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gnralized AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 10:09
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
@dudee47: unfortunately real suspension performance is not the aim of most of makers. Suspension design is just another marketing argument to distinguish and build brand identity. The most techy it looks, the better it is. Riders need to realize that the "climb like a goat, descend like a GOAT" gimmick is pure bullshit since what make a design good at transmitting energy without loss make it bad at tracking ground. And like MTB is still full of road bike inheritage, nobody want a bike that is not "good" at pedaling. No brand will never say "look, this bike is not the more efficient at pedaling but it goes down like hell, soaks bumps and got a lot of traction" for a trail bike. Moreover it's easy to compare how bike behave at pedaling (just add AS), but very difficult to assess suspension performance.
gnralized AJBarlas's article
Sep 18, 2017 at 9:28
Sep 18, 2017
Yeti SB5 Turq - Review
@MX298: Nothing to do with the shock. Any bike with AS and PKB amounts such as yeti's will have hard time dealing with square edges bumps and finding traction. He exemplify it very well saying that rider have to be very active on the bike, meaning that you have to compensate/damp with your legs for the lack of sensitivity. On the other hand it will "pedal like Hell" and be a breeze on smooth terrain. Bikes with low AS/PKB and progressive LR will work with any modern air shock, even on the simplest version.
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 12:13
Sep 14, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
RRW (Reasonable Rim Width) in conjunction with TCT (Tough Casing Tires) works well for me, for years now...
gnralized mikelevy's article
Sep 12, 2017 at 8:43
Sep 12, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Kona's New Process Bikes
Yeah right, what setted kona proceess lineup appart was geometry, low anti-squat and accordingly low pedal kickback, and few rotational forces on the shock linkage, both points largely contributing to the huge traction/sensitivity/terrain tracking of the rear suspension. The only perfectible think was the leverage ratio, too constant (linear) across the travel. Judging by the main pivot location, they add a lot of AS so the PKB will increase consequently. Shock gets vertical mounting so a lot of rotational forces on the weak trunion mount. Now all the modern bikes gets a longer reach/wheelbase and a steeper Seat tube. So Kona, what set your process lineup appart now from a trek slash or other modern implementation of single pivot bike with linkage activated shock ?
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Aug 24, 2017 at 6:10
Aug 24, 2017
Transition's 2018 Lineup - First Look
Yes but for the price they look like pretty cheap, low range alu frames, like 2016 norco range and sight. Gussets, irregular welds...
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 18:34
Aug 16, 2017
Air vs Coil: Jesse Melamed and Remi Gauvin's Shock Options - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Still don't get why they put so much AS on the slayer... Is this a marketing or an engineering motivated decision ?
gnralized AJBarlas's photo
Aug 16, 2017 at 18:27
Aug 16, 2017
Pretty sure this is the 27.5, not the 29 as told in the First Look legend

gnralized mattwragg's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 7:03
Aug 15, 2017
Jenny Rissveds to Miss World Champs
@endlessblockades: How about sending Anders Bromee competing himself the World Championship in women POC kit if he like it that much ???
gnralized EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 9, 2017 at 6:38
Aug 9, 2017
8 Rounds, 4 New Venues - Enduro World Series 2018 Calendar
@wang-chung: OK, let's reformulate it: NO 'MURICA WTF
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 21, 2017 at 8:20
Jul 21, 2017
Fox Introduces New Factory Tuning Program
Not really Re:Activ, isn'it ?
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