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you can get away with a narrower rim if higher pressure is your thing; that is if you are heavy or want to runt fast on gravelly terrain. but for lighter riders on singletrack, rock gardens and rooth mats, a lower pressure is better. and if the rim is not wide enough you then run…
if soil is dark and wet its beneficial to have a good deal more than that, especially at high speed. in snowy or sandy conditions it would however be totally adequate.
actually it is the amount of batteries you are prepared to bring that is the real limit of how much light output you may get. in my experience 1400 irl lumens will drain 4x18650 batteries in about three hours. if you want more light than that you need to bring more batteries. for trail use…
 
am on the second season to use 29/3.0 bombolonis on 40i rims on my cube xc full susser, and like it more and more. its shines in rocky terrain, but also dh. jeff should try a shorter stem on the full stache. likely get a livelier sensation downhill. trek should be able to shed weight,…
late to the party here. there are certainly at places problems with mountainbikes and trail wear, and i would say this its mostly in places with muddy ground. trails should preferably be rerouted from such areas. but the general picture and a far greater problem in woods or where greenery is present, are all trails…
1+ to that. and after having used normal height bb on small wheeled bromptons and moultons for many years with their excellent both stable and agile handling in traffic, i am totally convinced that the concept that bb center should be below wheel center is a myth.
slacker head angle gives added resistance against steering movements when going straight out on even ground, but also means added self-steering when the bike or ground is tilted to the side. you have to compensate a greater force when the front wheel passes not perpendicular over a for example a rock. ergo compensate with overly…
have nothing against boost, but in the article is implied that it would be necessary for running plus tires. not always... i use 3.0 bombolonis with 40i rims on my 2013 cube 29 xc non boost full susser. so an example of 29+ fs. that said i welcome inbetween sizes because if you want to…
i have a cube ams fs xc bike from 2013, it takes 3.0 bombolonis on 40i rims. weight with those, and a dropper post around 24 lbs. nothing is new under the sun. they made fs bikes in the 1800s. 29+ fs is a blast.
17.7 percent gears steps are ok in lower gears, but when going at higher speed for example on a gravel road between tracks using 80 gear inches or more, such high steps are really a pain. you then want steps to be around 10 percent not having to change your cadence out of the comfort…
i wash them regularly in the machine, but after a ride i do the same trick you do with the helmet, bring them into the shower...
if you go at your maximum wattage both should mean the same effort really. but for me subjectively the more variable power put in when mountainbiking suits my body better than the more continuous effort when roadbiking. air resistance is a formidable enemy.
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