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NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Mar 5, 2017 at 15:51
Mar 5, 2017
Is This GT's New DH Bike?
Conveniently no good shots of BB, funny that. Tailored spam.
NoSkidMarks paulaston's article
Feb 27, 2017 at 22:47
Feb 27, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
And that's it folks. All talk is just that. There's the proof. Danmitch had all good results. Drag is a farce, and an elousion due to the alien feel. Plus gearbox bikes break in and get more efficient, whereas the new mech it was tested against will only get worse or just snap off.
NoSkidMarks paulaston's article
Feb 27, 2017 at 20:44
Feb 27, 2017
Derailleur vs Gearbox: Nicolai Ion 16 vs Ion GPI - Review
@silvbullit: you can run a chain instead, so not relevant to gearbox vs mech. Not a fan of belt as it's not needed, chains on gearbox bikes last several times longer than a bike with mech anyway. However your points are not really relevant as a motorbike and or car have way different loads etc. Belts aren't needed, but they would work okay. Not sure why the Germans keep pushing them though.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:12
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
But your less likely to break it. It can be mounted behind chainring and tensioner deflects in the direction of strikes and you can ru. Tensioners much hotter than mechs.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:08
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
The GT was cool, just let down massively by geometry. They released it years after they'd designed it.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:06
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
You forgot shifting any time. Centred low weight. Less maintainence. Like risk of damage. More responsive suspension. Better ground clearance(smaller chainring). I don't think Pinion or Effigear compromise chain stay length. Not more than most bikes anyway.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 14:00
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
You don't need it if your suspension is concentric(no chain growth) or on a hardtail with adjustable chainstay(horizontal drop outs)or adjustable bb etc.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 13:48
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
@aljoburr: Lahar won the worlds in NZ using a Rohloff hub mounted inboard. Guessing these hubs will be great for that application, providing they're narrow enough. I wonder if one will fit on my Zerode and if I can remove half its gears.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 13:34
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
@mooseman414: and you can shift without pedalling. This is a massive advantage you don't apresiate until owning a gearbox bike. And the lack of maintanenece and risk of damage while riding.
NoSkidMarks mikelevy's article
Oct 22, 2016 at 13:27
Oct 22, 2016
Kindernay Internally Geared Hub - First Look
@doe222: ahhhhh NO. The weight is central and low. Being the main weight of the bike, the rest of the bike pivots around it. The gears are not spinning all the time. It has no gyroscopic effect on the bike. Best not to speculate as fact, you can make all kinds of rumours happen. I think it would make the front wheel come up anyway if your theory was correct, it's not though. Even when spinning, all the internal gears aren't going the same direction anyway.
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