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Old 05-30-19, 10:28 AM
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Well lemme just settle in for a nice long discussion then for the rest of the month
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Old 05-30-19, 10:40 AM
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Riding Hodges after work, whoohoo get some trail dirt on the bike HAHA better than mud
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48's are ideal, to bad they dis continued that line up after a decade... figures right. Only 41mm, 58, 62 flavors now, all wide outer dimensions.
speaking of... the ones I have are a bear in cross winds, newer U-shaped wheels do much better.

Anyway, wider widths? What width are your new reynolds and how wide are the tires? I have 28mm tires on my current rims and I don't think I'd feel comfortable with even one more mm. (they mike out at 28mm). My old 25mm tires miked out at 28mm on those reynolds too.
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Think they are 26mm wide at the brake track, can't remember the spec. I only had issues with 28C overall diameter rubbing the inside rear brake caliper in the winter months aka rain debris. Summer months wasn't an issue with 28s, no rocks were sticking to the tires. Any how I'm on on 26c gravelking file threads, over all diameter is much smaller than 28c conti GP4, clearing the brake caliper. I did have to adjust the cable slack for the width of these rims.

Cross winds, the first hit of the wind moves thew bike a bit, but its stabilizes pretty well afterwards. I'm not sure a lighter rider would fair so well if they ride in wind all the time. I'll see if the assement changes as I put more saddle time in. The overall ride vs alum is night and day smoother. The hubs are DT swiss 240 loud, so no ninja wheel sucking anymore. 10* engagement is also harder to hide the soft pedaling in a group.
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Now that you mention it, I think the ultegra 6800 brakes are more restrictive then the actual frame. 28 is pretty tight in there.

You can still stealth wheel suck, you just have to keep pedaling so they don't hear the coasting alarm.

In other news, my new Garmin 830 is still backordered till 5/29. It's 5/31, not sure what that means.
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In other news, my new Garmin 830 is still backordered till 5/29. It's 5/31, not sure what that means.
I'll just weigh in here with an expert technical opinion. That means it's what we in the biz call late.
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I'll just weigh in here with an expert technical opinion. That means it's what we in the biz call late.
You replied in the wrong month thread. That'll be a paddlin'
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I'll weigh in with another expert technical opinion, about a word you could have used to describe my post. It's what we in the biz call late.
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I will close this one so there’s no confusion. It’s officially June.
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