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Carbon Wagon Wheels

May 28, 2014, 12:25 p.m.
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^^ if youre not first youre last, shake… n bake!

I'm fairly particular about my tire pressure but I still do it by hand feel. No idea what the numbers would actually be.

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May 28, 2014, 1:01 p.m.
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Joined: Sept. 7, 2005

Funny how these threads go sideways. :)
Does using a gauge mean I don't experiment? Did I say I ignore how my bike rides because I have a gauge?

I like the tire gauge because I can pump a tire up to a certain number, and I know the bike will ride as expected. Figuring out what that number is: yes that requires experimentation and varies with the terrain [HTML_REMOVED] weather. A digital guage just takes the guesswork out of recreating what feels "right".

I don't use a floor pump. I have an air compressor… with a gauge! Push a button and release at 28psi. Done.

I'd like to see some videos peeps accurately guessing their tire pressure - like to within 3psi (which is a lot). I have yet to see anyone whose "feel" is that accurate.

May 28, 2014, 1:03 p.m.
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I adjust my pressue on the trail, based entirely on feel and the conditions I'm riding, I don't need a gauge to tell me if I'm right or wrong.

May 28, 2014, 1:06 p.m.
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Yelp, my LB rims are in Vancouver. I'd buy some Enve decals for them if they just weren't so darn expensive

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 28, 2014, 1:07 p.m.
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I adjust my pressue on the trail, based entirely on feel and the conditions I'm riding, I don't need a gauge to tell me if I'm right or wrong.

pft, where's the consumer satisfaction in that

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

May 28, 2014, 1:10 p.m.
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Yelp, my LB rims are in Vancouver. I'd buy some Enve decals for them if they just weren't so darn expensive

you should sell me one if they are 29

I gotta order another one asap

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

May 28, 2014, 1:18 p.m.
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you should sell me one if they are 29

I gotta order another one asap

But then how will I wagon wheel?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 28, 2014, 4:24 p.m.
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Joined: May 7, 2008

So it appears I can't go wrong with either one…nice. Not very often does it work out like that. I guess I'll buy the one I can get a better price on. Thanks!

June 13, 2014, 9:57 a.m.
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Likely he believes most carbon rim failure is due to under-inflated tires.

FYI since I picked up a digital pressure gauge, road bike flats have decreased 100%. Also, on the tubeless mtn bike I notice pressure drops of ~10psi if I don't ride often.

Can you link to which pressure gauge you bought?

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

June 13, 2014, 10:01 a.m.
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http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/smartgauge_d2

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 13, 2014, 10:24 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

LB rims are offered in different weaves (3k, 12k, UD) - what are the reasons for each?

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

June 13, 2014, 11:09 a.m.
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another vote for the LB rims. over a year on my HT 29er with me at 225lbs. have run as narrow as 1.9's and still hitting smallish jumps to flat. i haven't given them a good all mountain work out since they are on the race bike, but have been very happy.

June 13, 2014, 1:32 p.m.
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LB rims are offered in different weaves (3k, 12k, UD) - what are the reasons for each?

LB:
"For 3k/12k/UD, it is the outer carbon fiber layer to make the carbon fiber with different outlook.
It is only the outer layer different and all the inside carbon fiber are the same. So, the strength [HTML_REMOVED] weight is almost the same. UD [HTML_REMOVED] matte are more popular."

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June 15, 2014, 6:55 p.m.
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LB rims are offered in different weaves (3k, 12k, UD) - what are the reasons for each?

Fashion. The outer layer is cosmetic. It won't make any practical difference on how the rim performs.

Selling my large Cotic BFeMAX [frame only] ---> https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3234988/

June 15, 2014, 8:38 p.m.
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^Yup.
I'd go with the DH or HD layup at your size regardless of which rim you go with.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

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