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ka-brap pinkbikeaudience's article
May 25, 2018 at 2:26
11 hours
Opening Weekend Survey 2018: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
@yeti951SD: I think at this point they are still a lot like Hope- vastly aftermarket, rarely OEM. While impressive, this is also a one-day survey in a specific market, so you need to take that into account too.
ka-brap tris400d's article
May 18, 2018 at 11:08
May 18, 2018
Ratboy's and Loosedog's Santa Cruz Hightower LTs
@DARKSTAR63: I should have qualified that it is "incredibly soft for racing". He was known to have the softest set up of basically any racer on the WC circuit. This Vital MTB slideshow (sorry PB) from a few years ago touches upon that:,7837/Slideshow,0/bturman,109
ka-brap tris400d's article
May 18, 2018 at 7:14
May 18, 2018
Ratboy's and Loosedog's Santa Cruz Hightower LTs
@DARKSTAR63: I don't want to know the details so I can change my own personal set up, but just knowing what pros run and how they run it is simply interesting. Bike checks serve as one of the main ways to geek out on that info. Also, Josh is known for running incredibly soft suspension- something we know from prior bike checks :)
ka-brap mikelevy's article
May 18, 2018 at 2:52
May 18, 2018
Development Story: Cannondale's Wild New Single-Sided, Single-Crown XC Fork
@Mojo348: That's not what Cannondale said. They said they like being different and doing things differently, but this fork does have it's benefits besides just standing out. From the article- "And one thing that Lefty has done that no other fork has is being excellent in what we call loaded friction,'' Boobar explained. ''When the fork is seeing loads and starting to bend, the roller bearings inside keep it from having any friction whatsoever, whereas a traditional fork with its bushings starts to get bind-y and reduces that small bump feel.'' The argued performance benefit of this fork is that it is as light and as stiff (or stiffer) as the traditional competition but with better small bump feel when loaded at an angle.
ka-brap lunatyk's article
May 17, 2018 at 4:12
May 17, 2018
Video: Angie Hohenwarter & Kathi Kuypers Shredding an Austrian Paradise
Angie and Kathi are awesome, such rad people. 10/10
ka-brap RichardCunningham's article
Apr 25, 2018 at 12:20
Apr 25, 2018
5 Cross-Country Bike Checks - Sea Otter 2018
If you look at the amount of drop from his seat height to his bar height, it's not that crazy at all. His hand position is almost level with his saddle. Big wheels on a small bike.
ka-brap paulaston's article
Mar 23, 2018 at 5:42
Mar 23, 2018
Bike Check: Eliot Jackson's DVO Sprung Giant Glory - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
"Currently, he has the high-speed compression fully closed to get some more bottom out resistance so they can run lower pressure. The idea is to get more ramp up from the compression side instead of relying on the air spring." I remember Dave Garland saying the exact opposite last year when setting up Eliot's suspension according to their data acquisition equipment that was strapped to the bikes. More open compression circuits as damping shaft speeds increase... Would be interesting to hear about the full 180° and why it's different now.
ka-brap paulaston's article
Mar 5, 2018 at 11:50
Mar 5, 2018
Spotted: Carbon 29er Kona Operator & More BlackBox Boxxers
Ummm, 27.5 won the Men's Elite, Women's Elite, and Junior Men's events.
ka-brap mikelevy's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 5:05
Oct 3, 2017
Clementz's Custom Cannondale EWS Bike - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
Seriously, why are they forgetting this??
ka-brap mikelevy's article
Oct 3, 2017 at 5:04
Oct 3, 2017
Clementz's Custom Cannondale EWS Bike - Finale Ligure EWS 2017
How about giving us what size frame he's on too?? Why they NEVER include this info is beyond me...
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