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Mikevdv jessiemaymorgan's article
Apr 6, 2024 at 6:05
Apr 6, 2024
SRAM Patent Shows Compact Motor x Battery Unit
I see this design as a potential fire hazard Riding an e-bike currently and looking how scratched up the bottom of the motor case is I’m very happy there are no batteries there on my bike and that they are higher up the down tube
Mikevdv brianpark's article
Mar 12, 2024 at 5:39
Mar 12, 2024
Clever Standard's Clever Tools - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
Yes....My last 9 flat tires and a few for my friends. Even somehow successfully did a sidewall tear 2 days ago. I carry a tube but never seem to need it.
Mikevdv crestline's article
Mar 7, 2024 at 4:44
Mar 7, 2024
Crestline Releases Special RS180 Team Edition eMTB
If you want one you can build it. Bafang m620 has more power than is usable in single track. There are a few overseas frame makers making some solid stuff
Feb 25, 2024 at 4:40
Feb 25, 2024
Feb 12, 2024 at 3:31
Feb 12, 2024
11.9 km - 01:48 - 3 achievements
Mikevdv mattbeer's article
Feb 8, 2024 at 5:43
Feb 8, 2024
Park Tool Announces New E-Bike Specific Tools
@hughlunnon: The rider and bike are not a rigid mass and need to be treated separately for suspension performance. t's a 2 spring/damper 3 mass system. Masses that may be accelerating and moving at very different rates sometimes in completely different directions. when tuning my e-bike immediately noticed my fox dps tested on my ebike didn't have enough rebound damping to slow the rebound on the the heavier weight of my e bike and keep it from wanting to eject me in certain situations even on it's highest rebound damping setting. But an e-bike specific fork or shock makes sense to me as t can be stronger sacrifice weight with a No F's given attitude and have a larger range of damping adjustments.
Mikevdv mattbeer's article
Dec 26, 2023 at 10:11
Dec 26, 2023
2023 Pinkbike Awards: Product of the Year Winner
@dkidd: Alot of BS to unpack here....I can see SRAM solving a few self induced problems with this. Point 1 and 2 Folks complain Derailleurs are easy to damage and tough to rebuild. Derailleurs are pretty easy to damage. It's a big complaint. especially when your new electric derailleur costs 500 dollars. Now you can buy a new cage for $175 dollars. Not cheaply.... its more than the price of a high end derailleur from a competitor What I assume is the fuse point (upper link) was not available in their spare parts catalog. Sram solved nothing here but the problems they made by coming up a with 500 derailieur Point 3. b tension and limit screw complexity is not a problem "folks are complaining about" Department store bikes assembled by stoned teenagers may require some solution here. but these are the simplest adjustments in the world. Set once and forget. unless something gets loose broken or bent. Replicable hangars by design are really easy to bend. at which point an electric system will crap itself....hence another self inflicted need for "transmission" bend your hangar the whole system is F'd making your own problem and correcting it is not "innovation" Point 4: SRAM shifting is clunky under load. Yes I have this complaint. Shimano HG+ solved this years ago and cues and link glide solved this at a low price point. Point 4b) Chains and subsequently cassettes wear out too fast.....HERE IS THE PROBLEM FOLKS WANT FIXED!...The crux of this problem is high torque, dirt and a very small amount of lubricant results in significant chain wear. it's not a clunky shift that makes your chain stretch. its the grinding action of an excess of dirt on your chain pins, stretching the chain resulting in premature wear of your rings and cassette. Furthermore ebikes can bend teeth on clunky shifts. Sram made an ultra expensive drivetrain that likely solves bent teeth but not the chain wear. Shimano came to the table with linkglide a steel thicker smooth shifting system that's low cost and will improve cassette wear. Pinion threw away the whole mess and gave us a real transmission, integrating it with a motor that gives you USEFUL FUN (instead of crisper shits) and solved a number of gearbox and e-bike problems in one fell swoop. This is innovation. Point 5: SRAM stuff is still way to expensive. This is not solved. link glide solved this. So linkglide was a bettter solution to things "Folks complained about" While Love or hate ebikes Pinions MGU is the damn future of ebikes and far more deserving of an innovation award.
Mikevdv mattbeer's article
Dec 26, 2023 at 8:39
Dec 26, 2023
2023 Pinkbike Awards: Product of the Year Winner
This is not all it's just a derailleur and hanger together..... or a permanent derailleur mount like we did in the 90s. bad outcome is that it bins a frame from a bad crash or an ill considered frame design. Best outcome is .....what exaclty? can we quantify the improved "crispness"... Never once in 35 years of mountain biking did I here myself saying..."man if only my derailleur hangar was stiffer, my shifting would be so much better" Nor did I notice a decrease in shifting performance when switching from permanent to replaceable hangars. except saw a few less binned frames as a mechanic By passed pinions MGU for this replay from the 90s?.....are you kidding me? This award was SOLD. not awarded.
Mikevdv edspratt's article
Dec 7, 2023 at 8:44
Dec 7, 2023
Mathieu Van Der Poel Faces Choice Between the Tour De France & XC Olympic Race
@Garantson: Generally speaking I want to see the "roadies" like Pidcock or van der Poel crack crash or bleed.....not because they aren't good mountain bikers or they are bad people.... But I feel they treat mountain biking with a bit of disrespect, they ride road 99% of the time, don't qualify, show up to cherry picked events start from the rear and arrogantly expect to win. Far too often they do. It's like a side hobby for them. . I cheer for Nino and other in those races cuz he's in the sport full on In the trenches earning it race after race. It's a real sport, you gotta focus on it, train for it or at least qualify for a good start position......I wanna see them earn it more.
Mikevdv henryquinney's article
Nov 24, 2023 at 12:07
Nov 24, 2023
Review: Berd’s Hawk 30 Wheels Use String Spokes for Impressive Compliance
@G-Sport: if you can correct my engineering terminology accurately I suggest you look at The applied stress temperature and creep properties of dyneema and you will likely arrive at or near 2.0mm dyneema dm20 as being able to fit a hub without too much faffery, handling real world temperatures well and being commercially available.
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