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Bluefire RichardCunningham's article
Jul 8, 2018 at 1:15
Jul 8, 2018
Review: Hayes' New Dominion A4 Brake
Eh. They are a little long, but I don't think I'd mind. There may come a moment when you're very relieved to be able to fit a second finger fully on the lever. It's happened to me.
Bluefire paulaston's article
Jul 8, 2018 at 1:03
Jul 8, 2018
Media Days Randoms II - Eurobike Media Days
I love that Stashbox. Seems less complex to engineer than Specialized's approach, and about as clean, even if it's smaller. I carry and love the Topeak Ratchet Rocket as well, so the included tool is another plus - far superior to Spesh's simple bolted model. It seems like integrated tool and storage solutions are a trend now, and I hope that trend gains momentum. Plenty of wasted space on today's bikes - try riding without a pack once and you'll miss it dearly thereafter.
Bluefire danielsapp's article
Jul 8, 2018 at 0:54
Jul 8, 2018
Bike Check: Nino Schurter's 60th Anniversary Edition Scott Spark - Val di Sole World Cup 2018
I don't usually go in for the retro paint jobs, but the thoroughness of this one - all the period-correct sponsor logos, no bare carbon to be seen - just makes me grin. It's like a bike from an alternate history, where we invented long ago everything we take for granted now. What a piece of art!
Bluefire mikekazimer's article
Jul 6, 2018 at 0:33
Jul 6, 2018
First Ride: 2019 GT Force & Sensor
All together now... You know the phrase.
Bluefire danielsapp's article
Jun 26, 2018 at 9:34
Jun 26, 2018
First Ride: 2019 Canyon Lux
@kiksy: Well, I'm not an engineer, but as I understand it, it's a layup thing. Take the ruler, for example - it's easiest to bend in its resting state, but it takes increasingly more force to continue bending it - i.e., it becomes "stiffer" the farther you go. With these chainstays - and I remember Felt explaining their pivotless design like this - that curve representing force to bend further vs. amount bent has been nudged over. The rear triangle would prefer to be in the shape it's in when the bike is at its sag point - that's its resting state. But the shock pushes the rear triangle to be in a different shape when the bike is unweighted - therefore, the chainstay is in a stressed state and "stiffer". This is all with the goal of making sure the chainstay bends most easily - i.e., is most "flexible" - when the bike is at its sag point, to maximize small-bump compliance.
Bluefire paulaston's photo
Jun 14, 2018 at 17:52
Jun 14, 2018
Holy hell.

Bluefire singletrackZach's article
Jun 5, 2018 at 16:52
Jun 5, 2018
A $999 Wireless Dropper Post, New Tires, Tools & More - Taipei Cycle Pre-Show
...I'm not quite sure what word you were looking for, but I'm afraid it wasn't "concubine"...
Bluefire troyleedesigns's article
May 26, 2018 at 0:42
May 26, 2018
Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk’s Contra - Video
1:07... I cheered. 1:25... I wept.
Bluefire mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 0:49
May 23, 2018
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
Exactly. When we live in a perverse world where exceptional, ground-breaking technology will never see widespread success because it looks TOO groundbreaking to be believed, Cannondale's health is pretty miraculous. That said, even this Lefty evangelist's faith faltered a tad when I saw this thing. Traditional single crown forks always looked pretty iffy to me, let alone a strut. Glad to hear the Ocho really does deliver on its promises. Now, if only I knew what "Ocho" referred to... is this the eighth Lefty model already?
Bluefire mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 0:45
May 23, 2018
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