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cru-jones seb-stott's article
Jul 14, 2022 at 22:27
Jul 14, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
@R-M-R: The situation in a recumbent is not the same, as the centre of mass on of the vehicle itself and the rider are very close. On a regular bike (or a motorbike), the centre of mass of the rider is a lot higher than the one of the bike. If you lower the centre of mass of the bike, you are moving it away from the centre of mass of the rider, increasing the momentum of inertia of the system of bike and rider.
cru-jones travisengel's article
Jul 14, 2022 at 19:45
Jul 14, 2022
Parking Lot Randoms - Eurobike 2022
The last picture shows a Magura Louise, which only has one piston. When braking, the rotor bends until it is touching the inner brake pad. It works surprisingly well. Apparently, Magura is still making money from cable-operated disc brakes, licensing this design.
cru-jones alicialeggett's article
Jul 14, 2022 at 0:13
Jul 14, 2022
Video & Story: World Cup DH Riders on the Developing Union Effort
@brianpark: Cutting down the field does not necessarily sound like a bad idea. But I would even go as far as, do we really need junior races at World Cups? Wouldn't it make the sport more accessible if it happens on a more regional/national basis for juniors? I think the majority of sports do not hold junior competitions at the same venues and same time as their most elite events.
cru-jones seb-stott's article
May 17, 2022 at 4:59
May 17, 2022
Nerding Out: Why a Lower Shock Position Doesn't Make a Bike More Stable
I am glad someone is finally saying it. Low shocks look cool, but in the end do not do much. I also agree with everything written except for the last part. First, the momentum of inertia gets bigger the further away mass is from the rotation axis. Now, when you enter into a right hand corner, you do not really lean right, but your wheels go left first, which makes you lean. Which means, the close the mass is distributed to the COG, the easier it is to turn. That is well known in motorsports, where the balance is between a high center of gravity for good cornering, and low COG for braking and accelerating.
cru-jones edspratt's article
Feb 19, 2022 at 19:44
Feb 19, 2022
cru-jones jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 20, 2022 at 19:06
Jan 20, 2022
Orbea Announces Price Increases Due to Supply Chain Issues
Wondering who is really making the money in all this mess? See here: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4393441 At least in Europe, Orbeas were always priced quite competitively.
cru-jones edspratt's article
Jan 9, 2022 at 17:19
Jan 9, 2022
Video: Aaron Gwin's Tips to Improve your Braking
@withdignityifnotalacrity: IMHO Gwin's videos are better than Cathro's. Quite straight to the point without a lot of distraction around the topic. And while Cathro seems to be a likeable character, him impersonating a bad rider can look like he is ridiculing those people who benefit the most from such videos. Aaron's videos on the other hand make him look much more approachable than what my impression was before.
cru-jones pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 4, 2022 at 23:27
Jan 4, 2022
Video: $450 vs. $2000 Suspension - Budget vs. Baller Episode 4
Another episode of how to burn your money, two different ways.Either throw the most expensive parts you can find onto your used ride, or spend money buying crap. This could be an interesting series, but now it is just an not even funny advertorial.
cru-jones henryquinney's article
Dec 29, 2021 at 18:35
Dec 29, 2021
2021 Pinkbike Awards: Product of the Year Winner
@S4-916: I am glad they sticked to 350s with the reliable ratchet and did not go for 240s with EXP. Just a pity they did not go with J-bend as well.
cru-jones alicialeggett's article
Dec 3, 2021 at 23:38
Dec 3, 2021
Global E-Bike Market Forecasted to Exceed $120 Billion by 2030, eMTBs Fastest Growing Segment
Those e-bikes that are popular in Asia have nothing in common with what we are thinking when we hear e-bike. They are basically electric mopeds, and the cheapest mode of transportation available in man places. They exist in huge number because a) China in many places only allows electric mopeds b) in many countries they can be ridden without license.
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