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May 24, 2020 at 2:23
May 24, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
I guess, being in the US, you can’t see all the 8 and 9 speed options from shimano and SRAM on CRC? but there’s 8 speed Altus and Acera, then the same in 9 speed, plus Deore. Then X4 and X5 from SRAM. They might not have XTR written on them, but I bet they work just as well as the top end kit from when 8 speed was current, what, 20-25 years ago? As for hubs, any 142 hub can be converted to 135 QR with different end caps. (If you look on companies websites, rather than just what a shop has in stock, you’ll see loads of different axle options can be ordered (Chris king as an example, plenty others do it)) If it can’t be, then it probably isn’t worth saving, assuming parts can’t be found (I bet thy could be). Forks? Manitou Markhor. Released in 2018, has options for all wheel sizes, thru axle or QR, straight or tapered steerer, 100 or 120mm. Furthermore, there are companies now that can replace tapered steerers with straight, if you really want to hang on to the past. Fox also make the current (2021) 36 with a 11/8 steerer, and 100mm travel, (thru axle mind) for the 831 (dirt jump) range. CRC aren’t a distributor, they are a retailer, but all the options I’ve mentioned above can be found via a fairly well known website called, iirc, ‘Google’. It’s also worth knowing that just because something isn’t listed, doesn’t mean it can’t be made by much smaller companies that don’t have mass market presence. My point being, of you really want to hang on to an old frame or parts (despite new ones being faaar better) you can. Complaining that you can’t get an exact, brand new, replacement of something that went out of production 25 years ago, 8 speed XTR for example, is ridiculous. This, of course, is ignoring the second hand market, where everything is still available.
tomhoward379 mikelevy's article
May 23, 2020 at 4:07
May 23, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@Sularma: there are 20 odd options on CRC for 26 inch rims. From cheap alloy, to expensive carbon, all reduced from RRP. There half a dozen options for 8-9 speed drivetrains too. They might not be XTR, but there’s a current Box drivetrain that’s 9 speed, and SRAMs EX8, premium 8 speed ebike group if you really want. These are not, unique, hard to find parts. Also, any bike that can run an 8speed drivetrain can run a 12 speed one. To say they are obsolete/not available is almost wilfully ignorant of what is still available.
tomhoward379 mikelevy's article
May 23, 2020 at 0:32
May 23, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@Sularma: what parts that were specced on bikes 10 years ago can’t be bought now?
tomhoward379 mikelevy's article
May 22, 2020 at 18:39
May 22, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@duzzi: Wrong. They are testing a new wheel size to see if it is worthwhile. Nobody is forcing anything anywhere. What about a bike bought last year, or in the last 5-10 years, NEEDS to be upgraded? If your bike worked before, it still works now. If you want to try something different, you can, but you don’t have to keep upgrading.
tomhoward379 mikelevy's article
May 22, 2020 at 11:21
May 22, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@Skooks: they’re one of the couple I was thinking of. Pivot being the other, who are rolling it back. Even so, that’s hardly making boost obsolete...
May 22, 2020 at 8:44
May 22, 2020
tomhoward379 mikelevy's article
May 22, 2020 at 7:09
May 22, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
@gally-nh: but you need to test new ideas to see if the change is worth making, which is what is happening here. Not every single thing will be ground breaking, but some things will be, and even the lesser things all add up. I would hope bike tech improves over the next 10 years, rather than manufacturers sit back and go ‘yep, that’ll do.’
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