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dlxah clark's article
Jan 4, 2022 at 16:20
Jan 4, 2022
The Guy Who Designed Chromag's Doctahawk Hardtail Explains Why It's So Long & Slack
@Blackhat: I was replaying to somebody who claimed that chainstay length doesn't matter as much on a hardtail as it does on a full suspension bike. But to your point while a longer reach could help, it doesn't negate the fact that a longer chainstay length helps as well. Imagine a couple of extreme scenarios: one hardtail with 0mm chainstays (i.e. the BB is literally concentric with the rear axle), and another hardtail with 1m long chainstays. Both bikes have the same reach, stack, head angle, etc. and only differ in wheelbase and chainstay length. Which bike do you think will transmit more of the trail to your feet while descending? Obviously the bike with the 0mm chainstays, since your feet will feel 100% of every rear wheel impact (minus whatever small amount is absorbed by the tire and rear wheel). Longer chainstays on a hardtail are almost like having a tiny bit of rear suspension, because they reduce the amount of vertical displacement at your feet for the same amount of vertical displacement at the rear wheel. They can also allow frame designers to tune additional compliance into the rear triangle thanks to that extra length. Add in the fact that longer chainstays and a longer overall wheelbase are going to make the bike more stable regardless of whether it's a hardtail or full suspension, and the benefits are even further compounded if you're after a comfortable, composed feeling hardtail. Note that Clark even mentions in the article that he "preferred the longer CS version mainly for descending". Obviously longer chainstays come with some tradeoffs and aren't going to be for everybody, but I don't think there's really a compelling argument against longer chainstays generally being more stable and comfortable all else being equal.
dlxah alicialeggett's article
Nov 15, 2021 at 14:18
Nov 15, 2021
dlxah YakimaRacks's article
Nov 15, 2021 at 13:37
Nov 15, 2021
Yakima Introduces Two New Hitch Racks
@unfknblvbl: I asked them about it a couple weeks ago and was told they've been acquired by 1UP.
dlxah sarahmoore's article
Nov 4, 2021 at 9:51
Nov 4, 2021
Reserve's New Fillmore Valve Aims to Make Tubeless Easier
Right? Why couldn't Reserve just start drilling their rims for Schrader and shipping them with grommets for anybody who still wants to run Presta? That would solve basically all of the same problems (more airflow, cores never come loose, valves won't bend in a crash) while still being compatible with nearly every bike pump in existence plus all of the tire inflators for motorized vehicles. But then I guess they wouldn't be able to sell as many of these $50 valves.
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Aug 11, 2021 at 10:56
Aug 11, 2021

Santa Cruz Chameleon Frame

$750 USD
Santa Cruz Chameleon frameset size medium in the slate blue color. Great condition, just a few minor paint chips from chain slap and such. Includes spare set of dropouts. Local pickup preferred, but will consider shipping at buyer's expense.

dlxah danielsapp's article
Aug 10, 2021 at 12:00
Aug 10, 2021
Review: Küat's New Kashima-Coated Piston Pro X Bike Rack
@microwaveric: Yeah, a hardened chain with a high security padlock is definitely the way to go. Or better yet, just don't leave expensive bikes outside! But I think the 1up locks are at least passable for a quick run inside somewhere. I wouldn't trust a cable lock for even 5 minutes. Trying to hammer or cut off the 1up locks will usually draw a lot more attention than a quick snip of a cable lock.
dlxah danielsapp's article
Aug 10, 2021 at 8:53
Aug 10, 2021
Review: Küat's New Kashima-Coated Piston Pro X Bike Rack
1up offers a better locking system too. What are you even supposed to do with a cable lock on a $1400 rack that's targeting customers with $6000+ dream bikes? A half decent set of bolt cutters will slice through those things like butter, and they may even be cuttable with a good pair of scissors.
dlxah jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 26, 2021 at 8:26
Jul 26, 2021
Video: Bernard Kerr's Winning POV from Red Bull Hardline
@maxnomas: 24 fps. lower framerate = more motion blur.
dlxah mikekazimer's article
Jun 28, 2021 at 10:27
Jun 28, 2021
Fox Patent Shows Heart Rate or GPS Controlled Dropper Post
The provided examples seem iffy to me, but I could see something like this working on a futuristic smart bike with a bunch of sensors to detect things like which gear you're in, the pitch of the bike, how much power you're putting down, how much weight is on the saddle, etc. Or perhaps more realistically, with a dropper remote that has a button for up and a button for down.
dlxah henryquinney's article
Jun 24, 2021 at 12:40
Jun 24, 2021
Burning Question: Are Mixed-Wheel Bikes Here to Stay?
@j-t-g: Things are already changing. It seems like most of the bikes coming out this year have at least size-specific chainstays.
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