spudlord

Shameless bike mechanic, suspension technician and all round bike geek who loves to ride as much as he does tinker.

Uni of Sheffield Alumni.

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spudlord paulaston's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 17:24
Jun 29, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
@hollowing2000: Powercore is just their marketing slogan for the BB junction. Giant have used BB92 in the past.
spudlord paulaston's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 15:24
Jun 29, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
Creaky TT sounds sketchy, get that checked at a shop to make sure the frame isn't compromised. Headset and BB creaks can be delt with but top tubes :S
spudlord paulaston's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 15:15
Jun 29, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
@karatechris: Pressfit BBs creak and it comes from movement of the cups, it's a problem but the screw together cups seem like the best way of dealing with it past the whole, multitude of different greases or pastes you can put into a carbon from to deal with it. Pressfit does kind of make sense in a carbon frame since you'd have to bond an alloy sleeve into the carbon frame for the bb to then screw into negating the benefit and bringing prices up. Even then external threaded BBs are a bodge anyway since the bearings are only on the outside since they wouldn't fit in the shell. The industry is improving with BB creaks with improved tolerances and BBs like the praxis and the Hope ones but each creaky BB is it's own problem and the best thing to do is find a good mechanic who knows what they're doing. We've been using copaslip on carbon frames and haven't had reports of creaky BBs. And @groghunter i completely agree, the BB standard that makes most sense is BB386EVO Which is the bb92 width but with larger bearings for 30mm spindles (will also fit 24mm spindles)
spudlord paulaston's article
Jun 29, 2016 at 13:30
Jun 29, 2016
Giant's New Trance and 2017 Bikes - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
BB92 is literally one of the most common size of pressfit bb and is the standard size for 24mm spindle cranks. It's not wider than an 83mm threaded bb either since that doesn't include the external cups and if you include the external cups of a 83mm bb it comes to like 103mm wide where as a bb92 is actually 92mm wide. So this will fit all your 68/73mm wide, 24mm spindle cranksets and most 30mm spindle (raceface,e13 etc... but not bb30) cranks with the right bearing cups/axle lengths. It's not perfect but isn't new, they still use a shell diameter which is undersized for 30mm spindles.
spudlord pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 28, 2016 at 22:15
Jun 28, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: What to Upgrade, Short Steerer Tube
Also changinger those tyes should be up there too. Magics are amazing but not the single ply, hard as nails performance compound which come on those bikes. The dual ply, vert star version on the other hand! That grip like crap to a blanket.
spudlord spudlord's video
Jun 28, 2016 at 9:55
Jun 28, 2016
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Thanks bud! I've noticed my riding improve a lot from getting on the trail bike a lot more! then the DH bike just feels so smooth through the rough!

Jun 27, 2016 at 9:04
Jun 27, 2016
spudlord spudlord's video
Jun 19, 2016 at 14:18
Jun 19, 2016
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Cheers bud, pretty stoked how it came out.

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