Bike Check: Intend BC Founder Cornelius Kapfinger's Euro-Tastic Last Tarvo

Jan 19, 2022 at 11:12
by TEBP  

Intend Bandit fork TEBP
The 1.5 crown Intend Bandit fork is just one of many interesting parts on Cornelius' bike.

Cornelius Kapfinger's Last Tarvo was one of the most interesting bikes at last year's Eurobike show. Covered in some fresh dust from the race he competed in just a few days before the show started, it made for a nice surprise for everybody who found their way to the Trickstuff & Intend stand. Of course the bike is decked out with all the latest Intend BC parts, but Cornelius really wanted to build a dream bike and didn't hold himself back when it came to picking all the other parts. Cornelius wanted to get as many locally made parts as possible for this build and there really are not more than a handful of parts which are not made in Germany.

The bike is built around the Last Tarvo Enduro frame, which is among the lightest Enduro frames in the world. While the frame has 160 mm rear travel, it comes in at just 2.08 kg (including hardware). It has a full category 5 (DH/bike park) certification and certainly punches above its weight.

Suspension duties are managed by his own 1.5 crown upside-down Bandit fork and Hover rear shock. Cornelius runs 95 psi (6.55 bar) in the fork and uses the medium token setting. In the rear he usually runs 330 psi (22.75 bar). In the fork, Cornelius uses Motorex Supergliss 68k oil with RSP low friction additive and some teflon powder to reduce friction under heavy loads. Furthermore, his stanchions got an extra polish.

Seeing aluminium rims on such a build almost comes as a surprise, but Cornelius says that he does destroy a rim from time to time and therefore, aluminium is the way to go for him. The weight of the wheelset is not bad nevertheless, as he went for DT Swiss 180 hubs.
Cornelius Kapfinger and his new Intend Ebonite. TEBP
Cornelius Kapfinger, founder of Intend BC
Age: 35
Based in: Freiburg (Germany)
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Instagram: @intend_bc

Cornelius runs an Intend BC Grace EN stem (35 mm length) and a Bike Ahead Composites low riser bar. The grips are tried and tested DMR Deathgrips.

The Vecnum Nivo dropper post is known for its reliability and it's made less than 200 km away from the Intend HQ, in Southern Bavaria to be precise. Last but not least, the SQlab 611 saddle is Cornelius' choice when it comes to comfort.

Last Tarvo frame TEBP
In addition to the down tube storage, Cornelius uses a Wolf Tooth tool bag to carry all essentials.

Intend Bandit fork and Grace EN stem TEBP
Whether a 1.5 crown fork should be compatible with direct mount stems or not is up for debate, but the current generation of Bandit forks only works with regular stems.

Last Tarvo Details
Frame: Last Tarvo
Shock: Intend Hover (160mm travel)
Fork: Intend Bandit (170mm travel)
Wheels: DT Swiss 180 hubs and EX471 29" rims
Tires: Onza Porcupine RC (1.3 bar / 18.9 psi front & 1.4 bar / 20.3 psi rear)
Drivetrain: Ingrid derailleur and cassette / Intend Rocksteady Magic crank / Sram XX1 shifter / SB ONE P1FR pedals
Brakes: Trickstuff Piccola HD / Intend Aero rotors
Cockpit: Intend Grace EN Stem / Bike Ahead Composites The Riser low (E-Version) / DMR Deathgrip
Seatpost: Vecnum Nivo
Saddle: SQlab 611
Tool bag: Wolf Tooth Components
Weight: 13,4 kg / 29.5 lbs including pedals (tubeless)

bigquotesThis bike is a dream come true. I wanted to build a light and perfectly engineered Enduro which is as much locally made as possible. I picked parts which are not made in huge factories, but by people who I know by name. At just 13,4 kg, the Last Tarvo accelerates like no other in this category and at the same time, it's a very capable descender.Cornelius Kapfinger

Ingrid Derailleur and cassette TEBP
Intend Rocksteady Magic crank TEBP
The new Ingrid derailleur has definitely seen more than a few rocks in its short life and is still going strong. The Intend Rocksteady Magic crank has 47 Points of Engagement and lets you shift without pedalling.

