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Aug 25, 2020 at 9:10Aug 25, 2020
Review: Privateer 161 - The Budget Priced Brute
It’s to do with the relationship between the location of your hips and the saddle, when different seat angles are applied. From it’s starting position, a slacker SA drops the seat more forwards and down (as you rightly point out), leaving your hips plenty of space to drop vertically downwards. The forward bit is the important part here. On a long reach, steep SA bike things work differently, as the seat doesn’t move forward much from the starting point, more just downwards. The longer reach also moves the rider forward in the bike, elongating the back and keeping the hips more central over the BB vs a shorter reach, slacker SA bike. When a rider drops the saddle, it’s normally coinciding with the rider dropping the hips down and back from the seated, starting position. A saddle that moves forward more, relative to the hips, is a saddle that’s further away also, like the hypotenuse in a triangle. To get a similar distance with a steeper SA, you’d need more drop. As a long legged 6ft 1 rider, that’s been my experience on a mix of different frame geo’s anyway!
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Jul 26, 2020 at 14:18Jul 26, 2020
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Jul 26, 2020 at 10:46Jul 26, 2020
Video: Trail Bike Ripping in 'For the Thrill'
Ooo, that was pleasant!
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Jul 8, 2020 at 5:29Jul 8, 2020
Video: The Sounds of Hardtail Shredding in Pemberton
I faved the video before I even watched it; Chromag edits are always such a treat, and this was no exception. Well done!
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Jun 26, 2020 at 4:57Jun 26, 2020
Orange Releases Short Travel Evo Versions of its Trail Bikes
I'd have that Five Evo in a heartbeat; looks like great little set up.
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Jun 20, 2020 at 6:49Jun 20, 2020
Video: Emily Batty Gets Chased by her Trail Dog
Woof woof; that was great!
Jun 18, 2020 at 12:13Jun 18, 2020
Review: Bontrager's New $1300 Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheels
The $900 version sounds like the one to watch, esp if you're keeping the 108 POE, giving up only 100g (that you can get back by switching out the plastic Bontrager rim strip anyway, as per the review) and putting $400 back in your pocket.. I've got a set of the previous Kovee XXX's and can't believe they're still round and true, given some of the knocks they've taken. Not cheap, but brilliant wheels.
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Jun 17, 2020 at 9:57Jun 17, 2020
Video: MRP Can Now Deliver a Fork Set Up and "Ready to Shred"
I’m going to chime in as a fan of MRP - I’ve got 3 of their forks (2 Stage and a Ribbon Air) and over the last six years, I’ve been really impressed with their performance and durability. Nice company to deal with too.
Corinthian Psf1's article
Jun 17, 2020 at 6:24Jun 17, 2020
Video: Trials, Trails, Tricks and Jibs on the Ibis Mojo 4 with Pat Smage
That was brilliant (as ever with Pat Smage!)
Jun 16, 2020 at 3:56Jun 16, 2020
Review: Vittoria's New Mazza Tire
@Drew-O: Years ago I was told (by a Conti rep) that Black Chilli durability had a lot to do with the way the rubber was “milled” - apparently the tire companies use tiny rubber pellets that are placed into the molds. These pellets can leave tiny air pockets as the tire is made, which creates voids and can lead to tears in the tire knobs. Conti has a way to refine their rubber blends down further and create a kind of talc-like powder for their Black Chilli tires (the fine powder being more resistant to the formation of voids inside the tread) giving better durability.
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