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ExxonJuan jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 14, 2019 at 21:04
Jun 14, 2019
Tech Randoms - Crankworx Innsbruck 2019
@unusual-bread: you might be surprised how much force a strap on can take.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Feb 15, 2018 at 14:10
Feb 15, 2018
Good Ideas Executed Poorly - Opinion
The THE rim DNA lives on with Stan's Hugo carrying on the torch.
ExxonJuan RichardCunningham's article
Jan 12, 2018 at 11:15
Jan 12, 2018
Ridden and Rated - Six Takes on the Multi-Tool
I'd like to see some comparison to how all the bits measure out. Are those hex keys really measuring at what they claim they are? I've used some cheap tools that have fit snug and some name branders that have fit loose. Really don't care what brand they are as long as the fit is good.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 13:28
Oct 12, 2017
TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review
@trekondale91: I won't disrespect your pedigree, as the point is that both fluids carry consequence if mishandled, and that should be reflected in the media. You don't dump either down the sink, right? As for the MSDS sheets, and if you want the exact ones I'll reach out and request them from the companies as they're required to provide them when asked.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 13:25
Oct 12, 2017
TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review
@schofell84: Ha! I'll give you that one. Gotta keep my stock prices high.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 9:08
Oct 12, 2017
TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review
If there's one thing that still amazes me is the false environmental narrative of mineral oil vs DOT fluid. Compare the MSDS sheets for both and you'll see that both have their fair share of environmental issues, but if anything mineral oil has a higher degree of impact as it doesn't break down and can bioaccumulate, unlike DOT 3/4/5.1. So stop with the falsehoods and stick with the facts and ride performance.$PDF$
ExxonJuan RichardCunningham's article
Sep 25, 2017 at 13:29
Sep 25, 2017
Leaving Las Vegas: One Last Stroll Through the Halls of Interbike, 2017
Haro's had the Shift line up since MY16. The singe pivot and Horst link versions use the bulk of the same front triangle but shock placement changes between the Horst Link short travel and LT versions. I wonder how the change in arc diameter the chainstay cuts will affect the kinematics. Welds aside, the bikes don't look terrible and the spec is on point for the cash, along the lines of the Hawk Hill from Marin. If they'd get it together on the geometry front they could be respectable rides.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Aug 29, 2017 at 12:25
Aug 29, 2017
Does Manitou's Mastodon Pro Make Fatbikes More Fun? - Review
@b-wicked: Because the Bluto is a flexy, leak prone overpriced fork.
ExxonJuan RichardCunningham's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 8:43
Aug 16, 2017
Garbanzo DH Winners: Bike Checks - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Of note, Tracey beat Clair by 10.98 seconds. Hate the bike all you want, but the results could care less for anyone's thoughts on the matter.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 17:02
Aug 14, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
I had a conversation about this after looking at what Peter Verdone has been doing regarding head angle experimentation on his bikes, to say nothing of Pole and Nicolai. If you see some of the G out photo galleries, you can see the fork isn't always getting full travel on landing due to the front wheel being pushed so far ahead of the bike. Bushing bind and subsequent wear is going to be a very real issue with telescopic forks, especially as manufacturers slacken head angles even more. The fork is in a better position for a forward/oncoming impact but will suffer when it comes to more vertical ones. If head angles are going to continue getting less, there'll need to be a rethink in traditional telescopic fork design to account for it. Linear bearings are an idea, but they add cost and weight while still doing little to address vertical impacts. A linkage fork, like what these cats are doing, can have better geometry to deal with both forward oncoming and vertical impacts, while maintaining a near neutral head angle and keeping wheelbase in check through its travel. From a pure function standpoint, a linkage fork best addresses functional issues that longer travel and slacker head angles bring to telescopic forks. Just my two bits.
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