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jaydmf mikelevy's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 5:13
Jul 22, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
A single pivot is in effect the most unrefined suspension type for pedal bob, you can move the pivot around to counteract the pedaling forces but theres disadvantages to this too. Im no engineer either so i wouldnt even try and explain the pros and cons. all you need to know is that they rely heavily on the shocks for pedaling efficiency. Wayne i think you missed my point, im actually backing this frame design up to an extent as it focuses on getting the best tracking performance from the shock and leaves coping with pedal forces down to the pedal platform tune of the shock. My main point was i dont get why, as Marseer has said, the reviews are slamming bikes because they actually use the shock modes.
jaydmf mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 15:44
Jul 21, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
Yes Wayne they do, but most MXs use a single pivot and drive the shock off a linkage in order to get a particular leverage ratio and curve for the purposes of getting the best tracking. Theyre not exactly trying to counter act the forces of the rider pedalling tho. The 2 share the same parts and underlying principles but have completely different tuning requirements. If linkages alone could solve both the performance and pedal bob issues we'd have reverted back to the basic shocks from yester year. Currently tho pretty much every AM/XC bike regardless of how good the linkage design supposedly is still comes with a pedal platform shock.
jaydmf mikelevy's article
Jul 21, 2014 at 12:29
Jul 21, 2014
Xprezo Adhoc - Review
I do love this kinda stuff, all the linkage bikes came about because shocks of the day, in essence, were shit. So the frame manufacturers had to make the bike pedal efficiently. Then finally the shock manufacturers realized that's what people wanted and designed shocks with multiple setttings, CTD, RT3, DBA CS which meant we could go back to simpler single pivot type designs that are generally more active and IMO at least more reliable (lets not get into the brake jack debate here). Now we have that, if a bike actually uses the shock as intended there must be something wrong with the frame design ? WTF man.
jaydmf BikeParkWales's article
Jul 4, 2014 at 9:23
Jul 4, 2014
Video: BikePark Wales Overtime!
no its not meant to be there for an XC loop, i get that, but its a bit of a missed opportunity not to put one in. fingers crossed they will develop one in the future, id much rather go there with no uplift booking and hit up a proper XC / AM loop and then a couple of runs down the main lines than keep doing the beast of burden, theres no features in it its just a slog to the top then gun it down.
jaydmf BikeParkWales's article
Jul 4, 2014 at 4:19
Jul 4, 2014
Video: BikePark Wales Overtime!
Its a great place but they need to make a better climb and consider a proper xc / am loop. 4/5 runs in a day if you pace yourself is about the limit from experience, which is fine but im sure there could be a more direct route to the starting point
jaydmf mattwragg's article
Jun 15, 2014 at 11:54
Jun 15, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 4 Leogang DH - Finals
Yes! finally scratch one for Ratboy, f***in legend!
jaydmf mikelevy's article
Jun 5, 2014 at 5:40
Jun 5, 2014
Opinion - It Should Be Hard, Shouldn't it?
What gets me is when the flow trails do get haggard some of them become much more fun. why not leave them this way for a while and work on a new trail and then come back and assess whether the trail should still be blue or whether the wear and tear makes it a red thats just as fun but more challenging and sign post accordingly. Grading schemes over here need to be sorted too.
jaydmf mikelevy's article
May 27, 2014 at 14:25
May 27, 2014
Riding FOX's New 36 - First Ride
Interesting that theyve gone for self balancing air spring this time rather than coil negative of the previous generations. wonder if it has that slight bit of give that RS solo airs do when unweighted?
jaydmf rachellefrazer's article
Apr 26, 2014 at 2:38
Apr 26, 2014
Results: World Cup Round 2 Cairns - FINALS
Ratboy and Peaty, what legends! :D
jaydmf redbullbike's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 17:08
Apr 17, 2014
Must Watch! Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company Trailer
There is only one word for this. YES! this makes up for no more NWD. The only thing missing is the Claw.
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