Precision technician and MTB fan. I ride XC and a bit all mountain when i have the chance to do so. mostly in the evenings before sunset and in the weekends.

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RecklessJack paulaston's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 4:01
Mar 7, 2018
Canyon Goes Electric with the Spectral:ON - First Ride
@vinay: It comes down to how the cassette is machined. In a cassette that is machined in one piece you will get a better distribution of force through the junctions (if thats the correct word for it) between the cogs. With machining you will be able to make rounded edges and so on which will distribute the applied force better. if a cassette is riveted you will get a peak load where the rivet meets the wall of the hole. this will then result in things like creep and that will lead to faillure at those places (if you apply a lot of force over a long time). machined parts also have tighter tolerances i think. But you also pay for that ofcourse. to summarize: it all comes down to force distribution. I believe methods like the finite element method are used to calculate these things.
RecklessJack mikelevy's article
Jan 26, 2018 at 4:00
Jan 26, 2018
Failing the $2,000 Bike Challenge - Opinion
About the motorcycle to mtb comparison. plenty of my friends say that to me. my opinion on this point is that when you spend like 10 grand on a mountainbike you basically get the best of whats available at that point (arguably ofcourse, but youre very near the top). While for motorbikes you need to spend somewhere around 80K to get the best of the best. Its either a top spec MTB or a midrange motorbike.
RecklessJack pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 8, 2017 at 1:58
Dec 8, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards - Mountain Bike of the Year Nominees
Is it fair to point out that the Commencal Supreme is also nominated becouse its the first freeride bike in ages? i think that's what makes it stand out from the rest of the list.
RecklessJack pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2017 at 22:31
Dec 5, 2017
Pinkbike Awards 2017: Rules and Guidelines
Its interesting to see what they come up with.
RecklessJack pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 5, 2017 at 22:30
Dec 5, 2017
2017 Pinkbike Awards - Component of the Year Nominees
The brake and the TRS cassette are seriously good. But i think that this award goes to the GEagle.
RecklessJack mikelevy's article
Nov 29, 2017 at 4:10
Nov 29, 2017
Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review
whatever you think. I think its quite a looker.
RecklessJack vernonfelton's article
Nov 29, 2017 at 0:29
Nov 29, 2017
'New' Bike Models Every Year - Does That Make Sense?
LOL. first thing that came to my mind.
RecklessJack paulaston's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 5:06
Nov 24, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
can be. right now making new is cheaper than recycling. that i think is an issue for the government to solve. (not that we as a person or company or whatever do not have to play our part in this matter)
RecklessJack RichardCunningham's article
Nov 22, 2017 at 0:40
Nov 22, 2017
Eminent Cycles Launches the Haste - First Look
@CaptainSnappy: true People pick one number (seat tube angle in this case) and bash everything to the ground. This bike might as well be at a sweetspot geometry wise. Every bike has an advantage and a disadvantage. The question from an engineering standpoint is whether these are balanced out correctly. and there are millions of ways to do that. Rear end of the bike looks a bit bulky somehow tho. (but thats just me)
RecklessJack mikekazimer's article
Nov 20, 2017 at 2:35
Nov 20, 2017
Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 - Review
I knew that comment would be on top. It had to be.
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