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gabriel-mission9 paulaston's article
Jan 12, 2018 at 5:59
Jan 12, 2018
Stan's S1 Wheelset - Review
Don't put threadlock on your spoke nipples ffs! Just learn to true wheels properly. It's not exactly rocket science.
gabriel-mission9 ollyforster's article
Jan 2, 2018 at 14:40
Jan 2, 2018
Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 Pedals - Review
@isolationismdivision: Do you have eyes? Have you looked at the pics?
gabriel-mission9 davidarthur's article
Dec 11, 2017 at 10:36
Dec 11, 2017
DMR Sled - Review
"Internal routing to keep the crap out" Huh? Out of what exactly? "Externally threaded BB" Whats one of them then? "Front and rear triangles are integrally welded" What does that even mean? Wanna try again PB?
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 16:12
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
Typical cycling phenomenon. The ARBR is a fantastic design function wise, but its looks aren't for everyone: Gets trashed. This Insolent bike on the other hand is a terrible design function wise, but looks kinda cool and gives people an easy excuse to make dick jokes. People lap it up.
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 16:02
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@Messy: " your forks take a huge beating for years without any bushing problems." I think you will find that a fork that is ridden hard needs its bushings replaced after a couple of years max. Put all that load through a single bushing as in this design and its gonna last a couple of months max.
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 16:00
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@ciszewski: When I suggested a rocker, I was also suggesting the required pivots be added at either end of the shock. I was basically saying that a traditional rocker design is just a better design than this. The only advantage to this design is a fairly insignificant weight saving. A fork does take sideloads yes. However a fork has two stanchions and two bushings per stanchion spaced 3 or 4 inches apart. Two features not included in this frame design. Furthermore, even with two stanchions and four widely spaced bushings, forks still suffer from huge amounts of stiction compared to a traditional rear shock setup...
gabriel-mission9 mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 2:41
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
So you mention the possible problems caused by sideloading the shock in the article, and how they could be avoided with stiff chainstays. However....pause the video of the suspension going through its travel when at full bottom out. Sideloaded as fuck, just in the vertical plane. A rocker would make this design much much better, while adding an insignificant amount of weight. Silly design...
gabriel-mission9 paulaston's article
Dec 1, 2017 at 11:02
Dec 1, 2017
Deviate Cycles - Press Release
@deviatecycles: Yep, swingarm IC being close to the top of the idler creates very low pedal kickback numbers. I get that. It's where the anti-squat was coming from that had me flummoxed. Cedrico gave a very good, and very clear, explanation, although didn't make clear how this increased traction in situations where the tyre would otherwise be slipping. Before this turns into a slanging match, let me make clear I really like the look of this bike. If I was in the market for a new one and had the cash, this would be on my list. I just don't like the way marketing teams often try to blind customers with long words and impenetrable technical explanations of simple processes, when really it isn't necessary.
gabriel-mission9 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 28, 2017 at 15:02
Nov 28, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Clutch Trouble, DH Pants, Converting a DH Bike, and Sub-Par Shops
Keep dropping your chain on your dh bike? You could try the various things suggested in the article. could just fit a proper chain device like an MRP G4 and ride with the confidence that you will never drop a chain again. I know, craaaazy right? Who'd have thought?
gabriel-mission9 paulaston's article
Nov 26, 2017 at 7:22
Nov 26, 2017
Deviate Cycles - Press Release
Thats an interesting point, I can see what you mean about the wheel wanting to move forwards under the bike in theory extending the suspension. However this is a very different effect to chain tension induced anti-squat. I'm not sure it can be argued (as claimed in the press release above) that this would increase traction on tricky climbs, (as chain tension induced AS can) as the effect is produced by the interaction between tyre and ground. Without traction, there is no effect. I admit that you could argue that pedal bob (under hard acceleration when traction is reliable) would be reduced, although you would be hard pressed to find a modern day bike that can't make similar claims. I assume the 110% AS number is the maximum achieved throughout the travel, which would occur at full extension, then drop off as the axle path becomes more vertical. I'd be interested to see what the actual values on the trail average out at.
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