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b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 19:18
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Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
Oh, and to more specifically answer your second question, the rocker links/additional pivots/bars/etc. are there to tune the leverage ratio to how the designer wants it. With a basic single pivot you left very much at the mercy of the main pivot placement and that often results in a falling rate design which can be hard to tune.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 19:10
6 hours
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
There is no real advantage, it's just another way of tackling the problem. A faux-bar is basically a single pivot with a link-driven shock where those links comprise part of the rear triangle. You're right that it can be heavier than a more compact rocker set up (i.e Foes, Morewood, Scott, etc..) but also offers the benefits of adding stiffness to the rear. Single pivots that don't drive the shock off of a linkage (Orange, Santa Cruz, etc..) typically have very robust/triangulated swing arms to build in this rigidity. Ultimately, I think the success and use of the faux-bar design is that's it's simple, allows tuning of the leverage ratio, isn't patented, and looks a hell of a lot like the BIg S's four bar....and that can't hurt.
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 30, 2014 at 16:23
9 hours
Ask Pinkbike - Single Pivot vs Four Bar and Internal Routing vs Water
I like to think of the brake-jack on my single pivot bike as a gentle to reminder to get off the damn brakes...
b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 8:34
2 days
Guess the Top 5 at Red Bull Rampage - Win a 2015 RockShox BoXXer Fork
Graham Agassiz (Kona) Szymon Godziek (Dartmoor) Brandon Semenuk (Trek) Andreu Lacondeguy (YT) Cameron Zink (YT)
b-mack dbaker's article
Sep 28, 2014 at 23:29
2 days
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Looking at 34 Bikes
If you look close, all of the guys without guides are riding SRAM drivetrains. It's not just the narrow-wide and the clutch that makes for the security but also the parallel motion of the new rear derailleurs. Without that, I wouldn't trust it either, but it seems to work as an overall package.
b-mack dbaker's article
Sep 28, 2014 at 8:58
3 days
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Rain Day Photo Epic
I wanna frame that Tippie pic and put it up in my shop..
b-mack mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2014 at 8:19
Sep 20, 2014
Bontrager's TLR Flash Charger Floor Pump - Review
Nothing replaces my air compressor.
b-mack mikekazimer's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 10:02
Sep 19, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Service Your Suspension Fork?
...Oh, and the oil in the damper is always in the right place...it's a sealed and bled unit in Fox forks. Incidentally, I also suggest this for Rockshox forks as well even though its not a necessity. There are no foam rings to keep wet, but inverting them will allow oil to flow to the space between the upper bushing and the oil seal, creating a lubricating bath in the upper part of the fork that lasts for at least a day of riding. This is an old Boxxer trick and works awesome. Basically, you store the fork as if it's an inverted fork and reap the benefits of well oiled seals....and no, it will not harm the damper.
b-mack mikekazimer's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 9:59
Sep 19, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Service Your Suspension Fork?
Never had a problem with any brakes being kept upside down....just don't go pulling lever with them like that. Some designs are worst than others though so if you run Avids, I'm sorry (for a lot of reasons). If storing the bike inverted causes brake problems then it's time to give them a bleed...and now you know where the air is so just shoot em out the caliper ;)
b-mack mikekazimer's article
Sep 19, 2014 at 7:58
Sep 19, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Service Your Suspension Fork?
One of the single most important things a Fox owner should do is store their bike upside down. This keeps oil in contact with the foam lubricating rings and keeps them saturated. Without this simple step the rings will eventually be stripped of oil from use and gravity and the seals will run dry. I can't tell you how many Fox forks I've serviced that still had oil in the lowers but dry rings and blown seals. This is actually a recommendation of Fox but they seem to bury it in their service manuals and only mention it once....guess it keeps the service guys busier that way.
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