The drivetrain is a very boutique mix of an Italian-made Ingrid rear derailleur and cassette and an Intend Rocksteady Magic crank. This crank is one of the very few options out there with an integrated freehub, which means that you can shift without pedalling. To make sure this works, the cassette has to be zip-tied to the spokes of the rear wheel, but the zip-tie does not take any torque - it just makes sure the cassette does not freewheel.

DT Swiss 180 hubs TEBP
DT Swiss 180 hubs make sure the wheels are light and running smoothly. The ard anodised brake levers go really well with all the other hard anodised parts on this bike.

Cornelius founded Intend BC after being employed at Trickstuff as engineer for the the Direttissima and Piccola brakes. Both companies are based in Freiburg and he still has strong bonds with that company, so he runs Piccola HD brakes with hard anodised levers and the first C41 prototype calipers from 2015. Intend Aero rotors are the obvious choice for him, 203mm up front and 180mm in the rear.

Intend Aero rotors TEBP
Trickstuff C41 caliper TEBP
Intend Aero rotors have hundreds of small holes to increase the braking surface and improve heat dissipation. The front brake caliper comes with an interesting detail.

Look closely and you'll see that the brake pads are held in place by a piece of rusty welding wire. Cornelius helped out a friend with his pin when she lost hers on a tour. Luckily Anton Wünscher, an Intend team rider, had some welding wire with him and Cornelius has been using this piece of wire with the original goal to exchange it as soon as possible. But it works flawlessly he says, so why change it?

Last Tarvo rocker. Copyright by TEBP.
By changing the rocker, you can transform your Tarvo into a 29" Cinto all mountain bike or go for a 27.5" rear wheel and 170 mm travel.

Last Bikes offer three rockers for their carbon frames. The MX rocker is specifically made for 27.5" rear wheels and will increase the rear travel to 170 mm. A different rocker for 29" wheels will reduce the travel to 145 mm, transforming the Tarvo into the Cinto all mountain bike. Cornelius uses the regular Tarvo rocker for 29" wheels and 160mm travel.

SB One P1FR pedals TEBP
The pedals come from German machining shop SB ONE. Theoretically they allow you to run much more pins than on usual pedals, but as Cornelius does not prioritise pedal grip, he runs less than 50% of the maximum amount of pins.

Cornelius would like to thank Last Bikes, SQ Lab, Vecnum, Bike Ahead Composites, DT Swiss, Ingrid, Onza Tires and Wolf Tooth Components for helping him with this dream build.


  • 64 1
 Wait until Dangerholm finds it. He'll attack it with an angle grinder, polish the hell out of it, then chrome plate it, and chop half a leg off the fork to finish the job.
  • 23 8
 And I am still waiting for Cannondale to release a double crown single leg fork!
  • 24 1
 @labourde: That's just a lefty mate.
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 @hubertje-ryu: right, the wording could be improved. I meant a double sided double crown single leg fork.
  • 2 0
 @labourde: like a conventional fork with an arch but only one dropout.
  • 9 1
 @labourde: I've been here for 5 minutes reading this over and over and have no idea what your talking about.
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 @labourde: That's actually what the fork was on the old Fulcrum DH bikes back the day were. To stop the upside down legs from twisting they made the sliders in that triangular shape and had them slide on needle bearings. It was so stiff, it birthed the Lefty. So you can blame that fork for years of ugly Cannondale's.
  • 1 1
 @harryhood: The original "lefty" called the headshok 1992 is a 4 sided needle bearing arrangement, so was the original lefty, which was designed on a dual crown that came from the development of both the moto 1996 and the moto FR 1997 front forks. It wasn't until 2000 they actually called it the lefty and took the headshok concept and moved it to the side because the second leg was unnecessary with the 4 sided needle bearing layout. It was not until 2018 they went to 3 sided with a keyed inner guide; a hope to remedy the much needed maintenance to reset so you could make sure to get all the travel and achieved partial success as long as the rider does a good size bunny hop and resets the nose every now and again for the movement of the bearings in their guided slot.
  • 1 1
 while wearing the most masculine shortest shorts possible
  • 55 2
 Obsessive bike designer/racer/bike fetishist sparing no expense runs DT rims on his dream build.

