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benpinnick mikelevy's article
Aug 13, 2017 at 13:12
Aug 13, 2017
Prototype Hayes DH Brake - Crankworx Whistler 2017
You need to try SRAM bleeding edge. Idiot proof bleeding for the masses.
benpinnick mikelevy's article
Aug 13, 2017 at 13:10
Aug 13, 2017
Prototype Hayes DH Brake - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Pretty sure I had Hope C2s about a year before the Hayes came out. Hayes may have been more mass market, but I think the Hope brakes probably led the way.
benpinnick pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 13, 2017 at 12:54
Aug 13, 2017
benpinnick vernonfelton's article
Jul 28, 2017 at 12:40
Jul 28, 2017
Too Long? Too Slack? Not Enough? – Pinkbike Poll
Just remember.... everything other than the smallest size in any range is just a size. Long is relative!
benpinnick mattwragg's article
Oct 4, 2016 at 1:59
Oct 4, 2016
EWS Round 8, Finale Ligure Italy - Race Day Two
Running your cleats slammed all the way back is #enduro. Has been for a while now.
benpinnick ollyforster's article
Apr 3, 2016 at 0:03
Apr 3, 2016
First Look: 2017 DT Swiss Spline One 1501 Wheel Series
@sutter2k: No the old had 2 piece hubs, neither 240 or 350 (but more like 240s). These are just rebadged 240s now.
benpinnick pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 31, 2016 at 23:48
Mar 31, 2016
Suspension Manufacturers Introduce Metric Shock Sizing
@b26-4-Life: Its not quite that you cant get close, its that you cant get what you want. Theres about (AFAIK) 30 or so new metric sizes going into production as standard sizes across the manufacturers, compared to about 10 today. Thats spread over fewer i2i lengths though (each i2i supporting a range of sizes). I think its a case of manufacturers deciding that shocks needed to get longer and more logical, and saying to themselves we can either back fill the current range by lengthening shocks in 1/2 inch increments and 1/8 stroke increments until the range is complete.... or, start again on a sensible sizing regime that makes sense. I know which I would have done.
benpinnick pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 31, 2016 at 13:45
Mar 31, 2016
Suspension Manufacturers Introduce Metric Shock Sizing
OK, so what does it really mean? Well, basically shocks are getting re-sized in terms of their stroke to i2i ratios. What will actually happen is shocks are going to be getting longer overall - this allows for more room inside a shock to improve the performance of both the air spring and damping platform. Alongside that, the new metric sizing allows for a more evenly spaced stroke/length ratio, ironing out some of the oddities in current shock sizing that affect leverage ratios unnecessarily, or put another way, it allows the frame designer to design around a specific stroke with less compromise on shock fit, as the metric sizing will be more 'stepped' in a sane way. How you might have done it if you started from scratch. The latter is a convenience for frame designers, while the longer shock hopefully yielding actual performance benefits that make it worth having.
benpinnick mikekazimer's article
Feb 12, 2016 at 8:03
Feb 12, 2016
SRAM Announces NX 1x11 Drivetrain
Since they're all interchangeable does it really matter any more who likes what flavour? Run XT shifter and NX mech, stick an XT mech on your NX drivetrain, run a GX cassette on XT... it all works so why does anyone really care that much about what other people want to run? Buy what you like and run it!
benpinnick mikekazimer's article
Feb 11, 2016 at 11:07
Feb 11, 2016
SRAM Announces NX 1x11 Drivetrain
Its the opposite QP - you can now use the XD hub and an 1150 cassette to get the 10-42 range (the game changing bit) with NX. So your replacement part cost other than the cassette just went down alot. Thats the big deal with NX for sure. Its like the old deore vs XT on 10 spd. You could buy more XT when you bust it, but deore was fundamentally as good only heavier. the GX/X1/X01 groups now have that option too.
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