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Dec. 1, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
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Joined: July 26, 2005

Dammit - looks like NOBL recently increased their pricing! Their wheels with Hope hubs used to be $1,495 just a few weeks ago and now they are up to $1,695. Perhaps this is due to the newer models (2017) being released? I'd like to buy a wheelset from them but struggle with the price… well moreso struggle with convincing my wife that it's a good use of our money.

Send em an email, they likely have some 2016 remaining…

Dec. 1, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 16, 2008

I didn't have the heart to tell you at the time that those flashy, new Turbine wheels wouldn't last long. They're just way too pinner.

Well….

THANKS FOR NOTHING!!!!

Dec. 2, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Posts: 272
Joined: May 11, 2005

Dammit - looks like NOBL recently increased their pricing! Their wheels with Hope hubs used to be $1,495 just a few weeks ago and now they are up to $1,695. Perhaps this is due to the newer models (2017) being released? I'd like to buy a wheelset from them but struggle with the price… well moreso struggle with convincing my wife that it's a good use of our money.

All mountain bikers should have separate bank accounts to their partner.

Dec. 5, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
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Joined: April 27, 2013

All mountain bikers should have separate bank accounts to their partner.

sure works well for me :cool:

Dec. 7, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

What sort of psi do you run? I'm a fan of the 25ish range… I'm not a super heavy guy, prob about 160 with gear.

I killed my rear after having burped the rear, not noticing, then hucking onto a rock on Pingu with an underinflated shock. (yes, I know… awesome move. I had just bolted the bike together…)

I run anywhere between 21 and 30psi in my tires. I like to run them at low pressures…feels so damn good. I don't really huck though….I plow and don't take too many chances…lol. But I am big dude riding a 29er…so that's gotta put some stress on those bad boys.

March 18, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
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Anyone running asymmetrical carbon rims? 

What are the benefits, if any over a conventional carbon rim?  Besides draining my bank account of over $100 USD/rim?

I'm not a big dude ~160 lbs.  Build with brass nipples as I like riding bikes more than fixing stupidity.  Will be going on a Boost 148 Rear end.

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