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Socket konaworld's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 9:44
Mar 31, 2018
Kona Taps into the Unique Freedom of Riding - Video
Yeah, alu has a limited fatigue life point blank... deliberately flexing it apart at a weld like that is asking for trouble. Source: used to run a structural test lab for welded tubular structures.
Socket mikelevy's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 23:04
Mar 7, 2018
Prototype Wireless Electronic Drivetrain - Stellenbosch World Cup
@mikelevy: I actually agree with you that it's highly unlikely they'll ever take off until/unless they get lighter, cheaper and more efficient. But derailleurs/cassettes do have numerous problems that you're not mentioning - they wear out. Like, stupidly fast. I replace chain, cassette and ring at least once per season and I'm not that guy who's cranking out 1000km per week. Or even 100km per week. Commonly go through a derailleur or two in that time, often transport damage or just a stick, but the clutches die sooner rather than later too. Ok, so chain/ring wear will still exist with a gearbox, but the rings are properly aligned, don't need narrow-wide BS, can use taller teeth so slippage is far less of an issue, etc. I think the big obstacle is that derailleurs are cheap and easy for everyone involved in terms of up-front costs, whereas gearboxes are anything but. They're expensive to develop and move to production, partly because they require a ton of testing that derailleurs don't. I have no idea how outfits like Pinion actually fund their R&D when they seem to be selling about 10 units a year and they must be spending hundreds of thousands if not millions on development each year. But with all that said, I'm still not about to trade in my conventional drivetrain, because as much as I hope gearboxes are the future, they aren't the present.
Socket mikelevy's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 17:58
Mar 7, 2018
Prototype Wireless Electronic Drivetrain - Stellenbosch World Cup
@chadchandler7: probably not on MTBs. You need a power source and a pump for starters.
Socket mikelevy's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 17:57
Mar 7, 2018
Prototype Wireless Electronic Drivetrain - Stellenbosch World Cup
@mikelevy: except that Joe Lawwill from Shimano was making not so subtle hints at what may be to come from Shimano in the long term. "Like it or not, the development of electronic shifting and e-bikes is actually going to help the realization of gearboxes."
Socket rideformula's article
Feb 28, 2018 at 19:59
Feb 28, 2018
Formula’s New Nero DH fork: 'Where the Mountains Meet the Light' - Video
Only bit I watched was the Sam Hill video because I'm colourblindblind.
Socket scottsecco's article
Feb 26, 2018 at 20:48
Feb 26, 2018
Movies For Your Monday
hahah 100%. Awesome video.
Socket KNOLLYBIKES's article
Feb 22, 2018 at 16:24
Feb 22, 2018
Knolly Bikes Launches Fugitive 29er
Knolly definitely give you the best pivot-to-dollar ratio of pretty much anything out there. Glad to see they're sticking with the redundant linkage, just in case one linkage breaks you still have a backup... right?
Socket ericpalmer's photo
Feb 22, 2018 at 16:20
Feb 22, 2018
@RedBurn: WATCH THE VIDEOS that thoroughly debunk it. Nobody of sound mind cares about your disproven conspiracy theories.

Socket pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 21, 2018 at 21:03
Feb 21, 2018
Process: How Chromag Makes a Bike - Video
All of them. You should see what it sounds like at their annual Show n Shine party.
Socket ericpalmer's photo
Feb 21, 2018 at 15:06
Feb 21, 2018
@RedBurn: put your hands in the air and step away from the bong mate

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