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Apr 24, 2015 at 23:30
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NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2015 at 8:05
Apr 11, 2015
Commencal's Prototype DH Bike - Lourdes World Cup
Maelstorm is very similar accept shock driving linkage has shock at opposite end.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 11, 2015 at 7:53
Apr 11, 2015
Commencal's Prototype DH Bike - Lourdes World Cup
djm32 I guess not. Depends how fanatically you look at it. Brooklyn had a jackshaft(although the same effect). It's linkage was similar to the Comencal in having small links, but differant design(moto link?). Yeah Canfield similarity ends at the idler and axle path, Zerode same design as Commencal just executed differently. SUNN was also similar, so was GTs RTS, Lahar. All used the linkage pull rod as a chainstay though accept the BMW. So no not really seen Comencals shrunken linkage and solid swingarm before I can think of. Anyone else?
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 19:20
Apr 10, 2015
Commencal's Prototype DH Bike - Lourdes World Cup
Franck djm35 could have said that better, as know it's not a totally new design, but it is an interesting execution of it. I can't think of many bikes that are "new designs" and that's because there's no need, when there's so many ways to optimize what is already available. and they're probably the best ideas anyway. Canfield is probably the least closely related idler bike and it doesn't predate other idler bikes anyway.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 8:52
Apr 10, 2015
Commencal's Prototype DH Bike - Lourdes World Cup
Will they wear out clutched mechs or cables prematurely due to chain growth below swing arm? Or can they rotate guide enough? Oldschool clutchless might be the go.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 0:45
Apr 10, 2015
Commencal's Prototype DH Bike - Lourdes World Cup
Less need for a high pivot with a 27.5 wheel, interesting they are doing it now and not back in 26" era. Still a benefit either way.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 0:40
Apr 10, 2015
Commencal's Prototype DH Bike - Lourdes World Cup
Gab Mission9. The chain guides roller just needs to be rotated quite high, the higher it is, the less chain growth on trailing chain(bottom). Your weight shifting comment is great for haters to talk about, but as you mentioned "Until he got used to it at least", the human brain is more than capable of catering to it after experiencing it a handful of times. Not something you need to consciously worry about, and very negligible IMO anyway, especially with this bikes pivot height. Having rear suspension that actually sucks up bumps rather than just bouncing off everything, wheelbase lengthening when you need it most(off jumps and drops and G outs) is a good balance of compromise. Do a days timed runs on their old and new bikes and see what you come up with. Most people will be faster and more confident on the new bike, I'm sure. The times will tell, so will the smiles.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 0:30
Apr 10, 2015
NoSkidMarks RichardCunningham's article
Apr 5, 2015 at 17:45
Apr 5, 2015
Opinion: Driving With Dad and the Boost Hub Standard
You're wrong about boost fat tyres. DHers prefer Minion 2.5s to 2.7s generally. Nobody wants to pedal more than they have too. Wide rim, low stiff sidewall non excessive sized sized side knobs is where tyre evolution should go IMO. Just as aggressive but shorter side knobs so they bend less but your tyre profile stays much the same as it is now due to using a wider rim flaring the tyre out more. Wide hubs are logical. But 150mm will do. Work it out. I'm cool with 110 front but. Might as-well just go 120mm but.
NoSkidMarks kaneophoto's photo
Mar 15, 2015 at 19:38
Mar 15, 2015
Geoff Kaning his Canfield.

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