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klinkekule henryquinney's article
Jul 8, 2022 at 14:17
Jul 8, 2022
Leona Pierrini to Fill in for Injured Jackson Connelly on the Pinkbike Racing Team
great move from the team - though it is kinda sad that an overall winner from the juniors are so stript for support that she can so easily be included in a team two years on. I'd have a hard time seeing that happening in the mens' category. Pity.
klinkekule henryquinney's article
Sep 12, 2021 at 10:24
Sep 12, 2021
Video: Arrival vs Range vs Force vs Spire vs Capra - Field Test Roundtable
yeah, it is kinda odd to set up something that is arguably quantitative - a timed test - but then resort to qualitative "feel" metrics for the rest, all the while throwing in statements like perhaps the other bikes would have been faster on a rougher track so they must be superior. Well, why not set up a tougher timed track and find out? Great content nonetheless, but I am very surprised that they could not get the YT to work for them. Perhaps a coil shock and a larger size for the brit would have made the difference - who knows.
klinkekule henryquinney's article
Sep 12, 2021 at 10:18
Sep 12, 2021
Video: Arrival vs Range vs Force vs Spire vs Capra - Field Test Roundtable
@fullendurbro: the YT does not have a poor suspension design, in spite of the endless harping on it in these videos. It has a highly progressive setup that will feel very different than bikes like for intstance the low leverage GT (that gives up vertical travel relatively easily to provide horisontal speed). YT's rear ends are so progressive that they kinda gel better with coil shocks, but still - I am very surprised that they were not able to tune the highly tunable X2 to give the kind of suppleness highly progressive designs are designed to give. Their issue is to use all the travel, not get the initial suppleness dialed - so I am kind of at a loss at what can cause this in this case. But "a poor suspension design" it is not.
klinkekule henryquinney's article
Sep 8, 2021 at 10:52
Sep 8, 2021
Field Test: 2022 YT Capra - The Speedy All-Rounder
@mikelevy: what is your point? Honestly confused here. If your point is concerning effective vs actual - well, that point will not counter the point I was trying at all. Next time, please reference what it is in the link you post that you want the person to read - not just post a link with a 382 comment rabbit hole.
klinkekule henryquinney's article
Sep 8, 2021 at 10:49
Sep 8, 2021
Field Test: 2022 YT Capra - The Speedy All-Rounder
Re the bike feel: the Capra has a really progressive rear. As such, there is tons of bottom out resistance built into the design. This also makes for a ride where you kinda have to fight the bike a bit riding in terrain that you do not know so well. Jack Moir explains this really, really well in his video where he explains why he went with a Strive over a Torque. What YT high progression rear ends do not lack though is small bump sensitivity. So if that is how it felt then either the shock settings or possibly sag are way off or the progressive nature of a highly progresseive system where you have to really push the bike to get deep into the travel. I kinda had the same feeling with my Jeffsy29er - albeit built up as a mini-enduro bike with 160mm up front and an ElevenSix coil in the rear - where you have this feeling that there is less travel out back, yet you can go fast as hell and the rear end somehow manages to keep up with all but the largest of hits (150mm of high progressive travel feels a lot different than say Yeti's way less progressive approach with the same amount of travel).
klinkekule henryquinney's article
Sep 8, 2021 at 10:38
Sep 8, 2021
Field Test: 2022 YT Capra - The Speedy All-Rounder
The point you guys make in the video about the dropper post is just plain wrong. A more upright seat angle means that a 150mm stroke post will drop more on the vertical plane than the same post would do with a slacker post. So a 150mm post on a frame with a steeper seat tube could in fact yield more vertical travel than a longer post on a slacker bike. If the point is that one is wanting the post to go more forward and away from the rider, well, that is not possible on these steeper seat angle bikes - and a point that has less to do with the amount of drop with the post.
klinkekule CascadeComponents's article
Aug 5, 2020 at 0:27
Aug 5, 2020
Cascade Components Announces SB130 and SB150 Links
@friendlyfoe: yeah, not really. Linkage designs are all about compromises - trading performance in a given parameter for performance in another. It is not hard to imagine that a slightly different set of compromises - caused by a different top link - could yield more optimized performance for a set of users.
klinkekule CascadeComponents's article
Aug 5, 2020 at 0:21
Aug 5, 2020
Cascade Components Announces SB130 and SB150 Links
@CascadeComponents: and to repeat myself again and be crystal clear - I really think the added progressiveness of your revised link is a huge benefit, while the geo changes are well worth it as a trade off. Hell, the changes in the geo are all postive going downhill imho. That being said, I have spent a lot of time understanding nuances of linkage designs, and on the setup of my bikes over the year. The reason I am asking for the extra details is to understand how the system works given your link, pending a future upgrade of the link. I am not trying to knock your product or indicate that it is not a terrific product for customers valuing downhill performance over uphill. If the way I am asking for this is wordy and seemingly pedantic, well - my bad, I will try to be more precise in the future. After all, what I am asking for here is more precision in how your products are marketed ;)
klinkekule CascadeComponents's article
Aug 5, 2020 at 0:06
Aug 5, 2020
Cascade Components Announces SB130 and SB150 Links
@garrisond5: Cascade is selling an engineering product, making relatively substatintial changes in a rear linkage design aka a spot where relatively small changes can make for huge changes in how the system works. Is it unreasonable that one would expect that the actual data be presented with the product in the place of unprecise adjectives? It is clearly in their interest, preventing misunderstandings and questions. I am also happy to hear that the link does what you hoped it would. Too bad you could not make that point without attacking me as a person, and not the message that I am conveying. And to repeat myself - I think this product is very, very interesting and something I will strongly consider buying. I just think it is shame that the information provided is at times lacking and boils to "trust me, I've done a better jo here than Yeti".
klinkekule CascadeComponents's article
Aug 4, 2020 at 23:54
Aug 4, 2020
Cascade Components Announces SB130 and SB150 Links
@CascadeComponents: If those are the actual numbers and you already did the math, then why just not post the info on your webpage instead of describing it with adjectives? Similarly, if the press release needs to be short and snappy, why not post the full set of graphs on your web page? A lot of potential customers are able to understand what the changes in geo and linkage design will translate to on the trail. How large are the changes in the position of the lower link during the stroke? The answer cannot be "its the same" as the position of the lower link is a dictated by the upper, and the upper has changed. Again, the effects I am trying to understand here are what is once again given by the graphs. ;)
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