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slimboyjim jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 20, 2019 at 5:42
7 hours
Video: Chris Akrigg vs a Tree
Trail building tips No 1. Find an actual hill... Watching all those sprints was hard work - fair play Chris!
Rode in Malvern. view ridelog
Mar 19, 2019 at 14:50
22 hours
quotes Malvern Mooch
8.6 km - 01:34
slimboyjim pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 9, 2019 at 1:27
Mar 9, 2019
Pinkbike Announces Acquisition of Road Cycling Site CyclingTips
I just read that out of interest - guess what? It's not Enve that it's at fault but the tyres! Apparently they're too soft...
slimboyjim mikekazimer's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 10:59
Mar 5, 2019
First Ride: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro Carbon
@crsimmons: I would rather put my money towards suspension and wheels. Drivechain can be upgraded for less and incrementally (and is easier to hide from your significant other!)... For a bike designed for predominantly for downhills I doubt many are that bothered by the small weight penalty...
slimboyjim brianpark's article
Mar 4, 2019 at 2:18
Mar 4, 2019
Video: Johannes Fischbach Sets New Long Jump Record, We Think
It looks about 15 times more scary than the new jump.
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 22:28
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@tkdbboy: I don't run any extra rim protection - just standard tubeless.
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 11:07
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
There's a high number of very positive comments about some other manufacturers here too (LB and WeAreOne predominantly). Just like if an aluminium rim failed we wouldn't accuse all aluminium rims of not being for for purpose I think people are a bit quick to trash all carbon rims?
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 9:53
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
There was a rumor that Nobl use light bicycle to produce their rims. I'm not sure if it is true though...
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 7:44
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@Serpentras: I'm not going to say anything about your choice of rim. It's your choice and you know better than me what suits you and what will make you happy - you certainly seem to be harder on components than me for whatever reason! I can only speak for myself and give my opinion... I know I abused my old Dt Swiss alu rims for a good few years and they bore many dents/war scars. They were a well regarded rim, but perhaps a bit on the heavy side. I'm now on my LB rims which feel stiffer (subjective opinion!), are lighter, and have been subjected to broadly the same riding. They have come out with nothing worse than a broken spoke, and some surface scratches. I believe that they've coped better, and that they will outlast the dt swiss rims. Clearly this is an opinion. I could be wrong and time will tell, but I have a good degree of confidence from the very large relatively positive online comments I read. Yes, there are a few stories of rims breaking (etc) but similarly the accounts of those who have used the LB customer services to sort the issue have been generally positive. Also there will always be some naysayers. I'm relation to cost I don't have much money so I try to be careful, although I do spend a bit more on my bike when I can. I couldn't justify $450/rim as above, but that could be value to someone with the lifetime warrantee. Plus people like to support local and will sometimes pay a little extra to do so. I think Sixth Element wheels here in the UK are similar in price and warrantee, although they weren't around at the time off my purchase... Ps. Please don't read this as negative or condescensing as it's not meant in that way!
slimboyjim paulaston's article
Feb 28, 2019 at 6:03
Feb 28, 2019
Review: Enve’s M735E Wheelset Fails Our Test
@goroncy: I used mtbr for my research if I recall correctly. At the time of buying there was over a 1000 pages in relation the Chinese carbon rims which were overwhelmingly positive so I took a risk. However, each to their own and whilst my personal experiences have been very positive I understand they aren't for everyone dependant on numerous personal factors. I certainly couldn't justify the difference if my rims had been priced in line with Enve, but for what I paid for them I did and would again...
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