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NatuRaOx2 mikekazimer's article
Nov 24, 2021 at 16:12
Nov 24, 2021
Opinion: How Many Batteries Does a Mountain Bike Really Need?
That’s the reason behind the bicycle! NO POWER BUT HUMAN POWER
NatuRaOx2 mattbeer's article
Sep 23, 2021 at 8:38
Sep 23, 2021
The Story Behind Push Industries' Prototype Linkage Fork
Always wondered what happened to that gearbox design @vinay:
NatuRaOx2 edspratt's article
Aug 7, 2021 at 19:13
Aug 7, 2021
Spotted: Hope's Prototype High Pivot Enduro Bike [Updated with Response from Hope]
I still ride a 2013 Kona Abracadabra. It’s not a high pivot but the chain stay lengthens . But not always. It’s a dual shock design and chain tension works in combination with the two shocks and basically dual pivot points . It’s a cool design and has its advantages. One is it’s poppy most of the time . You can climb with 4” of travel and use the 160mm intermittently the rest of the time . It’s a suspension you have to learn how to use to its strengths and try to avoid its negatives . Like when you need the short wheel base going through a corner and your punched in too hard and the rear lengthens and you can’t cut the tight line . You’ll push wide because the rearend is too long all of a sudden. Like any design you learn to ride them to their advantages. I like the high pivot design and glad it is finally back and being developed. Hope everything works out for Hope . Love the quality of their products.
NatuRaOx2 mikekazimer's article
Sep 20, 2020 at 8:28
Sep 20, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Does Mixing Wheel Sizes Make Sense?
I had plans to to me a 24” bike . It may have been around that time . The bike was may 1997 Cannondale SV 2000 . I think that was the letters . It was a 4” travel XC single pivot with the 90mm travel headshok . Wow has suspension design come a long way since then.
NatuRaOx2 jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 18, 2020 at 8:49
Sep 18, 2020
Bike Check: Kilian Reil's Custom Trail Bike - Steel Frame, Gearbox & Coil Shock
That is an absolutely beautiful bike design. The workmanship is impeccable also . I’d love to own this bike . The suspension design reminds me of my old Konas. Which I still ride . Will this gearbox design bike be available for a build for all customers?
NatuRaOx2 mikelevy's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 7:27
Sep 12, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Kona's New Process Bikes
It is a single pivot period. This is the same design Kona used to use . It's almost identical to the old Kona design they were famous for and the old look that made Kona look the the way they did. If you watch the videos of this bike you will see the guy in the brakes a lot going down hill. The suspension doesn't move hardly at all. You touch the brakes and it locks the suspension up and loos traction. The work fun is thrown in because the bike doesn't go through objects but bounces off and over objects. It gets poppy and fun. You can pop off of stuff and it'll jump nice . It doesn't rob energy but then again you are not getting the traction of a virtual pivot or a horstlink design. If you soften the suspension up it goes through stuff but then it'll change gears on you and you'll really feel the chain tug. I like the design it is strong and long lasting . Kona has always had the KISS attitude. I do really like the DW link design also where you ride through stuff. This is for optimal traction. @El-Train:
NatuRaOx2 vernonfelton's article
Sep 11, 2017 at 6:50
Sep 11, 2017
Staran FSM-140 – Review
Damn straight, I'm seeing more and more bikes designed for the wide open west of America. I live in central Illinois of the U.S. these numbers would be perfect here. The super long bikes that a raked out real heavy don't perform well on our tight n twisty woods with steep short climbs . There was a time when certain brands were desired for their design according to The terrain from which they were born.@richkennedy:
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