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Reply to Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 6/27/2014 9:13 AM

That system looks like it will work well in mountain biking. It is based off of Nuetec's TuBliss system for dirtbikes. They were trying to develop it a few years ago, but obviously it didn't happen. From my experience using the moto version, when it ... more »

Reply to Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 6/24/2014 3:08 PM

It would be hard for me to give up on running tubeless (13th year!) but I would like to try this anyway.

Reply to Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 6/19/2014 7:42 AM

Perhaps I was too harsh. Sam Hill is one of the all time greats. His accomplishments on the bike are legendary. By saying 'one trick pony' I was referring to him being very good on steep technical tracks and not so good on flatter pedally tracks.

Reply to Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 6/16/2014 8:18 AM

Nico of course. Why is this even an option? Seriously, Nico was so far ahead of the other racers in terms of prep, training, equipment that it took up until the mid 2000's for everyone to adopt the same ideas. Now a lot of the field are really fit and ... more »

Reply to Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 5/14/2014 6:19 PM

Again comparing to the moto world, I used to run a Michelin Bib Mousse in my front tire. Its essentially a solid foam tube that is 100% impossible to flat. I ran those for races so I could just smash into stuff without a care about flatting. The downside ... more »

Reply to Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 5/14/2014 4:32 PM

I remember speaking with the guy behind Nuetec TuBliss for motorbikes. He said that for mtb's it was harder to design a similar design of using an inner chamber system because mtb tires aren't structurally rigid..... or something along those lines. I ... more »

Reply to X Fusion Metric 3/11/2014 6:00 PM

Good review. I like having a bolt on axle. I actually don't like qr levers.

Reply to X Fusion Metric 3/7/2014 5:54 PM

Xprezo Adhoc 27.5"

Reply to X Fusion Metric 3/7/2014 3:42 PM

No not yet. My bike is soon to be welded up.... and where I live we still have 6"+ of snow on the ground.