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R-trailking-S davidarthur's article
Aug 29, 2018 at 10:18
Aug 29, 2018
Review: Cotic FlareMAX
@justanotherusername: steel can be hydroformed, but it is very expensive for the thin wall high tolernaces necessary for bikes
R-trailking-S nr22's article
Jul 18, 2018 at 9:43
Jul 18, 2018
First Ride: Bold Unplugged Volume 1
@Ron-C: good point, but the stickers on mtb shocks cover the air can, not the damper. (Genrally)
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 20:25
May 23, 2018
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
@blamacken: I get that, but there would be no frame compatibility problems if the upper crown was bolted instead of bonded to the strut. The extra complication of slamming everything into a space below the head tube was completely unnecessary.
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 19:49
May 23, 2018
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
They had to add more carbon because one mounting point is less stiff than two? People are fickle and more likely to buy the better looking product than the more functional one? Lefty got a boob job with 50cc of saline? I am not sure but something is grinding my gears too.
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 19:45
May 23, 2018
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
@blamacken: Couldn't Cannondale have solved this much more easily by releasing a Lefty with a moving bolt on upper crown and integrated stem? And keep the upper part of the tube less than 80mm above the lower crown race so any handlebar could be slammed on any frame. ???
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 19:41
May 23, 2018
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
... I wouldn't do it, even for racing. My experience with xc equipment is not great. I like my SID wc, but the fork is still a fair bit less stiff than I'd like for blasting my tight trails. It is loads stiffer than an old Marzocchi Corsa, and maybe %80 percent the stiffness of my Argyle, but it is not as solid through root balls as I would like. And you are used to 35mm forks. That said, mike also suggests not to put the Ocho on your "downcountry" bike- I suspect Cannondale my have something better for the rest of us later. Break the bank every once in a while, but don't pick up a fork that may break under your regular use. Heck, there are quite a few broken xc frames from WC racing- it doesn't really matter how much lighter it is if you can't finish the season on it.
R-trailking-S paulaston's article
May 11, 2018 at 9:31
May 11, 2018
Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review
@TheOriginalTwoTone: Standard q factor used to be 175 mm. 164 used to be reserved for xc race bikes. Only recently have I seen most cranks only available in 168 ish, and now ultra narrow 156 are available for xc. Boost spacing hasn’t changed so much from standard, but the expectation to fit 164 mm q-factor cranks on everything is new.
R-trailking-S paulaston's article
May 10, 2018 at 10:07
May 10, 2018
Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review
Profile 48 spline spindles are still used on almost every modern high performance bmx crankset. I have some on my bmx, they’re still around.
R-trailking-S paulaston's article
May 10, 2018 at 10:03
May 10, 2018
Rotor R-Hawk Cranks - Review
There are quite a few boost bikes that will not clear a 164 q factor crankset, including mine.
R-trailking-S RichardCunningham's article
Apr 21, 2018 at 14:59
Apr 21, 2018
Ellsworth Truth Gets a Remake - Sea Otter 2018
As someone who rides both bmx and cross country, I can’t tell you how many times I have hit my knees on the top tube while decking it between trees. Sorry, but treks been known for extra light, noodly, cracking carbon xc frames for years.
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