Can anyone elaborate on the downsides to suspension performance with a small ring up front? I've heard it many times but never with a simple description of what happens. Seems like less weight (smaller rings up front and out back), along with shorter derailleur cages = more better. I'm one of those guys who doesn't get into the 10/11 much, so looking to go smaller up front.
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So much truth, it hurts. Love these articles!
I was extremely keen to try procore. I run Light Bicycle carbon rims on my bikes - they are 31.6mm wide (ID) and 32mm deep (model RM650BC13). The procore valves are not long enough to install on these rims. But as you say, the carbon channel is likely not strong enough to withstand the high(ish) pressure of the inner tube. I may have avoided a catastrophe without knowing it. Still leaves me curious though.
What is this "laughter grid" you speak of?
I have ridden the AM versions in both 26″ and 27.5″. I'll never forget the feeling I experienced in the first few minutes of riding them. They are extremely stiff (laterally) and somehow felt faster and more lively. Industry Nine wheels (aluminum straight pull spokes) feel vertically stiff and unpleasant. I've also ridden the new Light Bicycle rims with 31.6mm internal width, and that's all I buy now. I can't justify the cost of the Enve's, particularly because the internal spoke nipples don't allow for adjustment without removing tires, sealant and rim tape. Although you rarely, if ever, need to touch them. I think the Enve's are stiffer too. Lastly, Park makes an internal nipple wrench to fit Enve's (SW15 or SW16).
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that's sweet, I want to try that only not extremely dumped
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