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loudv8noises henryquinney's article
Apr 10, 2024 at 8:52
Apr 10, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Does Mountain Biking Need Its Own 'Drive to Survive'?
F1 ruined F1 with their stupid hybrid engines, cost cap + super restrictive regulations, 2021 Abu Dhabi bullshit, unpunished sexually abusive team principal, superstar 3x driver who seems to care more about sim racing than actual racing, and the fact that the teams are a literal cartel and won’t allow an 11th team on the grid because they’re too greedy.
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Feb 29, 2024 at 12:29
Feb 29, 2024
Push Industries Releases Nine.One Inverted Fork
you can just swap a $70 hairspring into any existing fork these days
loudv8noises mattbeer's article
Feb 8, 2024 at 14:55
Feb 8, 2024
Burning Question: Where Do Wheel Component Manufacturers Stand on Tire Inserts?
Genuine question here: do other off-road sports run inserts in their tires? From my (limited) knowledge MTB seems to be the only sport that uses tire inserts. I’m not sure what makes off road bicycles moving at ~25mph as a typical maximum would need different tire technology than rally cars or enduro motorcycles?!
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Feb 6, 2024 at 12:16
Feb 6, 2024
First Ride: The 2024 Pivot Switchblade Gets Updated, Not Overhauled
I had the previous one and it didn’t work for me.
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Feb 6, 2024 at 8:57
Feb 6, 2024
First Ride: The 2024 Pivot Switchblade Gets Updated, Not Overhauled
@leopuurd: I had the previous switchblade and had to replace one of the bearings in the upper link within the 1st year. That bike wasn't ridden particularly hard because it was covid and where we lived didn't have great riding close by. I wouldn't say they're any better or worse than other brands based on my personal experience.
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Feb 6, 2024 at 5:51
Feb 6, 2024
First Ride: The 2024 Pivot Switchblade Gets Updated, Not Overhauled
@capoeirabg: by proportionate I assume you mean the rear center grows in equal % to the front center? Because obviously there is no such thing as "correct" when it comes to rear center length. The reason many of them only do moderate changes between sizes is because if you lengthen the chain stay (notice I said chain stay and not rear center - which are difference things) the leverage ratio of the suspension is also changed. The last thing you want is for the larger frame sizes to have higher leverage ratios than the small frames as typically the larger frame sizes are ridden by heavier people. If you want the suspension kinematics to be the same across all sizes (you do) you need to keep the chainstay close to or ideally the same length.
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Feb 6, 2024 at 1:14
Feb 6, 2024
First Ride: The 2024 Pivot Switchblade Gets Updated, Not Overhauled
This seems like exactly the same bike as the previous one. It would be interesting to know what parts are actually different because I would expect it’s not much. Like 0.3 deg change on the HTA is basically within margin of error. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear this is the same bike as the 2020 model except they changed a lower link and did a paint/graphics update.
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Jan 29, 2024 at 16:05
Jan 29, 2024
Review: Norco Fluid FS Carbon - A Comfortable Companion
The worst thing is for less money they could've put the DB8 mineral oil SRAM brakes on this thing which are actually pretty good. The SRAM brake lineup should be Code RSC or the DB8 and that's it. Go ahead and get rid of everything else.
loudv8noises dariodigiulio's article
Jan 29, 2024 at 16:04
Jan 29, 2024
Review: Norco Fluid FS Carbon - A Comfortable Companion
What's terrible about the G2 brakes is that for much less money they could spec the DB8 brakes which are actually pretty good. I have them on my 55+ pound full power e-bike and they work pretty well. Typically I'm a Shimano guy and run XT on my enduro bike but the DB8 mineral oil SRAM brakes should be the default for anything that doesn't come with Code RSC's from now on.
loudv8noises henryquinney's article
Jan 4, 2024 at 10:27
Jan 4, 2024
Review: BYB Tech Telemetry 2.0 - Using Data Acquisition to Improve Suspension Set Up
Other than fancy graphs and numbers I don’t understand what problem the telemetry system solved here. You said it gave you the confidence to go softer on spring rate without getting ejected? How so? Also, if you have a habit of closing off HSR and tuning from there what’s the telemetry doing besides giving a warm & fuzzy graph? Aren’t you just tuning by feel then anyways?
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