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gabriel-mission9 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 20, 2020 at 3:45
May 20, 2020
Millyard's Hyper Ride Shock Returns
*edit* That should probably read "unimpeded, the tyre will always rebound faster" Essentially what I mean is that if the tyre is deformed and not in contact with the floor, it is going to return to its uncompressed state faster than the shock is. even at 20 psi.
gabriel-mission9 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 19, 2020 at 11:25
May 19, 2020
Millyard's Hyper Ride Shock Returns
High pressure tyres are also an undamped spring. Unless you are running the tyres so hard they literally do not deform at all, millyards claim makes very little sense. Low pressure tyres conform to the terrain better. This means they will grip better, no matter what. If the above shock is basically an oleo damper, then it is likely to have no negative air spring. I wonder if the high tyre pressures are simply to stop the tyre bottoming out on the rim before the shock has even moved. It's really cool to see this being tried. But so far I'd have to wonder if their tyre pressure claims are hiding an issue rather than describing an advantage.
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gabriel-mission9 mikekazimer's article
May 5, 2020 at 15:51
May 5, 2020
Review: TRP's New DH-R EVO Brakes
People seem to get very confused when talking about how "powerful" a brake is. Power is related to a few factors: Leverage, ie lever throw vs piston movement System stiffness Pad compound Thats pretty much it. Heat shedding comes into it but is a slightly separate issue. Leverage is pretty similar between the brands. Piston sizes are all near as dammit identical, as are lever lengths and pivot points. Pad compound can be changed depending on what pads you buy. Stiffness is pretty similar too. There are slight variations, but barely anything. I own Hope v4s, Shimano Saints and Sram codes. They all work fine. The Saints are a little more grabby due to servo wave action. But once you get used to them they are perfectly easy to modulate and seriously powerful. The codes are fine, I haven't owned them long enough to comment on reliability, but it is a known weak point for sram. To be expected when they pump out millions of the things. Seriously, if you buy a 4 pot brake from any of the well known manufacturers and it feels noticably underpowered, then you set it up wrong. It's a simple as that. My Hope v4s are on my downhill bike. My downhill bike which I will happily throw down the steepest gradients out there. Why the v4s? The power is on a par with the saints and codes. They don't overheat. They rarely ever need bleeding. And in the four years I've owned them they've never given me a single reason to doubt they will perform exactly how I want them to exactly when I need them to. They are the best brakes I own.
gabriel-mission9 mikekazimer's article
Apr 21, 2020 at 6:48
Apr 21, 2020
Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse
@hamncheez: No! This is my entire point. It wont do any of those things any differently at all. Performance will be literally identical. Just with less travel. There are no advantages whatsoever to running a shorter stroke shock than necessary.
Apr 20, 2020 at 16:32
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