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Cross wheels and tires: tubular and tubeless

Dave Kirkpatrick cross tech tires tubeless tubulars

Duck season! Rabbit season! Cross season! Tubulars, tubeless, Cheryls Ladd and Tiegs - the prospect of Tabata intervals has apparently sent Dave completely across the ditch.

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Disc brakes - center lock versus 6 bolt

Dave Kirkpatrick axle standards disc brakes products tech

Many people are confused by the difference between 6 bolt and center lock rotors, and whether their bikes limit them to one or the other. Here, we attempt to demystify what is actually a very straightforward question.

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The confusion industry

125214666 axle standards Hubs tech Uncategorized

From the sound of it, I wasn't the only one who was nonplussed by the Velonews review of the Cannondale SuperX. My ennui focused mostly on the broad brush smearing of the Stan's Grail-based wheels, one of our favorite rims. We're shipping two sets built with Grails today, and I have zero doubt that the customers to whom they're headed will see none of the perceived deficiencies that were noted in the VN review.  The other thing I noted (or should say nearly rolled my eyes out of my head at) but didn't comment on was the advocacy of the...

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Another Post About Hubs

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Occasionally, we get a "could you please do a post about..." that's actually a topic that's near the top of the hopper. Today was one of those times.  Today's question was about thru axles versus quick releases as a general topic, and switching from rim brakes to disc. Let me do this in bullet point format. 1. Rim brake hubs are rim brake hubs and disc brake hubs are disc brake hubs. You could use a disc brake hub set on a rim brake bike so long as the dropout spacing matches. On the front, you have a pretty good...

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