whoa....like....you invented the V brake?
I'm weeks ahead of you. He said "Amen, hallelujah, you have my vote for Prezident."gonzostrike said:I suggest you page Mike Curiak.
No one forced anyone to switch to disc wheels. You can still buy rim-brake wheels and use them if you want.El Caballo said:Back to the topic: I'm expressing my surprise that people get really worked up over losing wheel stiffness/strength on 29ers, but no one seemed to notice when we lost twice that much by going to disc hubs.
In general, the more you need disc brakes, the more you need strong wheels. It's a poor choice. What we really need is a wider standard for front hubs and fork leg spacing. (150mm and 165mm rear hubs already exist.)Blue Shorts said:No one forced anyone to switch to disc wheels. You can still buy rim-brake wheels and use them if you want.
You are correct. I was actually prompted to look into this by two things:Blue Shorts said:I think part of the issue now is that since disc wheels are already weaker than rim wheels, going to a 29" wheel makes them even weaker.
No arguments here.El Caballo said:In general, the more you need disc brakes, the more you need strong wheels. It's a poor choice. What we really need is a wider standard for front hubs and fork leg spacing. (150mm and 165mm rear hubs already exist.).
Just because you haven't seen DT mention it publicly or in print doesn't mean that he hasn't given it any thought. I don't know either way, but I don't share your assumption without evidence that "no one has noticed this basic issue." DT is a frame builder. As far as I know he doesn't design forks or hubs or tires or sit on any committees responsible for their respective specifications (although I think he had a hand in ISCG mounts). Like most framebuilders he has to work with what's available. But who knows maybe behind the scene he's developing a whole new line of forks, hubs, and tires?El Caballo said:Yet I haven't seen DT, or anyone else, mention this as a problem. Why not?
apparently no one noticed this basic issue.
so despite your first reply TO ME in which you tried to say Curiak disagreed with me, you are saying here that he agreed with me. no surprise there. he's the source I would cite.El Caballo said:1) A post from Mike Curiak, saying that he wasn't sure he could build 29" wheels that would stand up to a Clyde on a long-travel bike, no matter what rims he used.
turnerbikes said:Wow! those are some serious #'s. One of the topics that will be discussed at the Decline syposium in Whistler next month are mtb standards. If you don't mind I will bring up your #;s and points. At what model point do you think these new standards are to be applied?
5 Spot or RFX ? Do you think they should be applied to 4" frames as well?