it multiple times, but I can change a tire with my CushCore setup in less than 10 minutes. It takes maybe an extra minute or two vs a non CushCore setup. Maybe nobody has watch the instructional video?
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Oct 9, 2017 at 21:35
Oct 9, 2017
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