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Singletrackmac nathanhughes's article
Jul 10, 2020 at 23:50
Jul 10, 2020
Photo Epic: Loose Screws - At Home with Vinny T
Soooo, checked out that “crazy cart” he’s got in his garage. That thing looks like a blast! Will be picking up one for my kids for sure. Really hope I will fit on it. If not, looks like they make an XL.
Singletrackmac brianpark's article
Jun 25, 2020 at 23:53
Jun 25, 2020
MTB on a Budget: Where to Spend & Where to Save on Mountain Bike Clothing - Part 1
What I learned from my D.A.R.E. class in fifth grade was Drugs Are Really Expensive.
Singletrackmac COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jun 19, 2020 at 7:20
Jun 19, 2020
Commencal Announces 2021 Meta HT AM Hardtail
@commental: i understand there will always be personal preference, but if Greg Minnaar can win over and over again on the XXL bike he helped develop with only a 475mm reach, what would be the need for a longer reach for someone around his same height? I am thinking we are getting to the point that reach numbers are getting longer due to dart board decision making, not because of an actual performance improvement. Not only do you not see these long reach numbers on DH bikes, but also, the most winnings EWS bikes have a reaches of about 470mm for a size large. This bike rides at about 465mm for the large. That’s right there with other bikes designed with a pure focus on performance, not a marketing campaign.
Singletrackmac COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jun 18, 2020 at 23:49
Jun 18, 2020
Commencal Announces 2021 Meta HT AM Hardtail
@amanite55: ya, I said the same thing down below. On a HT the reach will actually grow about 10mm for every 20mm of fork travel compression. So for this bike, with 25% sag the reach would be about 490 for the XL riding flat terrain. Going down hill or in a hard turn and having more weight on the front end compressing the fork even more and the reach would probably be more like 500mm. Another thing too is that being a HT you don’t need to run a 78* seat angle or whatever to keep you forward on the bike when climbing while your rear sus is compressing because it doesn’t have rear suspension. If you run a super trendy long reach with a 74* seat angle on a HT, your TT gets crazy long screwing up the fit and stretching you way out when seated and pedaling. Why the want for a super long reach if you don’t need to have a super steep seat angle anyway? DH bikes don’t have crazy long reaches. An XXL V10 has a 475mm reach and that reach number doesn’t grow when you sit on the bike like on a HT. I would be way more concerned with the same chain stay length on the XL as the S. It’s the 20’s now, “what the F is with the CS lengths from the teens” is what you should be bitching about.
Singletrackmac COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jun 18, 2020 at 21:08
Jun 18, 2020
Commencal Announces 2021 Meta HT AM Hardtail
Stack would be 652mm. Also, this being a hardtail, things like reach, seat angle and head angle change dramatically when actually sitting on the bike vs looking at it or the static geo numbers. with a 25% sag the XL would have about a 490 reach, HA of 66.6*, SA of 75.6*. Reach will increase about 10mm for every 20mm of fork travel, so when going down hill or compressing the fork in hard turns the effective reach would be even longer, maybe 500mm or so. Used the geo calculator link below to get the numbers...
Feb 11, 2018 at 9:36
Feb 11, 2018
Singletrackmac ReyGaetan's article
Dec 28, 2017 at 2:28
Dec 28, 2017
Next Level Drone Footage With Antoine Buffart - Video
@Kainerm: I am kinda leaning that direction too. Why does the remote control helicopter move up and down with each jump? Wouldn’t It be easier to fly and also to watch the video if It just flew at a level height above each jump? I call shenanigans as well. I’m getting my broom!
Singletrackmac vernonfelton's article
Oct 23, 2017 at 20:21
Oct 23, 2017
Riding Rigid is Ridiculous - Opinion
Maintenance and durability: I ride almost everyday and with 2 kids, 2 big dogs and a full time job, I am lucky I can get rides in. If I were to use my FS trail bike everyday I would need to do non-stop maintenance on the fork, shock and pivots, plus wear it out faster. Suspension life is short enough so why waste it on non-tech trails? Rigid is more fun on non-tech anyways. I use an '88 MB1 I picked up for $150 four years ago most days and the trail bike when I head to the higher elevations. MB1 is super comfortable and pretty much all I do to maintain its near daily operation is tire pressure, chain oil and keep it out of the rain. You think any of these modern full suspension super bikes will be operating in 30 years? Rigid is easy, fun and always ready to go.
Singletrackmac paulaston's article
Oct 12, 2017 at 8:32
Oct 12, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
Ya, had the murmur in mind when I suggested steel. I don't understand why there is no love for steel, lot of down votes to my comment. Obviously it works as the murmur was one of the fastest bikes dirt rag tested in this article. Single pivot, no links and steel faster than carbon wonder bikes with overly complicated suspension designs and way too many pivots. Why do complicated? i still have my steel bikes from the 90's, and while old school, they are working and rideable after 30 years. Aluminum bikes maybe you get 10 years before being concerned with frame fatigue and potential crack and crash. How the shit is that durable?
Singletrackmac paulaston's article
Oct 11, 2017 at 7:02
Oct 11, 2017
Raaw Madonna - Press Release and Interview
Lost me on the whole "durable" and "aluminum" combo. Want to be unique and actually be able to stand behind that word "durable" used so much in the article... then make it out is steel!
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