I’ve had some requests to put together a video showing stuff that’s not normally done…on a 36er. Although it’s a total coincidence, there are exactly 36 clips, all in a fast paced 2 minutes. (Some of you have seen many of these clips, so this is just a recap of my best 36er stuff!))
The title comes from people who have said it to me repeatedly. Luckily, they were wrong!
Thanks Sean! I have a feeling that the nightrider rim is WEAK compared to my radial’s airfoil rim which is higher profile and more rounded. It seems MUCH stronger than the nightrider rim, and has stayed true after repeated hard riding and drops. The nightrider goes out of true very easily. I should switch them.
Narrow hubs produce less wobble at high pedal speeds. It is probably also a bit more efficient and comfortable biomechanically. However, I think the main reason the KH 36 uses 100mm hub spacing is for compatibility with regular KH hubs as well a geared KH/Schlumpf hub.
If you still find you are having trouble with the wheel staying true, you could try the relatively inexpensive standard width Nimbus 48 spoked hub with 48 hole Coker rim.
I figured it was speed related, and that makes the most sense. I think the best plan for me is to just not do do anything very extreme on it, which is ok since most of my 36er riding is on the street rather than trails.