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slyfink davetrumpore's photo
May 13, 2019 at 10:10
May 13, 2019
Is that a DHF on the front wheel? mounted opposite of recommended rolling direction? but why?

slyfink SRSuntour's article
May 8, 2019 at 7:38
May 8, 2019
Video: James Doerfling & Kurt Sorge Escape Winter in Oaxaca, Mexico
My first trip to Oaxaca was when I was 12. over 30 years ago. the mountains, the colours, the indigenous culture, the smells are all still stuck in my brain. I badly want to go back, it's such a magical place. this development of a mountain bike tourism may be the drop that gets the glass to overflow... I hope the trails are as good as I imagined them...
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Apr 17, 2019 at 10:52
Apr 17, 2019
Apr 17, 2019 at 10:52
Apr 17, 2019

20" Specialized Hotrock

$285 CAD
Specialized Hotrock with 20" wheels. 6-speeds. Front and rear v-brakes. Wheels are true. This is a very versatile bike, it has taken us trail riding, to the skate park, to school and around town. Light, simple, robust, dependable. My son rode it from age 6 to 8.

slyfink mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 12:28
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
@panchosdad: I suppose the terrain you ride, your level of skill and speed you ride at all matter in this case. My buddy is rather quick, and we mostly ride raw, natural terrain (which is to say pretty rough). I honestly think the carbon rims, in his case, are too stiff.
slyfink mattwragg's article
Apr 5, 2019 at 8:16
Apr 5, 2019
Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels - Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?
I remember even before carbon rims were a thing (in mtb) that frame designers had realized that too much stiffness wasn't great. I think it was Cannondale that had made that a central part of their marketing spiel at one of their bike launches, that they had "tuned" the amount of flex in the swingarm. Weagle also made a point about going through many iterations of the swingarm of the Wilson to get the flex just right when they first released it. In the recent Vital Inside Line podcast, Rennie mentioned going through the whole flex thing as they developed the V10. Hell, I remember Vouilloz used to run the spokes on his wheels as loose as possible to maximise compliance and grip. (of course his wheels only lasted one run, and no one in the real world can afford that, but still.) I had all that in mind as I watched the arrival of carbon rims, and smiled as I saw the marketing talk about introducing compliance in the rim. To me, carbon rims, low spoke counts, wider hub spacing, were all just solutions in search of a problem (cough*wagon wheels*cough). I have a buddy on a Pivot 429 who bought some Enve rims. He hates the way the bike feels, and finds he gets bounced around and knocked about on rough downhills. He wants to sell the bike and get something with 140mm travel. I keep telling him to just get aluminum rims, but he thinks it would be a "step back". to which I roll my eyes. I just sent him this article, so thanks for that!
slyfink mikelevy's article
Mar 27, 2019 at 8:31
Mar 27, 2019
slyfink StansNoTubes's article
Mar 18, 2019 at 12:19
Mar 18, 2019
Stan's NoTubes Announces New Flow EX3 Rims & Wheelsets
"you can check out the full press release here". Or why bother, since you just read it in full on Pinkbike. But seriously, I ran a Flow EX rear, paired to an Arch MK3 front last year on my trail bike. Guess I was on to something! Hopefully EX3 works out. Would be nice to see a lighter weight version, under 500g, for trail bike applications. That would be a serious affordable alternative to carbon.
slyfink paulaston's article
Mar 7, 2019 at 11:36
Mar 7, 2019
Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels
@Ttimer: :thumbsup: thanks. where/how did you buy yours?
slyfink paulaston's article
Mar 7, 2019 at 7:02
Mar 7, 2019
Review: Newmen Evolution A.30 Wheels
Can the rims be purchased separately? In a 32 hole configuration? (In Canada?)
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