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deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 11, 2017 at 0:24
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Win a Fuji Bikes Bighorn 1.1 - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
Now this is worth entering. First one so far that has appealed to me.
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 10:23
Dec 4, 2017
Intense Announces Lower Retail Prices and Hybrid Direct-to-Customer Sales
Intense also sold thru IBDs in Canada but their support of those dealers has been so atrocious the past decade that I've deliberately avoided buying any Intenses even when they might have a model I like. I do all my own work anyway but for frame specific spares, I'd rather not have to wait a month.
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Dec 4, 2017 at 9:54
Dec 4, 2017
Selling
Dec 4, 2017 at 9:52
Dec 4, 2017

Vintage Syncros Handlebar and Quill Stem package

$150 USD
* Price is firm and in USD, buyer pays all shipping, paypal payment only * - 25.4 quill diameter for 1 1/8 threaded steerer tubes - 135mm extension x 0 degree rise stem - 570mm width x 5 degree back sweep bar - 25.4mm bar clamp diameter - 504 grams as pictured for both bar and stem - first generation cattleprod stem with the extra wide 2-bolt bar clamp and the cable housing noodle - Stem is made from 6061-T6 aluminum, and the bar from 7075-T78 aluminum.

deeeight mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 21:41
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@kabanosipyvo: Here... read the story on the bike... I had typed out a nice couple paragraphs about the bike including the part how double shocks let them run less air pressure ( a good thing since the Fox Alps shocks were unreliable at high pressures) but also boosted the wheel travel, and the tall gearing and dildo length stem, then remembered there was an article here in august 2016 about the damn thing, as well as the pro's closet also did a write up about it. One detail changed from the original 1995 bike worth noting is the fork. Judy forks didn't exist in 1995. Rockshox was developing a new fork at the time, what eventually became the Judy model, and it was called the Diablo, and available for pro riders only. They made roughly 200 of the things and the name was taking from the Lamborghini Diablo which was then replacing the Countach as their supercar model. Then Jamis bicycles cried foul pointing out that they'd had a US trademark for the bicycle industry on the word Diablo (as its one of their model names) since the early 80s. So... new name was chosen. Also...the Diablo's all had aluminum thru-shaft cartridges for the oil damping which were reliable. 1996 production forks got a plastic composite cartridge which failed regularly but was cheaper to produce. There was subsequently a recall over them when TENS of THOUSANDS were failing, and they went back to aluminum cartridges. https://theproscloset.com/museum/mtb/kurt-stocktons-1995-kamikazi-rubicon/ https://www.pinkbike.com/news/1995-kestrel-rubicon-comp-now-that-was-a-bike.html
deeeight mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 10:50
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@retrofred: That was a 1988 show bike only. They built a total of ONE of them. Kestrel later had another full suspension bike though which did see production, the Rubicon which was a walking beam linkage. Kurt Stockton's DH version and the Rubicon Pro employed twin shocks but they were also available in a single shock version. https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb13761429/p5pb13761429.jpg http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/cannondale/772971d1361156688-gosh-i-hate-right-all-time-kestrel_rubicon_sml.jpg
deeeight mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 10:41
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@wallheater: Yep... but that's how the creators of the design (largely Horst Leitner and the other brains at Amp Research) named them in ohhhh..... 1992.... so 25 years ago and thus establishing the naming convention/design criteria to qualify as one for everyone that followed. Mono-shocks had already been "invented" and named as well, and popularized by Boulder. The name was derived from a motorcycle suspension design though again...this was a matter of adopting/borrowing from an existing name that consumers might be familiar with. It was chosen to set itself apart from cantilever/walking beam bikes (and yes with few exceptions, every mountain bike has used a single rear shock) like Brian Skinner's Descender. http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/vintage-retro-classic/273744d1182465882-brian-skinner-descender-completed-descender_01.jpg I didn't also set out to cite EVERY example of a mac-strut or a mono-shock. I simply picked more well known ones that were likely to be familiar enough to pinkbike's younger demographic (likely because their dad still has his in the basement). The original specialized Ground control A1 rear suspensions for example, were mac-struts also designed by Horst Leitner as a "cheaper" to produce model than the Stumpjumper FSR he'd already designed for them. http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/specialized/365709d1212463884-1996-specialized-ground-control-a1-comp-a1.jpg
deeeight mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 20:09
Dec 1, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
I'd like to see more usage of torsion bars myself.
deeeight mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 19:21
Dec 1, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
Oh that's the mono-shock I forgot to mention in my response... I knew Balfa had one but couldn't remember the model name to look up a picture link for. http://www.balfa.wooyek.pl/Belair/balfa-belair-frame.jpg
deeeight mikelevy's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 19:09
Dec 1, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
Technically its not a mac-strut, its a monoshock. Mac strut bikes have the seat strut rigidly connected to the shock body which then pivots off the main frame, with another pivot between the chainstays and the bottom of the seat strut (whether it be a horst-link like on an Amp, or a seat stay pivot like on a Pro-flex or Turner Stinger/K2 Razorback doesn't actually matter). Pivots between the shock and seat strut, with the shock rigidly attached to the frame are considered mono-shocks in terms of suspension bike designs. Examples of Mono-shocks include the Boulder Gazelle, Intrepid and Starship, the Monolith Rebound and the Santa Cruz Tazmon. Whether the shock is internal to the frame (as with Monolith and Boulder) or external (Santa Cruz) doesn't matter. THESE are mac-struts... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=97856 https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/13554773/ http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=164133 THESE are mono-shocks... http://blog-imgs-55.fc2.com/l/u/c/luckymotors/2012091001204288b.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f3/30/2d/f3302d44936b22c0161d4f08f3181881.jpg http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/santa-cruz/635757d1359601749t-tazmon-roll-call-tazmon7-copy.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/5f/36/5a/5f365a52b7a8da0302dbc3f5d9666e1e.jpg I KNOW i've made this point before... when doing reviews of modern spins on old technology...please turn it over to RC... as he was actually a frame builder/designer in the heyday of these designs, and produced mac-struts himself (Mantis Profloater) and thus won't get the design terms wrong. https://www.mtb-news.de/forum/attachments/img_8842-jpg.511421/
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