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AgrAde pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 4, 2018 at 1:25
Sep 4, 2018
Finished: Ask Us Anything With GT Bicycles
Hi. Gotta say the new DH bike looks sick! Do you have the time to go into detail on how you conceived the new bike, your process for refining its ride characteristics, when you listen to the riders and when you listen to the engineers, and how you knew it was ready for release? Please pack in as much jargon and suspension kinematics nerdery as possible, I review bikes and am currently building a high virtual pivot bike I designed in order to put my money where my mouth is. Thanks for your time! I have to admit I haven't wanted a GT in a while but this last year or so you've been working hard to change my mind.
AgrAde mikelevy's article
Sep 3, 2018 at 2:27
Sep 3, 2018
Review: Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR 29
I don't know mondraker's process, but I guess it's possible to pull a vacuum in the layup and compress it with a bladder.
AgrAde GTBicycles's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 14:37
Aug 10, 2018
Video: Wyn Masters & Joey Foresta Ride the New GT Fury
It's probably been at least a decade since I've wanted a GT.... But here we are!
Jul 18, 2018 at 22:34
Jul 18, 2018
AgrAde paulaston's article
Jul 7, 2018 at 15:08
Jul 7, 2018
Media Days Randoms I: Paul Finally Finds a Bike That's Too Big - Eurobike Media Days
@Losifer: You forgot ultra mega supermarket boost plus DUB, 197.99
AgrAde mikelevy's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 13:34
Jul 5, 2018
AgrAde paulaston's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 4:25
Jul 5, 2018
The Resurgence of High Pivot Suspension Design
@Balgaroth: Yeah, they definitely need a longer front-centre to balance the long rear. And those Commencals were absurdly short.
AgrAde paulaston's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 3:33
Jul 5, 2018
The Resurgence of High Pivot Suspension Design
@gabriel-mission9: Have you spent more than a day on one? I've ridden a few and as I said, I adapted. Going back to the normal bikes, the shortening of the wheelbase was noticeable. The forward weight transfer is more noticeable on high pivot bikes with front ends that are too short in the first place, or ones with chainstays that already start long so are far too long at mid/end stroke. It's a non-issue on a bike with reasonable length chainstays at sag and a front end that fits you well.
AgrAde paulaston's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 3:07
Jul 5, 2018
The Resurgence of High Pivot Suspension Design
Much like the massive decrease in wheelbase when the suspension compresses on normal bikes, they do change in handling. You adapt pretty easily, and it's only really a problem if your bike is has a front triangle that's too short.
AgrAde paulaston's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 2:47
Jul 5, 2018
The Resurgence of High Pivot Suspension Design
@Balgaroth: Yeah, It's an amazing bike. The best pedalling trail bike I've ridden, bar none. Anyone who thinks HPP bikes can't pedal will eat their words if they ride it. Unfortunately it's pretty much ruined by being too steep and short at the front end. You get sent over the front as the suspension compresses and it's really nervous when pointed downhill or in banked corners. With an angleset taking it out to 65 degrees it was a completely different bike and actually functioned well as an enduro bike, but it still needed another 20-30mm of reach. The grip and comfort the rear could supply was crazy. I took it out on a casual trail ride, felt like I was cruising and ended up setting strava PRs on almost every descent I rode. Especially good on long, very rough trails.
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