What are Torque Caps?

What are Torque Caps?

Early in 2016 SRAM introduced torque caps as an upgrade option  to their Roam wheelsets. Designed specifically for Rock Shox fork, the upgrade served to increase the stiffness of the fork and wheel through an increase in hub end cap diameter. Soon afterwards, many...
2.5″ Maxxis Minion tires on TR45 rims

2.5″ Maxxis Minion tires on TR45 rims

In the last year,  I have gone back and forth between two versions of the Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR.  The first version was the tried and true 2.3″, the second was the new WT (WideTrail) version which sits at 2.5″ for the DHF and 2.4″ for the DHR....
NOBL long term TR28 review

NOBL long term TR28 review

XC performance with Enduro strength! Cheating on the Climbs. Back in April of last year NOBL Wheels built me up a set of hoops to race the Nimby Fifty on. The goal was to create a set of wheels that would be more on the XC side of things. Lightweight was key however I...
Actual Hub Weights

Actual Hub Weights

NOBL Actual Hub Weight 148x12 Boost Sram Steel Freehub = 468g NOBL Actual Hub Weight 148x12 Boost Sram Alloy Freehub = 420g NOBL Actual Hub Weight 142x12 Sram Steel Freehub = 458g NOBL Actual Hub Weight 142x12 Sram Alloy Freehub = 411g NOBL Actual Hub Weight 148x12...
Plus Size Rims

Plus Size Rims

Life Cycles was kind enough to let me take over one of their shop stands recently to play with one of their new Specialized “6Fattie” bikes. We thought it would be interesting to see how the bike behaved on our TR38 rims compared to the stock Roval rims....
One Up X-Cog 44t Installation and Review

One Up X-Cog 44t Installation and Review

I recently signed up for a challenging XC race – The Nimby Fifty, which opens with a one hour climb up 101 switchbacks. Based in Pemberton, BC, an area which can get quite hot, combined with my lack of top-end fitness, it’s a recipe for suffering on the...
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