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groghunter mikekazimer's article
Nov 30, 2016 at 20:43
2 days
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
I honestly have to start wondering about fork deflection & bushing bind with that slack a HA... I think Santa Cruz & FOX did some testing where they realized if they made the V10 any slacker, it affected the fork too much. But with a big wheel & maybe a different offset, who knows. It might be travel limited too, I know other FOX forks I've looked at, it wasn't arch clearance so much as crown clearance at full compression that determined max tire size.
groghunter mikekazimer's article
Nov 30, 2016 at 14:25
2 days
Alutech Unveil the Sennes DH 29
@Fix-the-Spade: I believe Gwin won Sea Otter on a 29er as well.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 29, 2016 at 6:19
Nov 29, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Highlight of the Year Winner
@winko: that was last year, thus his 2015 victory. he's been pretty quiet this year, except claiming that Loic's injury was due to that same "death trap" Demo... until somebody pointed out Loic wasn't on his Demo when he crashed. Which was amazing, & makes a good case for a Protour threepeat.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 10:13
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
@Sontator: What I'd really like is a negative spring that doesn't use the stupid divot. You wouldn't even need a bigger volume if they just let you charge the negative side with a pump, you could just put more PSI in it to get the same effect. & you wouldn't have negative springs not getting charged due to a stupid divot filling with the grease you have to use to lube the piston, you'd be able to use oil on the piston like other forks, etc etc etc.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 10:07
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
@bansaiman: also, since this protrudes into the the positive chamber, it's going to be like already running (guessing) about 1.5 tokens. So yes, ramp(which people like) & easier breakaway in the first part of the travel(which people also like.) I'm interested, but not 100% on it. I want to see charts & numbers.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 10:05
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
agreed on charts, but my guesstimate is this adds about 70% more negative spring volume. I'd expect it to be a significant difference.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 10:02
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
replaces the seal head for the air piston(so inside.) the extended negative chamber protrudes into the positive chamber. Sealing surface stays in the same place so that the divot in the stanchion can still allow the positive chamber to charge the negative one.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 28, 2016 at 9:17
Nov 28, 2016
Luftkappe Upgrade Kit for Pike and Lyrik - Press Release
It appears to do exactly that. Bigger negative spring, takes some volume out of the positive side to do it.
groghunter mattwragg's article
Nov 23, 2016 at 8:48
Nov 23, 2016
Mr Consistent - The Damien Oton Interview
technically 2018, 2017s are what dealers have now.
groghunter pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2016 at 12:24
Nov 18, 2016
2016 Pinkbike Awards - Mountain Bike of the Year Nominees
The standard existing already isn't as much of a benefit as you might think though. sure, it's better than not existing at all, but if you're an off-the-rack shopper, when it comes to wheels, good luck finding a company that makes 157mm 29er wheelsets. 10 years ago, needing a custom rear wheel was a pain, but doable (hello, Specialized bikes with 135 & ART rear ends) but these days, not being able to buy a catalog wheelset is a big deal, both for the brand manager specing the complete, & the end user.
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