Added a comment about product review Crankbrothers Merges Stiff & Compliant with Synthesis Carbon Wheels 10/3/2018 10:41 AM
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Interesting experiment.... Given that CB has shared its unique approach, I wonder how soon other companies will try to follow suit. Have you shared your feedback with e13?

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Liked a comment on the item Crankbrothers Merges Stiff & Compliant with Synthesis Carbon Wheels 10/3/2018 10:39 AM

I've been doing trying for the same characteristics by going alloy 30mm up front and carbon 27mm in back.

F: e13TRS+
R: e13TRSr carbon

I've loved the results and sense wondered why companies didn't sell this as a package for sub $1k. I feel like a lot of people would jump...more

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JVP - I have been hammering on these wheels for about two dozen rides and they're incredibly solid. Come up to Bham and let's ride. Happy to swap bikes with you so you can get an impression of them.

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Liked a comment on the item Crankbrothers Merges Stiff & Compliant with Synthesis Carbon Wheels 10/3/2018 10:38 AM

^^^ This! All I want is a rear rim that won't crack when I land on a rock. I just want to be able to run whatever psi makes the most sense for traction and flats on my trail/enduro/xc onebike. Single wall and I'd think you could also make them cheaper. Also rim...more

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I also have had some advance time on these wheels and they are indeed a big improvement over the alloy wheels I’ve been on in the recent past, which include the DT Swiss 1700s on my Remedy 29, and Bontrager Line 30s and a Stans Arch/Flow set on my Slash 9.7. Admittedly the ‘30s were rubbish, and the Stans wheels were too narrow for me. A better comparison is to the Crossmax SX wheels, most recently fitted to my Yeti SB66 in 2014. The SX wheels were stiff and light and trouble-free, despite being 230#/6’5”. I hammered on those French wheels for three seasons (across a few bikes) as I have with these Crank Bros wheels the last 2 months. So far, so good.
Although $2400 is a mountain of dough, if I was in the market for carbon wheels these would absolutely be on my short list to consider. They perform exactly as promised, and with a lifetime warranty, I could plan to carry these forward onto future frames. (Provided that Super Boost doesn’t take over frame design).

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Added a comment to dom's bike check 8/3/2018 11:30 PM
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Oooof $3110 USD for the frame....

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Added a comment to dom's bike check 8/3/2018 11:24 PM
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Levers, too

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Added a comment about video Pinned in the PNW | Josh Gibb 4/18/2018 10:28 PM
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Solid!

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Added a comment about press release ONEUP COMPONENTS DROPPER POST 4/18/2018 9:23 PM
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Color me interested as the 150mm travel post on my XL Slash isn't quite enough.

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Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

still looks tiny with that manbear sitting on it

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

I was going to type the same thing...

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

well... he doesn't know too much about hardware...
and messing pounds with psi etc ....

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

Colin is right about that.. the sticker exactly says 125psi max below the chart.

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

"200lbs in the fork" good lord, max recommended pressure for the 36 is 125lb

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

flat levers? must be a flat earther too...

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

why blank out Warner's effing language? feels like the wrong end of pc on a true site like Vital

Liked a comment on the item Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 7:43 PM

Think he means 180mm in the front. Looks like it from the pics.

Liked a comment on the item Totally Twisty Technical Trail Bike Treasure - ONE LAP Near Salt Lake 1/19/2018 11:32 AM

Hey DrewB, apparently you didn't take the hint from the other people in the comments who didn't share the trail name or location, so here's a more direct hint: don't do that.

Liked a comment on the item Totally Twisty Technical Trail Bike Treasure - ONE LAP Near Salt Lake 1/19/2018 11:32 AM

This trail is only rideable on a need-to-know basis