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I've loved my Enve wheels for the last three years or so... (with the exception of melting one pair... lol).  I don't know where the weights fall for your stuff or even how the budget compares to what you're looking at, but mine are definitely light and super strong.

Tech Bench / Re: Creaking rear wheel
« on: July 13, 2017, 11:05:54 AM »
I used to ride Crossmax SLRs and if these are built the same, there is a bushing inside that wears and gets noisy. It is not hard to change, but I constantly had problems with mine until I put the wheelset in the trash. I will never own another Mavic hub.

Tech Bench / Re: Tires for DINO series XC races
« on: June 07, 2017, 02:36:52 PM »
Schwalbe Racing Ralph is a pretty fast tire that has reasonable grip and relatively durable.

This is a tough spot for sure.  On one hand, riding fast laps doesn't mean that he is being reckless.  I normally ride sub 30 minute laps which often means a lot of passes, but I am certainly not reckless.  Why should he be considered reckless by default?  On the other hand, if he is actually riding recklessly, it is a problem.  If he isn't pedaling, he isn't riding a bicycle.  That is also a problem. 

Tech Bench / Re: 1X gearing
« on: January 03, 2017, 01:10:28 PM »
Do you really need geared that low for anything in Indiana?  I ride a 34t front on my 27.5 bike and I wouldn't run any lower than that due to limited upper end.

Town Run / Re: Trailside CPR!
« on: October 27, 2016, 08:07:09 AM »
Good to hear. The last time we had to call an ambulance for someone in that spot, they practically refused to come due to not having an exact address and it took them almost an hour to get there. I hope they responded more appropriately this time.

Tech Bench / Re: Weight Loss Options
« on: October 06, 2016, 02:43:27 PM »
Find some used take off giant p-xcr1/1c/0's - they're lightweight, strong, and people usually sell them cheapish.  I have a set in my garage, but no, they're not for sale.  ;-)

Tech Bench / Re: PSA: Keep your carbon wheels away from exhaust flow!
« on: September 24, 2016, 08:34:09 AM »
Yea, they do, I talked to them. Still big money though when you factor in the hoops, new spokes and nipples, and rebuild. I decided not to deal with it.

Tech Bench / Re: PSA: Keep your carbon wheels away from exhaust flow!
« on: September 23, 2016, 06:23:48 PM »
I just pulled the tires off of my wheels - I bet that they would still be fine to ride, still feel plenty strong you can just feel layers that are delaminated. I know I could have gambled vs buying them again, but is it worth potential serious injury over another $3k?  Probably not. Another set are on the way, hopefully they arrive sooner than later.

Tech Bench / Re: PSA: Keep your carbon wheels away from exhaust flow!
« on: September 22, 2016, 11:45:15 AM »
I am not sure if deflectors would help much because the wheel is not at all inline with exhaust flow. It probably sits 6" above my exhaust. But it is a high horsepower car with a whole lot of exhaust flow so I am guessing heat must just build up in the dead air back there.

Tech Bench / PSA: Keep your carbon wheels away from exhaust flow!
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:37:29 AM »
Carbon wheels melt in exhaust flow.  Do not put your bike on a rack anywhere near the flow of your exhaust or it will melt the wheels on a longer drive.  This is something that I already knew.  In fact, I bought a 1UpUSA bike rack because it elevates my wheels a fair amount higher than my exhaust.  I have used this set up on a few different cars and never really had trouble until last night, apparently.  I found both of my tires flat and Enve wheels melted this morning.  Quite frustrating to say the least, especially being that it is not in direct exhaust flow, but to be fair my car has a very significantly higher exhaust volume and temperature than 99.9% of cars and I think that I brought this on myself because of that.  I plan to buy another set of Enve's, but I'll use my slightly more pedestrian car only with the 1Up rack going forward for mtb transport.  :-(

French Lick Resort / Re: Loss of a Fellow Rider
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:39:26 PM »
Bummer.  I'll stick to the trails.  :-(

Town Run / Re: Town run short track races to start 8-10-16
« on: August 10, 2016, 02:04:28 PM »
Heavy rain around Carmel, I suspect that town run was part of it. 

dang... some sensitive people in here. 

I don't race because I am anti-social.  lol

Tech Bench / Re: wheels
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:54:59 PM »
Properly maintained Kings aren't loud.

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