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Maverickdh00 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 14:47
19 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
One other thing comes to mind, I am not a Zerode fan boi either, though I have huge respect for what they have achieved and theyre vision and courage, following theyre dream, I do think the Taniwha is probably the best 27.5" bike availab,e money no object right now, but they are a 2 man operation, it is not theyre job or responsibility to make an affordable gearbox option for the market of MTB, they are a scalpel and very high end and precision tool, TREK, Specialised, Giant, etc Shimano Sram are the broadswords, if people want a lower cost option for gearbox its these companies that are responsible for making it happen! So dont whine on about the smaller companies cost of a frame or build who make less frames per year than you have coffees in a couple of weeks!!
Maverickdh00 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 14:22
19 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
So the thing is the industry is deliberatly holding back the gearbox, Im sure Sram, Shimano (suspect Sram is testing a gearbox) right now! but they want you to recycle dollars to replace cassettes, chains and broken Ds thats there bread and butter and they will continue to hold the bike undustry to ransom for as long as possible, therefore holding back consumer on more reliable and better performing Mountain bikes, the gearbox even as it is now is an oil change every when ever, wear is minimum on chain and rings, where as and a simple test for this is measure the friction you get once your drivetrain is muddy or dirte esp with 11spds that is far in excess of of drag vs a gearbox like the Taniwhas has. Even when they do come to market you can be sure the industry will not unlike the motocycle industry agree (for theyre own agendas) on a frame std to fit all brands when they offer it! One other point, while the cluch mech is in theory a good idea it is also a crutch for the excessive chain movement caused by the negative points suspension terrain and the derailuer system causes, (also note damage to your frame ) more crutches / frame rubber protection or a condom for your bike to protect it from your weak transmission, with Shimano switch your clutch off notice the difference in drag, so exccessive drag robs you of horspower via the cluch design, increases stress to the derailuer for less life and ultimatley reliability, so yes improvments have been made, but all these arguments which are not new have been around in mountain biking since the beginning are still there, so for the progress we have also regressed! but its good for the industry giants because you are spending more for expensinve drivetrain systems for less benefit, the sheep continue to chew the grass which is not grass because they buy into the BS fed to them. We who arent sheep just need to keep voicing our disgust and some of the sheep will become wolves and the pack will grow pressuring the industry to change, Zerode imo has made a great start in changing this, just for reference theyre first too batchs were all PRE SOLD before leaving the factory, who else now or ever has achieved that!!!!! GEARBOX sheep heads!!!
Maverickdh00 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 14:11
19 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
I voted transmissions! I am a fan of the gearbox and the Zerode Taniwha is one of the best designed and executed bikes out theyre but theyre are some issues for mass market apeal, people are sheep easily lead by the industry! Weight is an issue for these sheep, regardless of the facts they wont get it, wont accept it, Weigth and lerception 2 key issues for them! but its where the weight is postioned in the frame, that is important not acutal weight, have both though and you can have your cake and eat it. Zerode have done this well on all theyre bike designs re weight distribution, so yes while the gearbox itself is heavier the ride is awesome, weight is taken off the rear off the wheel, stronger wheels, no affect to suspension performance ( prob the most single important fact of what you want from an FS bike design) no chain line issues, yet the limited crank options for the Pinion, weight and perceived drag which is less than the poor chain line you get from a derailuer frame design! Is what the industry and sheep hold cling too.. The recent industry post re gearboxs vs derailiuers just made me laugh and enforce my distrust of industry and rep insiders, while as a derailuer fan of the one ring and great to see it evolve, its limiting vs a gearbox for the most obvious yet misunderstood reason of all, the industry insiders whould have you believe drag in a gearbox is robbing you of horsepower, yet we were all taught that big ring to small ring cross over was not only bad, it causes excessive wear to chain cassette and front ring, higher chance of a broken chain and more importantly increased drag robbing you legs of horsepower and draining you energy on longer rides, esp extended climbing in the big rear rin, look at your chain lines for anyone esp using 1x driver trains but this is and always has been an issue even with 2/3 drive bys, less but then the FD changing and wear and chance of dropped or jamming removes any advantage a better chain line is offered! pto
Maverickdh00 SCOTT-Velosolutions's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 21:56
2 days
Scott Sports and Velosolutions Join Forces in 2017
@WolfStoneD: 1: Id have gone after Mannon Carpenter, she should have been on the radar regardless if she was still on Madison , its team managers jobs to know whos doing what, not sitting in comentary booths, she would have been a great asset and also great ambassador for Scott for women riders, imo it should be mandatory to have one female rider on all trade teams that qualify, its BS bull shit re cost! 2nd if I could not have secured her, Id have gone for a lesser name but based on her own efforts and results and importantly potential, Alanna Columb from NZ!! The sport needs to get into the Millenium, UCI needs to get out of the 18th century!!
Maverickdh00 SCOTT-Velosolutions's article
Jan 18, 2017 at 15:03
3 days
Scott Sports and Velosolutions Join Forces in 2017
Pity yet again a WC trade team does no sign a female rider to its roster!
Maverickdh00 redbullbike's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 19:34
Sep 17, 2016
Gee's POV - Red Bull Hardline 2016
And Gee still cant setup his cam properly, every time same shit angle!, sick track and riding deserves better view!
Maverickdh00 mattwragg's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 17:25
Sep 17, 2016
Maverickdh00 mattwragg's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 17:24
Sep 17, 2016
Race Day One - EWS Round 7, Valberg
Sam Hill on Canyon next year!
Maverickdh00 mattwragg's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 17:23
Sep 17, 2016
Race Day One - EWS Round 7, Valberg
Also imagine how many wins and titles Nico would have had if he hadnt reitred from DH at 26! If he raced DH to 34/35 yo, his record be untouchable wins and champs! Gregs a goat becuase hes always in contention and a consumate professional, so was/is Nico..
Maverickdh00 natedh9's article
Sep 11, 2016 at 23:30
Sep 11, 2016
Over the Rainbow: Val Di Sole DH World Champs FINALS 2016
Maxxis shortys ftw, Hill said it years ago, spikes spikes spikes! albeit cut down! If Gwin had shortys who knows! All the winners deserving though! congrats...
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