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bvwilliams dan-roberts's article
Jun 14, 2019 at 9:01
Jun 14, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 Suspension Analysis
@WasatchEnduro: agreed, the Topaz really helped out my Enduro. The firm compression position doesn't fully calm the bike, as that shock doesn't have a preloaded shim stack, but it does enough. But the smoothness of the air spring and the rebound tune seem to match the frame really well; much easier to tune than the stock Monarch rc3, even with the debonair can added. I usually run the Topaz in the middle compression position while descending, probably due to the high and linear leverage ratio, but our trails are also faster and smoother.
Rode in Marshall Mountain. view ridelog
May 13, 2019 at 14:10
May 13, 2019
quotes Flow trail
2,301 m - 00:50
bvwilliams jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 19, 2019 at 11:13
Apr 19, 2019
4 New Materials That Could Improve Carbon Fiber
not exactly a composites engineer, but i think the fundamental problem is that most of the materials that can add toughness to a laminate are not as stiff as carbon fiber, so within the laminate they can't really bear any load under normal conditions. I'm pretty sure this is why the 90's trend of putting a bit of kevlar in everything fell away. By the time the kevlar sees any load, the carbon fiber has already broken, so why bother? By the time you've added enough secondary material to the laminate to actually hold it together in a fracture, the weight goes up considerably. Maybe something like the kalloy aluminum foil can be optimized eventually, but i'm not holding my breath. Likely better to just add more carbon and keep it from breaking in the first place.
bvwilliams mikekazimer's article
Feb 24, 2019 at 9:04
Feb 24, 2019
bvwilliams mikekazimer's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 8:32
Feb 15, 2019
Burning Question: What's Next for Mountain Bike Helmet Safety?
anyone else notice that it looks like POC is using Rhino 3d? Probably with t-splines? Kind of surprising in the autodesk and solidworks world.
bvwilliams Specialized's article
Nov 1, 2018 at 19:10
Nov 1, 2018
Specialized Releases New Eliminator Tire
The current Grid tires have fast rolling, long wearing, springy rubber but the casing is fairly light. I didn't like the Butcher 2.6 grid on the front but is a nice trail bike rear tire. I thought I read somewhere that the BLKDMND tires will be softer which would be welcome.
bvwilliams mikelevy's article
Nov 1, 2018 at 9:05
Nov 1, 2018
Here's a New Standard We Should Get Behind - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
@pinhead907: Hahaha true, but that hits a little too close to home with Nov 6 looming
bvwilliams alexcgevans's article
Oct 29, 2018 at 21:20
Oct 29, 2018
Review: Orange Stage 6 RS
@lkubica: Yeah, 1x drivetrains finally make choosing a pivot point for a single pivot pretty straightforward and Orange still manages to completely blow it.
bvwilliams mattwragg's article
Jul 2, 2018 at 23:26
Jul 2, 2018
First Look: DT's New F535 One Fork
Sounds like it's a positive coil though not completely sure
bvwilliams mattwragg's article
Jul 2, 2018 at 23:21
Jul 2, 2018
First Look: DT's New F535 One Fork
Scrolled looking for this. position sensitive damping and a MARS air spring?
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