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groghunter mikelevy's article
Mar 22, 2017 at 7:18
Mar 22, 2017
Box Components' New Carbon Wheelset - Taipei Cycle Show
if you made the spoke flange removable, you could have a spacer that goes in front of it for non boost, & behind for boost. I'd be leery as hell of such a system, though. if nothing else, I'd be worried about creaking. I imagine you're correct that it doesn't take advantage of the wider spacing. But plenty of people are willing to buy boost adapters for existing wheels (including myself, if I end up picking up the boost-only fork I want in the next couple months. But I'll probably run that setup only for a few months until I can get a new wheel built up.)
groghunter treelinesnw's article
Mar 21, 2017 at 10:29
Mar 21, 2017
Treelines Accessory Launch
What you're looking for kinda exists already, though I don't know if it will fit in a bottle cage. we use MSR bottles: https://www.amazon.com/MSR-MSRFUELBOTT-Fuel-Bottle/dp/B002L1413S Approved, & durable due to the aluminum construction. designed to fit in pack water bottle pockets at least.
groghunter treelinesnw's article
Mar 21, 2017 at 7:26
Mar 21, 2017
Treelines Accessory Launch
With a coarse nylon like this, you should be able to fix that with a rattlecan or some bright duct tape.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Mar 15, 2017 at 12:21
Mar 15, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 17: Moar Shimz
@VorsprungSuspension: Thanks for the advice. I think I'm good on tire pressure & spring rate (sagging somewhere around 20% on a 160mm with no tokens) so i'll think about using a thinner shim. This also confirms what my instincts told me, which was that damper spiking is a coarse tuning issue, & the mid-valve spring is a fine tuning adjustment. Hmmm, I don't see any reason why I couldn't leave the compression valve out for some controlled tuning of the mid-valve, provided I'm only testing it for spiking (what I wouldn't give a dyno for that, but I'll figure something out.) My preference for a stiffer spring, & less damping, is probably somewhat at the root of the issue as well: The pike seems to be a designed to be very damped, with a lot of sag, & I hate the way that makes bikes feel.
groghunter VorsprungSuspension's article
Mar 15, 2017 at 7:48
Mar 15, 2017
The Tuesday Tune Ep 17: Moar Shimz
A midvalve is essentially a way of tuning the check shim on the rebound piston to damp compression (contrasted with a standard check shim, whose only function on a compression event is to get out of the way to allow oil flow to the compression damper.) Typically, this means, unlike a standard check shim which would be clamped, it's backed by a spring, allowing it to open progressively, rather than purely on flow direction. Incidentally, there's a reasonable conclusion that the midvalve tune on the Pike damper is too stiff, leading to the spiking that many people complain about. I know of at least 2 aftermarket tunes that make it lighter, & in the case of the FAST damper upgrade, they actually use a stiffer compression shim stack. FWIW, my charger currently has a lighter than stock compression tune, & it still spikes. Unfortunately, finding replacement springs for this usage is much harder than finding shims. Unless @VorsprungSuspension wants to sell me one? ;)
groghunter paulaston's article
Mar 13, 2017 at 7:13
Mar 13, 2017
Canyon Sender - Review
If nothing else, I'll be curiously watching their riders at the world cups to see if they end up on coil shocks or air, after his comments on the shock.
groghunter RichardCunningham's article
Mar 8, 2017 at 12:39
Mar 8, 2017
OneUp Switch Chainring System - Review
@TheOriginalTwoTone: A lot of people don't know how much a problem it is, until they buy the things, & others might get them as stock on a new bike. at the end of the day, every crank/spindle interface is a similar press fit, just shaped differently, so it's better for any crank to not be breaking it loose all the time. It's just that some brands' interface is hardier than others.
groghunter AlpinestarsMTB's article
Mar 8, 2017 at 12:12
Mar 8, 2017
Alpinestars Presents 2017 Protection Range
@Extremmist: Or you can actually get some water cooling by putting ice in the hydration sleeve... might be awesome for hot days.
groghunter RichardCunningham's article
Mar 8, 2017 at 11:46
Mar 8, 2017
OneUp Switch Chainring System - Review
@TheOriginalTwoTone: Or you don't have much experience with FD problems. You do know that even road cyclists run chain catchers if they're racing a stage with a lot of shifts on the front? Also, if you have certain brands of cranks, you want to loosen the crank/spindle interface as infrequently as possible(ethirteen I'M LOOKING AT YOU.) If I was running one of those cranks, i'd happily run this system for a twice a year change to avoid the known problems with crank arms never staying tight on certain interfaces.
groghunter vernonfelton's article
Mar 8, 2017 at 9:43
Mar 8, 2017
Your Trail’s Future May Depend On IMBA's New Leader
@schofell84: I was talking about your "right wing looney bird gun shop owner."
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