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b-mack bikenorthstar's article
May 20, 2015 at 11:00
May 20, 2015
Video: Northstar Bike Park Opens This Week
Yes!!! Opens on my birthday...I'll be there right at open for fresh tracks
b-mack paulaston's article
May 20, 2015 at 8:51
May 20, 2015
Scott Voltage FR 710 - Review
It's independent of the freehub. Try to imagine the chain acting as a rubber band pulling the rear wheel into the ground. The spring tension in the derailleur is the only active force, but its enough to be felt. Try riding a high pivot bike chainless for a run to see how active it really can be...
b-mack paulaston's article
May 20, 2015 at 8:23
May 20, 2015
Scott Voltage FR 710 - Review
By adding tension to the chain the effective spring rate is increased. This happens with any derailleur and is most noticeable on a frame with lots of chain growth. The problem with clutch derailleurs is that the clutch basically adds an initial stiction to the system so now the rear wheel has to overcome the clutch before it can begin moving. It's not huge, but in my experience feels like adding about 20 pounds to your spring rate and loosing some small bump sensitivity. So yes, you can feel it. I dial the tension of my Shimano Saint down to the bare minimum to keep the swingarm moving freely.
b-mack paulaston's article
May 20, 2015 at 8:06
May 20, 2015
Scott Voltage FR 710 - Review
I use the Shimano derailleurs on my bikes because you can internally adjust the amount of retention, but any resistance applied to the chain will affect small bump compliance and effectively increase the spring rate.
b-mack paulaston's article
May 19, 2015 at 22:05
May 19, 2015
Scott Voltage FR 710 - Review
Bravo! This is a bike I would happily buy. Good on ya Scott. And props to the tester for being the first I've ever heard to mention the fact that a clutch derailleur affects suspension performance on a bike with significant chain growth...
b-mack mikekazimer's article
May 15, 2015 at 14:21
May 15, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: What will you be riding in the bike park this year?
Go ahead and replace your trail bike and DH bike with one "do all" machine, but you'll find out in short order that your shiny new en*#@o bike just plain isn't as safe, durable, or as much fun at the bike park as your big bike was.
b-mack mikekazimer's article
May 14, 2015 at 21:48
May 14, 2015
Dakine Concept Glove - Review
Like it. Minimal and breathable...and the camo pattern is nice. Freeride isn't dead.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
May 4, 2015 at 18:01
May 4, 2015
Video: One Hand on the Bars
...the first time I ever got to ride a bike equipped with one was in 2002 on a Rocky Mountain RM9. It was a hoot being able to blast down flights of stairs with no hands.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
May 4, 2015 at 14:51
May 4, 2015
Video: One Hand on the Bars
Hopey steering dampers..been around for years and years... http://www.hopey.org/
b-mack mikelevy's article
May 1, 2015 at 8:40
May 1, 2015
First Look: Easton Heist Wheels
Vote with your wallet. If Easton wants to abandon 26" wheels than I say abandon Easton. I know that personally, I won't be buying anything from these guys anymore.
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