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Dec 9, 2013 at 10:433 days
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Dec 7, 2013 at 11:15Dec 7, 2013
The reason the industry has settled on 3x for high strength wheels is more of a fact. Even high end overpriced wheels which could easily efford to integrate such lacing into there manufacturing and assembly line have not. So saying that this is stronger is kinda like discrediting ever single manufacturer and engineer such as the good old guys at easton, who have painstakingly put hours of there life into research and development on such product. Just sayin.
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Dec 6, 2013 at 23:25Dec 6, 2013
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Dec 6, 2013 at 21:42Dec 6, 2013
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Dec 6, 2013 at 20:25Dec 6, 2013
DVO's Emerald Fork - The Journey From Concept to Reality
beyond curious to see how much torsional stiffness that carbon support adds cause to be honest its very hard to visually accept that it produces much stiffness.
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Dec 6, 2013 at 17:34Dec 6, 2013
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Dec 5, 2013 at 21:46Dec 5, 2013
Dec 5, 2013 at 14:54Dec 5, 2013
All different perspectives here as to what is important. @ recklessness, the old P series bikes where loved cause they were strong and inexpensive but keep in mind they never went cheaper than a marzocchi mz comp and shimano Deore with truvative box guide, they always had a splined crank either a hussfelt or P series steel splined crank. There cheaper bikes always had rigid fork and single speed.
Dec 5, 2013 at 14:39Dec 5, 2013
what im saying is that cheap suspension and cheap shifting groupo's as found on the Octane One Amok, don't work well for this type of ridding discipline, and as a result it would be more sensible to simply provide the bike as a single speed and rigid fork configuration. doing so you can increase the overall durability of the bike as well as further decrease cost for the customer. Customers who are looking for an inexpensive bikes would rather it be strong and low maintenance vs having gears and suspension. if you were on a budget would you rather buy a bike with sr sountour suspenion and sx-5 rear derailleur with square taper cranks? or would you rather trade that off for a ridig fork, single speed, steel cranks and with the extra money say a hydraulic brake or sealed bearing hubs?
Dec 5, 2013 at 14:26Dec 5, 2013
My point is that, would it not make more sense to have a rigid fork up front instead of an sr suntour XCM fork found on kids entry level XC bikes? Would it not make more sense to have a single speed set up with steel splined cranks instead of some extremely cheap Sram derailleur with a square taper shit box crank? What im trying to say is if you want to make a bike inexpensive yet still a good, stong, reliable alternative, then ditch the gears, ditch the suspension and put those $$ towards putting a higher quality crank and rigid fork, things that actually matter.
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