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Jubbylinseed Nukeproofinternational's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 12:48
Nov 30, 2017
Scoutin' About with Elliott Heap, Luke Cryer and Nigel Page - Video
@Nukeproofinternational: Very gentlemanly of you both. Iā€™m sure Specialized will sue you anyway.
Jubbylinseed mikekazimer's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 17:53
Nov 17, 2017
Do You Know How to Build a Wheel? - Pinkbike Poll
@WAKIdesigns: Just grind some flats into the spokes, down near the threads. Instant bladed spokes. Hold with pliers and true as normal. But Waki is very clever so he already thought of that.
Jubbylinseed mikekazimer's article
Jul 24, 2017 at 3:01
Jul 24, 2017
Giant Reign Advanced 2018 - First Ride
Most likely, it's so they could spec their house-brand dropper. Steeper seat angles require more drop to get the saddle out of the way. Several reviewers have mentioned that even 150mm isn't quite enough for really steep angles. I'm pretty sure that Giant doesn't make a 170+mm dropper, so they may have kept the SA static so they could use their own post.
Jubbylinseed mikelevy's article
Jun 17, 2017 at 1:23
Jun 17, 2017
Talking Telemetry and Downhill Bike Setup with Giant's Dave Garland
@UtahBrent: There's no reason to assume spoke tension always remains above zero in a DH context. This is where Sheldon Brown's argument falls over. I'm suggesting that the forces involved in DH riding can be enough to slacken the spokes at the bottom of the wheel (for a vertical impact) or on one side of the wheel (for lateral loads). Spoke tension affects how much the rider can load up the wheel before the spokes opposite the load go slack. If each spoke has 800N of force on it, that's 800N the rider can apply in the opposite direction ("squashing" that spoke) before that spoke goes slack. Most spokes won't directly opposite the force applied, so 3200N or a bit more would be enough to slacken the spokes. Spoke tension will directly affect how much force the wheel can take before the spokes opposite the wheel goes slack, and the wheel starts to flex.
Jubbylinseed mikelevy's article
Jun 14, 2017 at 4:48
Jun 14, 2017
Talking Telemetry and Downhill Bike Setup with Giant's Dave Garland
Spoke tension doesn't affect lateral tension, it affects total wheel compliance, holding the axle fixed and deflecting the rim. I assume you've seen the ubiquitous slow-mo footage of riders cornering with the rear wheel locked (i.e., skidding through a corner) and the rear wheel deflecting and springing back each time it contacts and leaves the ground? That's the movement spoke tension importantly affects: for a given type of spokes, tighter spokes means less deflection or more stiffness. This is because the spokes act as a spring, pulling the rim back onto the axle's plane, and more tension effectively preloads the spokes, giving a higher initial spring rate. Besides, Garland isn't the only guy doing this - Manon Carpenter's mechanic laces her wheels at lower-than-normal tension to make her wheels more compliant. It's a thing.
Jubbylinseed mattwragg's article
Jun 1, 2017 at 18:56
Jun 1, 2017
The Campaign for Worse Bicycles ā€“ Opinion
I've only ever owned two proper mountain bikes, and I also find it hard to relate to the opinions of an author who appears to have owned dozens of bikes, and probably reviewed hundreds. Nonetheless, as a heavy, probably aggressive rider, I break and replace parts pretty regularly, and I feel like my attitude towards part selection is the same as Wragg's attitude towards bikes. I run tires and wheels that are way too overkill for my 150/160mm Commencal Meta, which makes the thing a pig to get up a hill, but I keep them on because they absolutely sing on the way down. I have an 810mm bar that's always clipping trees, but I'd never cut it down. I could put more sensible parts on, and get a more VW-like experience out of my bike, but whenever I have, I've gone back to overkill pretty quickly afterwards. Bikes are tools with a purpose, and that means a certain level of VW-ness is good, but they're also playmates, and that calls for a bit of personality as well.
Jubbylinseed mikekazimer's article
May 25, 2017 at 8:01
May 25, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 ā€“ First Ride
It'll be a cold day in Hell when the bike industry gives us quantitative/numerical data on any new product's performance. The line between journalism and advertising is pretty blurry on the ol' Pinkbike.
Jubbylinseed pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2017 at 18:31
May 23, 2017
Spartan vs Spartan: Devinci Enduro Team Bike Checks
If you're saying you're tall, don't worry, Pole's got you covered, and in a season or two everyone else will as well. If you're saying you're heavy (like me, 250lb), yeah you're fucked.
Jubbylinseed COMMENCALbicycles's article
May 4, 2017 at 0:19
May 4, 2017
The Commencal Furious is Here
@whitebullit: Dude the Furious isn't replacing the Supreme. It's designed to be fun, whereas the Supreme's designed to be fast. Thirion rides the Supreme because it's faster. Note the entire video was comprised of freeride and bike park footage, and didn't feature Thirion or Brannigan.
Jubbylinseed mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2017 at 17:11
Apr 21, 2017
Spot's New 29er Has a Carbon Fiber Leaf Spring ā€“ Sea Otter 2017
@WAKIdesigns: Waki, your flaccid member and breakaway friction have nothing to do with small bump compliance. The leaf spring increases the spring rate in the mid stroke, boosting mid stroke support. Coupled with a progressive overall rate to prevent harsh bottoming, this permits a lower shock pressure, increasing small bump compliance.
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