Video: Enduro Bike Tech Talk - EWS Rotorua 2019

Mar 22, 2019
by Enduro World Series  


EWS season opens in Rotorua, New Zealand, this weekend. Ric McLaughlin provides insight and talks with the pros about what new enduro bikes they're riding and racing with.



MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries



44 Comments

  • + 16
 Giant/DVO partnership didn't last long.
  • + 10
 Damn shame.

But seems it's not all over? Liv still on DVO.
  • + 3
 when you have a company that believes digressive valving is a good thing, what pro is going to perform well?
  • + 9
 The only reason the Giant Factory team is not moving forward with dvo is because they do not make a cross country specific fork. They are still working with them quite closely, just not for the offroad team.
  • + 0
 @jaydawg69: They down voted you cuz the truth hurts I guess? Too many guys butthurt because they overpaid for a rebranded SR suntour product?
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: you are progressively-biased right ? .
  • + 3
 @trialsracer: people should do some research before down voting, Digressive valving is a bad design.
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: care to explain this digressive thing ? You are talking about the spring or about the Oil flow ? enlighten us please
  • + 1
 @Lagr1980: google is your friend.
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: When someone argument is, to tell you to google why they think what they think...
  • + 1
 @friendlyfoe: different philosophies in how suspension should be but the best bike suspension company (EXT) uses progressive and Chris Porter is a big fan of it.
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: well this article is super helpful (assuming it's accurate). www.mtbiking.com.au/how-to/bike-tech/mtb-suspension-glossary regressive sounds horrible for riding anything with big hits. As a consumer I don't know enough about suspension design to understand what would make dvo's design regressive, or for that matter if they would describe it that way. The idea of wanting a fork/shock to blow through the second half of its travel is not at all what I want. I was actually thinking of putting in an order for a diamond in the next few days (having never ridden one) so would love to hear dvo's thoughts on this
  • + 1
 @friendlyfoe: DVO are not regressive (like a curve laverage ratio with a down slope). they becomme less progressive at a certain point. But still progressive.
  • + 1
 @inonyme: tech.dvosuspension.com/digressive-vs-progressive-damping

DVOSuspension (Jul 18, 2017 at 11:25)
We have been using a digressive damping profile on a lot of our damping systems and we feel they work really well! Of course this depends on the intended use of the product and riding style/terrain.
[Reply]

Big ports with a light stack equal digressive damping curve.
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: I have used all of DVOs rear shocks, and FOXs & Canecreeks air/coils.... DVOs damping specially in the jade is outstanding... Im too a keyboard warrior... just happen to talk on facts on the trail, not charts and concepts that alone cant tell a story. cheers.
  • + 1
 @Lagr1980: Me too... I have a DVO Topaz on my Enduro
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 @jaydawg69: looking at that chart nearly threw me over the handle bars. So coming down a steep roll in when the fork plows into that first rock it's just going to bottom hard? I guess I need to keep looking for a new fork then...
  • + 1
 @friendlyfoe: is your fork a DVO with a custom coil conversion ? Hahahahahahahja
  • + 1
 @friendlyfoe: To get your shit straight, I think you should write to DVO and ask them the question.
  • + 0
 Boring c*nts ????
  • + 2
 @jaydawg69: digressive damping combined with a naturally progressive air spring can lead to a more linear (read coil like) feel. I feel like you are just taking one comment out of context and blowing it up, but that's just imo, after all, what would the ex guys from Marzocchi know about suspension right?
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 @SonofBovril: like I said, it's a way they design their suspension. I don't think it's the best way to do it for aggressive riders. I think EXT is leaps and bounds better but that's just my opinion and shared by others.
  • + 9
 Humpy pumpy lumpy goodness!
  • + 6
 Looking forward to a Miranda Miller bike check. 180mm fork on a Process 29! Is that a reduced offset fork? Is she using an Anglesey or offset bushings, maybe?
  • + 1
 **angleset
  • + 8
 @Verbl-Kint: Anglesey is an island just off north-west Wales. I was wondering how someone from the Philippines knew that and so what use MM was making of Anglesey...
  • + 10
 @aps62: It's one of menai reasons why she's stoked with her bike.
  • + 5
 @metaam: I hope she has a Bangor of a season
  • + 4
 Officially a fan of Josh, what a great personality in front of the camera. Cheers to him having a great season, can I dare say 2 thumbs up to him?
  • + 1
 I think you can, he seems like a total dude.
  • + 4
 Are those "suspension grips", actually benefiting the rider or a bit of a fad?
  • + 4
 Revgrips FTW! Don’t think I’d go back to regular grips
  • + 5
 I am 42, ridden bikes since 3, and been a hairstylist for 24 years. My hands hate me. I have used both Rev Grips and Fasst bars. They are both great and DO make a difference. I am currently running Rev grips always and will run the Fasst suspension bars as well at Enduro races that have extremely long stages that hit the 15+ minute range. Grips really take the edge off hand fatigue and allow a lighter grip on bars and better control while breaking. I would probably run the bars all the time as well if they offered them in less of a rise. At the current 25mm rise along with having an aggressive upward sweep to accommodate the angles at full compression they are just to tall on my bike.
  • + 2
 RevGrips are absolutely amazing. Been riding them for a few years & won't turn back.
  • + 3
 I use Oury grips and I've determined the main reason I like them is for the shear deformation - i.e. they can squish in a way that allows them to rotate more than other grips. The Rev grips are probably even more effective at this, though the rubber is thinner and feels firmer. The idea has merit.
  • + 0
 Foam grips ftw for similar deformation reasons. The odi ones are denser than esi but a bit skinny.
  • + 2
 @H3RESQ: Massive rev grip fan here. huge reduction in fatigue.... may I ask about the Fasst bars? I'm 70kg ( and 50 years old with a skeleton that is falling apart)... do you run them with the softest elastomers???
  • + 2
 @ovadebarz: .
They come with super soft, soft, medium and firm and have separate elastomers for compression and rebound. So I run either medium/medium or medium/firm.
Also consider that they come at 800mm wide, and I cut them to about 770mm so that is taking away leverage so they are stiffer than at stock 800.
I weight 200lbs
  • + 1
 @H3RESQ: thank you very much.
  • + 3
 Humpy pumpy lumpy goodness.
  • + 2
 Humpy pumpy lumpy goodness?
  • + 1
 josh carlson is sick. nice guy it seems!

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