Block user

Recent

Socket rossbellphoto's article
Jan 11, 2018 at 12:49
Jan 11, 2018
Behind the Scenes: Developing the New Canyon Torque
@WAKIdesigns: And how do you know that it's an actual production unit, not one specifically created to highlight why scanning is necessary or as a spot check ON their QC guys? You have no idea what their quality control process is, or if that's even a Canyon part. You used to post funny stuff at least some of the time, but lately it's just become pointlessly vitriolic. Maybe you're having a hard time in your personal life and this is your outlet, I have no idea, but you're just talking shit on real people's hard work with no basis. Again.
Socket rossbellphoto's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 17:12
Jan 10, 2018
Behind the Scenes: Developing the New Canyon Torque
@WAKIdesigns: Is everything ok? Do you need a hug? Just chill out, it's an example of how scanning prevents defective units hitting the market. You know, the exact opposite of what you're saying.
Socket RichardCunningham's article
Dec 29, 2017 at 16:27
Dec 29, 2017
Rocky Mountain Recalls 2018 Altitude, Instinct, and Pipeline Models for Brake Issue
100% agree, but I think the wording is due to official CPSC standards for recalls. Here is the tech bulletin for how to remedy the situation: https://groupeprocycle.sharepoint.com/sites/externalsharing/dept0002/ExternalSharing/2017%20Recall%20-%20Cable%20and%20Hydraulic%20Hose%20Management/Cable%20and%20Hydraulic%20Hose%20Management_EN.pdf?slrid=8f6f3b9e-d06b-4000-e421-92a46fe079bb Basically it sounds like someone clamped a bunch of brake hoses in the Di2 part of the hose clamp or something, and/or made the housing loops a bit too short. The kind of thing that happens daily in bike shops and garages around the world - kinda surprised this made it as far as a recall.
Socket paulaston's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 10:47
Dec 1, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@seccitaj: Exactly what differences are you seeing? The physical proto and the rendering look pretty damn similar to me, besides the bolted construction rather than bonded (and the bolt on upper shock mount). I design, prototype and produce products for a living, these look like pretty typical prototype/preproduction developments from my point of view, not entirely sure why you're so aggressive towards a frame that could not realistically be expected to be shown in full production guise before the best part of a million bucks is spent tooling up for it. I don't know if you recall, but the reason YT is now so big is because they did the same sort of thing back when they first started up - they were pre-selling frames/bikes like 8 months in advance or something, and building the frames to order. IIRC they won some German business award for that business model too. Evil, Banshee and a bunch of others sold bikes based off renderings alone too. I'm not about to lay money out for this bike personally, but I could see why people would, and why Pole would be doing this. Even if I thought your concerns were valid, the way Pole is going about this is still a long way ahead of anything you find on Kickstarter anyway - at least they've proven that they can successfully bring a product to market already.
Socket RichardCunningham's article
Nov 30, 2017 at 16:38
Nov 30, 2017
Socket paulaston's article
Nov 26, 2017 at 5:34
Nov 26, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@BorisRoberts: DLMS and 3D printing can create hollow one piece structures which can't be machined, and you can create undercut geometry that isn't possible to machine. You could for example create a frame with an internal honeycomb rib structure that's all one continuous piece. Unfortunately given how slow and expensive it is now, it's a long way from being a feasible production method for bike parts.
Socket paulaston's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 19:58
Nov 24, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@gdnorm: Which claim is that? You want me to present data from a peer-reviewed study saying that yes, people will ride e-bikes further than they'd ride a normal bike? Would you like a peer reviewed study to say that people are less likely to ride mountain bikes when it's raining than on a warm sunny day too?
Socket paulaston's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 12:47
Nov 24, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
3D printing as it currently stands is not really well suited for bike manufacturing. It's great for prototyping of complex shapes but still needs post-machining for accurate tolerances and is very slow by production standards. That may change but that's the current state of play.
Socket paulaston's article
Nov 24, 2017 at 12:28
Nov 24, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@polebicycles: you are correct that 7075 isn't easily drawn, but it can be forged - in either case (with applicable materials) the grain refinement that it undergoes strengthens the material a lot. But a stronger material alone doesn't necessarily mean much if you can't get the geometry you want, or it costs a billion dollars, or it can't be joined or whatever. With regards to the profile variation, I was referring to the shape of the frame and the fact that you can basically thicken carbon massively in certain areas and thin it out where necessary without sudden changes in geometry creating stress risers, which obviously you guys can achieve very well too - but is much harder to do with a conventional welded tubular metal frame. Glad to see you guys are moving forwards like this. I actually don't think this particular bike is my cup of tea personally (though I could be wrong, haven't ridden it) but from a tech point of view it looks sick.
Socket paulaston's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 18:59
Nov 23, 2017
Pole Bicycles Announces New CNC-Machined 'Machine' - Press Release
@dthomp325: there's been a few fully CNC'd frames, they all sucked though, I think mostly they were people's university projects and whatnot. Be interested to see how this one goes, looks the goods if nothing else.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2018. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.072611
Mobile Version of Website