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Primoz alexcgevans's article
Jul 9, 2018 at 13:08
Jul 9, 2018
Ceramicspeed Claims Their Bearings Could Outlast Your Frame - Eurobike 2018
@Kapricorn: Even using (appropriately sized) caged bearings would not be much of an issue. You could even rotate the bearings every few weeks (unscrew the axle, rotate it, tighten it back - you change the most loaded balls and the location of the loads on the raceway). It's the dirt that's the issue. Once it gets in, it's life over. As for the winter in the UK, i suspect Santa Cruz solution is the key - open bearings on the inside (so properly mounted RS bearings instead of 2RS), then grease up the buggers through a grease port with a gun. And flush the dirt out if you're lucky. That and a form of additional sealing on the pivots to prevent dirt coming in in the first place.
Primoz alexcgevans's article
Jul 9, 2018 at 13:05
Jul 9, 2018
Ceramicspeed Claims Their Bearings Could Outlast Your Frame - Eurobike 2018
@sherbet: I do hope you use grease when mounting new bearings. That would make the wear of the bore and the change in the tolerances to the minimum, thereby negating the issue. And, at the end of the day, with the right design (for example like on the '15 Reign i have) changing most of the bearing bores is cheap, just buy a new set of links (that covers 8 out of 12 bearing bores). ANd you can still glue the bearing in if it falls out. After all, i have heard of loose bearings on more or less new Liteville frames, where even gluing them in didn't help. And this was from more than one source.
Primoz alexcgevans's article
Jul 8, 2018 at 11:44
Jul 8, 2018
Ceramicspeed Claims Their Bearings Could Outlast Your Frame - Eurobike 2018
@sherbet: No, it doesn't. You have to be a maniac to destroy said interfaces by inserting and removing the bearings 4 times.
Primoz mikelevy's article
Jun 30, 2018 at 10:03
Jun 30, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Is There a Chain Guide on Your Bike?
As a rider who has had a huge rock fly up into the taco on my enduro bike about a week or two after buying it and as a rider, who has a bent backplate and the frame tabs on the chainguide, i say a bash is a requirement on a bike like this. My next trail-ish (150/145 mm travel) bike will have a OneUp taco guide.
Primoz mikekazimer's article
Jun 11, 2018 at 21:36
Jun 11, 2018
Flo Payet's XXL Mondraker Summum - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
@pacificnorthwet: and the bent seat tube is not an issue? That's what's bothering me with the Mega (even the 27 inch version), since i hate bent/offset seat tubes that, at 800+ mm of seat height, put you effectively over the rear axle. And is the reason why i love the (27 inch) Aeris so much, since it has an effective SA of 76° with a real angle of 74°, which is a minor difference.
Primoz mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 23:45
Jun 8, 2018
Flo Payet's XXL Mondraker Summum - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
I'm 190 cm and between 75 to 80 kg. Florent is relatively thin and I'm surprised how he has the strength to ride world cups at that pace, but he's borderline to being too thin (body mass index), if it all. I'm a quarter of the way into the normal range of BMI. And BMI is a fairly useless metric anyway.
Primoz mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 23:42
Jun 8, 2018
Flo Payet's XXL Mondraker Summum - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
@Muckal: more or less my point with the "probably plenty powerful" part of the comment.
Primoz mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 13:52
Jun 8, 2018
Primoz mikekazimer's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 13:51
Jun 8, 2018
Flo Payet's XXL Mondraker Summum - Leogang DH World Cup 2018
And an only 2 piston front as well!! They are probably plenty powerful.
Primoz mikelevy's article
May 21, 2018 at 22:10
May 21, 2018
Spotted: Is This Specialized's New DH Bike?
I'd say this is a linkage in the style of canyon sender. So yeah, that vertical part would be a moto style link.
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