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waltworks jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 26, 2021 at 8:47
Nov 26, 2021
36pollici Announces the First Carbon 36er Mountain Bike
I'm not sure if this is something to be proud of, but I've personally made more 36ers than anyone on earth, probably. I also designed the tires that are apparently too heavy, lol. But yes, if you want a steel 36er, I can do that.
waltworks jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 26, 2021 at 6:52
Nov 26, 2021
36pollici Announces the First Carbon 36er Mountain Bike
Actually I designed the tires and while they are usable for unicycles they are intenddd for bikes. The weight issue is mostly due to the length of the bead - you need a really burly bead to keep the tire from escaping the rim. Could you make them a bit lighter? Sure. But not a ton, and in all honesty I’d prefer something wider (it’s a 2.3) with more aggressive knobs anyway at this point. -Walt
waltworks mattbeer's article
Nov 20, 2021 at 20:29
Nov 20, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Was the Greatest Advancement In Mountain Bike Technology?
I used to run 40 (yes, 40) psi to prevent pinch flats. Otherwise I'd pinch every ride, sometimes multiple times. Like riding a jackhammer, and traction? Hah. So tubeless tires it is, for me. I can stop fine with rim brakes, I have bikes with no suspension that are still very fun, and I can live without a dropper or 29" wheels. The tubeless you can pry from my cold, dead hands. -Walt
waltworks seb-stott's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 13:34
Nov 16, 2021
Why Shorter Cranks Are Better (According To Science)
Mike McCalla (former WC pro) tested this too, in an issue of Mountain Flyer a few years back. He found no meaningful differences. The thing is, there's a reason we're all on pretty long cranks - back in the days before droppers, if you ran 150 cranks, you had to raise your saddle 25mm to compensate, which is... bad for descending, to say the least. Any advantages you get from being able to run a lower BB height are negated by the saddle being jammed up your butt. With droppers, different story. I spent a few years trying to talk people into shorter cranks (Canfield makes some nice ones down to 150mm or so) but it was just too weird for people to wrap their brains around. If some big company (ie Trek/Specialized) decided to push it it could take off, maybe. -Walt
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Nov 10, 2021 at 19:03
Nov 10, 2021
Selling
Nov 10, 2021 at 19:02
Nov 10, 2021

Cane Creek Helm 29” 44 offset 150 travel NEW

$800 USD
Change of plan on a build leaves me with an extra fork. New in the box, never installed or ridden.

Added 5 photos to Buysell
Oct 30, 2021 at 12:11
Oct 30, 2021
Selling
Oct 30, 2021 at 12:10
Oct 30, 2021

Fox 34 29er 130mm Grip2 51 offset *uncut steerer*

$700 USD
Only about 20 hours of ride time, I tried overforking my singlespeed and the experiment was a failure. Uncut steerer, no damage or problems, ready to bolt up and ride.

waltworks jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 29, 2021 at 12:07
Oct 29, 2021
Campmajo Releases the Enduo 22 Tandem With Up To 195mm Travel
@Falcon991: Dang I hope so. Whoever it is better get it on video for us!
waltworks jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 29, 2021 at 10:34
Oct 29, 2021
Campmajo Releases the Enduo 22 Tandem With Up To 195mm Travel
As someone who actually builds full suspension tandems... there is a lot here that is super odd. -Idler pulley to tension the chain? That's like chintzy town bike tandem stuff. Just put an EBB at the captain's end like every other decent tandem. -No way can you get even 100mm of travel before the wheel hits the seat tube. Why a bent seat tube? Why such short chainstays? You're not going to be manualing this thing and an extra inch or two of wheelbase won't matter. -Stoker is going to really enjoy having their bars a foot below their saddle. -Hard to tell for sure from the photo but the BB looks SUPER low. High centering is a big deal on this kind of bike. -What on earth are those saddles? Are they for small children? -Walt
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