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deeeight paulaston's article
May 29, 2015 at 14:47
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First Look: Bergamont En-Core Prototype
Meanwhile Fox can't do terralogic forks/shocks in anything except bicycles, because of the other guy's patent... which listed every wheeled vehicle class except bicycles... who's the other guy? Don Richardson... inventor of the full floating shock design... and who successfully SUED Suzuki when they stole his idea without paying him for using it. Don's shock company Ricor produces some of the best off-road racing shocks in the world.
deeeight paulaston's article
May 29, 2015 at 14:37
3 hours
First Look: Bergamont En-Core Prototype
US patents aren't valid in Europe... also you can't patent vague ideas in europe, only specific designs... a all-encompassing concentric axle pivot patent for example wouldn't pass muster... ie, you can't patent the very idea of an electronic lock but you could patent a specific design of an electronic lock. In the USA, if you pay the fees and get creative with the language they will essentially give patents for the obvious and already invented (they've granted patents in recent years for what essentially was "the wheel" and "fire") with little or no actual examination of what's claimed/described. They also don't really even search their own databases... if an applicant leaves out prior known art...(ie Trek knew about DW's similar contrentric axle-pivot patent application, but didn't tell the USPTO in their application so they still got a patent on their variation of it) then the USPTO won't look at it to see if it applies or not. That's also how Specialized & Fox got patents on inertia-valve shocks after they were already patented in the USA, by not telling the USPTO about them knowing it was already patented... and specialized damn well knew as they'd already signed an exclusive licensing agreement for the patented technology, which they never produced any examples of, because they knew they could end-run the inventor with a slight variation and not telling the USPTO about the original...
deeeight paulaston's article
May 29, 2015 at 8:23
9 hours
EWS Prototypes: Ohlins Downhill Fork
Specialized OFTEN uses proprietary front hubs, and since they don't sell their forks aftermarket anymore... the only way you ever get to ride them is by buying a complete bike really. But what difference does it make anyway...nobody but a Specialized or Ohlins sponsored racer is likely going to ever own one of these forks.
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May 29, 2015 at 8:13
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May 29, 2015 at 8:13
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Mavic Crossmax SL UST Wheel & Geax Tire set

$300 USD
* Price is firm and in USD, buyer pays all shipping, paypal payment only / NO cod * - Used but good condition, both wheels recently trued and tires still have good tread life left - Mavic 6-bolt disc shimano cassette compatible 24H hubs laced to Crossmax SL SSC UST rims with zicral alloy bladed spokes and alloy nipples - 26" x 2.0 Geax Arrojo UST tubeless kevlar 3D compound front tire and 26" x 2.1 Geax Mezcal UST Tubeless Kevlar rear tire - Includes the Mavic QR wheel skewers - Front hub is 9x100 QR axle and rear hub is 10x135 QR axle spacing - Front wheel & tire complete as pictured is 1,549 grams and rear wheel & tire complete as pictured is 1,786 grams.

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May 29, 2015 at 7:58
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May 29, 2015 at 7:57
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Kona "A"

$250 USD
* Price is firm and in USD, buyer pays all shipping, paypal payment only / NO cod * - 16 inch size, good for someone 5'2 to 5'7 range - very good condition with only minor scratch/scuff marks and some dirt on the bearings, was ridden very little. - 7005-T6 aluminium frame with concentric BB single-pivot linkage design to eliminate chaingrowth - 3.5 inch rear travel via a Fox Float R Air/Oil shock - Includes built rear wheel with a Mavic X221 26" rim and double-sided singlespeed freewheels hub with 17T and 18T freewheels - Also includes the chain, 4-bolt 104mm raceface 36T singlespeed chainring, 1 1/8 threadless headset and 27.0 Koski alloy seatpost - Takes forks with straight 1 1/8 steerer tubes, 68mm shell compatible threaded bottom brackets, and rim brakes only (no disc tabs) - 6.25 pounds for frame with headset and seatpost clamp alone, 10.9 pounds complete as pictured

deeeight mikelevy's article
May 28, 2015 at 22:16
19 hours
Fizik Kurve Seat - Review
Depends on the aluminum alloy used... most saddle rails that are steel aren't particularly strong steel and the ones that do use strong steels then use hollow tubing instead to save weight at the cost of ultimate strength. A saddle rail is basically a spring, and it will bend back and forth in usage... to bend it into a new position requires exceeding the yield strength without exceeding the tensile strength limit. There are aluminum alloys that well exceed the strength of regular 4130 Chromoly and push into the territory of some of the lower grade titanium alloys.
May 27, 2015 at 18:17
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deeeight ambatt's article
May 25, 2015 at 12:28
May 25, 2015
Why I'm Leaving Pinkbike Phone Interview with Amanda... anyone who listens and still takes PB's side in this mess needs their heads examined professionally...or to be profiled by the FBI
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