Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Living in Southwest Virginia is just amazing. No really. As a cyclist I am continually surprised (pleasantly) by the things I find here. The trails are abundant and awesome. The country roads are in fabulous condition (wanna see what could be, look up road conditions in my home state of Pennsylvania) and there's always something interesting around the corner.
Where else can you ride through a pipe?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I've tried all of these 29er tires on Stan's 355s mated with the Niner One 9 singlespeed:
Kenda Karma - Too little climbing traction, too little cornering traction, too little breaking traction, and not at all durable when run toobless. Besides that, they're great. The are now on the heap of disgarded tire in my basement, never to be used again. Oh, but they are light!
Maxxis Ignitor - Great traction, terrible durability. Will flat (when run tubeless) if you look at it the wrong way.
WTB Nanoraptor - Durable tire, quite heavy, average traction. No fun at all on loose-over-hardpack.
Hutchinson Python (tubeless ready) - Average weight, good rolling resistance. Good for hardpack. Loose-over-hardpack is this tire's downfall. Terrible on that stuff. Little girls on tricycles are beating me on downhills.
Stans Crow - J.U.N.K. Just take out $100 bucks and light it on fire. Same effect.
So the next tire on the slate will be...(drum roll please)....
Bontrager XDX 2.1 (tubeless ready) - I'll be trying them out soon, stay tuned!