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The Danger Gnome Podcast – December 2019 – Ask Adam – Gary Crandall – Sam Foos – with Fatbassador Travis on the DG Afterparty


Postcards from Podcasts

It’s podcast week here at fat dash bike dot com! We’re kicking off PW with a Danger Gnome Podcast that goes into overtime with four kickass guests. First, we Ask Adam Blake about plus bike rims. Then we talk with Gary Crandall about studded tires and GFBD up in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. In our ‘What R U Wearing?’ segment we talk to Sam Foos from Bontrager and then in the Danger Gnome Afterparty, we’re joined by our AK Fatbassador Travis!

PODCAST WEEK

  • Monday – Danger Gnome (this one)
  • Tuesday – Video (man does not live by podcasts alone)
  • Humpday – Burning Gnome on the Spectrum from Shelltrack (Part 1)
  • Thursday – Burning Gnome on the Spectrum from Shelltrack (Part 2)
  • Friday – The Full Spectrum Cycling Podcast

LINKS

Ask Adam – What 29+ rims work best for a 2.5 to 2.8 tire?

RIMS

TIRES

Gary Crandall

https://bikejacket.net/

What R U Wearing? with Sam Foos from Bontrager

DANGER GNOME AFTERPARTY

Travis Hubbard, Fatbbassador to the entire state of Alaska & the Yukon Territory

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2 Responses to The Danger Gnome Podcast – December 2019 – Ask Adam – Gary Crandall – Sam Foos – with Fatbassador Travis on the DG Afterparty

  1. KB December 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

    Thoroughly enjoyed the plus tire talk!

    I myself have been seriously enjoying my 29+ setup, which are a 3.0 tire on a 45mm Velocity Dually rim.

    Just yesterday, riding the same John Muir trails as Gomez referenced in the pod, I threw down “1 Blue loop” with 26″ Specialized FastTraks on Hed Carbon wheels, and then another lap right after on Bontrager Chupacabras on the 29+.

    Almost exactly the same finishing times… but on the second lap my average heart rate was 10% lower.

    The Plus set up maintains speed effortlessly, and the higher BB does make the bike want to “attack” so much more. They ride so much better in every way.

    Also, riding fully rigid, the narrower 3.0 tire beat me up MUCH less than the 4.0 fat tire. 11 psi F/R on the 3.0s, 7 psi on the 4.0 — similar tread, both 120 tpi tires, extremely similar tread patterns… I was AMAZED that that plus tire was more forgiving. I attribute that to the increased rollover characteristics.

    Just had to share for any aspiring plus-curious riders. By the way, my 29+ set up runs about $600 and weighs the same as my $2k+ carbon HEDs!

    Lots of weight savings in the rubber of course, but i am convinced that 29+ is the No-Snow-Way-to-Go

    • Erv Spanks December 17, 2019 at 7:48 am #

      Dude, you gotta trade mark that! “No-Snow-Way-to-Go” Sweet!