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ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 31, 2022 at 13:17
May 31, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
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ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 22:15
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
@R-M-R: exactly as you say it, we could not achieve our goals without the slider. It would need a higher top tube, be heavier, or have a less than ideal suspension ratio. Not all of it, but at least one.
ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 19:50
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
@R-M-R: not saying these bikes do not work. But developing a bike means picking the best compromises to achieve your goals. We felt in our case, going with slider is that.
ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 19:00
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
@JohSch: It works equally well, no matter which hand operates the rear brake. Also, going internally with the cables at the main pivot allows us to go much wider with the frame in this area which results in better stiffness and less load on the bearings. But it does not allow for internal tubes that guide the cables. We could never do an opening as big as the bearing seat just to get the cables out, so it is actually the easiest solution for cable installation as well. And reducing manufacturing complexity is not only a good thing for cost but also quality and performance.
ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 13:12
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
Horizontal: mm Vertical: unitless (ratio), or % (anti-squat and anti-dive).
ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 13:08
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
We have, but nothing with a budget of the big ones. Goldwurst Power and TB Performancelab were at all European races of the World Cup so far.
ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 13:03
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
Trust us, we tried. The Essential uses pretty much the best compromise we could achieve with a swing link, but it would not allow for a second bottle with a low standover, it needs a horst link because the deformation without would be too big, and we could not achieve the same linear-progressive ratio. Most competitor bikes with a swing link and flex stays we analyzed tend to be digressive.
ARC8 dan-roberts's article
May 30, 2022 at 12:55
May 30, 2022
First Ride: ARC8 Evolve FS - The Future of XC Race Bikes?
@juanny: we met with Dan twice over the last 3 years. All the insight he shows here came from 1 hour of product presentation/discussion and chatting after his test ride at the Bike Connection event. If he shows a lot of insights than probably because he is an engineer himself and asking smart questions.
ARC8 edspratt's article
Dec 2, 2021 at 5:07
Dec 2, 2021
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