Protour

Highly critical suspension design skeptic.
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Protour seb-stott's article
May 17, 2022 at 7:53
May 17, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
I've been saying this since 2015, when Specialized introduced the low BB pivot. At the time I sarcastically predicted they would "improve" it in 2016 by lowering the pivot below the BB to even further lower the centre of gravity: https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/11742494/ Everybody mocked my criticism of it back then cause they just assumed Specialized knew what they were doing. They still don't, their frame designs cause shocks to blow up and their pivot is still too low for optimum suspension.
Protour henryquinney's article
Mar 25, 2022 at 7:31
Mar 25, 2022
Video: The Lastest Tech From Lourdes World Cup - Pivots Just Got Higher
Sounds like you're too high if you like low pivots.
Protour jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 25, 2022 at 7:23
Mar 25, 2022
Spotted: Remi Thirion's New Giant Glory for the Lourdes DH World Cup 2022
"Interestingly, Giant hasn't jumped on the high pivot train with this new frame and the suspension design looks to be largely similar to previous Giant models." Not interesting or surprising, in fact totally predictable. In the year 2032, are you still gonna say it's interesting that Giant has stuck with it's outdated, low Pivot, DW link wannabe suspension design?
Protour sarahmoore's article
Aug 16, 2021 at 22:42
Aug 16, 2021
Loic Bruni Fractures Heel Bone, Still Hopes to Race Leogang World Cup
I predicted people would get injured because of this design, lol.
Protour jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 16, 2021 at 22:39
Aug 16, 2021
Nerding Out: Maribor World Cup DH 2021
Coasting aero tuck is underrated so often. Just cause you can pedal doesn't mean you should.
Protour seb-stott's article
Aug 16, 2021 at 22:33
Aug 16, 2021
Specialized Granted Patent for Linkage Fork Design
@jackalope: Even though I motivated then to raise their stupid concentric BB pivot, I'll never expect any props from them. Safe to say I cost them more than a few Demo sales and created some uncomfortable company meetings. Nevertheless I still like the brand and this fork is a perfect match for high pivot designs on the rear if you want active, sensitive suspension. Just have to have the right damping so it doesn't dive or move too much when you don't want it to.
Protour mattwragg's article
Jun 29, 2021 at 0:35
Jun 29, 2021
Protour danielsapp's article
Mar 10, 2021 at 10:09
Mar 10, 2021
Bike Check: Isak Leivsson's Homemade High Pivot DH Bike has 510mm Chainstays
*13 years ago, not 18 lol. Gwin was probably racing bmx or motocross 18 years ago.
Protour danielsapp's article
Mar 10, 2021 at 10:01
Mar 10, 2021
Bike Check: Isak Leivsson's Homemade High Pivot DH Bike has 510mm Chainstays
Seeing a bike with 510 mm chainstays that people think are cool gave me flashbacks to 18 years ago, when people argued with me for insisting that 420 mm chainstays were too short for World Cup DH racing. https://m.pinkbike.com/news/Finals-Results-Val-di-Sole-World-Cup-2013.html
Protour mikelevy's photo
Feb 17, 2021 at 22:12
Feb 17, 2021
Nah, main pivot was too low. I suggested they raise it and they eventually did.

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