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gnaralized mattbeer's article
Apr 22, 2022 at 13:00
Apr 22, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Know What Brands The Pros Use?
Still very funny to mislead market research. Bring some more.
gnaralized VorsprungSuspension's article
Mar 2, 2022 at 3:00
Mar 2, 2022
Vorsprung Announces Smashpot Coil Conversion Kits for Öhlins RFX36 m.2
@VorsprungSuspension: "if you're someone who buys forks/shocks with HSC/LSC adjusters so that you can back it all the way off twice instead of just once" You just nailed it (and make my day)! My experience with coil vs air on shock (X2 2020 vs DHX2 2020 with same factory settings on Knolly Warden) is that air spring friction account for at least 3-4 clicks in LSC on coil spring. That being said, I can run the X2 with HSC full open thanks to air spring progressivity instead of closing HSC 1/3 from full open on the DHX2. So, my point is air spring got more friction BUT allows you to run less HSC, which finally account for a more sensitive suspension. Maybe I'm wrong but I do prefer to rely on air spring progressivity rather than hydraulic to maintain pitch attitude and support because of speed-based shock filtration is constant and doesn't account for speed of bike, weight distribution, shock compression (i.e. not position sensitive), topographic variability of trail, up, downs, etc... That's only my opinion, I got to thank you because I learned a lot from your Tuesday Tune, so I will be very happy to get edified on my points. PS : I've set a luftkappe on both of my 36's to fix harshness and mid-travel support and it worked really great.
gnaralized mattbeer's article
Nov 2, 2021 at 3:34
Nov 2, 2021
First Look: The 2022 Giant Trance X Keeps the Fun Alive with 27.5" Wheels
@nskerb: Sure, once you spent 145 $ on Hope's PF46/PF41 bottom bracket, they should be problem free 99.9% of time...
gnaralized henryquinney's article
Sep 17, 2021 at 3:01
Sep 17, 2021
Muc-Off Launch $65 Lubricant With Bold Performance Claims
@TheStabbyCyclist: oh man I'm still laughing... Best comment ever. For being so spot on I'm sure you're working in THAT kind of business...
gnaralized henryquinney's article
Apr 28, 2021 at 5:41
Apr 28, 2021
Shimano Introduces New 'Linkglide' Drivetrain Technology with Bold Longevity Claims
@thenotoriousmic: If you only had a little idea of sram groupsets wholesale prices vs shim...
gnaralized alicialeggett's article
Apr 21, 2021 at 7:26
Apr 21, 2021
Lapierre Introduces EWS-E Team Led By Nico Vouilloz
@justwaki: Absolutely ! And if we go farther we can even imagine to transform it in an spectator sport, like in an arena, and call it super X ?
gnaralized trailcreativesmtb's article
Apr 19, 2021 at 5:18
Apr 19, 2021
Video: Rob Warner Kicks Off his Attempt to Ride the 100 Mile South Downs Way in One Day
Agreed. Totally pointless. Welcome in an assisted world...
gnaralized Mandownmedia's article
Apr 13, 2021 at 8:44
Apr 13, 2021
15 eMTBs from the Southern Enduro Round 1
@tankthegladiator: I already have extensive time on two, but thanks for proposing. My father is 75 yo, always did cyclotourism and he bought one after his prostatic cancer... He is regularly hitting 34mph in downs ha ha... My masson has one too, he bought a turbo levo 2 years ago to follow his son, he's 75 too and is a mountainbiker since inception of the sport... I regularly see some guys at the trailhead, newbies who never would have bought a muscular MTB but spent thousands on eMTB, in full DH suits, having some cigarettes when they finished their runs... I definitely don't want to be assimilated to these guys. So being only 44 yo, in good shape and non-smoker, I still feel a little uncomfortable to go the e-way... And I'm a little old school too so l do prefer spend on hi-quality, light and durable frames and parts than on a system bike. I like the philospohy of a durable, upgradable bike, with less programmed obsolescence. I have no problem to spend 9k on a full XTR Knolly Fugitive with custom I9 hubs/DT rims /sapim CX rays spokes wheelset, but I guess you understand that it will be a total non-sense to put these parts on a ebike... So that's why I prefer to compare ebikes and motorbikes, as they belong to the same paradigm on power vs weight based on increase of power rather than decrease of weight. I like motorbikes, I like bikes, but ethically, philosophically I'm not confortable with the "in between".
gnaralized Mandownmedia's article
Apr 13, 2021 at 1:04
Apr 13, 2021
15 eMTBs from the Southern Enduro Round 1
@GlassGuy: Riding a trail that was bland at best(very gradual climbs followed by gradual declines and not much tech) on my trail bike and quit riding because I was bored....., then got a YZF250 and the trail turned it into a race course of fun! The motor turned the slow, dull, grinding climbs into zippy lines and then the weight of the motorbike allowed me to really push into turns on the declines which made the trail feel way more entertaining! I can't see myself buying one anytime soon, and will just avoid boring trails(if I can) so I just have fun on my trail bike, but they definitely have a place and can change how trails feel Nothing against you, just trying to make people think about where is the limit... Given the prices of ebikes, if motorbikes where allowed everywhere, do we still will ride MTB ? Given the fact that it is less expensive to increase power than to diminish weight, ebikes will become heavier, larger and more powerfull. Components have already beginning to differentiate between ebikes and muscular bikes. So next time you're on the trail, do you really want to cross a guy going 10 mph more than you with a less maneuvrable 90 lbs ebike ? Can you imagine to put on your exoskeleton when you're going hiking ?
gnaralized danielsapp's article
Jan 22, 2021 at 0:53
Jan 22, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Devinci Marshall - Aluminum, Affordable, & Made in Canada
@HogtownWheelsmith: Many thanks for your insights. What you said about flanges vs straight pull made a lot of sense, especially for 27.5 wheels and hubs with high flanges. I had a couple of SB+ wheels hand builts for customers, and I can add to your hub list the new hope SB+ pro4 hubs, with SB flange spacing (wider than 150 DH mm), in both straight pull and flanged shapes. DT produce a true 350 SB+ too, in both straight pull and flanged shapes. To this point, wheels were built with hubs cited above laced to 27.5/29" DT XM480 with sapim CX rays and DT SWISS SQUORX Pro Head brass nipples, with a wide, spherical contact area. To this point, except a retruing, wheels were faultless, but I will keep an eye on the nipple heads and flange area.
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