ExMxEr

Old guy that doesn't hang out with old guys. And has the speed to justify.

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ExMxEr vernonfelton's article
Feb 23, 2018 at 15:26
Feb 23, 2018
Is "Traditional" a Good Thing When It Comes to Wheels? - Pinkbike Poll
I voted for strongest and lightest, but I should add a disclaimer- I’m going to go from carbon to aluminum on my trailbike. I have definitive proof that my old aluminum rim 26’er is plusher than my carbon to death 29’er, and the rims are a real factor. I abused them both because my bikes are here for me, not vice versa. The aluminum rims have a few wanks that won’t true out. The carbon wheels have one delamination, and a new fissure. The beginning of the end.. Eric
ExMxEr RichardCunningham's article
Feb 17, 2018 at 8:47
Feb 17, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
I’ve been in manufacturing for years. Great article, needed to be done. I personally knew all of this going in. Now here’s my actual opinion- those that can’t afford high dollar bikes will always need to vent about those that can. Some homeless guy once acused me of not being “green” because I put 5k in my aluminum frame bike. As if I just built an SUV. Guess I should have gone to Walmart for a racebike.
ExMxEr mikekazimer's article
Feb 17, 2018 at 8:24
Feb 17, 2018
Talking About Tire Pressure - Pinkbike Poll
The “I don’t know” option for tube/tubeless was a stroke of genius! An “idiot column”. Every poll should have one!
ExMxEr VorsprungSuspension's article
Dec 30, 2017 at 6:21
Dec 30, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 24 - Frequency, Vibration and Harshness Part 2
Thinking hypothetically, I always considered the cushiest ride would be the spring alone, with no damping. For about 5 feet when you go over the bars. I never considered that the combination of spring and proper damping could give the ultimate cush factor. Just pondering, not the goal. Side note- I have the best suspension balance to date for my Tallboy II Carbon. Pike fork, CC Inline Air shock. Thought I was done, until I realized I haven’t messed with shock HSR on that low, steep high speed jump I’ve been railing. Going to slow it a bit today. See if it launches me flatter. Eric
ExMxEr VorsprungSuspension's article
Dec 29, 2017 at 5:16
Dec 29, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 24 - Frequency, Vibration and Harshness Part 2
Holy shit he’s outdone himself.. The best Tuesday Tune ever! Answered my age old question of what circuit is actually working during high speed bumps, and why I hate every Specialized Brain shock bike I’ve ever ridden. I would never have guessed that peak resistance comes from a spring rather than damping. Fantastic episode. Good session.. Eric
ExMxEr VorsprungSuspension's article
Nov 8, 2017 at 14:50
Nov 8, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 19: Rebound Damping - Video
I spent a few days in Moab to ride, but also to dial in my brand new CC Inline Air shock on my 2nd gen carbon Tallboy. Slickrock Trail, three times in two days (poor me..) I ride for speed, nothing else. Slickrock was perfect with its never ending ripples. I finally found the perfect low-speed rebound setting- any faster, and the rear would start bouncing. Any slower, and I could feel it pack. Thought this would be the first time I would run “human” low speed rebound. Nope. Two out from fully closed. About 80% in from factory settings. Haven’t touched it since. Running high speed reboud 1/2 turn in from factory settings, and compression is factory recommended. If you want the fast track to tuning an Inline Air, start all damping at recommended, then dial it in with volume spacers alone to match the fork. Then clickers.. Eric
ExMxEr mikelevy's article
Nov 8, 2017 at 14:21
Nov 8, 2017
Testing 27.5 vs 29 With Vanderham and Gauvin - Video
I’m a little biased since I come from motorbike racing and found 29’ers to be the most natural transition. But I’m not biased when I say I’ve seen a lot of 27.5 vs 29 comparisons, and have never seen the 27.5 come out on top. Although they’re usually about this close.
ExMxEr vernonfelton's article
Aug 2, 2017 at 8:31
Aug 2, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
I just rode my Maverick ML-7 on my local trails in northern NM and I was amazed at how agile it was compared to my second gen carbon Tallboy! In short, my Tallboy just doesn't fit on my hometown trails. Yes it's got long chainstays, but a 70 degree head angle... I wouldn't give up my Tallboy for anything, but there's a limit if you're going to own one bike for everything. Eric
ExMxEr mikelevy's article
Jul 2, 2017 at 8:25
Jul 2, 2017
Cross-Country Tech - Vallnord XC World Cup 2017
Bruni and Peaty wouldn't be the first professional racers to talk up a product for their sponsors. Wether it works or not. That goes back as long as there has been, um, sponsors.
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Jun 27, 2017 at 19:31
Jun 27, 2017
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