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vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 18, 2017 at 12:01
1 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@bogey: Geometry matters too, not only the area. A narrow long pad will create less drag than a wide short (or square) pad with the same area.
vinay LooseRiders's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 23:38
2 days
Nico Vink and Vinny T Ride Hero Dirt in Cikole - Video
Dude, this is a video with Nico Vink in it so this is the new Slayer tune. Get used to it.
vinay mikekazimer's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 23:32
2 days
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
I've done a good few, though I don't think I'm very quick. I don't use an electric screwdriver like I've seen many do. I count the turns as a basic guide until they're up to tension and then I start to true them. I think it takes me an hour or so to lace and true a single wheel. Then I stress release it (or however you want to call it). That is, I subject the rim to some axial stress to allow the spokes to slide a bit with respect to each other. Then I call it a day. Next day I finish it. My wheels hold up fine (even my first mtb wheel survived the Megavalanche) but I don't think I'm on the level that I could sell a wheel and say it won't need another truing after three months of use. I used to check for equal tension just listening to the tone of the spokes (by plucking them like a string) but recently I got one of the Park spoke tension meters so I'm going to try that on my next wheels. Will probably take me even longer ;). But it is fun. No rush. Make a cup of tea and relax. If you don't like it anymore, put it away and finish it another day.
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 8:34
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
I was told more brake pistons was to improve modulation, not to increase brake power. At least I thought Hope said they dropped the four and six pot calipers for a larger dual piston caliper because it was more reliable and equally powerful. For a long while, the Magura Gustav two piston brake used to be one of the most powerful brakes out there, not the four pot Shimano XT caliper.
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 8:15
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
What forks are these, in the picture of the Magura brakes?
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 14:16
Nov 16, 2017
2018 Racing Rumors - What's True and What Isn't
@gonzoracing: Nigel Page would never betray Intense cycles so maybe he'll go back there again? Then again I somehow still think Peaty suits a good old fashioned Orange with Hope brakes and Rockshox suspension.
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 1:33
Nov 16, 2017
2018 Racing Rumors - What's True and What Isn't
@YouHadMeAtDrugs: You want this whole conversation to revolve around your PONs then? I just spoke to Waki and as SC chose to ditch US made rims for their own, the ocean will be bearing an even bigger burden of carbon. Yes I'm getting tired too. The whole thing is over inflated and now you're just putting pressure on us to come up with a pun? It is twisting my nipples until they go snap.
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 0:53
Nov 16, 2017
2018 Racing Rumors - What's True and What Isn't
There was this rumor in Val di Sole this year that Santa Cruz parted ways. A bit like Fox now. A head part and a tail.
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 0:50
Nov 16, 2017
2018 Racing Rumors - What's True and What Isn't
@WAKIdesigns: I thought you were so totally over that ocean fill statement, uhu?
vinay mikelevy's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 0:45
Nov 16, 2017
2018 Racing Rumors - What's True and What Isn't
Would be fun to see Nicolas Vouilloz and Gee Atherton have some kind of comp with both rally and DH racing. Of course Nicolas has raced rally on a much higher level than Gee but then again Gee has raced DH on a much higher level recently.
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