I 've read a couple of reviews about something getting loose where the rear wheel has slop in it like bearing races not tight. I have a tiny bit of that and have been wondering what it could be since bontrager hubs have sealed bearings, not cup and loose balls. Guy said it happened like 3 times before it broke. Not sure what broke and what exactly won't stay tight. I am going to pull rr wheel and check it out some more. All I have done so far was take wheel off and then put back with QR tighter but seems tiny bit of slop still there. Not getting worse, just annoying because it knocks around like if your headset was loose. I can get stuff at cost thru my brother in law so will be like $200 for the pair of Hopes instead of closer to $300. Then I will have him build the wheel back with better spokes, maybe green nipples, new tubeless strips and whatever juice needs to ride around in there. He has the ERD of 606 for the Duroc 50 rims and rest is cake. Not really wanting to do this but end result will be worth it.Nice hubs but what's up with the Bontrager hubs? Nothing like the issue Zipp had with their hubs is it?
These tires at just 20psi don't have any of that wallow feel. I love the steamroller effect of them. I have taken it out to some good tight twisty singletrack and other than consciously focusing on your line and keeping this beast from straying, it rides pretty much just like any of my other offroad bikes. Only thing I notice trying to flick it about like my other bikes is the weight when it comes to bunny hopping things or catching air. I like it because when I get on a normal sized bike like my AnthemX 29er with tiny 2.3s I feel like superman because of how it handles and flies so much easier. This bike will be my "training" bike so I can cut loose like a madman on any of my other bikes. But this one is still so much fun too.Looks like you're really having fun customizing this ride. I'm running 2.8 on my DB and can go to 3.0. however I might try 2.6 when my tires wear out. I like a firmer feel.