It's all about the nosedive.
Oliverd mikelevy's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 15:00Nov 15, 2012
EXCLUSIVE: DVO Emerald Inverted DH Fork - First Look
How about setting up some sort of crowdfunding/kickstarter to accelerate getting a pair of these under a WC racer next season? I'd be proud to buy a few decals to support this level of innovation, but I'd be stoked to see a racer I helped on the podium... I'm sure you can make sure that a damaged stanchion isn't as expensive/unobtainable as certain competitors, and I'm sure their longevity of the coatings will be better ;)
Oct 24, 2012 at 14:48Oct 24, 2012
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Oliverd RichardCunningham's article
Jun 27, 2012 at 8:48Jun 27, 2012
First Look: RockShox/Lapierre Show Electronic Shock at Morzine
To me they've gone about it slightly the wrong way. It'd be better to detect the speed and position of the forks and shock and adjust the compression damping to suit (in fact probably easier to do electronically than with shims). If your accelerometers are coming into play then you forks already haven't done a very good job... On, Off, and "On a bit" isn't very sophisticated use of damping. Using a crank sensor rather than looking for pedalling frequencies at the shock is a bit of a cop out too. The potential to be able to remap for forks and shock instead of having a fresh tune is compelling. I'm sure you could make the map adjustable on the fly too. If they use GPS speed or positions to switch the maps though - that's a bit of a cheat... Remember the Millyard bike that the reviewers raved about, but always felt like the shocks were blown in the carpark - I think that will be a common characteristic.
Oliverd Filp's video
Jun 15, 2012 at 10:06Jun 15, 2012