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Erotomania sevenup's article
Dec 10, 2019 at 19:57
Dec 10, 2019
Video: A Fan-Made Tribute to Sam Hill
I love watching Sam Hill ride. Wide open all the time. It's like he doesn't even pay attention to the trail. He's just going to take the shortest, fastest line between the tape.
Erotomania mikelevy's article
Dec 3, 2019 at 12:27
Dec 3, 2019
First Look: Sprindex's Adjustable-Rate Coil Spring
@Primoz: Man, this back and forth is exhausting. If you think it's a sound application, go for it. In other applications using a cup, its between rather strong suspension arms or between a strut. Struts support a spring, shocks do not. The cup on a open coil spring does not make it a closed coil. MTB shocks are shocks and not in any way robust enough to handle any side loading from a spring. The end treatment on mtb coil springs is about the best way to take stress off the shock. The insert may keep the spring from jumping out of the shock, but the active coil is still open ended.
Erotomania mikelevy's article
Dec 3, 2019 at 11:24
Dec 3, 2019
First Look: Sprindex's Adjustable-Rate Coil Spring
@Primoz: The coils are at an angle. The ends are tightly wound and ground level. If you block or "support" any part of a coil, it is now compressing to the angle of that coil and not the ground end. The plastic insert increases the spring rate, just like if you were to cut a coil off of a spring. In both cases you have an open ended spring, which is going to increase wear or damage the shock.
Erotomania mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2019 at 16:35
Dec 2, 2019
First Look: Sprindex's Adjustable-Rate Coil Spring
@Primoz: No, the coil isn't supported, it is being blocked. It causes the spring to bend just like compressing a single coil would. MTB coil shocks aren't designed to stabilize the spring, and that's why they use close ground springs.
Erotomania mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2019 at 1:58
Dec 2, 2019
First Look: Sprindex's Adjustable-Rate Coil Spring
@Primoz: Springs used on mtb shocks are close ended and square ground to keep them square and stable when compressed. Blocking the coils will make the spring act like a open coil and unstable without being supported by something else. That something else being your shock.
Erotomania mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2019 at 9:33
Dec 1, 2019
First Look: Sprindex's Adjustable-Rate Coil Spring
Some pretty large gaps in available spring rates. Makes it a nice idea but a hard pass. I also feel like blocking the coils this way could bend the spring and wear the shaft bushing.
Erotomania mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2019 at 11:33
Oct 12, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Will Your Next Bike Have More or Less Suspension Travel?
My 180mm 27.5 is definitely overkill for the local trails. I get passed on the climbs and I pass them on the DH and I have no problems with that. My next bike might be a 150+ 29er, but I can't see myself riding anything less than that now.
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Oct 11, 2019 at 3:39
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019 at 3:28
Oct 11, 2019
Erotomania RichardCunningham's article
Sep 13, 2019 at 20:27
Sep 13, 2019
Pinkbike Poll: Adjustable Geometry - Necessity or Nuisance?
Bars, stem, stack and saddle. All the adjustment I need. Fiddling with the bike just gives me trust issues and too much to think about.
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