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patrick2cents vernonfelton's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 11:56
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Kona Launches New 2017 Models
@cstishenko: They've been announced for a bit... but still not available for sale. I've been eagerly awaiting the ability to purchase one.
patrick2cents mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 12:30
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
@samael: That's external to the gearbox. It would be wise to do that as well. What I'm talking about is when you're turning the crank, you're turning all 4,5,6 etc pairs of gears all at once (it's called a constant mesh transmission, same as on any motorcycle, auto, etc). So if you are only turning one pair of gears when you're pedaling, your efficiency would be increased.
patrick2cents mikelevy's article
Jan 5, 2017 at 5:21
Jan 5, 2017
1 Question - What's Keeping the Gearbox Down?
So I've had an idea rolling around in my head for a while now on how to increase efficiency. Why no clutch (like sprag clutch) each gear on the input shaft? That could potentially increase efficiency (while still being constant mesh) by only having one set of gears turning at any point? That could go a long way to removing the major complaint about the drag of a gearbox.
patrick2cents mikekazimer's article
Dec 20, 2016 at 4:50
Dec 20, 2016
From the Top: Chris Sugai of Niner Bikes
Wow, I wasn't so sure about Chris for a long time. Some of the things he said really put me off, but this article sure made me admire the man.
patrick2cents pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 1, 2016 at 10:39
Dec 1, 2016
Introducing The Calling, Evil's New Trail Bike - Video
Looks like Evil is calling it a 27.5/26+ bike... suddenly I'm a lot more interested....
patrick2cents RichardCunningham's article
Nov 9, 2016 at 11:30
Nov 9, 2016
WTB Ranger 2.8-inch TCS Light High-Grip Tire - Review
@DokonjoDaikon: The new minions (2.8's) measure out to about 2.6" on ~i30 rims (66mm). That might be a good option.
patrick2cents pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 8, 2016 at 17:09
Nov 8, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Wheel Size, Bike Cleaning, and Enduro Race Supplies
@Gasket-Jeff: Yeah my magic mary = 62mm wide (on an i29 rim) and the 2.8 minion is reported to be 66-67mm wide (in b+ form). That actually sound pretty good to me.
patrick2cents pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 8, 2016 at 13:28
Nov 8, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Wheel Size, Bike Cleaning, and Enduro Race Supplies
@WAKIdesigns: 26+ minions (both DHF and DHR II) will be available this spring (per Maxxis). I'd say we've got a while before anything with '26' in the name is completely gone (though it's really only a technicality as the OD is the same as a 2.3 27.5 tire...).
patrick2cents pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 8, 2016 at 12:47
Nov 8, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Wheel Size, Bike Cleaning, and Enduro Race Supplies
Yeah there was a long while where 27.5 and 26 shared enduro and downhill podiums. Heck, the 2012 olympics had all three wheelsizes medal (in an XC race). So clearly the 'performance' differences are pretty minuscule if you can compete at the highest levels and still podium. It really does mean the ride dynamics (ie what you like) is the only important thing about choosing a size. 26 wheel, tire and suspension choices are still quite good, but it's too bad the actual bike frame choices have mostly gone away.
patrick2cents mikekazimer's article
Oct 27, 2016 at 10:01
Oct 27, 2016
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