That’s all you need to know about rims kids.
  • 3 4
 Trickstuff is part of dt swiss, Cornelius used to be part of trickstuff. Newmen is part of cube bikes, not acquainted. Is there any other European aluminum rim?
  • 13 2
 @tofhami: considering the dream build-it's choosing aluminum rims that I'm getting at. And regardless of origin (and DT makes their aluminum rims in Poland these days) DTs are the gold standard.

Perfectly round/true out of the box, easy to fit tubeless and Cushcore, durable, and affordable(ish).
  • 2 0
 DTs have an elastic feeling to them. Its pretty d good.
  • 4 0
 I’m more surprised at the DT hubs rather than Tune if he’s doing a high-end German build.
  • 10 0
 @tofhami: There are some more aluminium rim options from Europe, such as Rad 15 (Netherlands), DRC & Ambrosio (both from Italy) and Rodi/Blackjack from Portugal.

I took the photos of this bike back in September 2021 and the bike was finished quite a bit before that, so I don't think that the recent acquisition of Trickstuff has anything to do with the spec choice.
  • 8 0
 @kc358: The big advantage of DT Swiss hubs is that you can find spare parts in most bike shops. So if you really need a new spring or end cap when you're on vacation, chances are good a local shop will have these parts.
  • 6 0
 @tofhami: Mavic you know ... Rigida/Ryde as well.
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 Fun fact: the EX471 is the rim Gwin went down a full race run on the Leogang World Cup track without a tire and the wheel remaining intact.
  • 2 0
 @tofhami: Mavic, that comany in Belgium that used to be called Alexrims but changed name like 10 years ago, Rodi in Portugal and a bunch of Italians, Miche among them (Campag too but they don't make MTB unfortunately)
  • 2 0
 @tofhami: > Newmen is part of cube bikes

Also, that's just plain wrong.
  • 2 0
 @wyorider: for your information, Poland is part of Europe..
  • 1 0
 @TEBP: haha ok, i was totally wrong. Didn't think much before writing, sorry
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 @haentz: i wouldn't say I'm plain right, yet pretty right though. Founder of the newmen owner limited company (mg components) is the same person that also owns the company that owns cube...
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 "Intend Aero rotors have hundreds of small holes to increase the braking surface and improve heat dissipation."

Never heard of increasing braking surface by drilling more holes... Fascinating logic.
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flag ligament (Jan 24, 2022 at 12:11) (Below Threshold)
 Physiks not Logik Uhuhuhuhuhuh
  • 187 4
 Lots of small holes take away less surface from the sides (the braking surfaces) than fewer big holes. At the same time lots of small holes create more surface within the holes for the heat to dissipate.
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flag twonsarelli (Jan 24, 2022 at 12:12) (Below Threshold)
 i think they try to increase the amount of edges for the pads to catch/rub against as opposed to more smooth rotor surface and that is the area they're trying to reference. i always assumed this was the case but could be wrong.
  • 9 0
 So, decrease the decrease of the braking surface from "standard" drilling. "Increase the braking surface" sounds like it's adding to the existing surface area of the rotor braking surface.
  • 6 1
 They mean one of three options: Either you hold the overall surface area of the rotor the same and increase the braking surface. Or you increase the increase the surface area of the rotor and keep the braking surface the same. The third is that you increase the the overall surface area and the braking surface by drilling an absurd amount of holes - which it looks as if they've done.

