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Apr 15, 2014 at 22:08Apr 15, 2014
Riding Bluto - Sea Otter 2014
Ummm.... are you calling me out on something? I read on nsmb that it most likely has 32mm stanchions, while not confirmed it looks to be so, what I'm asking is if the fork is flexy or not, 32mm stanchions do flex more than larger diameter stanchions, that's not me saying that it's a flexy fork though, Mike Levy tried it so why not ask him. Considering he didn't give much detail in the article on how the fork actually performed it seems like a viable question to me. By the way I'm super stoked about this fork, and can't wait to try one. Here's the link http://www.nsmb.com/rockshox-fat-bike-fork-100mm-bluto-rl/
Apr 15, 2014 at 16:58Apr 15, 2014
Riding Bluto - Sea Otter 2014
So other than being fun as hell how did the fork perform? Was it super flexy, or did the 32mm stanchions and 15mm axle provide enough stiffness. I'm curious how it compares to the USD forks out there, I'm currently running a carver trans fat fork and torsionally it's not that stiff. Fore and aft it's stiff but some torsional rigidity would certainly clean up the already sloppy steering, I wonder if the bluto is better in this regard?
laerz SramMedia's article
Apr 11, 2014 at 20:08Apr 11, 2014
Introducing the Bluto - RockShox's New Fat Bike Fork
I've looked around and no one makes a150 mmx15 front hub yet, some claim that industry nine and hope make hubs in a 150x15mm spacing but they don't, I've checked both industry nine and hope websites and they only have 135mm x 10 or 9, which is what fat bike forks currently are. Even the carver trans fat suspension fork (which I have) is 135mm not 150mm. Either it's a typo or it's a new hub spacing for fat bikes.
Apr 3, 2014 at 23:35Apr 3, 2014
On-One 456 evo titanium hardtail, size medium 23.5" top tube and 16.5 seat tube length. This is a beautiful bike 3al- 2V titanium frame with top of the line components all in mint condition. Xtr cranks and 11-34 cassette, XO 9spd shifters and derailleur, Easton haven wheel set, formula r1 brakes with 180mm floating rotors and matchmaker clamps, Chris King tapered headset, Thomson 70mm stem, FSA Gravity carbon handle bar 710mm. Fox Talas 150mm Qr 15 tapered fork, kmc hollow pin and link ultra light chain, black spire chainguide. No expenses spared on this build, I built it last year and only rode it 5 times, so its mint. Very fun bike to ride the feel of the titanium frame is like nothing else, its superlight 26lbs with gravity dropper seatpost and heavy 2.5 tires (1100g), could easily drop 1.5 to 2lbs with regular seatpost and lighter tires, which I do have and can substitute. Also this bike has awesome geometry, it has a very slack 65 degree headtube angle when the fork is in the 6 inch travel mode, which makes it rip downhill, drop the fork to the 100mm setting and it rips uphill. This is a true all mountain bike its light enough to race cross country and has the right geometry to go downhill fast. The frame is handmade by Van Nicholas, it has a tapered headtube, iscg tabs, and enough frame clearance for fat 2.5 tires. Also its a frame that will last a lifetime. Asking 3300 with the formula brakeset, Will sell for 2800 with shimano xt brakes shown in last photo, they are in excellent condition with goodridge hose, brand new goodridge pads and straitline levers.
laerz mikekazimer's article
Nov 30, 2013 at 15:24Nov 30, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Scared of Change?
I think a lot of people are annoyed by increasing lack of choices not scared of change, especially when they are spending hard earned money I don't really want to buy a 27.5 bike, I don't feel the need to change, I like the bikes I have, however when the time comes to buy a new bike the choice has already been made for me because they are no longer selling 26" trailbikes, that's not really the way I like to make purchases, I like options and choice. It's the same with new cars and the dwindling options, you either get this package with everything we decided you're getting or nothing, and don't you dare ask for a standard transmission. That's it for me, I don't like big companies dictating my purchases, and that's what it feels like these days. 1"1/4 headset, why Giant, because it's stiffer than the current tapered standard? then use 1.5". How about Qr 15, nothing against it but it is a new useless standard, it's not better than 20mm, so why is it hard to find a trailbike fork with 20mm now. Big companies need to provide options so that people can feel like they have a say in what they are buying. Make new stuff but don't get rid of the stuff people have come to love.
Aug 28, 2013 at 20:05Aug 28, 2013
Prototype DVO Diamond Enduro Fork - Eurobike 2013
The 15mm- 20mm debate goes on and everybody seems caught up on that one aspect, but for me I'm kinda wondering why this fork is not inverted? I was looking forward to seeing a scaled down single crown version of the emerald, which would currently offer something completely different and new to the mid travel market. Is it just me or is anyone else surprised this fork is not inverted.
Jul 16, 2013 at 14:38Jul 16, 2013
Hey Laerz Got the brakes everything was packed well, they arrived in flawless condition. Do not hesitate to buy from Laerz
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Jul 9, 2013 at 0:02Jul 9, 2013
Jul 8, 2013 at 23:57Jul 8, 2013
Fox vanilla rc 8.5x2.5 450lbs spring. perfect condition, rebound and compression adjustment.
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Jul 8, 2013 at 23:29Jul 8, 2013