Sat, 1 December 2012
On this months podcast we sit down with Mike Kuhn, co-promoter of the Stan's No Tubes Trans-Sylvania Epic MTB Stage Race. Mike talks about the race, the riders, preparation for the race and why everyone should checkout the race at least once! It was a great way to reconnect with an old teammate and learn from one of the most innovative promoters in the US.
Here's what we look at:
The Crest 26" wheelset perfect for racing or cross country riding. This set features Crest black rims on Stan's 3.30 front and rear hubs, 2.0/1.5 DT Revolution black spokes, DT silver alloy nipples at 1440 grams. The rear hub can be converted to 12x142 with ZH0077.
Est. Weight: 1440 grams
Performance: A; solid, race ready training wheels
Price: $525 for the set
Light, reliable, and fast rolling, Stan's NoTubes wheelsets have helped change the face of XC racing forever. Featuring the Stan's 3.30Ti hubs laced to the race proven Podium MMX rim this wheelset offers proven World Cup performance at a price for racers everywhere. With countless podium finishes to their credit, the Podium MMX wheels will allow you to gain time on the competition and deliver you to the top step.
Est. Weight: 1275 grams
Performance: A; ultra light and agile
Durability: B+; light weight rims can dent
Reliability: A; dents aside, these remained true, without any issues
Price: $900 for the set is one hell of a price!