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Feb 3, 2019 at 0:21
Feb 3, 2019
Avalanche cartridge. Simply the best damper there is.

Purpledragonslayer missjoeygough's article
Dec 22, 2018 at 20:55
Dec 22, 2018
Purpledragonslayer missjoeygough's article
Dec 22, 2018 at 20:54
Dec 22, 2018
Video: Joey Gough Sends Huge Jumps on Her Trail Bike
@cunning-linguist: she’s charging
Purpledragonslayer missjoeygough's article
Dec 22, 2018 at 20:54
Dec 22, 2018
Video: Joey Gough Sends Huge Jumps on Her Trail Bike
Ha! Super fun edit! And very nice travels in both hemispheres and several continents! Way to seek out some of the most famous hits in the world! Love it.
Purpledragonslayer RichardCunningham's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 20:25
Dec 14, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
@mikekazimer: ok we’re cool.
Purpledragonslayer RichardCunningham's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 17:44
Dec 14, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
@ceecee: @ceecee: I don’t think they’re lying. For whatever reason they reviewed this bike with a nonproduction shock so their issues are non-issues for potential buyers. Journalistic integrity would indicate you hold off posting this cause you are directly misleading your readers. Moreover they didn’t do analysis of why the bike was behaving poorly. When I tried to eleiminate high AS as a potential cause with real kinematic info and the source cited @mikekaziner responded with a pejorative “numbers on paper don’t always translate to how a bike feels on the trail...” comment. Kinda kills any useful analytical discussion. Nobody is perfect but I feel like these guys hate being wrong and a lot of readers seem to be licking their butt holes in celebration of them getting it wrong this time. It’s not a personal thing, I’m not offended or something, I just want to look out for other riders. Plus I recently had to undergo flexor tendon repair surgery so being active in these comments has been fun for me. Let me explain this: my favorite riding buddy just got the new blur. I wanted an xc style trail bike to ride with him as the enduro was too much bike for those mellower xc/style trail rides. Based on this review you might think the sensor fits that bill nicely. But I was immediately disappointed the sensor was clearly much closer to an all mountain bike than light and snappy trail bike. I put my enduro wheels and tires on immediately because I knew these tires were not gonna survive one ride. With that set up the sensor doesn’t climb much better than my Wreckoning, just a lot more comfortably. My large expert, out of the box, is 31.6 lbs (with tubes no pedals). I verified it on two decent quality scales. It’s pretty heavy and you got to use the climb switch to keep the rear suspension from sagging too much on the climbs. With all the negative props I’ve received I decided to lean into it. So I’m gonna race the smuggler next year. Pretty excited about it!
Purpledragonslayer RichardCunningham's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 10:21
Dec 14, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
@freestyIAM: no worries mate it seems the whole cult of pickbike already think I’m an idiot :p
Purpledragonslayer RichardCunningham's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 9:43
Dec 14, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
@Balgaroth: thanks, I was wrong about that. My apologies to the French.
Purpledragonslayer RichardCunningham's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 9:41
Dec 14, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
@freestyIAM: there’s a tiny port above the ifp, if the damper sucks up too much oil or air from the lowers it will push the ifp above the bleed port allowing the damper to purge itself. This is opposed to a sealed bladder type, which can’t purge itself so it needs a restrictive, tight shaft seal. That of course adds stiction when it’s properly functioning and if it happens to suck up air or extra oil it will be trapped inside the bladder, which can cause a whole bunch of other issues. One of the other beauties of the self bleeding damper is anybody with a vice and a strap wrench can service it. It’s no harder to do than lowers or an air spring. Imagine your fork feeling fresh all the time at the cost of a couple hours of wrenching and some oil.
Purpledragonslayer RichardCunningham's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 9:28
Dec 14, 2018
Field Test: GT Sensor Carbon Expert
@freestyIAM: with the self bleeding damper they can significantly reduce the squeeze of the damper seal and thusly increase sensitively by reducing stiction.
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