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Sontator RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2017 at 1:55
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Pinkbike Poll: Which Major Component is the Least Evolved Part of a Mountain Bike?
I think we are being primed for a gearbox by a major player. First the article with SRAM and now this with the desired choice in first and also the gearbox image in first. So everyone clicks and somehow says oh yes the transmission is clearly the least evolved component. I like evolution but i don't like to be taken for a ride and i want to be able to choose when i adopt new technology.
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 1:57
Jan 17, 2017
YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 - Review
@fartymarty: if you do the work you might also get surptises: oh the debonair performs as well as the float x on this suspension if setup like this. Or at least negligible differences. Just arguing for evolving test standards.
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 0:50
Jan 17, 2017
YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 - Review
I dont understand why nobody gets it. Put bike and shock on a dyno and see how the system as a whole perfirms would get objective data. Tweak shock to optimize results. Then you can compare several bikes and see how well they perform, which system gets closer to an ideal pwrfirmance. Switch shocks and give suggestion as to which shock works best with a certain frame fir a certain application. Next best option: put a shockwhiz onto test bikes to get comparable setups so similarly performing bikes then see which has the edge. A simple data recording tool like that would help testers to be even more objective. Not affiliated with shockwhiz at all, just pledged on kickstarter got it and very surprised with the results.
Sontator mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2017 at 4:46
Jan 16, 2017
YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 - Review
@ArturoBandini: myself riding the same bike as reviewed and having experimented with different shocks on other bikes i would also say it is the combination of all parts of a system. So considering the suspension curve it is likely the monarch that causes the small bump sensitivity la k. But lets sY for a moment that you buy the bike as a whole and want to compare how it performs as a whole or at least if you compare it with other bikes you want to make sure they are set up similarly, not one as an eficient climber and the other as a couch, then something like the shockwhiz would be a great tool to make it more objective. You could take one profile like aggressive or playful in the shockwhiz and set up the bikes following suggestion and see how they oerform as a whole. If you want to make it really scientific you swap in known 'control' parts like a debon air or a double barrel and do the shockwhiz setup and then you can compare how different suspensions behave independent of the shock.
Sontator LadLife's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 12:11
Jan 5, 2017
50to01: Josh Bryceland's 2017 Plans - Video
Whisky coke recipe in that order.
Sontator VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 10:10
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
@groghunter: roger that, very clear!
Sontator VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 9:14
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
Does it sit at the bottom of the stanchion or casting or what? Outside? Inside?
Sontator RichardCunningham's article
Nov 22, 2016 at 7:36
Nov 22, 2016
Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race Eagle 650B - Review
@d-man: yes if you race you try to get every advantage but just recently there was a post stating how schurter on 27,5 beat absalon on 29. And graves on 26 in ews everyone on 27,5. I mean three bike lenghts is maybe a second, so what, a minute on 20k? How much work in kilojoule would be the question. Then fitness and technique probably plays a larger role and wheelsize counts as much as which lube you use. Important for a racer maybe, for shredding trails, not sure. It is fun to try new things sure. But i am timing my rides with strava over the years and my swap from 26 to 29 did not create any aignificant difference. Improving technique and regular interval training on the other hand a lot.
Sontator RichardCunningham's article
Nov 22, 2016 at 7:25
Nov 22, 2016
Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race Eagle 650B - Review
You seem rather sensitive. No ok, sorry for the smug joke but your question was so terse it read very lazy, thus.
Sontator RichardCunningham's article
Nov 22, 2016 at 4:31
Nov 22, 2016
Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race Eagle 650B - Review
@d-man: yes, even the magazines have run those and the differences were in the low single digit range. Its marketing man, divide and conquer. Ride what you like, it is really all the same.
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