Block user

Recent

benmoosmann Bommelmaster's article
Feb 16, 2020 at 14:54
9 hours
Intend Release "New Age" Suspension Line
@speed10: I have ridden a 301 Mk15 in the trail configuration, but only for a couple of laps around a parking lot and a bit of jibbing. Doing that it felt like a firm, lively, playful trail bike with tons of anti-squat, but not completely unlike my own Commencal Meta TR 29. I couldn't telI you how it feels on an actual trail, but I know a couple of people that absolutely swear by Liteville and will always end up buying the latest iteration of the 301 even if they could easily afford a high-end carbon bike from Specialized or Santa Cruz instead. Also I don't exactly know how they do it, but somehow they apparently manage to build stiffer/stronger frames out of aluminium than the competition does using carbon - measured both in absolute stiffness and stiffness relative to weight, that is.
benmoosmann Bommelmaster's article
Feb 16, 2020 at 14:40
9 hours
Intend Release "New Age" Suspension Line
@cuban-b: They are sold directly through Syntace's online store, since they are Liteville's parent company
benmoosmann Bommelmaster's article
Feb 16, 2020 at 4:29
19 hours
Intend Release "New Age" Suspension Line
@RedRedRe: I think you got me wrong. Of course the product isn't perfect and I think everyone understood that. To be honest the only criticism everyone had is the one of torsional stiffness, which is an inherent problem on all USD suspension forks, regardless of the manufacturer. So in the end, its an awesome product, manufactured to incredibly high standards, which unfortunately is plagued by the inherent problems of all upside-down forks. But just looking at the engineering and manufacturing efforts undertaken to get to the point of where his company is, in regard to the resources, I think that deserves some respect.
benmoosmann Bommelmaster's article
Feb 16, 2020 at 3:53
20 hours
Intend Release "New Age" Suspension Line
Hands down my favourite mountainbike in terms of looks, especially with the cherry red anodized suspension parts.
benmoosmann Bommelmaster's article
Feb 16, 2020 at 3:49
20 hours
Intend Release "New Age" Suspension Line
So cool to see how a one-man operation, with comparatively no budget or resources to speak of, is just able to engineer and manufacture products that compete with the best products the industry's top brands have on offer. You rock, Mr. Kapfinger!
benmoosmann COMMENCALbicycles's article
Feb 14, 2020 at 5:57
3 days
Video: Party Shirts & Double Flips on the New Commencal Meta TR SX
@Ron-C: I actually never bothered to weigh mine. To me at least it doesn't feel overly heavy, but I also couldn't say that weight would have ever bothered me that much in the first place. For what it is I think it performs pretty ok on climbs. Not super efficient and there definitley is movement in the rear while pedaling, but personally I like my suspension super firm anyways, so for my setup the bounce is mostly absent. I think its a great sturdy allrounder and I mean the best bike is the bike you have, right? Edit: For climbing and pedaling, I'd say right in between "pretty good" and "just passable". Maybe like "quite ok - but not great".
benmoosmann danielsapp's article
Feb 14, 2020 at 4:06
3 days
benmoosmann mikelevy's article
Feb 14, 2020 at 4:04
3 days
Opinion: Does Mountain Biking Need a Race of Champions?
Agreed. Would probably be pretty hard to try and stop him from winning every time.
benmoosmann mikelevy's article
Feb 14, 2020 at 3:59
3 days
Opinion: Does Mountain Biking Need a Race of Champions?
Yeah, I'm all in on this idea. But please call it BikeRoyale instead! First you'd climb up a mountain for about 15-20km on steep gravel roads and single trails and on the other side it would be an epic, gnarly enduro course back down the mountain with a couple of huge downhill features at the end so that the finish-line crowd would get to see some big high-speed jumps. Also you can bring and ride what ever moutainbike you want. That of course excludes "e-bikes"!
benmoosmann COMMENCALbicycles's article
Feb 14, 2020 at 3:33
3 days
Video: Party Shirts & Double Flips on the New Commencal Meta TR SX
Yup, I checked. 100% exactly the same geometry.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2020. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.011265
Mobile Version of Website