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RichardCunningham pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 19:41
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
I have two 26" trailbikes that I ride often - a Pivot Mach 5.7 and a Liteville 301. I can snap a finger and get the kit to switch them, but why mess up two perfectly good handling machines with bigger wheels to be fashionable? My choice for a future bike, however, wouldn't be 26er.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 14, 2014 at 11:01
Nov 14, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
Thanks for chance PLC07. The industry has grown up. Manufacturers have adopted standards and product testing protocols. With few exceptions, today's bikes and products perform very well. So, why say bad things about good stuff? We are enjoying a rare moment in the history of MTB, where improvement has been more prevalent than true innovation. It won't last much longer. Providing that the global economy holds up, and customers will continue to buy new and expensive things, the next round of wild "standards," weird suspension, funky bikes, and breakthrough riding styles is right around the corner. There should be plenty to complain about then.
RichardCunningham pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 13, 2014 at 0:22
Nov 13, 2014
Ask Pinkbike: Kickers, Spoke Protectors, and the RockShox Pike vs the Fox 36 fork
The man asked specifically about purchasing a Fox 36 fork because he was planning on stepping up his game. He also stated that money was not an object. His question was legit' and it was answered directly. It's his choice and his money, why all the tears?
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 12, 2014 at 23:15
Nov 12, 2014
Galfer Wave Rotors and Pro Brake Pads - Review
Galfer makes pads for almost every model and make of MTB disc brakes.
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Nov 12, 2014 at 11:47
Nov 12, 2014
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RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 8, 2014 at 9:25
Nov 8, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
beetardfoozer, The variance could be that the machining of the tooth profile of oval rings that you tested was not perfectly concentric with the BB axle. The same thing can happen with round rings if the crank spider is a little off or if the bolt circle is not concentric with that of the chainring's teeth. Or.....I could be dead wrong.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 9:35
Nov 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
There is a legend that an American Indian once said about daylight savings time - that only a white man would cut one foot off the bottom of a blanket, sew it back onto the top, and then call it a longer blanket. That may also apply to oval chainrings - time will tell.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 9:24
Nov 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
Not necessarily true Wheel-addict.^^^ If it were scientifically proven that flat pedals were more efficient than being clipped in, would the entire cycling world switch to flats based upon that information? I have no idea where the asymmetrical chainring thing will end up, but this is the first time in history when it makes sense for major OEM parts makers to seriously consider it. Any potential shift in the mountain bike landscape is a worthy discussion.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 9:14
Nov 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
True chasejj^^^ Timing seems to become more critical with rings that have a greater difference between their major and minor axis. Seat tube angles, leg configurations and whether one stands or sits to pedal all effect the timing, Initially those sensations are acute, but once the body adapts, the rings create a natural cadence. I imagine that an OEM ring would have transition zones following the peaks to average out the timing issues and thus simplify the concept for rank and file cyclists.
RichardCunningham RichardCunningham's article
Nov 7, 2014 at 9:00
Nov 7, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Oval Chainrings?
There is no pulsing effect on the rear mech because, at any given time, the chain engages the same amount of teeth as a round ring. There is a video on the Absolute Black site that shows this in action.
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