Dirt or street, a combo bike designed to ride on or off road. The frame is built of formed 6061 aluminum alloy tubes, joined to a Suntour suspension fork with 63mm of travel. Mountain bike features such as a wide range gearing, and powerful disc brakes rolling on wide 700c tires.
I bought this last year
[URL="http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/dual_sport/ds_series/8_5_ds/"]8.5 DS - Trek Bicycle[/URL]
Still under warranty. Had gear switching problems from the start. The shop even ordered from Trek new front derailleur and installed it.
Now when I put the chain on ... Read More »
I am quite a newbie, built about 10-12 sets of wheels, both road and mtn. I usually build for myself only. I decided to build a new set of wheels since I needed an 11 speed. I decided to build 28 hole rear w/ 3X DS and 2X NDS. I realized that it wasn't as simple as I assumed. I laced it up and found ... Read More »
Created this rear wheel after not liking full radial lacing lateral stiffness. It's certainly not conventional and risky but limited rides on the wheel feel better then the previous iterations. It has 1x heads out with 8 spokes and radial with the 4 remaining spokes Only time will tell.Read More »
i have an xt stages powermeter crank arm that i wish to use on my mtb and road bike, but the spindle on my dura ace crank is too short. I was thinking of getting a 105 road triple crank and tossing the inner ring.
Would this cause the non-drive side spindle to protrude that half inch further I ... Read More »
I built up a set of Kinlin XR19W rims with BHS hubs and Sapim spokes. They tensioned up pretty evenly.
My average DS tension is ~145 kgf (min 131, max 150). Spokes are Sapim Race laced 2x.
My average NDS tension is ~58kg (min 52, max 60). Spokes are Sapim Laser laced 2x.
If I l ... Read More »