- Too heavy for Crests?
A lot depends on how you ride, rather than your weight. I used to ride with two guys, one 18st, one about 9st soaking wet, both using similar equipment. The heavier of the two was faster downhill, but rode with a lot of finesse, the lighter could trigger an earthquake riding off a kerb, thus damaging far more equipment, and making a mockery of the whole weight limit recommendations.I still wince at the thought of some of his landings.Posted 4 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
You could always take the Arch EX option on the Hope Hoops for 70g extra weight in 29er format. extra stiffness for a little extra penalty.
I’m 85kg and race but choose Crests to keep the weight down, I’ve never bent one but do feel them twisting up a little on tight single track and berm sections, this maybe the SID forks though however, I’m going to get a set of Arch EX for trail riding on to see if I can feel the difference.Posted 4 years agoluketSubscriber
A lot depends on how you ride
I’d echo this. I’ve had some crests built up only for a couple of months and have dinged the rear badly enough that I’ve bent the bed as well as the bead. I’m under 75kg but was running under 30psi. I’ll be rebuilding the rear with an Arch.Posted 4 years agorobsoctaneMember
@the OP: I’m 80kg and have rode with Arch EX on Hope for a little over a year – no issues at all and I ride quite hard I’ve been told.
I also think it’s the way you ride though, seems absolutely fair to me.
Enjoy your Crests (if that’s what you’re going for, they’ll be great I’m sure. Stan’s rims are my favorites by far out of Mavic and Bonty’s.Posted 4 years ago
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