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brawlstars5000 seb-stott's article
Sep 17, 2021 at 2:13
Sep 17, 2021
First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT
@carym: Just look at force diagrams of coil dampers - better than stating the obvious -linear springs are linear.
brawlstars5000 nathanhughes's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 8:58
Sep 16, 2021
Finals Photo Epic - Snowshoe DH World Cup #1 2021
@blowmyfuse: Very good angle, but the cause of the crash is as unclear to me as ever. Not sure why the tire should burp in that situation. It looks like it came undone before the hole that finally caught him out, in a place with no obvious sideloads. How fast and with how little resistance the wheel seems to collapse is also baffling.
brawlstars5000 seb-stott's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 8:09
Sep 16, 2021
First Look: Orbea Launches Longer Travel Occam LT
Coilshocks are actually progressive and dont go too well with very progressive rearends, at least for the average Joe. Most people only take the spring into account, but the damper also takes more and more force to compress. On a good number of shocks the bottomout bumper ist quite big, which means that you have a very progressive shock in the last centimeter (or so) of travel. Coilshock should work well here.
brawlstars5000 nathanhughes's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 4:53
Sep 16, 2021
Finals Photo Epic - Snowshoe DH World Cup #1 2021
@Mavic101: Weird crash and super hard to tell what happened, maybe he knows maybe nobody knows. Anyway the crash/fail is the elephant in the room.
brawlstars5000 nathanhughes's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 2:27
Sep 16, 2021
Finals Photo Epic - Snowshoe DH World Cup #1 2021
ENVE placed a cut off Horsehead in the pinkbike office over night.
brawlstars5000 mattbeer's article
Sep 16, 2021 at 2:19
Sep 16, 2021
Bike Check: Loris Vergier's Trek Session - Snowshoe World Cup DH 2021
@watchmen: pretty much every time something new comes along in mtb tech -the first reaction is that we dont need it and that it does nothing- I remember buying a suspension fork in 1996 and discbrakes a few years later, a lot of people explained to me (with "scientific evidence") that these were just heavy gimicks that will never catch on. Later i bought a 29er, tire inserts and (co)designed a mulletbike in 2014. Every time the same rant ("waggonwheels, poolnoodles, mixed wheels are just wrong"). While not every product is for everyone, all of them offer a good benefit for some (or many) people. Back to O-chain: in lowspeed scenarios kickback does happen on a lot of bikes, especially if you ride a relatively high pivot bike (without idler). Also when you lock out your rearwheel, there is no way the freewheel will cancel out kickback. ("Then dont lock your rearwheel noob - its bad technique anyway") Locking out the rearwheel -for a short moment- occures all the time while riding. Chainslapp overrides the freewheel a lot of the times (drop your bike and look at the cassette). Having seen vids of the drivetrain in rough terrain with and without o -chain, the drivetrain looks much more contolled with o-chain installed -how much this does to your suspension is hard to quantifie though, especially as i have not riddden a bike with o-chain installed. Long story short: - it clearly does not do nothing. - be open for new stuff or chances are big you will be laughed at in a couple of years.
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