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Tubeless Setup Issues - Slow Leaks

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

I get a lot of questions from customers a year down the road from a wheel purchase looking for help setting up a fresh pair of tubeless tires. There are many MANY misconceptions about what is happening with your wheel and tire when you are faced with a troublesome slow leaker or struggling to get a new tire set up. I am going to limit this particular discussion to getting consistent pressure to hold, as opposed to mounting tires. That is a whole other discussion. So I get a call from someone saying my new tire sets up but won't...

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I like cats (and wheel building)

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These are stressful times with COVID-19 concerns and all. When I get stressed, I like to think about my cat, Pumpkin. He is my wheel building assistant. I thought I would share some photos of Pumpkin for everyone, interspersed with some thoughts on wheel building and what defines a NEXT wheel, in my estimation. I posted this as a series on my Instagram account @NEXTcycling and you can visit that series and other musings by following the hashtag #builtbyJerry. Cat Photo 1: What is not good? It's pretty easy to get a wheel round and true. Given enough time and a...

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New Decade, New Wheels, New BLOG! Introducing The MIDL

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

Road disc bikes are getting larger tire clearance and great all around usefulness while retaining a race oriented geometry. Gravel bikes are getting more race oriented geometry as the gravel racing scene grows. 

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They are DIRT roads, don't @ me

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When I was growing up we called unpaved roads dirt roads. I still call them dirt roads. No pavement on it? That is a dirt road. Northern New Hampshire lingo, what can I say. 

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Colors!!

Posted by Jerry Chabot on

We have added a few new colors, which is pretty exciting. The website will be updated soon slash eventually, but you can always just email us to ask for something. Of note, we have added a lighter gold nipple, best described as 14K Gold, as it looks like jewelry, verses the standard gold which is darker and a little bit more orange. Importantly, the standard gold matches the gold hubs from I9 and P321 so if you want matchy matchy, those are your huckleberry. If you want a second color for max bling, give the 14K gold a look.

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