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VonFalkenhausen mikelevy's article
Jun 19, 2019 at 13:13
Jun 19, 2019
Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork
@g-42: Agree, I rode an AMP fork for a while back in the 90's and I liked it in the time of universally bad forks. But even the final development of the AMPs with the extended travel and twin dampers never looked like anything beyond what the crudest prototypes of these modern linkage forks look like, and the AMP thru-shaft dampers were comically crude. The potential with some more development is huge for linkage forks.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 14:59
Apr 17, 2019
First Look: Push Unveils HC97 RockShox Charger Damper Upgrade
@tgent: I am a highly mediocre rider and I ride the best gear I can get my gimpy hands on, it is an investment in saving my ass from my own incompetence. The better my suspension works the better the control and traction will be for me as I clumsily choose difficult lines and make awkward decisions. It may give me a little bit of extra dangerous courage but I think that is more than offset by the benefit in having more control when trying to ride out of bad spots I was going to get into with a shit bike or a great one. I don't regularly ride heavy gnar but when I do get into it I want to be as ready as I can be.
VonFalkenhausen mikelevy's article
Apr 14, 2019 at 3:59
Apr 14, 2019
MRP's Ramp Control Pro Cartridge, Carbon Repair Service, & a 13 LB Bike Rack - Sea Otter 2019
@jclnv: I'm sure it's great for the bottom bracket bearings to be beat on in a static position.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
Mar 21, 2019 at 6:59
Mar 21, 2019
WaveCel - Bontrager's New Concussion-Preventing Helmet Technology
@Ricolaburle: You are putting too much value on the results of a single test, it only means that in one specific impact those rankings apply. That particular test also seems to favor road helmets for some reason. It is good to have a high scoring helmet but individual comparisons based on minor differences in scores are less valuable. It is promising for the technology that the Wavecel helmets were all consistently high scorers. Hopefully more extensive testing will be done.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
Mar 21, 2019 at 6:36
Mar 21, 2019
WaveCel - Bontrager's New Concussion-Preventing Helmet Technology
@herbertmarcusavich: It is promising that the Wavecel helmets were all strong performers in the VT testing, with the highest score and 2 of the top 3. Every accident is a unique and random event and will not match up with any one test so those results have to be taken only as in indication of general performance. With minor changes in methodology the results could shift around, however you would not expect major changes and the strong performers should be expected to remain near the top of the list. For the Wavecel helmets to all be near the top is a positive sign that there may be something to this technology.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
May 9, 2018 at 16:54
May 9, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
@atrokz: Well sure wireless is for suckers, look at how good all those tethered drones are working. But you probably developed all of them, as a dude who has developed multiple military defence systems.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
May 8, 2018 at 21:32
May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
@g-42: Valid points, but all I was saying is that the short cable is not a liability, but an improvement. Cable routing is a common enough issue in bike setup, and many shifting problems are the result of poor routing design and installation. Obviously not a significant enough issue itself to justify such a device, and the people that never seem to get their cables set up right will probably screw up some aspect of the setup on this too. The upsides I see with electronic shifting all come from the shifter end and the versatility, this system is just giving a glimpse in that direction.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
May 8, 2018 at 10:30
May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
@LiquidSpin: I think something more like this is what Di2 should have been. Shimano makes good stuff and I have been running exclusively XT and XTR shifters and derailleurs for decades, but they ain't perfect. Some of their innovations flop, or are just unnecessarily complicated. I would love a wireless Shimano group, but I have never even considered Di2. I can only imagine what Shimano could have done with this concept with their resources. Di2 performs well but it's a mess hardware-wise.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
May 8, 2018 at 10:22
May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
@choppertank3e: It can. It can be mounted anywhere.
VonFalkenhausen mikekazimer's article
May 8, 2018 at 10:21
May 8, 2018
Archer Components' Wireless Electronic D1x Shifter - Review
I have ridden this system. You can't really hear it while riding, the sound is noticeable when on the stand or playing with it when not riding but nothing like it seems on the video. And the mounting is quite secure, but I suppose if something solid managed to hit it just right it could be bad news.
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