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Krispy

Krispy

Lives in: Salt Lake City, UT USA

Member since: 12/03/09

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Liked a comment on the item What Was on Cam Zink's TLD Helmet at Rampage? It Could Have Saved His Life 10/16/2013 4:29 PM

I haven't seen this helmet up close but biggest concern with putting foam of any other soft material on the outside of the helmet is the increased risk of neck injury. This has been talked about in football helmet development. While the extra layer of material...more

Updated bike check Tanner Baughman's Lil Shredder Phenom 10/16/2013 3:44 PM
Tanner Baughman's Lil Shredder Phenom
Added a comment about photo Rampage Pro Bike: Wil White's Karpiel Disco Volante 10/12/2013 4:27 PM
Rampage Pro Bike: Wil White's Karpiel Disco Volante

Ya know what? I really like that bike.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Easton Havoc UST 150 Wheelset 10/4/2013 11:13 AM
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I do believe that these wheels require a trip back to Easton for a rebuild, something only acceptable if they are race wheels and the owner has a second wheelset to use in the mean time. Considering that most DH riders only have 1 wheelset and ride a short 90 day summer season i find this unacceptable for DH use.

Being an accomplished wheel builder i don't care for the threaded in nipple interface. The threads are much more coarse than a typical spoke nipple, so 1/4 turn is a significant amount of draw up. If a spoke nipple comes loose by a small margin the spoke will be loose. Also, the entire spoke has to turn, so it's difficult to get the head to turn in the hub flange once it's dirty.

Also, if a rock flips up and breaks the nipple, it may be stuck in the threaded rim making it impossible to remove. With so few spokes it isn't a good idea to ride them with a spoke missing.

From a engineering perspective the idea of having the spoke thread into the rim is a great idea. The spoke cant get near the tube or tubeless tape in a severe flexing impact. Unfortunately routine maintenance and quick repairs are more important in a DH wheel that will certainly outweigh the neato features of this wheel.

I owned a Haven wheelset with similar spoke design. The wheels were light, fast and overall great riding wheels. By the end of 1 year the spoke nipples in the rim wouldn't turn, the hub bearings were shot, and the rim had a minor bend. I would expect a rim to have some minor damage, but due to the difficulty of truing these low spoke count wheels with proprietary nipples i have relegated these wheels to a backup bike that doesn't get ridden often.

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Added a comment about photo Da Bomb 27.5 DH Bottomed Out 9/13/2013 4:46 PM
Da Bomb 27.5 DH Bottomed Out

Looks like he has black spacers on each end of his shock spring.

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Added a comment about photo Gee Atherton and his 2014 GT Fury Bottomed Out at Hafjell 9/13/2013 4:44 PM
Gee Atherton and his 2014 GT Fury Bottomed Out at Hafjell

steel coil spring on the new shock?

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Added a comment to Krispy's bike check 9/12/2013 10:52 AM
Krispy's Trance Advanced 27.5

Small sizeway.

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Added bike check Krispy's Trance Advanced 27.5 9/6/2013 3:10 PM
Krispy's Trance Advanced 27.5
Added a comment about feature SPY SHOT! Unmarked Prototype 650B DH Bike Spotted at Crankworx 8/15/2013 3:38 PM
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Rocky. 4 bar makes a comeback!

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Added a comment about feature SPY SHOT! Unmarked Prototype 650B DH Bike Spotted at Crankworx 8/15/2013 3:26 PM
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Are those bushings? Needs a fendar.

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Updated bike check Tanner Baughman's Lil Shredder Phenom 8/5/2013 10:16 AM
Tanner Baughman's Lil Shredder Phenom
Added bike check Tanner Baughman's Lil Shredder Phenom 8/2/2013 10:48 AM
Tanner Baughman's Lil Shredder Phenom
Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Roval Traverse Wheel 7/19/2013 11:26 AM

If built right the carbon wheel can flex vertically to help prevent pinch flats (see slo mo video)

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Added a comment about slideshow Wade's Rides: Rad Bikes from Wade Simmons' Career 7/5/2013 10:25 AM
Wade's Rides: Rad Bikes from Wade Simmons' Career

Hero.

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: First Glimpse of SRAM's X01 Drivetrain 6/19/2013 4:24 PM
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Dudes, I gotta say My XX1 group is amazing. It is not perfect, but after 6 month and 10 races it is a game changer and i can't imagine going back to a front derailleur. The range (for me) is perfect.
The XX1 cassette is about the same weight as XTR 10 sp. This pic looks to be an XX1 cassette.
Why wait to release 2 groups a year later than release them as they design them?
The X9 cranks are hollow, and have the same splined spider mount as XO/XX1.
It looks like they chose a 104mm BCD, that could make it less expensive to make, and that ring could be used on other 104 cranks.
The rear Der is probably as accurate as XX1 but without carbon and expensive pulleys.
All Good!

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Added a comment about video Must Watch: Chris Akrigg - Five 5/13/2013 7:28 AM

Favorite rider ever. The fact that he made that himself with just a Go Pro is amazing.

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Added a comment about feature Race Report: 2013 Enduro Cup #1, Moab, Utah 5/8/2013 9:20 AM