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Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 11:34
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
@ad15: Of course it does. But the rear wheel moving in nearly the exact opposite direction, as on the Demo, creates a wheelbase that changes more than any other bike. Thanks for all the compliments, and nice to see all that nobody could come up with a DH bike with more wheelbase instability. Perhaps this wasn't the ideal time to bring up the criticism of suspension design, and I hope Loic's has an effective recovery.
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 8:16
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
@gnralized: Decent theory, but the concentric bb pivot actually wouldn't have as of a negative effect on a trail bike because of the steeper headtube and reduced suspension travel.
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 8:03
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
*rock gardens*
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 6:40
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
Nickkk said "Im assuming you can furnish us with evidence that Loic's crash was attributed to it's 'unstable suspension design" The fact-based evidence is that nobody in the world can point to a current DH bike with a more unstable wheelbase. That's pretty convincing. I blame the crash on the Demo because it is an unstable design that increases the chances of crashing and injury. A DH bike with the most unstable wheelbase in the history of DH bikes deserves this negative attention. I feel bad for Bruni's injury but I'm not going to let his sponsor off the hook. This is the best time to bring attention to this, similar to how some auto crashes reveal product defects that caused injury. I hope Bruni reads this and wonders why nobody can come up with another DH bike that is more unstable.
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 6:20
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
@nickkk: "Riders come off their bikes. Regardless of their frigging axle path. It happens." The logic of your statement presents the idea that regardless of how unstable a bike is, riders are going to crash sometimes anyways, so the stability of a design has no influence ever over whether somebody crashes or not. And you said I was mental?
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 6:14
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
@nickkk: I noticed you also couldn't think of another current DH bike with a more unstable suspension design, thanks for the confirmation about the instability of the Demo. You ask: "What are you trying to do with all this information Protour? why rabidly pursue this, what good can come of it?" Safer bikes for all my two-wheeled brothers and sisters.
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 6:07
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
@ajayflex: I noticed you didn't come up with another DH bike that is more unstable, thanks for the frustrated confirmation of my assertions about the new Demo. I absolutely blame the injury on the Demo, it only stands to reason that if you are on an unstable bike you are more likely to go over the bars and become injured. Low c.o.g. but o.t.b. Specialized: please kill the new Demo before it kills someone.
Protour paulaston's article
May 25, 2016 at 5:42
2 days
Loic Bruni Injured
We will all be missing the excitement of this guys runs. But somebody crashing on a Demo comes as no big surprise considering the new Demo has the most unstable rear suspension design out there due to the much-to-low concentric BB pivot. I've already previously documented how having the wheels moving in exact opposite directions compromises traction and increases instability, and those facts have gone completely unchallenged even by the guy who actually designed the bike. Before you cuss at me, call me a troll, or tell me I'm wrong, I have one simple request: Show me a current DH bike with a more unstable wheelbase than the new Demo. Good luck with that one, haters. Heal up Bruni!
Protour RichardCunningham's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 22:59
Dec 17, 2015
2016 Predictions I Can Live By
Nice, perhaps your most creative, yet least opinionated article I've read. Some of your lines about riding what others have created really hit home here, truly romantic!
Protour Specialized's article
Dec 17, 2015 at 22:23
Dec 17, 2015
Specialized Welcomes Jared Graves to the Team
Darkstsrs 503: "You ask if I think the folks calling out Specialized are "haters"... no maybe not... butt hurt is more like it. They don't like that Specialized owned a trademark for Roubaix" So again I ask you: Sinyard said he agreed that his actions were based upon poor judgement; Was he just lying and saying what he had to say to keep the company profitable or was he being sincere? I guess it comes down to what you think the purpose of a business is; Serve yourself at all costs to maximize profits and be a "successful" businessman, or try to be successful while still being ethical. At a larger level it essentially comes down to who you respect more: Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Funny fact: Fuji owned the Roubaix trademark, not specialized. Lollercoasters! Waki: "You know we can go there." Before we unfortunately go into another one of your strangely cynical and boringly predictable distractions, let's please start with you either acknowledging you were either completely naive or absolutely lying in the statement I called you out on in my first post. Which one is it Waki? I'm not wanting to make people who ride Specialized bikes feel bad about them, that is not my goal and I have never judged someone enjoying a ride based upon what bike they ride. If you like your bike ride it and enjoy it and never feel bad about it... unless you do.
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