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It’s been a couple months since Ken and Andy sat down and did some blah, blah, blah. And for this show, there’s quite a bit. 1.5 hours of it. So hit play or download it for later but whatever you do, make sure to give #31 a listen. Here’s what’s happening for this show:
What have the boys been up to?
- Rehash of Winter
- You NEED Studded Tires
- The Camp is heading to Brevard, NC!!
- Framebags Rule
- Why is KBS putting in huge miles midwinter?
- Dress for Success
- Coast to Coast local race coming up which could lead to…..
- Oregon Timber Trail bikepacking preview
Tire Talk with Ken and Andy and the Cake Eater, all over again
Oval vs Round chainrings: Some possible answers for riders
SRAM DUB: read all about it (actually listen to it)
Salsa Deadwood—-Where might 29+ be headed?
As always, email Ken or Andy or both at email@example.com and check them out on the Instagram @ Fat Camp Podcasters. Thanks for listening. See you on the trail!
A little birdie (riding the prototype) whispered in my ear that Trek is going to debut a 130mm full-suspension 29+ bike at the up coming Sea Otter Classic. Hopefully, this new bike will compare to the excellent Fuel EX but with 29+ tires. Could there be a Stache FS in our future? However, this might just be just a vicious rumor as the employees at my local Trek shop will neither confirm nor deny the existence of said bike. However, they did have some mighty big smirks on their faces. If it is true, I’m looking forward to checking this bike out and quite possibly, buying a new bike. I like big wheels. And I cannot lie.
Many of the more recent 27+ bikes come with with 27×2.8in tires mounted to i30-35mm rims. I’ve ridden some of these bikes and I find that this is an excellent Plus setup for trail riding. However, I prefer the bigger roll-over of 29+ hoops. In the same vein, I would like to see 29×2.8 tires mounted to i30-35 rims as an option also. This significantly lightens the wheel while still retaining most of the Plus magic. Just because the original Surly Krampus came with 29×3.0-i45 does not mean that it is the ideal Plus trailbike setup. I have been riding 29×3.0-i35 for a couple of years and I will personally testify that wider rims are not necessary. I have also ridden 29×2.6-i35 and I didn’t think it felt Plus enough. In conclusion, I would like to see many more 29+ tires come in the 2.8 width.
Not Plus Enough (NPE) True Talk – that point will probably vary for different riders and terrain – I’m totally stealing “Not Plus Enough”
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