Problem is, the smaller the holes get, the harder it is for the inners to exchange heat with the outside world, hence there being an upper limit (as well as manufacture cost!).
  • 12 0
 Maybe the sum of all little holes represent less open area in total than traditional "big holes" we more often see on MTB rotors
  • 12 1
 @kajones: did you increase the decreased threshold to raise the lower braking upper limiting maximum power limits?
  • 2 0
 @kajones: So clear as mud then, got it.
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 @Aksel31: Yes, I think that's what they're getting at, but it's definitely not a clear statement. Different manufacturers have different size/number of holes and the ratio of material remaining to material removed isn't obvious when looking at the photo.
  • 8 2
 If I drill lots of little holes in my skull will I cool off quicker when I hear politicians talk?
  • 1 0
 Aero doesn't necessarily imply low aerodynamic resistance. Aerodynamics design is simply to design the product for the aerodynamic requirements that you set. If the requirements are to improve cooling then they'll probably try to increase the surface and make the flow as turbulent as possible. Whereas if the goal was to reduce aerodynamic resistance, they may have tried to pursue a laminar flow with smooth leading and trailing edges on the rotor.
  • 1 0
 Its worded wrong. Its increase the braking friction.

“ Drilled and slotted rotors are brake rotors with holes and slots in them. They're designed to evacuate the moisture and brake dust generated during braking, facilitate the cooling of your brake disc, and increase your contact friction for superior brake performance.”
  • 4 0
 They look like the old Giant MPH rotors I had years ago on my jump bike.
  • 2 4
 @ligament: it's you again... Get a life already
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 @PILATUS: Correction: lots of small holes CAN have greater surface area than big holes, but it's not an absolute as it depends on the size and number of the big holes. So, unless you do the calculation to demonstrate what the total surface area is, you really cannot claim that as a valid argument
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure that it’ll be sorted by the European sparrow….
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: that was my train of thought as well. More weight savings and mtb snake oil. best way for heat dissipation is more material and promoting are movement.
  • 9 0
 @PILATUS: How many holes could a whole drill drill if a whole drill could drill holes.
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 @jaznomore: hole must be atleast 5mm to get the 5g out.
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 @inside-plus: Sram holds the patent for 4.99mm holes
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 @nickfranko: the added air-rotor surface area is rotor thickness time hole radius times number of holes times 2pi. Removed pad contact area is 2pi times radius squared times number of holes.

If you set these as equal for a single hole, most things cancel and you're left with a relationship where you gain more cooling surface area than lost braking surface area once the hole radii are smaller than the rotor thickness. Then you just need some engineering knowledge to understand the correction factor for how one area should be weighted against the other to get the precise tradeoff point.

Hmm... this is probably a nonlinear correction though. At some limit those holes will facilitate better airflow. Unfortunately navier stokes equations are more than I can do on a cell phone in the pinkbike comments section. Hell, they always suck.

Wait, it's probably related to the mean free path of an air molecule. At atmosphere and ambient temp, I happen to know this is about 0.1mm for an ideal gas. The air in a rotor is hot, so it's longer than this, but we're talking gas law here, so Kelvin scale, so not too much difference. Okay... let's go with 1/10mm.

That's way tiny compared to a rotor's thickness, so it seems likely lots of tiny holes are likely the way to go, even if they look kinda stupid. Yeah... Guess I should buy some Kapfinger rotors to go with those fancy trickstuff brakes that are showing up sometime in 2025.

*Caveat: scientist, not engineer. Also, earlier I found a really good bottle of tequila that a friend left at my place over the holidays.
  • 1 0
 @sspiff: will the holes be able to clear material at such a small size or will they build up with materials such as dirt, dust and pad dust? Will these small holes also trap mud and water better than larger holes?
  • 2 0
 @jaznomore: Nahhhh…..I just use earmuffs
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 @sspiff: There is also the fact that tou can pack more or less holes in the braking surface depending on their size so some specific diameter may works better than others.
  • 1 0
 The "small hole theory" is more about the close proximity of holes. The lattice structure cools more efficiently as there are no large masses of material to retain heat.

It's all about heat dissipation - transfer of energy. You could even have a cooler rotor with less braking surface produce more friction than a warmer rotor with more braking surface.
  • 2 0
 Those tiny holes is where your money goes
  • 1 0
 @faul: I love PB comment threads.
  • 4 0
 @cutamerc: I love how the discussion isn't about the brake rotor, but exactly about where there is no brake rotor.
  • 3 0
 @vinay: Are you saying their are holes in our arguments? That could cause some friction in the comments section.
  • 1 0
 that got me thinking too! I think they mean that implying other designs whereby there are larger holes. guessing gazilions of small holes increases the surface when compared to larger holes. I'd love for someone to do the maths!
  • 1 0
 I drill holes into my jug to hold more beer…..
  • 32 2
 Why would a man who knows so much about bikes use onza porcupines?

