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CTtrailpig mikekazimer's article
Mar 26, 2020 at 9:41
Mar 26, 2020
Field Trip: Giant's $1,800 Stance 1 - More Traditional Than Trendy
I can't understand why a company would design a structural part of the bike (chainstay/seatstay) to flex, and then make it out of a material (aluminum) that doesn't have an infinite fatigue life. It is literally designed to fail at some point. I'm sure they picked a tube size that will meet some threshold of what they consider reasonable life, but it just seems like an unnecessary and overly cheap way out to save one pivot.
CTtrailpig dan-roberts's article
Mar 12, 2020 at 9:06
Mar 12, 2020
Behind the Numbers: The Grim Donut
Being so slack, vertical loads on the fork from drops/jumps are going to have more of that load trying to "bend" the fork, and less of that load travelling axially into the spring/damper. So my take would be you want the strongest fork possible to handle that. Stiffer crown/lowers/stanchions to support the bending loads, larger stanchion bushings to support the loads, etc. It's the trade-off to slack head angle, the take head on hits better and the expense of vertical hit capability.
CTtrailpig danielsapp's article
Feb 13, 2020 at 8:47
Feb 13, 2020
First Ride: Transition's New Scout Carbon
It's basically on par with the Stumpjumper EVO. And I love that bike. I think 64 is really the limit though. I don't notice a huge difference between 64 and 65, but when I drop the EVO to 63.5 it's a significant change.
CTtrailpig mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2019 at 10:20
Aug 15, 2019
Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike
Same. My 2010 made travel disappear. I was able to get the best setup with a Vorsprung corset and high sag, but it never felt right.
CTtrailpig mikekazimer's article
Aug 13, 2019 at 9:26
Aug 13, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Enduro is Bigger & Burlier Than Ever
Excited to see numbers finally released, but I think I'll stay on my SJ EVO. Same head angle (in the SJ's "high" setting), with lower BB, more overall-riding friendly travel numbers while still being bike park worthy, etc. I'd really like to the see the SJ get that leverage ratio/progression, however. My one complaint with the EVO is it's tendency to get through the rear travel relatively quickly.
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