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aelazenby sarahmoore's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 13:08
Feb 7, 2019
Tech Briefing: Storage, Suspension, New Bikes & More - February 2019
Except for the fact that batteries tend to loose a lot of power when they are below freezing. Being in Canada though, you might be able to have one helluva good time rolling straight from the garage, assuming it is heated. When I lived in Calgary my garage was not and I killed every drill battery I had.
aelazenby athertonracing's article
Feb 1, 2019 at 7:53
Feb 1, 2019
Atherton Bikes Confirm Team Details & Show Full Bike For the First Time
You are looking at Robot bikes. From an earlier article, "We’re working with some amazing guys formerly of Robot Bike Co..."
aelazenby jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 3, 2019 at 17:30
Jan 3, 2019
Lawsuit Claims Search & Rescue Delays Contributed to Mountain Biker's Death
This is a sad story and a good reminder to not ride alone. However, if somebody I loved called me and told me that they were seriously hurt and needed help I would not have waited 6 to 7 hours to find them. That is a get in the car now sort of phone call. Sure the authorities could have done something. But I wonder what caused the family to not act sooner as well.
aelazenby pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 8:31
Dec 4, 2018
Finished: Chris Akrigg Ask Me Anything
I was wondering the same thing. It does not seem that rider and sponsor keep things going for so long. There were likely other offers. What kept this one together?
aelazenby paulaston's article
Nov 15, 2018 at 10:23
Nov 15, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 8 Mid-Range Downhill Helmets
Well, Leatt makes full face helmets that are both more and less expensive. That would make it quite literally mid range. Odd how that works...
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
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