Had an arvo ride at ourimbah. Sessions at the top sections. Arrived to discover Friday shuttles.. but they ended as we arrived. Saw lot of ambulances and a few solid crashes.
Ick. I'd rather puncture the rear tyre than do that.Went for a morning ride with my son and @Fred Nurk around Smithfield.
We'd finished our ride but Liam wanted to have a go on the jump trail (Bowhunters Intermediate). We both saw him walking back from the forest and I assumed he'd suffered another rear puncture.
Followed by a trip to ED, Xray and 5 stitches!
Big thank you to @Fred Nurk for remaining calm and helping stem the blood flow!
On the plus side, the rear tyre held up
You will love them. I had DS1 on the front and Dice Duke on the rear of ye olde BigBlue for a long time. They held true after many a ride and were an honest no fuss wheelset but the Duke weighed the rear down. I busted a few rear wheels and wanted a bulletproof one but paid in weight. I knew but didn't really notice until the wheelset was changed.Using manufacturer-supplied weights, the DT Swiss calculator spits out an estimated 1300g "naked" wheelset! They'll be super zippy!!
That won't happen; totally wrong bike for how I ride!