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hitarpotar sarahmoore's article
Mar 3, 2018 at 5:24
Mar 3, 2018
Behind the Scenes Test Session with Giant Factory Off-Road Team & DVO Suspension - Video
@jaame: a regular weekend warrior would get enough performance out of a charger Boxxer/RV1/a coil 40/Dorado. He would also get long enough service intervals as well. However, weekend warriors do tend to carry their bikes on their own more often, so teah, in my view weight is pretty important. Don’t get me wrong, i’m a crazy usd-forks fan, had a Dorado Pro until 2-3 months ago, it was even coil-converted by its original owner who was a complete coil-fork maniac. And it performed beautifully on the trail while weighing 3.3kg. While on the same time a mate of mine got an Emerald which was exactly 3512g while being an air-fork... it performed great, but not that greater than the Dorado. ;)
hitarpotar sarahmoore's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 7:30
Mar 2, 2018
Behind the Scenes Test Session with Giant Factory Off-Road Team & DVO Suspension - Video
@ermoldaker: Boxxer Team is a dc coil fork at 3kg, Emerald is a dc air fork at 3.5kg. The Emerald should be compared to a WC Boxxer which is 2.6kg..
hitarpotar sarahmoore's article
Mar 1, 2018 at 0:31
Mar 1, 2018
Behind the Scenes Test Session with Giant Factory Off-Road Team & DVO Suspension - Video
@DVOSuspension: why not build the Topaz in a bigger size than the 216x63mm? A 222x70mm would fit so many modern bikes - i guess a lot of people with Capras, Darksides, etc. would love opting for your air-shock! :) I know i would for my Dominer DH. ;)
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 14, 2018 at 0:42
Feb 14, 2018
Spotted: BlackBox RockShox Lyrik - Andes Pacifico 2018
@mikelee: Pins - sounds like a low-end cassette or a mid-range stuff. I'm talking about high-end stuff - no pins there. Nevertheless, cheaper cassettes from Sram also look better - i've got a Sram 1070 cassette for several years and it has never been problematic, still lots of life in it. I now have a XX 1099 cassette siting back home, waiting to be mounted. :) Not planning to buy a Shimano cassette... although i would change my Saint 820 drivetrain only for the next Saint. :)
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 7:33
Feb 13, 2018
Spotted: BlackBox RockShox Lyrik - Andes Pacifico 2018
@WAKIdesigns: i don't consider the XT cassette very high-end - Praxis and Sunrace cassettes are real alternatives to it. but high-end is he XO/XX/Leonardi cassettes, may be even the e13 - all cassettes that push the limits of innovation, each of these companies has smth innovative in its model (the Eagle cassettes are 12-speed and a huge range, e13's got a 9t small cog, thanks to it the biggest range for an 11-speed block, Leonardi now is also 12-speed and is 9-46 or 9-48 and lighter than XX1 Eagle). :) P.S. how the hell did we end up discussing cassettes while starting out with carbon CSUs for forks?!?!?! :D
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 6:51
Feb 13, 2018
Spotted: BlackBox RockShox Lyrik - Andes Pacifico 2018
@WAKIdesigns: agreed on the forks. As for cassettes, as english ain't my mother's language, i'm not entirely sure what you mean. I accept your correction about craftsmanship/CNCing, you're right. However, i don't care which one's more complex or time-consuming to be made, or what tools are used in the process - i care about looks, wear, performance, maintanance, weight, price. Sram's high-end cassettes are lighter, more beautiful, offer greater range, steel has a great wear-ratio, and as funny as it sounds - steel cogs are cleaned easier than ti-ones, not sure why, that's just my expirience (dirtyness just gets away from steel cogs easier than alu- or ti-ones). As for price, both Shimano and Sram high end stuff is costly - if i'm to spend a bucket of cash on a cassette, i'd choose to spend a little bit more and get the best stuff in my eyes. :)
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 4:32
Feb 13, 2018
Spotted: BlackBox RockShox Lyrik - Andes Pacifico 2018
@daweil: Sorry, in my opinion Sram cassettes do deserve to be ridiculous money compared to Shimano's: their craftmanhip is on another level, nreachable by Shimano at the moment. They're at the forefront of the cassette-building and in some ways do dictate how the industry goes regarding cassettes. They manage to make lighter cassettes than Shimano OUT OF STEEL, which wear slower, are more beautiful, easier to clean, and just look like a gem. As for the forks, all brands cost money in the high-end stuff, not just SRAM. But you have to admit Sram really upped their suspension game in the last 2-3 years! And i'm telling all this as a fan of Shimano shifting and Manitou suspension. :) @nvidia: At Christmas sale you'd be able to find both carbon and non-carbon Pikes, for example. And voi la - the difference would still be big. :) Probable reason for no carbon Pike - enduro began to look more and more like a light-DH competition, so a carbon steerer and crown would find it hard to have a long life. :) And on top of that, enduro-bikes are light enough for competitive enduro without the carbon-mumbo-jumbo (for the record, i used to own a Revelation XX WC 150mm until 6 months ago - beautiful piece of equipment!!!). :)
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 12, 2018 at 23:24
Feb 12, 2018
Spotted: BlackBox RockShox Lyrik - Andes Pacifico 2018
Cause probably they managed to drop the weight of the newer ones without carbon, and even if they made a carbon Pike with a ridiculously low weight, it would cost bonkersly big money....
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 12, 2018 at 23:22
Feb 12, 2018
Spotted: BlackBox RockShox Lyrik - Andes Pacifico 2018
Probably not, most likely metric parts for the Hightower LT to metric-convert it. :) They were all shouting out loud how metric is the way better standart to go for shocks.
hitarpotar mikekazimer's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 2:34
Feb 9, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
Just check if the shock only needs a spacer removed from its internals to unlock the last 5mm ofits travel for the full travel of the frame. If this is not possible, just put the correct size shock on it and you’re set to go, @Chadimac22:
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