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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.

Protour danielsapp's article
Feb 17, 2021 at 22:10
Feb 17, 2021
Protour mikekazimer's article
Jul 9, 2019 at 14:32
Jul 9, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine
The fact that Bruni has won so many big races on a 135 rear end shows how stupid, overhyped, and unnecessary the wide hubs are unless you are really big. Besides the better bike handling you get from not hitting your heels on the chainstays all the time, a narrower rear hub is more aerodynamic and lighter. The frames, wheels, and pivots should be where you beef things up for rear end stiffness, not just take short cuts like every other company out there and make a wider hub. Specialized deserves big props for trying to keeping it narrow.
Protour mikekazimer's article
Jul 9, 2019 at 14:23
Jul 9, 2019
First Ride: The 2020 Demo 29 - Specialized's New Aluminum DH Race Machine
I like the new axle path and will take credit for it, but I won't take any legal action if I'm not given it.
Protour jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 16:13
Feb 11, 2019
Chromag Announces Doctahawk, a Super Aggressive 180mm, 29er Hardtail
Finally somebody making trail bikes with proper head angles, I've been advocating this for years.
Protour WAKIdesigns's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 5:44
Aug 30, 2016
WAKi-bikes of the Future: Y-ME Schmetterling
Sure, but if the concentric pivot is great why not make the c.o.g. even lower? http://m.pinkbike.com/u/protour/album/Potential-2016-Demoproducts Waki and Jason@specialized have seen my dream concept bike, I'm more than a little disappointed it didn't make it prototype status for this big race. I assume they are getting the patent finalized first.
Protour BWinder's article
Jul 7, 2016 at 0:17
Jul 7, 2016
Anne-Caroline Chausson - Interview
The legend continues. Amuse-toi bien !
Protour WAKIdesigns's photo
Jul 7, 2016 at 0:07
Jul 7, 2016
Love that kit!

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