Thursday, March 31, 2011

Converting to tubeless MTB tires

weight for 2 pcs tubeless valve

The weight for each tube for Maxxis Welter Weight26x1.90/2.125 Presta valve is 161g. Front and back is 161g x 2pcs is 322g. Rim tape 2 pcs is 20g so the total weight for tube setup is 342g.

Tubeless conversion
Notubes sealant per wheel is 2-3oz = 56.69905g x 2 wheels = est 113g

Notubes yellow tape and notubes valve are
front and rear weight 22g.

113g + 22g = 135g

diff between tube and tubeless tires 342g - 135g = 207g

Monday, March 28, 2011


4th June - My Yeti with SRAM RED limited edition FD

can you spot it?


SPEEN weight

XLK 31.8mm with Ti bolt

the price for 1 pc with posting from Germany. Already placed an order this morning 29th March 2011 5am. After convert to ringgit Malaysia is RM72++

can you spot the umlenker? The one I need is Umlenker
redforce10XC, to use with my SRAM shifter with SRAM red FD. - 7g

Carbon FD clamp from CRC - 5g

See some of the world's lightest bike setting here and here

SRAM XX top pull low clamp FD 120g
SRAM RED FD BRAZE-ON 70g + Speen Umlenker 7g + Carbon clamp 5g = 82g

120g - 82g = 38g!!!


Finally Item Arrived on the 20th April

finally its here with normal posting

euro 1.45? =RM6.40

Purchase under PAYPAL



the amount = RM72

my XX FD weight

I'm going Insane. I will be using SRAM RED FD on my MTB! My current XX FD top pull, low clamp weight is 120g. SRAM RED FD low pull is 70g, SRAM website claimed 58g. The Red FD I got is with me now is a limited edition. RM290 only and I will need to get a light weight carbon FD clamp. Still looking around for it else have to order from CRC.

In order to use a low pull FD clamp on a top pull FD bike, you need to get a Umlenker from Speen


similar item can be found at Carbon-Ti - 5g

Sunday, March 27, 2011

2XU Compression Cycling Short

Things that you will not know till you buy a 2XU compression cycling pants.

the lining, more comfortable. You can read more info about the product here

made in China, design in Australia. Please check at the sizing chart from each product or better get the sales person to recommend. Try it on before you purchase.

The sizing start for cycling compression short

Made in Italy Chamois. The main contact area of the pelvic region is supported by 8mm, high density foam to offer maximum support while mid level impact cushioning protects the frontal region with less bulk for comfort. With the added benefit of extreme moisture management from Italian fabrics and four way stretch aided by LYCRA® fibre, 2XU sets the benchmark in chamois technology.

inside out - the shapes like a bike saddle, overall very good padding, just right for each section

5 hours after removing the compression short - the red mark still there!

According to the washing instructions:

1) you must wash with cold water

2) dry in sun shade – do not try under the sun.

3) do not use fabric softener

4) Rinse immediately in cool water after each use.

All the above mentioned is to protect and extend the lifespan of the fabrics.

Verdict from me about 2XU Cycling Pants

1) Better to get a 2XU bib instead of cycling short especially to those who has tummy. If I have a choice again I will get a BIB.

2) Tested this pants on Kemensah trail for 20km - I do not see any diff.

Thats all. Nothing seriously impressive for a RM400 cycling pants. I bought this pant to replaced on old one. Brands like F2P already cost RM200 so I ended to try this compression shorts.

Anyway its still too early to conclude about 2XU compression cycling short now. Will come back to add more review. Watch out.

There are a few shops in Klang Valley selling this product and I bought mine at Quick-sport. They are having sales now till 16th April in conjunction with Energizer night race 2011 at Sepang International Circuit. 25% off

1) quick-sport

2) trisportz

3) athlete's circle