another vote for the Ti Flite
kind of ironic how it came in a box with a picture of the Concorde on it
thanks for the reminder
Posted by: craw
If two bikes have the same ETT but one has a steeper seat tube angle then it by definition has less reach. Is that what you mean?
Yes, so without changing Reach, as the seat tube gets steeper the ETT would be less. Or steeper STA and same ETT would increase reach
In addition, you could have 2 bikes with the same reach, but one is a slack head angle, long heat tube, long fork 29er, and the other is a steep head angle, short head tube short travel 27er, and you would have vastly different front centres (BB to front axle length) and would be like comparing a chopper to a road bike (stack would be different too).
As far as additional spacers increasing stack but reducing reach, you could just turn your stem upside down if you add enough spacers (if it is not 0 degree), or you might even need a longer stem ;-)
I have been using Pepi's Rokline Noodles (the yellow/enduro ones, not the red/Race ones) mainly with 2.25 Racing Ralph but lately a 2.35 Nobby Nic, both with 22mm ID rims (narrow rims are super cheap these days).
The noodle compresses into the narrow rim and uses up almost all the lateral space inside the tire, so laterally the tire is supported as if it has greater than 30 psi in it; however, vertically (for at least10 mm) the tire is very soft and feels like what ever your pressure gauge says it should feel like.
At first I was having trouble getting the rim-tape to stick, so had multiple times to test the run-flat capabilities (no damage to rim, tire or noodle after riding out a downhill trail + 5km of pavement at 0 psi to get home). The noodle locks the bead to the rim (providing you are not racing World Cup DH), so it is just easier to deal with the flat when you get home rather than trying to fix on a trail.
That first 10 or so mm of vertical travel makes a small tire feel like a fat tire when riding over chunky rail ballast (but still accelerates and is agile like a small tire). Much less rolling resistance over chunky stuff and I can't feel much if any difference on pavement.
Typically I run 5psi less than non-insert pressures.
I will try them out
Who has Dynaplug refills in North Van or Van?