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Exbmxpro mikelevy's article
Sep 30, 2013 at 6:06
Sep 30, 2013
Ibis Mojo HDR - Review
No, liteville obviously see that too, hence they are marketing the 301 and 601 with mixed wheel sizes. 26 rear 650b front. Easier rollover where it counts, stiffer tighter rear wheel for better acceleration and strength. The best of both, and the easiest way for most to upgrade the bikes they already have. As we know most standard forks can fit 650b with a bit of work. Ease off the head angle a little in the process to improve the bike you have without shelling out unnecessary cash for the next big thing....
Exbmxpro RichardCunningham's article
Sep 27, 2013 at 3:35
Sep 27, 2013
Seen and Heard at Interbike, 2013
I second the comments above. I have a 2010 Automatic 120 and a last year Vanish 160. Both are awesome bikes in their categories, light, great handling and pedal really well. Far better than many of the established brands more expensive offerings. The marketing is what let them down. The tape measure even suggests that the Vanish was designed to take 27.5 wheels ( gonna try it soon). I see no need for radical reworking, just subtle tweaks, colour choices more than black or white and some strong aggressive marketing. Good luck and yes, please honour the lifetime warranty.....
Exbmxpro mikelevy's article
Sep 22, 2013 at 2:26
Sep 22, 2013
Liteville's Out of the Box 601 - Interbike 2013
This makes perfect sense. Slightly larger front diameter for easy rollover, your legs make up the differance at the back. Smaller back wheel to keep the faster acceleration and nimble feel. As a retrofit idea you will also gain a slight slackening of head angle. Most forks seem to fit 650b already even if not specifically marketed as such. Doesn't look out of balance like 69ers. And the bonus for me is both my full sussers already running x fusion forks compatible with 650b. Will definitely be trying his one. It just looks, right..
Exbmxpro mattwragg's article
Aug 31, 2013 at 2:28
Aug 31, 2013
Results: World Championships Timed Training
So, my maths makes that a 2% performance variable over a 4 minute world standard DH track for the top 7, with top pro riders on a variety of bikes from a 26 inch trail bike, a couple of 26 inch DH rigs, a 29er and 650b. I know it's only practice and race day will probably be different, but to me that proves no need to change to any of the new standards yet unless you are a pro. My kudos goes to Graves on a 26 inch trail bike. Just shows how capable they are......!
Exbmxpro mattwragg's article
Aug 26, 2013 at 10:43
Aug 26, 2013
Enduro World Series Round Six: Val D'Isere - Sunday Racing
So the bikes are now sorted, 26 inch do it all bike which has the option of long travel and then short travel for the climbs. Just need crash helmets that convert from open to full face and still strong enough and light enough, removable face guard for the climbs. Motorcycle full face do it, we just need suitably styled lids now for enduro. Maybe I should patent that idea.......
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Exbmxpro mikelevy's article
Jun 4, 2013 at 11:37
Jun 4, 2013
FOX Hits Back For 2014
How many people whining here bought Fox just because of the name? I have bikes with Fox, RockShox, Suntour and X-fusion forks so have tried them all. Based on this my new rig is getting fitted with a new set of .....................X Fusion Slant. The velvets I have already been running blow Fox away. Even the Epicons are stiffer than Flexi Fox. The new boys are going to get their foot in the door because of complacency from the established big guns.
Exbmxpro mikelevy's article
May 24, 2013 at 5:10
May 24, 2013
Dan Atherton's Prototype GT Enduro Bike
Granted this is a proto, but this is the way future design is going. Dropper posts being the norm, opening up the designers options again. Think towards massive, stiff down tubes, potential of enclosed shock positions to keep the crud off them. Minimal top tubes and interrupted seat tubes again like he early 90's. only this time with engineered flex to add some additional suspension to your arse, and how about on the fly adjustable seat angles, set back for the flat xc sections, then flicking the switch to push the seat forward to grind up hill. (San Andreas bolt on seat tube pods!). Not saying I like it, or the thaught of how these will look, but that's progress........
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