The value of R6000 pulley wheels

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A larger pulley wheel can save you energy. (Photo: Kogel)
A larger pulley wheel can save you energy. (Photo: Kogel)

The diminishing return curve is a very real fact of physics and price, in mountain biking. If you want lighter components, or bits that spin with less resistance, they’ll cost a troubling amount of money.

Across the world there are engineers, industrial designers, fabricators and tinkerers who supply mountain bikers with a myriad of unique aftermarket components. If you want to add speed, or reduce effort, buying into the boutique parts culture is the gateway to going a little bit faster, by spending a lot of money.

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