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Protour RichardCunningham's article
May 23, 2015 at 6:04
20 hours
Oddities from the Pits - Nove Mesto World Cup XC
Aka why people go over the bars or become numb & impotent while riding mountain bikes.
Protour mikelevy's article
May 23, 2015 at 5:59
20 hours
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
Thanks Primoz. 2012 Trek Session axle path: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2426014/Session2012.png 2015 Specialized Demo axle path: 2015 Specialized Demo axle path:dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2426014/2015.PNG If you look at the numbers the new Demo has almost twice as much inward movement as the Session. This isn't football, but anybody want to speculate on what positive performance benefits one might get from an extreme inward axle path that rapidly changes your wheelbase and destabilizes the bike as the suspension is compressing and rebounding? Please entertain me with your ideas, Lmfao. It turns out that the wheelbase on the 2015 Demo can be easily switched to that of a dirt jump bike: http://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/G-Out-Project-Fort-William-BDS-2015,8934/G-Out-Fort-William-Specialized-S-Works-Demo-8,91870/sspomer,2
Protour danyul's article
May 23, 2015 at 5:32
21 hours
California Dreamin' with Aaron Gwin
Wakidesigns: "I fk your mother." Such a class act you are Waki. Of course you are the most vigilant defender of religion and child molesters of all the people on Pinkbike. In more important news, it turns out that you can convert the wheelbase of the new Demo into that of a dirt jump bike: http://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/G-Out-Project-Fort-William-BDS-2015,8934/G-Out-Fort-William-Specialized-S-Works-Demo-8,91870/sspomer,2 Just watch out for that rebound....
Protour mikelevy's article
May 23, 2015 at 5:20
21 hours
DEMO vs DEMO - Is Newer Better?
Has anyone offered you a comedian gig yet? http://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/G-Out-Project-Fort-William-BDS-2015,8934/G-Out-Fort-William-Specialized-S-Works-Demo-8,91870/sspomer,2 Awesome. Turns out it has dirt jumper wheelbase when bottomed out!
Protour mattwragg's article
May 7, 2015 at 2:21
May 7, 2015
Interview: Brian Cookson, UCI President
Bring back dual slalom and you would probably get a lot of the big name DH racers crossing over to compete in it like they used to. That would make it fun to watch.
Protour mikelevy's article
May 5, 2015 at 7:17
May 5, 2015
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
*main pivot placement. *
Protour mikelevy's article
May 5, 2015 at 7:16
May 5, 2015
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
The Session is probably similar to the 2012 Demo, they had about the same main pivot pavement. One thing that's different than 2012 is the bigger 27" wheels. This actually causes an exaggeration of the negative effects of having extreme front and rear suspension axle path imbalance like the new Demo does unless you make the frame longer in proportion to the wheels.
Protour mikelevy's article
May 5, 2015 at 6:25
May 5, 2015
Aaron Gwin's Modified Specialized Demo
2012 Specialized Demo axle path: ttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2426014/2012.PNG 2015 Specialized Demo axle path: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2426014/2015.PNG Thanks for posting these axle path graphs @Primoz. Pretty much is what I expected and confirms all of my ideas about the new Demo. The new Demo design has over 10% more inward movement (35mm vs 31mm) than the old design because of the lower main pivot, and also has about 10% less rearward travel. But just as significant is that the new Demo axle path starts going inward at about 42 mm (vs 49 for old design). This means that when the bike is in a sagged position there essentially no rearward axle movement. When you look at the angle of the axle path when it is near the end of the travel in the new Demo it is surprising how extremely inward it is, of course the wheels are going to be fighting each other and creating negative issues with the traction, momentum, and stability that I've described previously. What you have here is a very radically changing wheelbase, more than any bike in the history of the sport, and nobody in their right mind is going to have advocate the benefits of that because there obviously are none. Obviously the bike can be ridden fast but it is a fact that it has been involved in 2 over the bars crashes in the short amount of time it has been raced on the World Cup. Psychology and preparation are the most important factor in racing results not suspension design.
Protour mikekazimer's photo
May 3, 2015 at 0:47
May 3, 2015
So you like staring at guys with pink leopard tights.

Protour rachellefrazer's photo
May 3, 2015 at 0:43
May 3, 2015
How many will go to Rampage? Maybe one. Go bigger.

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