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SimonTC mikelevy's article
Nov 15, 2019 at 2:16
Nov 15, 2019
DVO's Prototype 4-Way Adjustable Coil-Sprung Shock - Crankworx Whistler 2019
I started with a 180mm Lyrik but after 3 months and every combo gave up as it simply needed more HSC and the only adjustment options were tokens, air pressure and the three way switch. I'm 6'3" and ride rocky terrain. Put a Fox 36 RC2 on and had airspring issues and stuck in 3 month backlog for warranty over the summer and needed to ride. But dialled it in in two rides before it stuffed itself. Put a DVO Onyx SC D1 180mm on and sold the Fox 36 when it finally came back as it was outclassed. DVO was harder to set up as everything is adjustable but that is one of the benefits. Out of the three forks the Onyx is giving me the best small bump, best traction on loose, dirt or sketchy surfaces, best midstroke, feels bottomless and makes the Fox 36 feel like a noodle. Closest feel to a triple on SC I've ridden.
SimonTC brianpark's article
Aug 22, 2019 at 14:59
Aug 22, 2019
Video: The FIM eMTB "World Cup" Race in Imola, Italy Was Embarrassing
What an insult. Take enduro gravity style bikes, put them on what is basically a boring flat XC course at mountain bike speeds... on an MX course. No idea at all. Ebikes have their place. I've been riding a Kenevo since 2017. It's a bike with inbuilt shuttle or a range extender to get more gravity trails in than I would have time for otherwise between a job and time with family.
SimonTC deityusa's article
Dec 30, 2018 at 13:21
Dec 30, 2018
Video: Pure UK Speed on an eMTB
Ridden a Kenevo now for 13 months. On the weight comments, you just get used to it fast and fitter to counter for it. Bigger core and upper body work out. The only trails I’ve found it to be a penalty are on sections that are steep and tight that require you to carve to control speed as brakes are ineffective on any type of bike. The weight incidently is the same as what most of us used to ride DH on a bit of 10 years ago. Except the weight is lumped between the cranks rather than spread over the entire bike resulting in mostly pluses than negatives for handling at speed on a descent. Also makes it super stable in the air, great beginner DJer! I’m fitter and a better rider since owning one. Simple reason, riding more often, at least double the km per ride, 5 times the descents per ride as link trails up differently that would be too brutal otherwise and a whole body work out (more like DH but with added cardio).
SimonTC spoonyman's article
Aug 15, 2018 at 21:07
Aug 15, 2018
Back-to-back: Mountain Bike v Ebike
@gramboh: If they are geofencing that’s awesome! I suggested that a while ago. Sick of the hate from the USA west coast in particular on bikes all over social media. Who gives what the USA thinks about ebikes, they are not relevant to anyone but themselves and the rest of the worlds moved on with the non-issue.
SimonTC spoonyman's article
Aug 15, 2018 at 20:58
Aug 15, 2018
Back-to-back: Mountain Bike v Ebike
@gramboh: where I’m from ebikers and mountain bikers are the same people and many of the long term advocates that have won mtb access, myself included, ride ebikes too. I’ve borrowed one for our new National Parks manager to go on a 6hr tour of the mtb trails to show him around. Here the pedal assist ebikes have the same access as mtbs as of last year following land manager endorsement and getting the same legal classification. I’ve found using evidenced based discussion on impact there is no reason here to not give them the same access.
SimonTC spoonyman's article
Aug 15, 2018 at 20:51
Aug 15, 2018
Back-to-back: Mountain Bike v Ebike
Love it when the penny drops for people. Same experience here after getting my Kenevo in November 2017. I’m riding with our new National Parks manager to show him around in a couple of weeks, borrowed him a Levo.
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