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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. http://www.deler.no/userfiles/file/RED%20mineral%20fluid%20Safety%20sheet%20-%20ENG.pdf http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/content/GenuinePartsCompany/715874pdf?$PDF$
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.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 16:47
Aug 14, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Can't say directly, but the Hassock is really a different version of designs previously done by AMP, Lawwill/Control Tech, and Noleen. My guess would be prior art renders it moot.
ExxonJuan mikelevy's article
Aug 13, 2017 at 12:49
Aug 13, 2017
Prototype Hayes DH Brake - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Definitely looking like a Guide/HFX 9 mash up. Curious how it would bleed with the reservoir being at the lowest point on the master cylinder. That was a bone I had to pick with the 9's and Mag's; if you had an air bubble you learned about it quickly. Pads look like they might share similar enough geo with Saints/Zee's that they could be cross compatible From a shop perspective that would be appreciated. If they use a refined version of the Dyno MC piston set up and kept an aluminum MC piston, they could really be on to something. No piston swell that a certain brand has yet to learn from and a pretty high mech advantage.on a 4 piston caliper would be a pretty sweet set up. I'll hold off on judgment til the production versions come out and get ridden, but my hunch is for the brake line Hayes knows it's gotta be better than good at this point in time.
ExxonJuan vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 13:24
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
Funny bit, this article, as my coworker and I were just talking about it yesterday. I rode in WV on a loaner Marin Mt Vision and while the bike was pretty dang fun and poppy, I can't recollect the last time I hit pedals, toes, and cranks so much. Being in the northern Midwest, LL&S doesn't make as much sense for the terrain here as it does out west. There's a lot of pedaling in these parts with tight and twisty trails to make up for the lack of elevation. Much like I know a grip of people chopping their 780 & 800mm bars to between 740-760 or hunting for wide bars with more back sweep than 8/9deg, there comes a point where the design is good for some in some places, but not for everyone everywhere. I can take the long & slack, but you can keep the low bit.
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