So somebody with say, an Industry Nine Nobl wheelset (with a built in rim offset), can boostinate the hubs for extra-crazy-even-higher-spoke-angle- stiffness? 😎
So they make the vertical ledges in the video, more vertical?
Pesky little buggers! Provide a bit more grip to shallow chamfered screws. In theory. In reality, we drill them out nine times out of ten. They look cool though. 🤗
Andrew: It's only tamper proof if you don't have a Tri-Wing bit 😎
I think a future aluminum frame option is a smart move. For one, they could offer an aluminum option with a mid level spec as their entry model. Pike RC, piggy back shock, NX/GX for a similar price to the carbon frame with a Yari, and non piggy back shock (surprised the later is on a bike of this kind honestly). IMHO. Other than that, it's a looker of a bike for sure!
Dave is super strong. Trials, DH, XC, Winning the BC Enduro Series last year on a hardtail? (some people say:-)
those 6′ and over, still back to the XL. Nice bike, with some nice improvements. Still a long seat tube (20.5) for the XL, which is a tough fit for a guy that's say 6'ish with short legs, that are use to bikes with longer reach and less-than-60mm stems. More and more options out there which is great.
So now a year later, I'm pricing out these bikes. $2500CAD taxes in for a Carbon Troy frame. Almost $5000 for a yeti frame, and about $4000 for a Santa Cruz with the exchange and tax. You could get a Troy, Nobl wheel set and a fork for the price of the Yeti.
Ideal for some, but not others. That being said, personally (6'1 long torso, short legs), I welcome a bit more length, but it depends on the model. On the large 111, I like the 460 reach, and the seating position is perfect, for me with a 40mm stem. For the 153, I'm wanting more room because the terrain, and speed I ride it with is different. The new large Process will bring it in line with some XLs of other brands (Bronson for instance [a lot more room than the Nomad though]). I think the longer bikes will give taller riders more appropriate roominess, while still riding the bike within the intended design --with a 40mm stem. Different strokes for different folks though. Curious what next next year will bring;-)
Remember, don't flip your fish! Salmon, skin down on the BBQ, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mmmmmm salmon skin 😀
Unfortunately not for their nice looking rimless VIA. What's the point of Anti-fog grey anyway, unless we're skiing?
I'm sold on rimless specs. I grab them before googles 90% of the time with the half lid:-)
The only issue I had was leakage at the valve shoulder, remedied by installing the little patches, which I initially thought weren't in the box. And a little extra tightening of valve nut. The schwalbe tape was a problem for me as my rims are fairly narrow and are offset drilled. I suppose a double wrap would work but I didn't (at the time) think I had enough tape
I did mine with (black) gorilla tape, and the condition of it looks consistent with the schwalbe or stans tape after use. Use to do road rims with electrical tape in s pinch FWIW with no issue 🙂 My rims have issues with the plastic tape (read: doesn't stick well)
Andrew, good call on the carbon rims! I'll keep them on my alu rims. My only experience with carbon and high pressure has been tubular track wheels. And of course, no issue with high pressure on sew ups 🙂 clincher carbon may indeed not be able to handle the increased pressure.
Another note on weight, it hides well. Maybe not on the road but on tech climbs one can relax a bit from the added traction.
I'm a convert, but I still enjoy a light quick wheel set on smooth summer single track 🙂
Nice Andrew, nice! I've been on Procore for a few weeks now on my heavy duty wheels. Magic Mary front, Hans Dampf rear (for now-cleaning out storage). Tire feel at the lower pressures for normal Snakeskin tires is pretty unreal. I would never have been able to run lower pressures (22 front, 24 rear) on narrow 23mm rims without the tires folding or burping. They add about as much weight as an average tube (maybe a bit more), but honestly its tough to tell for just all around riding. If one were to drop major cabbage on carbon rims I think it's a wise investment even just for the rim protection. A 1500 gram set of carbon hoops with Procore still ends up to be a fairly decent weight, awesome performing wheelset. Oh, and Ken burped his 27+ at the fiver, and Wade…and….;-)
Tire swapping can be a bit messy, but once you get a system, it is pretty quick.
Next up will be trying Maxis tires with the setup