Rad bike mind!
  • 8 0
 Exactly and unlike all the other parts of the bike those tires are made in a big factory in Asia (formerly is was Maxxis but no more, explaining the current performance). Why no running some Hutchinson or Michelin tires which are actually made in France for the high end products and offer way more grip ?
  • 1 0
 He thanks them at the end, so maybe they partly sponsored the build
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 @Balgaroth: I think Contis are made in Germany as well? Personally would go for Michelin though

Another part made in Taiwan are Deathgrips AFAIK. One EU-made alternative I could recommend is ProGrip from Italy. The 727 ATV grips with the dual ply construction are my new favorite and I'd go as far as to say the grip and damping properties are better than my other favorite, ODI Longneck ST
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 @letsgethurt: Not sure if Michelin are actually made in France. They have at least one factory in France, but i think that one mostly makes high-end motor vehicle tyres. They have other factories all over the world.

Hutchinsons high-end lines are definitely made in France, though.
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 @letsgethurt: yes I forgot Conti which are made in Germany, at least for their high end offering. As for Michelin I am not sure where they make these. BikePark version of the DH34 are Vietnam for sure.
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 @Ttimer: The high end Hutchinson and Continental tyres are made in France / Germany.
Other options would be Mitas (Czech Republic) or Suomi Tyres (Finland).
  • 33 4
 Now thats a Lefty! Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 20 0
 I wonder if at Last we will see a long term review of the Tarvo? @mikekazimer I'm counting on you!
  • 74 0
 There's one in the mail as we speak - I'll hopefully be able to start riding it in a few days.
  • 15 1
 @mikekazimer: illegal they don't sell to the US! Reported to customs.

  • 4 0
 @mikekazimer: any chance that you might be reviewing their aluminum offerings in the future?
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 @mikekazimer: Nice! Really looking forward to your review of the Tarvo.
  • 3 1
 @cbrandt: I've got the Glen. Can't fault the thing. Normally change bike every season. Will be the first time in 15 years I won't be.
  • 20 0
 Nice to see something other then Sram/Shimano drivetrain
  • 27 3
 yes, but the derailleur costs 549 and the cassette 349 Euros you get 4 or 5 XT cassettes and derailleurs for that money
  • 3 1
 @vhdh666: if you could get XT cassettes and derailleurs right now. To be fair, I have no idea how long it takes to get that stuff from Ingrid.
  • 3 0
 sram shifter...
  • 1 0
 @eric-knowles: really :/ don’t ingrid make a shifter
  • 1 0
 Thankful that there is some aesthetic alternative to the boring sram/fox offerings. All they do is innovate within a risk-adjusted paradigm so the result year after year is always BS marketing that a tiny engineering change is revolutionary. I will never be able to afford a trick stuff/intend product but thank you for showing sram/fox that they are a bunch of boring ass businessmen.
  • 2 0
 @dagzin: not yet but it's in development. I believe I read that on their website, not sure though.
  • 3 0
 @dagzin: Making a shifter is a bit like making an automatic watch... It's really not that easy, especially when the patent landscape is a bit crowded.
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 @Mr-Gilsch: yeah that’s what I thought
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 @gtill9000: The real question is why it's so easy to get those parts in Germany and in USA it seems that people are having huge difficulties.
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: Oh, sod off! You working class bunch always thinking about that bloody money. Can't you just enjoy life as the rest of us??? [/sarcasm off]
  • 2 0
 @Vindiu: yes, you're right, I'm working class, dammit.
and I enjoy my house and some vacation too, for me no super fancy parts.
I won't pay that much money for a part that's hanging from the back of my bike (derailleur i.e.)
if I would spent some crazy money, than I'ld rather buy a cane creek eewings crank and direttisima brakes
btw I always have my suspension serviced regularly LOL

