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finnspin mattbeer's article
Feb 29, 2024 at 2:04
3 hours
Frameworks' Bonded Alloy Prototype Made by Faction Bike Studio
@uponcripplecreek: They said that they helped Neko out with FEA, because usually they can't share anything about the work they do for clients, but they also wanted to show off their capabilities. I'm assuming they are showing off some of their R&D capabilities off here too. Lugs are machined from billet aluminium.
finnspin sarahmoore's article
Feb 28, 2024 at 5:04
24 hours
5 Things We Learned from Red Bull Hardline Tasmania
Yes, the amazing alternative of having a fizzy drink company invite a few of riders for a race with no real qualifying system, no junior category and no sanctioning body. Very healthy system for the sport as a whole. Not that the UCI doesn't get shit wrong, but a world cup series is a completely different product than this and Hardline is in no way an alternative.
finnspin sarahmoore's article
Feb 28, 2024 at 4:49
1 day
5 Things We Learned from Red Bull Hardline Tasmania
Love Hardline and I hope we'll see a few more of them per year. However, it's really ironic how the pinkbike comment section always complains that world cups are getting too elitist and the privateers are pushed away, but then an event with no qualifying system other than a big sugary drink company inviting select riders is looked at as an amazing alternative...
finnspin edspratt's article
Feb 27, 2024 at 2:49
2 days
Winning Bike Check: Ronan Dunne's Mondraker Summum - Red Bull Hardline Tasmania
As far as I know, trying hard to sell it is exactly the opposite of the kind of marketing redbull wants their athletes to do. So I'm not sure if he's actually doing himself a favour..
finnspin edspratt's article
Feb 24, 2024 at 3:23
Feb 24, 2024
Final Results from Red Bull Hardline Tasmania 2024
You can do this at an invitational with select athletes like this and I hope we see more hardline events in the future, because it's a great watch. But it's too much for a worldcup, you could not race this track with any challenging weather (seeding runs without the last jump here, cancellation in Wales last year). You'd also have some major carnage, imagine the guys trying to just qualify having to go for that road gap..
finnspin dariodigiulio's article
Feb 23, 2024 at 11:31
Feb 23, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
@TalusRider: ... " Incompatible fluids damage the rubber components, which no longer seal effectively. Using a third-party fluid will chemically compromise the rubber seals inside the system." - https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/news/mineral-oil-brake-fluids.html They all give you the same BS.
finnspin dariodigiulio's article
Feb 22, 2024 at 16:32
Feb 22, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
That is not necessarily given, if the system is stiffer, you don't have to "trade off force for motion". In the case of brakes, mainly the empty lever travel increases (assuming pad clearance is constant). The brake force over throw graph can be changed by the stiffness of the components and it looks like that caliper is not going to move much. However, I agree that learning how they managed to make a brake feel good is the interesting part to me, because making it more powerful by increasing leverage is easy..
finnspin dariodigiulio's article
Feb 22, 2024 at 14:41
Feb 22, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
Shimano and Magura both have "proprietary fluids" too.. Sram didn't (because they used DOT), so it actually sounds very much unlike sram to me
finnspin dariodigiulio's article
Feb 22, 2024 at 14:39
Feb 22, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
@mastodian: I think it's something I can live with if it helps the brake perform better, I'm not doing pitstops against the clock so a bit less access to the pistons when cleaning them won't matter to me. A Hayes-like quick alignment feature would gain me much more convenience than accessing the pads from the top. Caliper stiffness can certainly be improved by using the space on the top. I don't know how much that matters, but Sram seems to think so..
finnspin dariodigiulio's article
Feb 22, 2024 at 13:45
Feb 22, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
Are you actually doing that? When it's time to change pads, I usually have to push back the pistons and give them a clean, so I really started to wonder why that is a feature that people care about..
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