Nov 27, 2018 at 12:41Nov 27, 2018
@rippermago: I am guessing as far the pivot height goes the should feel similar. It will feel better especially in the air with the pinion because the weight is all down at your feet. You will also feel a diference with the steel frame. I prefer how steel feels vs aluminum. Other customers feel the same. There is a nicer feel to it in terms of damping qualities.
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Nov 13, 2018 at 13:27Nov 13, 2018
Thanks Diesel! Final production design. Spent the last 2 years hammering the prototypes and tried a couple different linkage positions and now have tried to get the design as light as possible without sacrificing durability. It isn't the lightest frameset, but it is durable and if you crash it bad and dent a tube of something, it can easily and cheaply be repaired without worry. This frame set is a 450mm reach and weighed 9.5lbs with headset, rear axle, and all hardware minus the rear shock.
Nov 13, 2018 at 13:19Nov 13, 2018
Thanks man. After just over 2 years of testing, this is going to be the final design We have experienced a couple different linkage positions and where it is at feels buttery. It will come with 3 swappable shock mounts if desired to allow you to run 7.8 x 2, 7.8 x 2.25, 8.5 x 2.5, or 8.75 x 2.75 for different travel options. Reach sizes will go 400mm, 425mm, 450mm, 475mm, 500mm. Build it light or heavier for durability. We are gearbox converts even if it means adding a little weight.
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Nov 3, 2018 at 21:40Nov 3, 2018
Nov 3, 2018 at 21:09Nov 3, 2018
Thanks guys. It has been quite a road to get to this point. We took the time to test this design for over 2 years with the gearbox carriage and yoke linkage. The rest of the frame is like the traditional frames that we know worked over time with a lot of abuse. After the abuse put on these from climbing and descending for over two years, we are confident in them. Pinion did a great job on these gearboxes. Coupled with a high pivot, best ride i have been on. No mechanicals. The last two summers at resort riding, with 4 of us on prototypes no drivetrain issues. On the other hand I would see about 5 people of the side of the trail with chain/derailluer issues each day.
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Nov 2, 2018 at 21:15Nov 2, 2018