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fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 10:29
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
@tbev: thanks for the observations, I think your analysis makes sense. Any thoughts on how this oscillation could be mitigated? I wonder if inserts that have an air pocket (Tannus) help dampen the tire?
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:58
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
We need destructive testing next...
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:55
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
Maybe it's 'working as intended', but it certainly doesn't look very flattering in slo-mo. It's surprising to see the front wheel stop rotating for a split second on the forks with excessive binding. What's going on here?
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:52
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
I think I take my drivetrain for granted, I had no idea my rear derailleur had to deal with so much flap. Impressive that they work given how bad the chain looks. Would love to see how a belt drive setup (like a Zerode bike) holds up.
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:50
Jan 12, 2021
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:48
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
I would love to see some measurements taken from these video. Which bike had the most front wheel deflection?
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:40
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
Would love to see this as well! Here are some slow-mos from one of Sam Pilgrim's videos: https://imgur.com/a/LwLDhkA Even more flex!
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:37
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
@GTJosh: Crazy how well the Lefty holds its own in comparison to the other forks.
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 12, 2021 at 7:29
Jan 12, 2021
Video: 28 Bikes Bottomed Out In Ultra Slo Mo (1000 FPS)
The forks look really bad in these comparisons, I would be surprised if they are working as intended. You can see why landing even a little front heavy off a huck to flat could catapult you OTB, especially if your fork isn't critically damped for your weight. These slow mo videos are fantastic, there's no doubt that there are huge performance improvements to be made here!
fjopsys pinkbikeoriginals's article
Dec 15, 2020 at 9:38
Dec 15, 2020
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@brianpark: I have a hard time believing that 3.5% number, and there's probably a pretty big disconnect between readers on how you count "sponsored content." My interpretation is that you got hard cash for 160 articles, but that doesn't tell the soft influence brands have with freebies. I doubt you include receiving bikes or gear for review as sponsored content, even though PB probably enters agreements with those brands to have them sign off on final publication to some extent, and probably take feedback from brand PR in the editing and review process and important bits to include. I think most normal people would consider that a form of sponsorship. Temporary free bike/gear, "fair review" that the brand gets a heads up on and maybe has a little sway in the editorial process. Am I way off base in thinking this? I'm sure smaller bike brands are just happy to have their gear reviewed good or bad, but I'd be more curious to know what PB's relationship is with the larger parts of the bike industry. How often do you guys take feedback from brands on your reviews before publication? For what it's worth I think PB's need to constantly balance this soft influence of free goods is why PB fails to explain to its readers with any authority or decisiveness what trends are good and bad for the consumers -- PB is afraid of alienating potential customers/clients/sponsorships/brands etc. by being declarative about anything. PB couldn't exist without the freebies, but that's how they built their business model. That's why I'm asking for other outlets or content creators to follow for legit reviews. There's probably a way to deal with reviewing freebies that meets some journalistic standard, but the fact that you don't consider it a form of sponsorship tells me you're more interested in protecting the brands while maintaining the illusion for the consumers.
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