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Mar 29, 2014 at 18:02
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cloverleaf cloverleaf's article
Jan 13, 2014 at 9:24
Jan 13, 2014
Crankbrothers Mallet Mk3 and DH Pedals Review
@hansfd - I'd strongly recommend pulling apart any crank brothers pedal and pack with fresh grease for riding in anything other than dry weather. That said, I'd also recommend doing the same with shimano so I'd not lay blame solely at Crank Brothers' door. In my experience most moving parts can be improved upon with a liberal addition of grease prior to first use.
cloverleaf mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 5:13
Aug 13, 2013
First Ride: BMC Trailfox TF01
@fr33riding, the head angle is not the equivelant of a 67HA on a 26" wheeled bike as the 29" wheels increase the trail measurement. As a result it's going to be closer in feel to a 65.0 or 65.5HA on 26".
cloverleaf RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 5:04
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
I think he did a while ago...
cloverleaf JulianCoffey's article
Aug 12, 2013 at 11:43
Aug 12, 2013
Fabien Barel In The Penalty Box: Five Minutes For Shuttling
I know how hard Chris works, and I know how hard even local level races can be to organise. I know too that you need to uphold the rules, but there is a definite point where leeway needs to come into it, especially if you know that other riders have done the same thing and denied it, while another has held his hand up and said he did because of a misunderstanding. Yes, he should have been at the riders meeting but the 'shuttling' wasn't a malicious act, and that here is the key. A malicious act would have been deserving of disqualification, but as this wasn't, a token penalty should have been the most applied; 1 minute, maybe 2. Something to make the weekend harder but not impossible. I do think that the ball has been dropped here but equally do appreciate the difficulties there must have been in coming to the decision in the first place.
cloverleaf cloverleaf's article
Aug 6, 2013 at 15:33
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Gambler 20 - Review
@Shredder: When the press/manufacturers talk about rising rate designs they're referring to systems which require an increasing force per mm/inch of travel at the shock, otherwise known as progressive, with the rate they're referring to as rising being the force required from the wheel to compress the shock (rather than the actual leverage ratio you refer to). The reducing leverage ratio you mentioned is progressive in that the force required to move the shock per mm of travel will increase as the leverage on the shock decreases through the travel. Similarly, a regressive system would have an increasing leverage ratio, or in other words the additional force required from the wheel to compress each additional mm of the shock would decrease. @Wakaba: Fox, and most other shock designers with the exception of BOS and Cane Creek/Ohlins use large shafts to provide high volume fluid displacement, and in essence a small air spring, which creates a progressive spring curve. In contrast, the BOS and CC use a small diameter shaft and rely on pure damping to control the shaft speed.
cloverleaf cloverleaf's article
Aug 6, 2013 at 15:08
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Gambler 20 - Review
Definitely not broken, zoom in to the 1600px image and you can see it's a piece of plant stuck after rinsing the bike off.
cloverleaf cloverleaf's article
Aug 6, 2013 at 1:19
Aug 6, 2013
Scott Gambler 20 - Review
No worries. The 'went south' caption was RC so more info is only fair. It simply refers to the lower jockey wheel on the E13 guides being their weak point, with extra play and seizing being two frequent issues with them. The tiny bearing just struggles to cope with the elements and abuse it sees in action; on the expensive one it falls below expectations but on the cheaper guide it's more forgivable given the variance in price between the two units.
cloverleaf cloverleaf's article
Aug 5, 2013 at 15:09
Aug 5, 2013
Scott Gambler 20 - Review
It's just over £3k retail which for a downhill bike that's good enough to race on is affordable. Downhill's not a cheap sport, but that's pretty good VFM in my eyes.
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