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Offline Nox

Wheels
« on: August 03, 2014, 02:43:21 pm »
Has anyone considered to re-lace some of the old wheels into the new hubs to make the old wheel sizes fit the LC?

Or

Has anyone bought wheels from woody's wheel works?

Reason I am asking is that I have bent both my front and rear wheels and after that at some point totally destroyed my rear wheel, and this never happened to me on my old bike?

Personally I think they saved weight on the wheels, but the wheels is not as strong as the old ones?

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Re: Wheels
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 02:53:36 pm »
Whether the reason is the lower profile tyres, a suspected "weaker wheels" cause (no empirical proof, no citations and probably anecdotal evidence) or the combination of the above, the result is that there are far too many wheels being damaged on the '13 and '14 GS models, by riders who rode their previous models just as hard.

Whatever the reason, I did think about re-lacing a set of wheels. However, I decided to ride more carefully and check my tyre pressures more frequently. I also don't ride with as low pressure as I used to offroad.

This is, in my opinion, the one symptom that takes away some of the riding pleasure of the LC.
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Offline Nox

Re: Wheels
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 12:27:41 pm »
I agree with you. I keep my tyres above 2 bar at least unless I do only sand, when I will drop it to 1.5 bar.

I am considdering to relace old rims ons the new hubs...
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Re: Wheels
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 01:38:38 pm »
I never drop pressure anymore, has managed 17000km without any damage.
 

Offline Nox

Re: Wheels
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 06:29:57 pm »
I never drop pressure anymore, has managed 17000km without any damage.


So what pressure do you ride? Front 2.5 and Rear 2.8?

I have destroyed one rear rim and bent two other rims by running 2.0 in the front and 2.2 in the rear?

Perhaps speed is the issue?

The new bike handles very well and I catch myself riding excessive speed over bad terrain...

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Re: Wheels
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 07:33:34 pm »
I never drop pressure anymore, has managed 17000km without any damage.

Me neither I don't think it makes a difference unless you ride in sand or mud or rocks, normal gravel roads wont be a problem.
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Re: Wheels
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 09:22:55 pm »
I run 2.5 front and 3.0 rear. I only drop pressure for very soft sand.

If speed killed rims I would have needed lots :imaposer:

Just match the pressure with the speed.