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These Industry 9 Boost hubs and Yishunbike ASD742 carbon rims are bound for a Pivot Les. Delivery from China took longer than usual but the Yishun rims were really nice. They offer a tremendous bang for the buck and I think this customer will be really happy!
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7/6/18
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Spring arrived a month late and I finally got to ride the 2.5 Maxxis Wide Trail tires. I'm a fan! The extra volume is noticeable as is the more rounded tread profile. The weight is NOT noticeable nor do the tires give squirmy feedback like nearly every Plus tire I've ridden.

The transition from straight up to leaned over is much smoother and the traction is seemingly limitless. The dirt was nicely tacky for this ride so I'm curious about how they do in drier and wetter conditions. I'm really looking forward to riding this bike this year!
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My 27.5 full suspension bike has 35 mm internal rims. Last year I rode a regular 2.4 up front and 2.3 in the rear. The tire profile was fairly flat so I'm switching to these Maxxis Wide Trail tires which are designed for 30-35 mm widths.

They're certainly not lightweight but I'm more concerned with traction on this bike and not weight. The High Roller is going on the front and the Aggressor on the rear.

In typical Maxxis fashion, the High Roller inflated with just some soapy water and a floor pump. The High Roller fell a little short of the claimed 2.5" width.

One thing I've noticed with Maxxis Tubeless Ready tires, they have an inner coating that prevents latex from tubeless sealant sticking to the inside of the tires. Residue clean up is quick and easy.
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3/2/18
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So my 29er now has two wheels. I've owned a 29er single speed before but never one with a thread-on freewheel. Paul Components(made in the USA) makes a very nice disc hub with a 12x142 axle. The thread-on configuration allows the flanges to be equally spaced which results in a dish free and very stiff wheel.
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1/14/18
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Here's the front wheel for my 29er build. Nextie 37mm external, 30mm internal rim, SRAM 900 Boost hub, Sapim Force black spokes and "bright green" Sapim aluminum nipples. The bright green nipples aren't exactly a match for the Kona green but close enough.
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1/3/18
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It's been almost two years since I sold my 29er. Since I'm planning to do some races in 2018, I'm building one up. These Nextie rims will form the foundation. I'm not going Plus size but 37mm external and 30mm internal should open up 29 x 2.4 tires nicely.
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12/31/17
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26" Fatbike wheels for sale. Nextie Wild Dragon II 90mm external rims. Light and stiff and a fantastic tubeless interface! Bitex hubs from bikehubstore.com, 150x15 front and 197x12 rear. Rear is easily converted to 190QR if that's how you roll. Sapim D-light spokes and Sapim black brass securelock nipples hold everything together. $799, reasonable offers considered.
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11/20/17
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With winter approaching, it's time to make the fatbike snow friendly again. These rims are from Yishunbike and they are 90mm wide. I laced them to Bitex 150 and 197 hubs from bikehubstore.com using Sapim D-light spokes in silver and black pairs. I've decided that my fatbike will be winter only so I'm back to a rigid carbon fork.
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10/26/17
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The magic of Stan's sealant and tubeless mountain bike tires! I recently swapped out my Maxxis Minion SS for something with a little more bite in the fall leaves covering the trails.

Do you see the thorn in the first picture? Neither did I until I pulled the tire off and was rinsing out the sealant. How long was it in there? I have no idea. The tire barely lost any air pressure between rides. Tire for sale, one small puncture :)
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10/23/17
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I like tools......there I said it out loud! :)

Seriously though, every once in awhile I add a new tool to my collection that makes an immediate difference in the way I work. These tools also tend to make me wonder why I waited so long to own them.

Case in point, this Park Tool INF-2. So easy to use and such a time saver. I keep 115 psi in my compressor line and the first few tires I inflated took only a second or two. The valve is very precise, allowing as little or as much air flow as I want. The head rotates so I can always see the gauge.

The presta opening also doubles as a blow gun for cleaning up the floor or my work space or drying parts, etc.

Well done Park Tool!
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8/28/17
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