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Phipu mattbeer's article
Jul 23, 2021 at 10:24
Jul 23, 2021
Ask Pinkbike: eMTB Sag, Stem Length vs. Reach, Fork Noises, & Saddle Comfort
The springrate only changes, if you change the spring it self. The additional force required to push a spring through its travel doesn't change. What ut actually changes is, that it wont react on small forces as much since the spring already has a preloaded force. So aslong as you don't exceed that preload force your spring wont do much. Just as an example: you have a spring with a springrate of 5 N/mm. Now you preload it with 50 N, so it already sits 10 mm in its travel. Now the force to actually deform the spring (elastic torsional deformation) any further has to exceed those 50 N. Otherwise it's more like a rigid fork at this point.
Phipu edspratt's article
Jul 20, 2021 at 1:11
Jul 20, 2021
5 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Trek Removes 433,600lbs of Plastic, Sustainable Manufacturing, & More
@chrod: if all those bikes would be made from recyclable carbon and actually get recycled, i wouldn't say anything. But at the moment only GG bikes are, and if all of them will come back to get recycled is a totally different question. As it is now, where the only thing you can do, is burning them, it's the worst possible material for bikes in my opinion. At least with aluminium or steel you get a cycle going and don't have to drill a new hole in the ground somewhere remote for every bike.
Phipu edspratt's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 16:06
Jul 19, 2021
Phipu edspratt's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 13:22
Jul 19, 2021
5 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Trek Removes 433,600lbs of Plastic, Sustainable Manufacturing, & More
@chrod: i actually don't know what kind of resin they use, to be able to recycle it. So don't know enough about it. But aslong as "traditional" resins are used, you can't recycle it. And no, for me "energetic recycling" isn't recycling.... But does someone know what they use at Guerilla Gravity?
Phipu jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 12:21
Jul 19, 2021
Phipu edspratt's article
Jul 19, 2021 at 12:12
Jul 19, 2021
5 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Trek Removes 433,600lbs of Plastic, Sustainable Manufacturing, & More
Sell less Carbon bikes. It might have it's place at the TdF and XC, but 99.9% (if i would know how, i'd make a line on top of the 9 behind the decimal point) of riders don't need anything out of carbon on their bikes. Also going to a drivetrain system where it's less exposed and therefor more durable would also be a good step. The biggest step for sustainability and customers would be to finally settle on one standard. I don't want to know how many bikesparts get bought and then directly land in a box for the next 10 years before getting transfered to the bin, just because it was the wrong standard.
Phipu sarahmoore's article
Jul 6, 2021 at 10:52
Jul 6, 2021
Audi Nines MTB Returns to Quarry in Germany, Includes Women for 2021
Didn't know that Rheinland-Pfalz reminds so much of Star Wars in English... Rhineland-Palpatine.
Phipu alicialeggett's article
Jul 4, 2021 at 10:35
Jul 4, 2021
Nina Hoffman Breaks Collarbone in Worst Crash of Her Life
@nvranka: that looked sketchy as hell aswell. Honestly most of the jumps looked sketchy as hell on this track. Also in the middle doubles every second rider got kicked forward. But i guess the reason is that during training we saw people hitting the trees or ptherwise miss the landing.
Phipu alicialeggett's article
Jul 3, 2021 at 15:20
Jul 3, 2021
Nina Hoffman Breaks Collarbone in Worst Crash of Her Life
@commental: i see your point. For me though, a gap in a worldcup race should have some margin instead of a landingzone the length of a bike. Therefore i would say a minimal landing length of 6-8 meters wouldn't be wrong. Just enough to keep it safe but not totally over done. At the end it's a discussion about what safety precautions are good for the sport and riders and what are just making it unnecessary over the top. E.g. i saw some comments about safety netting etc. From ski racing which i think in this case would be wrong. Then they would get caught and fall uncontrolled to the ground. But some track limits to channel riders straight on the take off and long and wide enough landings (e.g. 3m) would make sense to me.
Phipu alicialeggett's article
Jul 3, 2021 at 13:07
Jul 3, 2021
Nina Hoffman Breaks Collarbone in Worst Crash of Her Life
How about minimum landing kength before the start of the corner? Nothing excessive, maybe 8 meters. Justo to make sure tmobody hits the trees instead of the landing.
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