don't worry, I got your sarcasm
  • 10 0
 James Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"
Cornelius Kapfinger: "No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!"
  • 2 2
 "Talk or die"? Is that the "Ride or Die" for keyboard warriors who don't ride enough?
  • 7 0
 Lots of interesting wee details on a gorgeous bike. And I can only agree that german ingeneering produces some of the finest bike components available.
  • 9 0
 That's a good weight for so much travel.
  • 2 1
 I’ll call that one out. I built an evil wrecker v3 on fanatik with only weight verified parts. Pretty off the shelf stuff and beat that by half a pound. And they have 300g of sealant for tubeless.

I’d say it’s pretty in line at best. Factor in the absurd prices of 6k euro for the fork, shock, cranks, stem, brakes and dr this should have been another three pounds lighter to be a game changer.

I’m at 11,300 usd and haven’t even factored in the cost of tires, grips, saddle, handlebar, pedals or rotors. That Evil was out the door at 10,500 usd. Someone’s dream bike for sure but not a miracle of lightweight achievement
  • 4 0
 @usedbikestuff: I would not Trust the fanatik Bike configurator that much. I tried to find the weight of a norco Range there but it was Off by more that 1,5kg.
The Travo frame weight ist around 2,1kg and the evil according to fanatik 3,1kg.
So with the same Kit the Travo will be alot lighter.
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 @usedbikestuff: i built my v3 wrecker about as light as possible, Lyrik, Superdeluxe Air shock, X01 cassette and cranks, Stamp 11 ti axle pedals…
31.5 lbs.

That Tarvo is insanely light. Remember its got a 2400g fork ans 780g crankset..
  • 5 0
 The comment about less pins for not prioritizing grip, I don't know about these pedals in particular, but sometimes removing pins can increase grip. For example, on the Shimano Saint M828, there's more grip if you remove the centre pins, likely because that allows the shoe to dig into the ones on the edges
  • 1 0
 That's just centre pins on 95% of pedals. Concave = grip. The first pedals I noticed the centre pins being a problem were original kona wah wahs, backed them out till flush and doubled the grip instantly.
  • 2 0
 These SB One pedals don't look like the multiple pin options are for increasing grip, they seem to be a way to optimise pin placement for personal preference (and shoe size).
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 Yes, concave feeling is unbeatable plus there is a ratio of pins where if too many you float over them so reducing has often the opposite effect of having them deeply planted into the soles.
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 @inked-up-metalhead: thought it was Jimmy Hendrix with the whah whah pedal :-)
  • 5 0
 Man that is a good looking bike....does Last sell frames in the US?
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flag ligament (Jan 24, 2022 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 no Uhuhuhuhuhuh they are not available in duh United States of America Uhuhuhuhuhuh
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flag preston67 (Jan 24, 2022 at 12:38) (Below Threshold)
 @butthed: @butthed: where is Beavis ? heheheheheheh....hehehe
  • 1 0
 Awesome looking frame. However, would be interesting to know if the rocker link bolts go through the seat tube and limit the seat post insertion depth. @mikekazimer, something to report on once you take delivery of the frame!
  • 6 0
 No, the bolts don't go through the seat tube. You can use a long dropper post.
See the explosion drawing on the website under "Specifications"
  • 2 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: Not just concave but less people pins means more weight exerted on less surface area = deeper penetraition (lol) which means more grip per pin.

