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bjmtb dan-roberts's article
Sep 14, 2019 at 16:25
Sep 14, 2019
Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance
Hey dude, I've currently got the 2018 Demo and have been playing around with spring rates between 343 all the way up to 457 (tried every spring in-between also). I finally settled on a 388lbs rate and weigh in around 167lbs kitted up. Similar situation to you when I first looked at spring rates, with specialized suggesting a 343lbs for my weight range. I spoke with a local specialist suspension company about what I wanted out of it and they suggested go up 50lbs. I'm sure the new demo could be in need of a different rate, however I'd be surprised if it was that much different. There's a link that might help here https://www.tftuned.com/spring-calculator or at some point Ohins may have updated their tuning help page to add in the new demo (the haven't yet) https://www.ohlins.com/performance-suspension-guide/ Hoping that's at least a better staring point for you
bjmtb dan-roberts's article
Sep 14, 2019 at 3:20
Sep 14, 2019
Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance
@dan-roberts: I have a 2018 S-Works Demo and I'm already running an Ohlins TTX22M and the DH38 race fork, whether it costs more or not it's never been a question for me, whichever performs the best I'll happily pay for. Yes in this case it is a higher priced item, just never saw that as a con and never will. The cost of something is simply a reflection of perceived value, whether it's deemed as expensive or not is in alignment with that perception. A Ferrari costs more than a BMW, but most people don't complain about the price difference, they accept that the value you get is in alignment with the price. I've written a multitude of shocks in my time and honestly when I had the opportunity to buy online I gladly paid the extra, knowing that it's the cheapest purchase I've made given the value I get out of riding it
bjmtb dan-roberts's article
Sep 14, 2019 at 1:32
Sep 14, 2019
Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance
@Helmchentuned: I'm in agreement, I understand the ins and outs of the business world more than just the bike industry. It still fascinates me however, that price consistently gets listed as a con, whether the product is phenomenal or not. If the product is worth it, ill pay the extra, but I won't go so far as to complain that I paid more for it. I suppose what I'm essentially saying is it seems all to easy in most reviews to complain about something being more expensive. If price matters that much to people they wont buy it anyway, but to list the expense as a con simply shows me that the value for that person doesn't stack up.
bjmtb dan-roberts's article
Sep 13, 2019 at 19:42
Sep 13, 2019
Review: Ohlins’ TTX22M Coil Shock Delivers Grin-Inducing Performance
I always find it interesting listing cost/expense as a con, as if something being "More expensive than the competition" = always bad. You get what you pay for, better performance/technology comes with a price. I take notice of price sure, if it's more expensive then generally I'll take more note because the benefits generally come with it. I've always seen price as a pro, aka, if it's the most expensive product in that niche, then I know I'm on the right track
bjmtb jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 6:25
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@Verbl-Kint: Bloody joke really, UCI are the governing body, they make the rules. They can blame the organisers all they want, but when they approve the venue and rules etc, then the blame rests with them. Not to excuse the MSA organisers either, equally their responsibility
bjmtb jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 6:23
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
Northstar EWS round had a Helicopter on standby sitting at the base of the track, apparently a World Cup event doesn't warrant the same safety measures. Seems absolutely laughable the mismanagement of it all if it want so serious. It had better be the wake up call the UCI and Organisers need to get their act together for future races. Wild thought, maybe helicopter on standby at the track is a good idea, or maybe that's a little bit too forward thinking
bjmtb jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 6:17
Sep 11, 2019
The UCI Responds to Questions Over Brook Macdonald Evacuation Delays
@nation: Loved the insight you provide. Speaking of insight's, the EWS Round at Northstar apparently had an emergency Heli on site for any injury requiring medical evac. So without assuming too much, the EWS event is deemed to be dangerous/risky enough to have a Heli on standby at the event, yet a DH World cup does not warrant the same safety precaution?? I mean ffs, absolute bloody amateur hour. Irrespective of whether it's the UCI's fault or the "Organiser's", EVERYONE involved is 100% accountable and responsible. UCI is the governing body no? The buck stops with them! This simply highlights their standards are seriously lacking for the health and safety of the riders in an emergency situation, as well as the embarrassing management by the organisers. If any good is to come, I trust this incident highlights the need to seriously review and overhaul emergency proceeding at a World Cup level at EVERY venue that is raced in future. On a side note, I'm an Aussie living near Melbourne in Victoria. The first State Downhill Reace I participated in back in 2006 odd was in country Victoria (Long Gully to be exact). Not overly remote, but any serious injury would require a Heli. As it so happened over the two days of practice and racing, a Heli was called both days for two injuries. Got there in under an hour from the call, already had a landing site organised and the injured riders were airlifted swiftly. If a bunch of guys running a State round can organise a Heli, you'd think the f3@king UCI or MSA Organisers could manage it. . . . .
bjmtb jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 3, 2019 at 1:36
Sep 3, 2019
Nerding Out - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
@dubod22: I suspect it gives them a little bit more of a relaxed feel about qualifying, however equal amounts more of focus towards their race run. It's always fascinating to see the internal psychology/thought process the riders have towards their capability to put down a winning run. Mr consistant deserves a win, I suppose the challenge is always holding that little bit back, if you haven't seen eh outspoken interview with Troy an Loic I suggest you watch it. . . the competition and depth of field is one of the strongest ever, so many capable riders and the level of consistency this season in particular has been phenomenal
bjmtb jamessmurthwaite's article
Sep 2, 2019 at 20:39
Sep 2, 2019
Nerding Out - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019
the last round of the World Cup has 0 points for qualifying, so it will be all or nothing in the race, one epic final battle!
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