sidewall stability is probably my biggest complaint with the narrower rims. I had a hard time finding a pressure that let the tire deform properly at the contact patch, while not feeding back from the rear wheel in even shallow turns. I could probably find a pressure that works, but my frame actually will work with the full size rims front & back, so I'm more inclined to throw 29er wheels back on until I can build a scraper rear wheel to go with the front(provided I like how it rides better with the scraper, which I at least have one wheel to test with.)
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Added a comment about photo PLUS SIZED - Big Tires, Bikes & More from the Sea Otter Classic 4/29/2015 12:55 PM
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Added a comment about photo PLUS SIZED - Big Tires, Bikes & More from the Sea Otter Classic 4/29/2015 7:56 AM
Built my wheelset last week, took it out for a first ride this weekend. First impresion: While WTB claims you can run the trailblazer all the way down to 23mm IW rims, I was not very pleased with how they rode on Flow EXs. Got a front wheel built with a scrapper this week, haven't had a chance to ride it yet.
Made my 29er hardtail feel like a 26, speed wise, but not fat bike sluggish.
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ISCG03 (aka OLD).
Liked a comment on the item Marzocchi To Close Shop Again? 4/22/2015 3:43 PM
Meh nothing new - Clickbait
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Tenneco is an american company, and indeed they have been battling bankruptcy for years now. It is not a surprise. Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise for Marzocchi.
Marzocchis fame and quality went to the ground the year Tenneco bought Marzocchi USA.
I seriously doubt Marzocchi Italy will close.
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Please at least try and contact a company before posting this sort of thing. The same story has been floated about elsewhere and I'm fairly sure Marzo have said its just their moto range and the mtb side will be unaffected. The last thing they need is for unconfirmed rumours just as the mtb side is...more
Added a comment about photo Shaun Palmer's Prototype Intense Dual Slalom Bike 4/17/2015 12:10 PM
There is something about DS bikes that seems to get the best out of designers. a whole bunch of my favorite bikes ever made, appearance-wise, are DS bikes. Add this one to the list...
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Liked a comment on the item Limited Edition Shaun Palmer Intense M16 DH Bike 4/17/2015 12:08 PM
Love it! But, how does Palmer shift? Yell at the derailleur?
Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Lourdes World Cup - Sam Hill's Prototype Nukeproof Pulse DH Bike 4/8/2015 3:26 PM
Wow, I actually really like that narrow cross-section top tube, looks very svelte.
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Added reply in a thread Joe Barnes' DIY Coke Bottle Tubeless Compressor Hack 4/1/2015 5:09 PM
I'm actually hoping it will be far simpler: I'm hoping a standard 1/4" compression fitting will seal to standard tubeless valve, with the compression olive removed. If that doesn't work, I've got some botranger tubeless valves that have a smooth shaft ... more »
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So I'm working on a parts list to do this with about 10 dollars of brass pipe, to get a nice, clean device (possibly figure out a way to attach a presta to brass pipe, as well. waiting on parts to test.) But I got to thinking today: what about a paintball ... more »
Added a comment about photo Prototype Carbon Rim 3/26/2015 8:05 AM
You should never say no to pics of Kelly McGarry's gorgeous locks dancing in the wind.
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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's New Prototype Nukeproof DH Bike and Five Ten Shoes 3/26/2015 8:02 AM
There's some differences in upper construction as well, looks more like the impact VXis. I'd just like them to not crack on the side of the upper within a week of owning them, my biggest complaint about Impact 2s. I liked the original model better.
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Added a comment about photo Specialized SWAT Under Seat Storage 3/26/2015 7:50 AM
Been looking for a clean storage solution for tube + inflator for my new hardtail. I'll be buying one of these when they come out, unless my plans for a solution that bolts to the unused direct mount turns out better.
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Added a comment about video Corner Carnage, Enduro World Series Rotorua 3/25/2015 10:34 AM
looks like the wide line for win. Suits me, i like an early apex.
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Liked a comment on the item Corner Carnage, Enduro World Series Rotorua 3/25/2015 10:32 AM
This vid is perfect evidence of how "commitment" is the most important riding skill you can posses.