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R-trailking-S jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 24, 2019 at 4:23
Apr 24, 2019
Confirmed: Cannondale's New Downhill Bike Has 2 Shocks
If the front end is pushing hard, reduce high speed compression up front. If it starts sucking down, rebound both front and rear maybe too slow. I have found most forks to be spiking with too much high speed compression and it sets up both ends of the suspension wrong. Trying to increase high speed compression out rear just makes for a jarring, spiky mess- the rearward travel of the fork tends to lead to too much compression damping in attempt to compensate for dive. Suspension is much faster in the loose with less damping.
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 9:30
Apr 15, 2019
MRP's Ramp Control Pro Cartridge, Carbon Repair Service, & a 13 LB Bike Rack - Sea Otter 2019
@gabriel-mission9: i wasn’t suggesting that. There’s about 3-4 mm of air damped instead os sprung travel because of that port. No preload there, not relevant to those systems.
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
Apr 14, 2019 at 18:14
Apr 14, 2019
MRP's Ramp Control Pro Cartridge, Carbon Repair Service, & a 13 LB Bike Rack - Sea Otter 2019
@gabriel-mission9: the force doesn’t equalize with the pressure because the negative spring side has less surface area because the rod takes up some space from the piston. Pressure is a per unit area measurement. That is basic physics. Equal pressure does not produce equal force.
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
Apr 14, 2019 at 7:18
Apr 14, 2019
MRP's Ramp Control Pro Cartridge, Carbon Repair Service, & a 13 LB Bike Rack - Sea Otter 2019
@gabriel-mission9: That is completely wrong. Force is per unit area. The negative spring side has the air rod attached to it, thus less cross sectional surface area than the positive side. Equal pressure creates quite a bit of preload and breakaway force. However, most air forks use a port on the stanchion (like Rockshox Solo Air), so there is some travel that isn't back by any force. Rockshox dual air was very sensitive and was always better with more air in the negative chamber to reduce spring preload to zero. Manitou's setup acheives the same by simply pulling the fork slightly into its travel with a pump attached- a pump on the valve opens both air chambers at once. It pops right back to full travel after that.
R-trailking-S jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 29, 2019 at 5:15
Mar 29, 2019
Mercury Wheels' Mystery Fiber-X Rim Material - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Dyneema and spectra have the same problems as polypropelene- creep. Which means neither is good for fixed rigid structures.
R-trailking-S danielsapp's article
Mar 22, 2019 at 9:58
Mar 22, 2019
R-trailking-S RichardCunningham's article
Mar 14, 2019 at 19:09
Mar 14, 2019
QBP's High-End Whisky Carbon Components will Sell on Amazon & eBay
As long as I get to meet Hawthorne Abendson I am cool with it. #papercrane
R-trailking-S danielsapp's article
Mar 10, 2019 at 7:15
Mar 10, 2019
First Look: Diamondback Release 29 and Carbon Sync'r
@nojzilla: seat tube, upper link, rear triangle, lower link As opposed to: seat tube, upper link, seatstay, chainstay Its bars for shorties.
R-trailking-S mikelevy's article
Feb 21, 2019 at 14:56
Feb 21, 2019
Review: Syncros' Hixon SL IC Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem
@shrockie: only problem is, then you’d know how often you’re steertube moves in the crown...
R-trailking-S mikekazimer's article
Jan 30, 2019 at 19:00
Jan 30, 2019
Review: Michelin's Wild Enduro Tires Deliver Tons of Traction
@Ttimer: Michelin's are all much slower rebound and much softer than just about any other brand. It is why I wore out a set in 450 miles. The slow rebound is why the tire occasionally transmits jarring chatter- Michelin's choke up and bog down over high speed impacts in a similar way to cane creek's double barrel spool valves. The result is sudden loss of traction. However, they are much stickier in loose conditions than any other tire I have owned. I loved mine- a set of Country Race'r tubeless in 29x2.1 rolled nearly as fast, weighed more, and gripped significantly better in loose conditions than my Schwalbe rocket rons in 29x2.35. I lost 90 seconds off an 17 min 30 sec loose loop when I finally cut through the casing and had to switch. I haven't got that time back yet. Though, I would like to know how you know Magi X2 is slower rebound than Gum X.
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