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carbonsinglespeed

Member since Feb 2013 • Last active Jun 2020

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    Holy cucumber! @Vince thats a fair upgrade from the Baby Class I got from you.

    My machine is still running great btw so thanks. Amazing how much joy I get from my 5 minutes alone in the garden sipping a coffee before my kids come down and ruin my fun. Money well spent.

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    Yeah I'm also running Reserve rims. The warranty almost makes me hope I crack a rim to get my monies worth... of course thats silly but it definitely gives some peace of mind experimenting with the pressures. The side load support of the insert is what I'm after.
    I'm lucky enough to have a few short 2 minute steep enduro type runs 10 minutes from home in the car. Lower than 25psi and it gets squirmy and dings to the rim can be felt. From what @pit has said cushcore should give me what I want.

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    Oh wow, those are crazy low numbers. What size tyres are running 14/17psi?? And er... if you dont mind me asking, what do you weigh?

    I'm relatively late to the tubeless party having only converted last summer. I'm still experimenting with just how low I can go. Of course rider weight plays a part in the lowest pressures you can get away with, I've put on a bit of furlough weight and sit around 95kg kitted up.

    25psi feels like as low as I dare go in the rear right now. Don't have any inserts yet but wondering if cushcore etc really would allow me to run much lower. My rims also have a lifetime crash replacement policy so I'd like to see if I could get away with much lower than 25psi and relish in the extra grip?

    Anyone at or around my weight running super low pressures in 27.5 wheels?

    Edit - should have said I'm running a set of 2.35" tires on one bike and 2.5" on another

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    Delete them

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    SE23

    ooft at I'd take it at that but I'm up in Scotland. If postage was an option give me a bell please

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    Nice interview with Karl Nicolai on pinkbike the other day. I liked a lot of what he said.
    Made me want to buy a Nicolai frame in the future.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/from-the-t­op-karl-nicolai-on-gearboxes-geometry-an­d-how-his-company-found-its-niche.html

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    As far as I know most of the modern mountain eBikes are assisted pedalling rather than there being a throttle button that can suddenly propel you forward?

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