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michibretz mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 13:52
11 hours
MRP's Boost Solution and New Ramp Control Cartridge - Interbike 2017
@adrennan: from your question it sounded like you're struggling with dampening vs. spring characteristics hence i tried to describe the difference. Yes its not exactly the same as spacers. I am not 100% sure how it exactly works even though i have one installed on my own lyrik. I did not open it up. Reading the description my best guess is that the piston or slider inside the cartridge is not completely sealed (or having a tiny hole) which would result in air pressure behind it being the same as in front of it. if you have a have a high speed impact the air would have to travel behind that piston which will only happen with a delay hence the effect on high speed would be comparable to the effect of spacers. In a way this is very similar with oil getting pressed through a hole in a dampening cartridge however because of oil being a thickish fluid a lot of energy is used for achieving this displacement where as a gas can travel through the valves with much easier and will provide no significant energy loss or dampening. on the other side If you press very slowly air pressure behind the piston can equalize through the small hole in time so you will not feel a difference to a regular fork without spacers. you are right on the stroke. because s smaller volume air spring is more progressive the beginning of the stroke would not change much when you drop. towards the end of the stoke the spring becomes harder and harder which should keep you from bottoming out without sacrificing sensitivity in the beginning like simple higher air pressure (or preloading) would do In my mind this would be the only way it would make sense to construct a cartridge like this. A closed chamber behind this piston would mean that you by reducing volume (making the fork more progressive) you would also raise the pressure inside the spring chamber which would make the spring harder but that's not is not the case. The other good reason for assuming the cartridge is built like that is that it's fairly cheap and manufacturing a completely sealed piston like the air spring itself would be more complicated and therefore more expensive...
michibretz RichardCunningham's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 11:29
13 hours
Last Call: Random Images from Outdoor Demo, Interbike 2017
The Donut picture was the only pic that had me read the caption.... probably the only relevant thing on interbike 2017
michibretz RichardCunningham's article
Sep 16, 2017 at 18:47
Sep 16, 2017
Solving the Dropper Post Dilemma
@Someoldfart: i am almost a foot taller than you... i am jealous 125mm work for you but be assured longer travel makes sense with longer legs... its not about having the saddle down by my ankles, it's about bending my knees the same angle as short people... its simple trigonometry.
michibretz mikekazimer's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 15:47
Sep 14, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
yeah yeah yeah... maybe the would have had even more flats without? no way to know....
michibretz mikekazimer's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 13:47
Sep 14, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
@feeblesmith: no problem. getting sealant in was the tricky part... @SlodownU: I broke one of my rims the second day i was riding them going through a rock garden. they came with the bike and i would have definitely not bought enves... hate their stupid nipples and DT centerlock stuff. I decided to try the cush core because i destroyed tons of rims both alloy and carbon in the past and this time had to wait good 5 weeks till i got my replacement wheel and i really don't want to not ride my new bike for that long again... Anyways, I really like the stiffness of carbon wheels compared to alloy ones specially on the big wheels...
michibretz mikekazimer's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 11:58
Sep 14, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
running Enves with minions and cushcore since last week. Install was pretty straight forward, followed their instructions with soapy water on the first one. made a big mess in the living room and got into trouble with the wife... installed the second one without water and it actually worked better because the stuff wasn't slippery as f##k and I could push it into its placeway easier. bottomline, grab the whole tire and insert, bend it so the tire can slip under the insert and the bead sits all the way in the sent or the rim, if you do that and start opposite the the valve it works like charm. wasn't even able to finish a single beer it went so smooth and quick... only problem, the supplied valves don't really fit enve wheels, stay with the enve ones! they work just fine!
michibretz paulaston's article
Sep 1, 2017 at 9:45
Sep 1, 2017
Tune Bike Parts - Eurobike 2017
finally that whole roadie "suffer club" thing starts making sense to me...
michibretz vernonfelton's article
Aug 31, 2017 at 11:04
Aug 31, 2017
Slam that Stem? Cane Creek Debuts the "Slamset" - Eurobike 2017
@IllestT: im am 6'4" and love low steer tubes because my arms a long too. where you want your bars is personal preference. With a tiny tube you can spacer the shit out of it to fit it to your preferences but with a tall tube you are stuck up there and can't adjust it down if a rider would want that... so i would say low is more versatile and therefore is the way to go!
michibretz AJBarlas's article
Aug 18, 2017 at 18:00
Aug 18, 2017
Specialized Update Enduro for 2018 - First Look - Crankworx Whistler 2017
@b00mhauer: if the seat would go down further it wouldn't hit anything...
michibretz AJBarlas's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 22:01
Aug 16, 2017
Specialized Update Enduro for 2018 - First Look - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Can I turn WU around? i need the nose of my seat to drop when i ride downhill cause my balls are so big!
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