actually not that heavy
Imagine a group of your buds going up John Deere on a Sunday with them? What could possibly go wrong.
I suspect that EXO tire in the rear won't last long....
he's one of the best youtubers for sure. Truth on mineral oil as well.
it doesn't help when lots of shock manufacturers believe in "digressive valving". It's taking the bike industry years and years to sort of figure out geometry for 2 triangles so I'm not too optimistic they can figure out suspension anytime soon.
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Great article AJ ! I've got a Smashpot on my SJ EVO at 160 with 50 lb spring. I have the HBO 2 clicks from fully closed so she doesn't bottom. Think I'm going to put it at 170mm and less HBO and see how it feels. Maybe a 55 lb in the future to make it feel as good as the EXT rear.
also note that the rim only deflects a couple of mm's after a huge impact so by Zipp saying that their wheels have more vertical compliance is hogwash.
Zip states that:
Coleman's Notes; the rims are a carbon single wall design. The design is said to be Moto inspired, the goal being more vertical compliance than normal mountain bike rims.
as Tim mentioned, MTB's have big tires and big suspension. Curious on how much movement is on a road bike?
I would really like to know how much the rim moves given same spoke count and tension between wheels. I bet an average rim only moves a couple of mm. Lateral movement would be vastly different imo.
How much do rims actually move on the vertical plane when riding? I think very little and definitely not noticeable. The tires are going to compress way more than the rims for compliance. More junk science from the bike industry.
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I see lots of carbon wheels break/crack so the argument that they outlast Al is kind of a myth. A friend of mine went through 3 WR1 agent rims in a month. I think an Al rim with some kind of an insert is the way to go.