Programmer, bike polo player, fatbike rider.
Welshman in Manchester.
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For my GF's Genesis Caribou, we bought a B+ wheelset for spring/summer riding from CtBM that saved 2.25kg over the stock wheelset with tubed OnOne Floater 4.0:
Hope Pro4 135QR(FDS), 170QR
Fatlab 55 27.5"x55mm
Schwalbe Nobby Nic (front) & Rocket Ron (rear), both 27.5x3.0"
Gorilla tape and Stans fluid
I've since replaced my OOF frameset and wheels with a Sandman Gobi rolling chassis which used the 26" version of the Fatlab 55 rim. Gives the Vee8 4.0 tyres they came with a very round profile, only about 3.7" wide but they corner really nicely.
I don't think B+ would be that much heavier than a conventional 29er wheelset but you'd keep some of the grip qualities of the fat wheelset.
"Representative sample: 52"
Of which, 100% Londoners using public transport.
How does this even work, then?
Assuming you have the yellow cup (wasn't included in the last few boxed brakesets I bought) and can find it.
Cupless is only messy if you hurry and drop too much fluid so the rising bubble makes it overflow.
Had I not bought a Sandman Gobi rolling chassis from him last December, yes!
I'm in Bolton. Sustrans Route 6 comes out of Salford towards Radcliffe, passes Philips Park (Prestwich) and there's loads of unofficial trail in the general Irwell/Croall valley area within a few miles of Philips Park.
Quite a few of the bike polo crowd also MTB and live south of the city centre. @snottyotter lives near you, might know of something more local than Clayton Vale (by the velodrome).
Yellow cup is optional, you can dribble the fluid into the screwhole at the top of the reservoir, wiggling the lever every so often to encourage bubbles out.
The middle tubes aren't the same length, but I can't remember whether the cups are the same width.
Might be easier to cut and polish the paint off the badge after painting.