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Npacholko free-riders's photo
Mar 15, 2015 at 17:07
Mar 15, 2015
Do you still have this frame lying around?

Npacholko paulaston's article
Mar 13, 2015 at 14:57
Mar 13, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Upsizing Your Frame?
Pretty soon people will be running 25" Top tubes with stems rotated 180 degrees on the steertube.
Npacholko mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 9:08
Feb 15, 2015
First Look: Giant's New Carbon Glory 27.5
Flowerman, I'm not sure any frames on the market are cast aluminum. (I recall one article on here mentioning a cast bottom bracket area of the frame) hydro forming does use a mould, but they actually put a stock piece of aluminum tubing into the mould and then fill the inside of the tube with water at an incredibly high pressure until it expands and forms to the contours of the mould above it. The same process can be performed on aluminum plates to form two halves which are welded together, such as in many of the FOES bikes and some of Speciizeds older frames. Not many companies use robots to build their frames, most of them are still welded by hand. Carbon fibre also isn't generally layed up by robots. The only example I can think of is the wings on boeings new carbon airplane, they use a big CNC controlled 6 axis head that rolls the material out to form the wing.
Npacholko mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 1:36
Feb 15, 2015
First Look: Giant's New Carbon Glory 27.5
I'm not sure where this info is coming from, but the raw material is way cheaper than aluminium. The high cost associated with carbon fibre is in the expensive and complicated moulds required to manufacture products with it.
Npacholko mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2015 at 1:29
Feb 15, 2015
First Look: Giant's New Carbon Glory 27.5
Carbon fibre HAS been proven in the engineering industry as one of the toughest most versatile materials. Did Boeing create the composite 787 Dreamliner to rip off their customers or do their customers realize that the 20% reduction in fuel consumption will make up for it in the long run? Sure a weight reduction of 245 grams may not seem important to you, but to a top level racer or someone looking to get there, that could help make the difference. The bike industry wants to sell you its products, but they go to their engineers to create a better product that they can sell for more. The bike industry is not building hype shoving false information in your face when they say carbon fibre is a better material. Engineers in every industry have realized the potential if carbon fibre and have used it to make products that go the extra mile. Carbon fibre IS a better material, but it is difficult to produce carbon fibre products due to the complicated moulds required to manufacture those products. The high cost is because it takes more time to produce a carbon fibre frame, not because the "bike industry" is pocketing the extra cash. Also, nobody said you HAD to buy the top of the line carbon fibre model, Giant still offers the Glory in a less expensive aluminum version, just as every other bike company offers base models for customers who aren't worried about an extra 245 grams. A tinfoil hat might block out the electro-magnetic waves, but a carbon fibre one is probably lighter and stronger. ;)
Npacholko mikekazimer's article
Feb 4, 2015 at 15:44
Feb 4, 2015
Spotted: Prototype Maxxis Minion Semi-Slick Tire
http://imgur.com/yPrJVMQ Pic Semi related
Npacholko mindspark's article
Dec 2, 2014 at 10:40
Dec 2, 2014
MUST WATCH: Horsepower - Brett Rheeder
It's someone's private property, but they've got a moto track and FMX jumps. This is the same property where they filmed the segment with Aggy in Rad Company.
Npacholko mindspark's article
Dec 2, 2014 at 1:23
Dec 2, 2014
MUST WATCH: Horsepower - Brett Rheeder
I don't know about you guys, but I see brakes on there.. and suspension front and back.. and multiple gears...
Npacholko mindspark's article
Dec 2, 2014 at 1:22
Dec 2, 2014
MUST WATCH: Horsepower - Brett Rheeder
I've seen this farm from the highway many times. Honestly looks like the sickest place. Sick video!
Npacholko audric's article
Nov 14, 2014 at 12:54
Nov 14, 2014
Video: Sickest Scooter Riding Ever?
Interesting Concept. They should add a device that "pedals" when the suspension is compressed.
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