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Ascent Polaris Wheel Review: Too Wide to be fast
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Ascent Polaris Wheel Review: Too Wide to be fast

Table of Contents IntroductionWheel RimsBuild Quality – spokes that fall apartOut of Balance and InertiaAerodynamic PerformanceHubsConclusionWatch on YouTube Introduction Ascent is a company based in Singapore who make a bicycle parts. A relatively young company, they have been around on the market for a few years. The wheels on tested were their Polaris with DT…

Winspace T1500 Aero Bike Frame Review
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Winspace T1500 Aero Bike Frame Review

Table of Contents IntroductionFrame Manufacturing and QualityFront ForkSeatpostHandlebars and spacersFrame InternalsConclusionFuture Follow UpWatch on YouTubeLinks Introduction Winspace is a company based in Xiamen China, they are one of the most well known companies outside of their home market and have a reputation that has grown from a small Chinese focused company to one that is…

Winspace LUN Hyper 65 Carbon Wheelset Review
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Winspace LUN Hyper 65 Carbon Wheelset Review

Table of Contents Introduction65mm Carbon RimsSpokesHubsAerodynamic PerformanceStructural Performance, Integrity and Build QualityOverall ConclusionWatch on YouTube Introduction Winspace is a company based in Xiamen, China that has come from virtually totally unknown outside of it’s home market to being quite a dominant player in the world of high performance bicycle wheels. Two years ago, the original…

TREK Checkpoint Bottom Bracket Fix: Paul Green Vlogs
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TREK Checkpoint Bottom Bracket Fix: Paul Green Vlogs

Paul Green of Paul Green Vlogs got in touch about some problems he’d been having on his Trek Checkpoint bike. He had gone through bottom brackets at quite an alarming rate. Almost four bottom brackets from different manufacturers had become unserviceable in a relatively short time. The failed bottom brackets consisted of a few Shimano OE units and most recently a Thread Together type BB from Wheels Manufacturing. The bottom bracket type was BB86 and the frame was made of aluminum.

Madison Genesis Titanium Threaded Bike Gets Reamed
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Madison Genesis Titanium Threaded Bike Gets Reamed

A cyclist sent in this Madison Genesis Le Croix titanium bike frame in for a bottom bracket fix. This bike had been through bottom brackets at an alarming rate and the non drive side was visibly damaged. Some further checks were carried out and some issues around stress relief were highlighted. Eventually fixed.

Modern Real World Cycling Aerodynamics
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Modern Real World Cycling Aerodynamics

Cycling aerodynamics in recent times has been dominated by “wind tunnel data” used by vendors to highlight the benefits of their particular wheel or frameset. This data has often been shrouded in marketing spin accompanied by some lavish blurb about yaw angles. However, there has been a recent trend towards discounting this data or at…

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