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b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 19:06
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@schofell84: type III hard ano is that "dull gold" color typical of quality aluminum stanchions. Some cheap stanchions are simply steel with a type of black oxide to keep it from rusting or chrome plating. Aluminum stanchions can be plated with nickel (Marzocchi), or hard anodized and then top coated with kashima, secret black stuff, or other secret espresso stuff (fox, rs, marzocchi).... There's lots of ways to skin a cat but type III hard ano forms the base for the aluminum stanchions because it toughens up the material so it can take the wear of seals and bushings running on them. This is all at least my understanding....a lot of these treatments are pretty proprietary and secretive so it's possible they are combining them into single treatments.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 18:58
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@schofell84: it's my understanding that type III can be colored to an extent but it doesn't produce the bright, popping colors of type II. It often ends up dull and thin. Plus there's an "industrial cool" to the natural color of type III that a lot of manufacturers play on for sure.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 18:48
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@stacykohut: I would assume they would have to as the difference is pretty significant (.002" vs .0006 I've seen listed) but the thickness can be controlled to a degree as well. Precision machined surfaces are not usually anodized for this reason (i.e. pressed bearing bores, etc..)
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 18:37
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@stacykohut: thanks bro, nice to let out all this crap in my brain and let others use it once in awhile... FYI, type III Is also significantly thicker than type II which is another reason it's so tough.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 17:45
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
Renthal's color is the result of using type III hard anodizing on all their parts opposed to type II used on most others. Type III is much harder than type II and cannot be colored to the same effect as type II. Type III is what you see on fork stanchions prior to any surface coating. I'll take tougher ano over pretty colors any day.
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b-mack pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 26, 2016 at 16:27
Jul 26, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Dropper Post Remotes, XT Brake Rub, Enduro Training, and Bearing Replacement
Before you go replacing calipers for uneven piston movement, make sure to try cleaning and lubricating them first. Pull the pads and pump the lever a little to get the pistons to come out a bit more than normal. Clean the whole circumference of the pistons and seal really well (I use a cotton swab dipped in iso alcohol) and then very lightly lube them with whatever fluid is in your brake system (again with a cotton swab). Push the pistons back home in their bores (they will slide in super smooth now), and wipe up any excess fluid. Replace your pads and reset your brakes. This works 90% of the time and is a good idea to do at every pad replacement.
b-mack briceshirbach's article
Jul 26, 2016 at 7:58
Jul 26, 2016
Stan's No Tubes Factory Tour
Dear Stan, Please keep making 26" rims...especially the Flow EX. Sincerely, Everyone
b-mack ollyforster's article
Jul 12, 2016 at 9:17
Jul 12, 2016
Renthal Traction Lock-On Grips - Review
@bjam: Preach it man...those that haven't (or won't) try them simply don't know.
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