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aelazenby paulaston's article
Apr 9, 2018 at 9:32
Apr 9, 2018
Starling Murmur - Review
There are two terms that describe how a shock is compressed, leverage ratio and shock rate. These are inverses of each other, so basically the same thing. Leverage ratio describes how much leverage the rear wheel has on the shock. Shock rate describe how far the shock moves in respect to wheel travel. With a progressive suspension design you want higher leverage (lower shock rate) at the beginning of travel to let the suspension easily respond to small bumps. At the end of travel you want lower leverage (higher shock rate) to reduce bottoming out. The Murmur has a flat and slightly regressive shock rate, which is not what most designers aim for. For this style of design, bottoming out is a problem and requires a smaller volume air can, as the review mentions. Coil shocks would bottom out even more frequently.
aelazenby mikelevy's article
Mar 8, 2018 at 11:23
Mar 8, 2018
Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle - Review
@djm35: The seat might not collect water when sitting. However, the tire throws water UP through the seat. The first time I rode mine in the rain I got wet in ways I had never been wet before while riding a bike.
aelazenby mikelevy's article
Mar 8, 2018 at 11:20
Mar 8, 2018
Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle - Review
Without a review I would have never known that these seats were comfortable. I surely would not have known simply by looking at one the wall. In truth, it is equal to my broken in Brooks saddle in terms of comfort. I am glad people review seats.
aelazenby RichardCunningham's article
Feb 19, 2018 at 13:21
Feb 19, 2018
North American Handmade Bicycle Show - Judged Competition Results
Every dual suspension bike is a balance of compromises to meet the needs of a specific use environment. Imagine being able to order a custom bike that is not only tailored to meet your body measurements, but also your riding style and favorite trail type. That seem like an ideal custom bike to me. And, the math to create these designs is actually not that complicated if you have been through basic mechanical engineering or physics courses.
aelazenby redbullbike's article
Nov 8, 2017 at 14:15
Nov 8, 2017
aelazenby redbullbike's article
Nov 8, 2017 at 11:46
Nov 8, 2017
Eliot Jackson, Sound of Speed - Video
Where did you guys see this? I would love to see how it was made.
aelazenby mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 14:37
Sep 20, 2017
Rotec is Back With a 5'' Travel Play Bike - Interbike 2017
There is a good reason that concentric bottom bracket pivots have gone away. With zero chain grown you also have zero anti-squat, which means it will bob more than a drunk man wearing water wings. At least it would rip coasting down hill.
aelazenby pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 2, 2016 at 9:40
Jun 2, 2016
Chris Akrigg: Wish You Were Here - Video
This is exactly what I was thinking!
aelazenby paulaston's article
May 3, 2016 at 13:14
May 3, 2016
Bold, EXT Suspension and Commencal - Riva Del Garda Bike Festival 2016
How on earth would you measure your sag? There must be some way to see what is going on.
aelazenby olympicdirtsociety's article
Mar 7, 2016 at 13:07
Mar 7, 2016
NW Cup 2016
Are Skibowl's trails worth riding? I have not been there for many years.
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