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mdinger jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 7, 2021 at 15:08
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Interview: Walt Wehner Designed A 36" Tire & Doesn't Think They'll Catch On
@waltworks: isn't a 3 inch jump to 32 a big jump? 26 to 29 is a big jump in size. I'd have thought a smaller jump of 1-1.5 inches would be more reasonable...
mdinger seb-stott's article
Nov 22, 2021 at 15:20
Nov 22, 2021
Review: Bright Racing Shocks' F929 Next Inverted Enduro Fork
There's a bit of personal preference on this as well on how you like it setup. I've used the MRP ramp control cartridge which allows rapid changes on fork ramp on the trail and run both no ramp and full ramp. Both are acceptable but have a very different feel. Full ramp requires lower pressure and generally uses more travel until you hit the end of stoke. In this sense, it's more comfortable generally hitting things but the chassis has excessive motion. Minimum ramp improves the chassis motion and support but loses out on comfort a bit. I would expect a very dynamic rider would prefer strong support and a very passive rider may prefer more ramp but that's more of a guess.
mdinger mattbeer's article
Nov 19, 2021 at 16:29
Nov 19, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Was the Greatest Advancement In Mountain Bike Technology?
@BikesNRussets: yeah, I've tried that too. A tree is a very effective breaking aid.
mdinger mattbeer's article
Nov 19, 2021 at 13:43
Nov 19, 2021
Pinkbike Poll: What Was the Greatest Advancement In Mountain Bike Technology?
My friend as a kid had squeaky rim brakes back in the day so naturally he oiled them to improve the squeaking. Then proceeded to go to the top of the biggest hill to try them out on the way down. Last time he tried that!
mdinger mattbeer's article
Nov 13, 2021 at 18:03
Nov 13, 2021
First Look: Lal Bikes' Supre Drivetrain Splits The Derailleur In Half Before It Happens On the Trail
@luckynugget: it sounds like you're talking about downhill/freeriding exclusively. You must have some gnarly stuff nearby. I've ridden most of the trails nearby and the biggest drop I've seen is 12 foot in only one location and that location is now closed. Everything else is under 4 feet. Hope the wheel builders were trying to strengthen their wheelsets during the world cup snowshoe races. Heard some wheels were barely surviving a single run.
mdinger mattbeer's article
Nov 12, 2021 at 17:53
Nov 12, 2021
First Look: Lal Bikes' Supre Drivetrain Splits The Derailleur In Half Before It Happens On the Trail
@gnarlysipes: I'm the same. 15 years ago I'd ride and break a wheel every week, constantly drop the chain, have brake problems, and puncture tires. My new bike from a few years ago has maybe dropped a chain once in over a year of riding (maybe), I've never had a tire problem, brakes are amazing, and I rode my wheels over a 1000 miles with no damage. My experience is that durability is amazing compared to what it used to be.
mdinger ReverseComponents's article
Nov 11, 2021 at 6:39
Nov 11, 2021
Reverse Components Releases the Travel & Sag Indicator 2.0
@KK11: fwiw, this is a pretty useless comment because it isn't specific enough to mean anything. Honestly it might mean you had a bad day the day you looked at the device. Or you hate black. Or you get sick when you see little o rings. Or you dyed your hair and therefore your girlfriend broke up with you and now you hate reverse. Really, anything.
mdinger ReverseComponents's article
Nov 8, 2021 at 17:38
Nov 8, 2021
mdinger ReverseComponents's article
Nov 8, 2021 at 15:00
Nov 8, 2021
Reverse Components Releases the Travel & Sag Indicator 2.0
There are other benefits as well. Say you decide to hit a bigger drop than normal and you think your suspension is setup decent normally. With an air spring, you just hit the drop and then look at the travel indicator and say "gosh, I just used full travel! Maybe I should adjust something!" With a coil, depending on how hard the hit was, you might not be sure if you used full travel or not. With an indicator on, it would be immediately obvious if you used all or had 10mm left. This works even if your drunk and can't stand upright.
mdinger alicialeggett's article
Nov 6, 2021 at 16:29
Nov 6, 2021
Behind the Scenes in Creating the Trans-Cascadia Course
This was a nice article. I like hearing about more trails being built and trails being improved. Last year they reported that the "great American outdoors act" became law (July 22, 2020) and that it was supposed to (theoretically) cause lots of good stuff for outdoor projects ($1.3 billion per year). I'm curious if this has effected the mtb trail building this year in any way. It seems related to trail advocacy. If it has it'd be cool to see an article on the improvements that have happened.
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