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southoftheborder mattwragg's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 6:06
Jul 12, 2018
Comparison Test: Are Wider Rims Better? We Try 4 Different Widths
@mattwragg: Sorry about the poor wording, I hate writing in my phone as it drives me to over-simplifying my statements. I wasn't stating the change to a narrower/lighter rim would improve the compliance by itself, but in the context of the wheel as a whole, tire and spokes included. Hence my other example of the Enves with not ultra-tightened butted spokes. As you said, sponsors dictate your actual available choices at the WC level (I still have to see a team sponsored by Sharpie, but I'm digressing), but I still find significance in Laurie's downsizing for the very reasons you address in your answer.
southoftheborder mattwragg's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 3:40
Jul 12, 2018
Comparison Test: Are Wider Rims Better? We Try 4 Different Widths
@mattwragg: Not to add fuel to the fire, but Laurie Greenland downsized to the 471s given they offer a bit more compliance than their bigger brothers. Again, as you stated, pros are in their own world. I still remember a couple of seasons ago when the Santa Cruz team was building their Enves with butted spokes not completely tensioned to add some compliance into the wheels, in order to avoid being whacked out of line by the stiffer rims.
southoftheborder paulaston's article
Jul 7, 2018 at 9:33
Jul 7, 2018
Media Days Randoms I: Paul Finally Finds a Bike That's Too Big - Eurobike Media Days
I know opinions are like assholes, everyone has their own. But man, those things were fugly in the 80s and they still remain fugly.
southoftheborder paulaston's article
Jul 6, 2018 at 3:22
Jul 6, 2018
First Ride: Öhlins Downhill Race Fork
@Fulgacian: pretty sure these are really 27.99, since they have found it's a tonne moar lighter and faster, so no.
southoftheborder anthill's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 7:48
Jul 5, 2018
southoftheborder anthill's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 7:47
Jul 5, 2018
Unearthing Seasons: A 10 Year Retrospective
@froman82: Too bad they came just once down here, and it was before I knew they existed :-(.
southoftheborder anthill's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 5:07
Jul 5, 2018
Unearthing Seasons: A 10 Year Retrospective
Those 680mm handlebars!!! Remember when they were considered wide? Jokes aside, The Collective marked a new beginning in the way films were made. They began to have a structure, while still maintaining that freshness in depicting its characters Cam talks about. The Whistler segment still puts a smile in my face every time I watch it, and led me to discover The Cat Empire. That's just the cherry on top.
southoftheborder mikekazimer's article
Jul 3, 2018 at 6:02
Jul 3, 2018
First Ride: The New Santa Cruz Bronson
Need to take it for a few test laps here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bt4Ly9_9Qg Santa Cruz would surely sell their whole production batch there!
southoftheborder mikelevy's article
Jun 30, 2018 at 1:24
Jun 30, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Is There a Chain Guide on Your Bike?
Try a Bionicon C Guide, it attaches to the chainstay.
southoftheborder mikelevy's article
Jun 25, 2018 at 7:21
Jun 25, 2018
Review: e*thirteen's New TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit
@workscomponents: I completely agree with you. But as you said, the big guys won't move the shifting mechanisms to the BB area until they have squeezed every possible penny off the rear wheel.
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