As opposed to morepins that you just sit on top of.
  • 1 0
 Why not flip the shock the other way? It’s a lot less inertial mass to move the piston than the entire shock body. Better ‘off the top’ / small bump compliance and more ‘active’ feeling suspension. Just my 2cents.
  • 2 0
 It's better the way it's configured on the bike, it keeps the seal lubricated. Just like USD forks are better for consistent lubrication of the stanchions.
  • 2 0
 Looks like the shock is trunnion mounted at the top. And the reservoir body may not clear the downtube at the bottom mount anyway
  • 1 0
 looks like theres not room for shock body the other way- downtube interferes
  • 4 0
 I want to hear more about the teflon powder in the fork oil... Details please!!!!
  • 1 0
 Short answer...maybe a very slight improvement, but only because it's an inverted fork. On a typical fork, the teflon likely won't stay in suspension(heh). The supergliss oils are so good there's not much else to gain.
  • 3 0
 I think this guy is the most impressive entrepreneur the bike industry has seen in a long time, single handed challenging the status quo.
  • 3 0
 Is it build to Last? Great Bike, would like to Test ride one of those Tarvos one Day.
  • 2 0
 There are times when you can pedal There are times when you must coast You can take a lot of wrecking But you can't shred it all!
  • 1 0
 Show me something built to last or something built to try!
  • 2 0
 That Hover thing always reminds me in Flash Gordon's gun Smile
  • 3 0
 Is there a left-handed bandit so I can do my casual anti clockwise trail x-ups?
  • 4 1
 #dreams. All I have to say. I want that stem so bad!
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 "hundreds of small holes to increase the braking surface"

Increase the _braking surface_? Think you meant just plain surface for heat dissipation.
  • 3 0
 Many small holes instead of few big ones i assume. I have some rotors that look like they are 50% hole, they definitely have less braking surface than these, and many less holes in them.
  • 3 0
 Can we get a video of the Rocksteady Magic cranks working please.
  • 1 2
 High end German build and no Tune hubs? Also, what’s the point in the free hub crank if you’re just going to zip tie the cassette? I like the idea of the free hub cranks if you make a lightweight fixed “free hub” body hub. Centralize the mass to the BB area and remove unsprung mass.
  • 2 0
 If I understand correctly it means you can shift while coasting.
  • 1 0
 @SimbaandHiggins: true, I did learn that after when I looked at it on their site. That’s a very cool feature. But I still think a custom “freehubless” hub would be ideal so you can drop some unsprung grams.
  • 1 0
 @kc358: Sadly there are hardly any fixed Boost hubs out there, but obviously that would be ideal for that crank.
  • 1 0
 Such a sweet looking bike! Just a little concerned I’d destroy that top tube if (when) I crashed it and twisted those bars beyond 90 deg!
  • 1 1
 "It has a full category 5 (DH/bike park) certification..."? Is this like 'Track Certified' decals on Team Murray's back in the 80's? Big Grin
  • 9 0
 I don't know about the US but here in Europe bike manufactueres started to put stickers on their frames to let riders know for which purpose the bike was designed (and tested). The categories are based on ASTM F2043-13. Basically it's like this:
Category 1: Road
Category 2: Gravel
Category 3: XC
Category 4: All Mountain
Category 5: Gravity (speeds >40km/h, big jumps)
  • 1 0
 first photo (side view) damn thatsbeautiful.
second photo (front on view of fork) ohhhh. maybe not.
  • 2 0
 I assume Dangerholm has already asked someone to hold his beer?
  • 1 0
 Weird, Fork must be super heavy cause on the other hand the rest is super light and for that 13,4kg's is not a light bike.
  • 1 1
 It’s a 170/160mm bike. How light do you want it to be? I would even say a bike can be too light.
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 Excuse me sir
It looks like your caliper adapter is oozing with some Kind of Awesomeness.
Yea I think the whole bike has something all over it ?
Actually Ive seen this before, aaaand
if I’m not mistaken I think its called
Yes Sir its Allll over everything
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 Can they make us a light XC frame?
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 Wow! No mention of a zip tie on the cassette! Not much of a dream build!
  • 1 0
 "Anodized" Pretty cool, but I draw the line at zip ties on my drive train
  • 3 2
 This is what Transition's frames wish they looked like.
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 He looks a lot less like Claud Shaub than I was expecting
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 Not a 29er fan but, this ride cuts a nice profile..
  • 1 0
 The mad Bond villain has impressed once again.
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 Even with all the bells and whistles he will always be LAST
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 Where can a person buy some intend bc in BC.?
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 What‘s the Suntour Auron doing in the background?
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 Oops, typo :-)
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 "hundreds of small holes to increase the braking surface "

that isn't how holes work
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