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azureblue edspratt's article
Jul 16, 2023 at 6:13
Jul 16, 2023
Red Bull Hardline is Cancelled Due to Extreme Weather Conditions
@lehott: Only Saturday was cancelled. Sunday is going ahead. Timed shootout coming “soon” :
azureblue ericolsen's article
Mar 4, 2023 at 14:37
Mar 4, 2023
Throwback Thursday: A Brief History of Direct Mount Derailleurs
@Untgrad: Based on a single experience of bending (very slightly) a Canyon one (cast rather than machined) and then attempting a controlled straightening of it back in the workshop (it immediately snapped), I'm going to say it's probably cheap and easy to engineer in the desired properties with alu: stiff enough for normal operation, brittle enough to snap if you do manage to deflect it much. That is assuming it is considered preferable for a mech to be flapping about on a mangled chain rather than being rammed into a cassette. A steel hangar would not let go after one deflection. Disclaimer: Sample of one, not a metallurgist, making a leap as to what the "ideal" behaviour is etc,
azureblue mikekazimer's article
Mar 1, 2023 at 3:22
Mar 1, 2023
Spotted: Specialized's New XC Race Bike
I struggle to see the advantage of the “30mm of travel” the likes of that Diverge offer. The geometry of it all means vertical travel (i.e. the useful kind) is dwarfed by rearward travel of the saddle. For a 700mm bb to saddle, starting at 75 degrees, 30mm of rearward travel gets you just 9mm of vertical. (That’s assuming they’re claiming the bigger number, rather than the useful number). If the claim *is* for 30mm of *vertical*, that would require 111mm of rearward.
azureblue mikelevy's article
Dec 23, 2022 at 11:02
Dec 23, 2022
2022 Pinkbike Awards: Outlier Bike of Year Nominees - The Ones That Do It Differently
And when you do click on it, the drop-down even taunts you with the original size. What purpose is that serving? If I know there’s a near-6000px wide original, it’s extra disappointing to only be able to see the 1600px version.
azureblue pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 29, 2022 at 9:51
Jul 29, 2022
Video: Friday Fails #233
It really shouldn’t be possible, but… tyre hitting the under-side of the crown? Those chirps often coincide with instant otbs.
azureblue pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 23, 2022 at 10:20
Jan 23, 2022
Video: Sunday Saves #15
A case counts as a save these days?
azureblue mattbeer's article
Jan 18, 2022 at 12:39
Jan 18, 2022
Iron Horse Sunday Reborn - A Classic Downhill Bike Modified with Modern Geometry & Mullet Wheels
@PHeller: Wikipedia says welding T6 6061 knocks it back to somewhere around T4, which means a drop in yield strength of around 40%.
azureblue jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 28, 2021 at 10:24
Oct 28, 2021
Spotted: A New Cannondale XC Race Hardtail
@zzz216: how? Impacts with your weight on the saddle want to flex the seat-tube backwards at that junction (as usual), but with the dropped design, impacts while standing also want to flex the seat-tube backwards. You’d be hard pressed to find another structure with two triangles sharing an edge, but with one shorter than the other.
azureblue jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 28, 2021 at 10:03
Oct 28, 2021
Spotted: A New Cannondale XC Race Hardtail
Dropped seat-stays like that = cracked seat tube in your near future.
azureblue COMMENCALbicycles's article
Oct 18, 2021 at 9:59
Oct 18, 2021
Commencal Reveals New Clash Kids Range
How long until that streamlined-when-at-full-droop seat-stay to seat-tube link bites some small inquisitive fingers?
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