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Bliss503 mattbeer's article
Apr 5, 2024 at 18:54
Apr 5, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Center Lock or 6-Bolt Brake Rotor Mounting?
Not a hill I will die on. I've been running centerlock for 12 years on multiple bikes and have had zero issues.... ever. I have also been running 6 bolt forerunner and on bikes concurently with bikes using center lock and I have also never had an issue. I am also really retentive about bike maintenance and bolt tightening across the board. Luck, being retentive, shrug, who knows. Like anything else, ride on what you like and don't be a d*&^ about it. ;^)
Bliss503 henryquinney's article
Jan 9, 2024 at 8:48
Jan 9, 2024
Reviewed: 6 of the Best Lightweight Elbow Pads for 2024
@Blablablup123: correct, it’s the tricep that matters. The seam needs to fit between the crease between the tricep and deltoid so that it has purchase to prevent the pad from sliding. The smaller the tri’s the smaller the pad needs to be.
Bliss503 alicialeggett's article
May 31, 2023 at 16:07
May 31, 2023
Review Addendum: Bluegrass Legit Carbon Helmet - I Tested It More by Crashing
Huge amounts of research investment is going into helmet tech by multiple companies. The Legit is a good example of that effort paying off. I am bummed that Alicia was hurt so badly, but am happy she had a great, well designed and researched lid that most likely prevented something far worse from occurring. And kudos to Mips as well - they helped change the narrative and standards in a very positive way.
Bliss503 mikekazimer's article
Dec 23, 2022 at 11:58
Dec 23, 2022
2022 Pinkbike Awards: Mountain Bike of the Year Nominees
@Rigidjunkie: not sure how your comment is below threshold
Bliss503 mattbeer's article
Dec 12, 2022 at 11:01
Dec 12, 2022
First Ride: Machina's Beautiful, Technologically Advanced Prototype was Fun While it Lasted
@flattire: yep, but also in a prototype frame with a very small company. This is generally caught in testing, which is exactly what happened here. I’d be more hesitant to go all out on a proto frame unless I worked for the company, was involved with the process, and was getting paid to test. THAT is the real issue here - he road a frame that had been ridden/tested hard for a while and was proto, so the risk was higher. Nothing wrong with taking the risk, but folks are comparing materials vs the construction and QA using those materials. It wasn’t the carbon that failed, it was the layup. And yes, bad alloy construction can also lead to a zero warning failure. All about the process, design, and construction.
Bliss503 mattbeer's article
Dec 12, 2022 at 10:54
Dec 12, 2022
First Ride: Machina's Beautiful, Technologically Advanced Prototype was Fun While it Lasted
@cougar797: I have seen alloy bars and frames (on friends bikes fail at once due to ongoing fatigue (at welds) and cracks. I have also broken carbon rear triangles (big rock side impact twice) - the breaks did not go all the way through and I could ride out on the triangles (those breaks would have broken alloy as well). Neither alloy or carbon (or even Ti or steel) is better or worse - riders choice and whatever they are comfortable on. My point is that a bike can fail, regardless of material.
Bliss503 mattbeer's article
Dec 12, 2022 at 9:18
Dec 12, 2022
First Ride: Machina's Beautiful, Technologically Advanced Prototype was Fun While it Lasted
Alloy can also fail. Not disrespecting your choice, just that metal, welds, etc. fail as well.
Bliss503 henryquinney's article
Nov 8, 2022 at 8:09
Nov 8, 2022
Koroyd Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Burton Helmets With WaveCel
@SleepingAwake: which patent laws and for which countries? While there are a ton treaties that allow for enforcement between nations, they are very complex. Moreover, every nation interprets differently. Most companies, do, in fact, license their tech at a reasonable rate so I am not sure what problem you are actually trying to solve here. People and/or companies spend a lot of time and money to see their ideas to light. While sole weaponize their patents and sue with dubious claims, mist do not. In this case it was a clear violation of Koroyd and Scott’s IP. It is very easy to complain about something when one has no skin in the game. I can 100% guarantee that if YOU invented something, you’d very much enjoy the duration of you patent rights, would charge a licensing fee to your liking, and would appreciate and use the protection laws to their fullest to protect your IP. Human beings aren’t exactly nice critters. You are coming from a place which assumes everyone is nice a good world wide (or even in Switzerland). They are not. While there are good people out there, there are a huge amount who are not. Patent laws are in the books to protect against people who have no problem stealing (and patent violations are theft). Trek and Burton aren’t the bad guys here. It was the employees who thought copying Koroyd’d tech was a good idea and then a few of the company’s leaders who then thought defending it was also a good idea. You know, humans.
Aug 31, 2022 at 16:56
Aug 31, 2022

Ibis XL Rimpo AF

$2100 USD
Selling my son’s Ripmo Af. Only ridden a half dozen times (grumble). This is the NX build but I upgraded a few items: - Maxxis Assegai front and rear - Fox transfer 170 mm dropper - One up bars - RaceFace stem

Added 3 photos to Ibis
Aug 31, 2022 at 16:55
Aug 31, 2022
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