cthorpe

dh is my passion, will ride till i die. Founding board member of Mount Shasta Mountain Bike Association (MSMBA).

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cthorpe paulaston's article
Apr 24, 2015 at 8:47
1 days
Pinkbike Poll: Re-cycling?
Oh man. At my local trails theres one kid that uses tear offs regularly for no reason...no races no crowds to look cool in front of no rain and muck. I see them skattered in his regular stopping spots. When i catch him im gonna stuff them down his little douchy throat.
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 23, 2015 at 7:39
2 days
Under the Radar at Sea Otter
I can see it now. an XC guy running the speedfil system goes over the bars in a technical section and gets strangled to death by the recoil cord (which looks like braided metal). The first bicycle-human homicide case.
cthorpe mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 20:05
Apr 20, 2015
EightyHD, 661, Vittoria - Sea Otter 2015
You think theres not a single tall rider out there that feels limited by frame size options and wants to lengthen their wheelbase? I know a couple
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 19:57
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
good point. even if hes not using a moto lever that would work very well. Long as you could get the proper fittings, since motos run larger diameter brake lines. A hydraulic clutch lever from a moto may be perfect.
cthorpe mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 13:07
Apr 20, 2015
EightyHD, 661, Vittoria - Sea Otter 2015
$275 for crowns that offer no advantage over stock, rather than "my shits custom"...... stupid. They should at least off the custom offset that Fairclugh runs. they probably sell a ton.
cthorpe mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 13:06
Apr 20, 2015
EightyHD, 661, Vittoria - Sea Otter 2015
made in USA is a trending thing in the USA right now. And with Sea Otter being a USA event, its a selling point, where applicable, thats likely thrown at the crowds (who are likely to be american) attending the event. Also Americans seem to be leaning away from stuff stamped "made in china" or elsewhere right now. One reason is a push to bring jobs back to america. Another is probably a pride thing. Wouldnt you feel proud if "made in Norway" was a selling point? :)
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 12:53
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
It would be easy for an experience brake bleeder to bleed the system so both calipers held the pads right where they needed to be. so your pad movement would be as minimal as possible. you would lose a lot of pad wear adjustment, and would be susceptible to feeling a warped rotor, but then again you wouldn't be wearing your pads as quick with this set up. likely a good trade off for a big guy running long descents. with that much braking surface you could sacrifice some lever leverage too. some of the quad bikes used by paraplegics use a very similar setup with a splitter and it seems to work just fine. I seem to recall Magura used to make a dual rotor specific brake years ago too.
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 12:42
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
based on the near horizontal position of the front link forcing front of the swing arm down quickly and the almost vertical position of the rear link keeping the rear pivot level for a short bit, and with the rear axle sitting below the BB. im betting it actually has a small amount of near vertical wheel path at the beginning of the stroke. So its might not be that bad on square edge bumps. again we're talking about the rear suspension just in case anyone got confused. Its tricky to visualize. this might just make me track down my old erector set and find out.
cthorpe RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 7:43
Apr 20, 2015
Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
It would still function while standing. For it not to would mean he defied physics. Hopefully PB bring us a video so people can see how it moves.
cthorpe intensecyclesusa's article
Apr 16, 2015 at 7:33
Apr 16, 2015
Intense Announces the M16
But the 951 is sub par to this design. Ive had both. You get a better feel with the shock actuated from the lower link. And the frame is much stiffer. Plus the weight is right above the BB where you want it for a dh bike. The 951 is to satisfy the weight weenies
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