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JustinVP VorsprungSuspension's article
Dec 21, 2016 at 12:53
Dec 21, 2016
The Tuesday Tune Ep 8: Why We're Riding Telescopic Forks - Video
@VorsprungSuspension: That's an interesting point. I would think in practice there are fewer variables designing and setting up a horst or single pivot (isn't Split Pivot just a single pivot with concentric rear axle pivot?). There's S curves on the shock rate and wheel path for some DW and VPP. The designs closer to single pivot feel more consistent to me when set up with different shocks, different sag, and ridden on varying terrain such as tech climbing. Sample size of about 20 bikes that I've got meaningful time on, so might just be my experience.
JustinVP VorsprungSuspension's article
Dec 21, 2016 at 11:53
Dec 21, 2016
The Tuesday Tune Ep 8: Why We're Riding Telescopic Forks - Video
Simple is also why I prefer a single pivot or horst rear suspension to the mini-link designs (VPP, DW, etc). It's just... simpler and more predictable in how it rides in all scenarios. They just plain work and don't have much weirdness built into them. Notice how the "better" mini-link designs are becoming simpler with less exaggerated leverage curves like the early Santa Cruz VPP. Remember how they were absolutely brilliant in certain ways, but totally sucked in others, such as crazy pedal feedback? Also notice how DW's Split Pivot is a more loved design right now (Evil, Devinci) than his more complicated DW Link, even though he swears the Splitter is less advanced and a lower shelf product. There's also reliability and durability - simpler always winds in these scenarios. Many single pivot-ish bikes have impressive stiffness and bearing durability these days. Simple for the win.
JustinVP meagerdude's article
Dec 17, 2016 at 19:58
Dec 17, 2016
2016 Winter Gear Review - Part Two
I don't know nkrohan from a stump in the forest, but I agree with the assessment of you being a chauvinistic asshole. You've proven it for all of us to see. Self-proclaiming your cruel comment as humor doesn't even make sense.
JustinVP meagerdude's article
Dec 16, 2016 at 20:23
Dec 16, 2016
2016 Winter Gear Review - Part Two
You're a vile person. Go away.
JustinVP VorsprungSuspension's article
Dec 13, 2016 at 18:12
Dec 13, 2016
The Tuesday Tune Ep 7: Less Obvious Aspects of Sag - Video
@VorsprungSuspension: Yeah no kidding. Using the "bottom once per ride" method on the rear means you're going to break a lot of frames or bolts or rear wheels if you ride hard and ride a variety of trails. Even worse if you're a little bigger than average and a bit of a hack. Been there, done that. Now I only like to bottom in "oh shit" moments or on the biggest moves for my ability. Even then, I don't want to feel a harsh bottom. Thank god for bottom-out tokens these days. Even 5 years ago it was hard to find off the shelf trail bikes that ramped up enough for aggressive riders without bottoming harshly resulting in lots of broken gear.
JustinVP mikelevy's article
Nov 3, 2016 at 8:47
Nov 3, 2016
Thule T2 Pro Rack - Review
A lot of carbon mtb's don't play well with the Northshore racks. Evil, Devinci, and many others. Head tube is too thick. I won't put my bike in a Northshore Rack. Recon Racks seem to be better, and have the same upright stance as a NShore if you want it behind a van or RV. Lower profile of Thule, Yak or 1UP is better for sedans or small SUV's to you don't rip your bikes off in a garage or kill your gas mileage.
JustinVP mikekazimer's article
Sep 1, 2016 at 12:58
Sep 1, 2016
New Shoes From Ion, Mavic, Shimano - Eurobike 2016
Too far back and your toe strikes the crankarm when attempting to clip out in the horizontal crank position. A little contact is OK, too much can = blown knees.
JustinVP mikekazimer's article
Sep 1, 2016 at 12:51
Sep 1, 2016
Eightpins' Integrated Dropper Post - Eurobike 2016
I LOVE the idea of this post, but I had the same thought. I ride with 4 different shoe/pedal combos (flats, clips, summer, winter) and there is about 10mm "stack" difference between them. Definitely have to adjust seat to get in the right climbing height. Maybe a seat with a taint cutout so you could adjust in place. A few of the best seats are already set up like this.
JustinVP mikekazimer's article
Aug 31, 2016 at 15:23
Aug 31, 2016
JustinVP RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 11:16
Aug 20, 2016
Five Ten Hellcat and Freerider Pro - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@unrooted: Same here. They're really W I D E. If I go down a size my toes hit, so I have to go Superfeet insoles and thick socks.
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