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n00bmtbr danielsapp's article
Apr 14, 2021 at 13:07
Apr 14, 2021
First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021
@ratedgg13: yeah, just crazy thick walls on head tube because of how they do their junctions with a continuously wrapped wet layup. Here's an old bikerumor shop walkthrough, and this build approach shows up half-way down:
n00bmtbr alicialeggett's article
Apr 12, 2021 at 12:51
Apr 12, 2021
DT Swiss Updates 350 Hub & Launches Ratchet Upgrade System - Pond Beaver 2021
You know somewhere at DT there has to be a guy whose sole job is to take a large tub of 'regular grease' and repackage it into 'special grease' tubes so you feel that much better about your purchase.
n00bmtbr jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 9, 2021 at 21:21
Apr 9, 2021
First Look: The Compotech Cduro Integrates Its Carbon Tubes and Joints - Pond Beaver 2021
@rcybak: I must have missed some sarcasm here, and cool flex on your veteran status. I've been away for over a decade from composites engineering in the bike industry, so must be out of touch. If I've missed that this is actually an article about kids, and their dreams about the future I'm sorry... my B. happy to move along with my blackberry, apparently. If, however, this is an article about a unique approach to a a non-existent problem, my opinion still stands. In the modern capitalist world, there are low-wage workers in countries far from where you live that are quite proficient at laying up carbon frames with continuous fiber across tube junction points. It's shocking how little they are paid, but they are adept at consistently following layup directions per spec from western world bike engineers. As shipping costs increase, there is absolute outrage from pinkbike readers. Can you imagine if bikes were actually constructed by workers with a living wage? Or high-priced engineers programming robots to do the same? Who is going to pay a premium for this idea? I'm not against progress. That's literally my point. This is a parallel, unnecessary path that solves no common problem that already exists. Cool tech. love robots. I will not see this on the trail, and my head tube will never shear off due to bonded lugs instead of continuous fibers.
n00bmtbr jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 9, 2021 at 15:02
Apr 9, 2021
First Look: The Compotech Cduro Integrates Its Carbon Tubes and Joints - Pond Beaver 2021
@shirk-007: alright, but parting lines are still not an issue for the vast majority of carbon frame construction on the market now. there are rare semi-custom lugged construction approaches, but that isn't the norm. Again, cool technology, but I don't think the selling feature actually solves an existing problem.
n00bmtbr jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 9, 2021 at 14:08
Apr 9, 2021
First Look: The Compotech Cduro Integrates Its Carbon Tubes and Joints - Pond Beaver 2021
...except bladder-molded carbon frames do have continuous fibers running from both top and down tubes around the head tube. It doesn't loop around continuously along the top tube multiple times, but you also don't need the same wall thickness mid top-tube as you do where it meets the head tube. Interesting technology, but it solves an issue that doesn't exist.
n00bmtbr jonasdemuylder's article
Apr 6, 2021 at 5:05
Apr 6, 2021
Video: Shredding Gravel Bikes in the Snow
On hard braking, they are technically more efficient in the cold as your brake rotors will dissipate heat more effectively than on a hot day. My only trouble with brakes in the snow is road salt. Not sure how, but my gravel bike honks like a goose by the end of every ride
n00bmtbr alicialeggett's article
Apr 1, 2021 at 5:08
Apr 1, 2021
[April Fools] Nimbus Unicycles Announces New, Slacker mUNI-X Enduro Model
Wait, is that moto style brake routing or regular?
n00bmtbr ralf-hauser's article
Mar 30, 2021 at 4:50
Mar 30, 2021
Review: Scott Ransom eRIDE 910 – A Versatile Long-Travel Machine
Yeah, bent top tube does look like a crumple zone. Down tube looks like a python digesting a deer though.
n00bmtbr Peatys's article
Mar 22, 2021 at 5:19
Mar 22, 2021
Peaty’s Launch a New Wet Weather Version of their LinkLube
Needs more photos of product sitting on the trail. Won't consider a new product without at least a dozen images in the press kit.
n00bmtbr SCOTT-Sports's article
Mar 17, 2021 at 6:46
Mar 17, 2021
Video: This 11-Year-Old is A Legend in the Making
Agreed. Great riding and lots of talent. Watch the video without sound and it's clear that this is a kid doing what he loves, with his friends, and surrounded by a family that loves biking together. Isn't that the point?
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