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ozhuck2flat mikelevy's article
Jul 30, 2020 at 23:28
Jul 30, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 16 - Who's Your Mountain Biking Hero?
Why is the pivotal saddle standard so widespread in bmx and hasn’t been adopted for mtb? The newer version has tilt and fore/aft adjustment. Add to that it’s light and seems stronger and more durable than rails. I’ve bent rails, and snapped ibeams at the side ridges in the past. I’m new to pivotal but it seems so much better. Does anyone know why mtb doesn’t use it?
ozhuck2flat dan-roberts's article
Jul 6, 2020 at 1:44
Jul 6, 2020
Review: Nukeproof Mega 290c Factory
Thanks for sharing. What size frame do you have, and would that 500mL bottle fit smaller frames? Would an XL fit a full size bottle?
ozhuck2flat mikelevy's article
Jul 3, 2020 at 6:26
Jul 3, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 13 - Are Bikes Too Regular Now?
@brianpark: Thanks, Brian. I think it will certainly be higher maintenance, when including recharging, battery replacement, extra cable routing and electronic seals/gaskets failure, which will be on top of the 100-200 hr service interval of (almost all) existing suspension. That's something I'd happily take for far better performance and they could definitely do it, just no one is courageous enough to throw R&D dollars after Live Valve. IMO there's a couple of ways they could go with this that would be far better than existing suspension. I think they should make the shock tune non-static, selecting between several (pre-selected by the rider) tunes which the electronics chooses, based on what it detects the rider doing (climbing, descending, cornering, etc). Ohlins look like they're going that way from a patent they filed last year. An other could be that tuning changes are mapped directly from what the rider wants (more suppleness, more ramp up, etc) to changes in the shock settings. This would be similar to the shockwiz but helping to better visualise the tradeoff that's made when changing settings. That seems to me to be the way for the software to reduce the complexity of suspension while giving all the adjustments possible. It's easy to tune a simple LSR & LSC shock, but hard to tune LSR, LSC, HSR, HSC, tokens, spring rate and initial suppleness (OTT). Mapping these settings to functional terms would make an electronic shock better than a complex mechanical shock. Simply monitoring the stiction of the shock/fork to give a reminder when the air sleeve/piston is gummed-up and needs cleaning would be nice too. It'd probably make more of a difference than a climb control working on velocity (rebound/compression) circuits. My 2c, but I really want them to make this work.
ozhuck2flat mikelevy's article
Jul 2, 2020 at 20:23
Jul 2, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 13 - Are Bikes Too Regular Now?
"when electronic suspension is super cheap and super good". What would that look like, in your opinion? The initial promise of electronic suspension has always been to make a soft dh/enduro bike ride firmer like an XC bike when not descending. Since RC's early reviews of Fox livevalve though, he's made comments that bike geometry has closed the gap so much between trail bikes and DH bikes that pedalling efficiency isn't as bad as it once was, on a super capable enduro bike. Would people ever trade off having a somewhat understandable mechanical linkage bike for a simple mechanical bike with high maintenance electronic system and a dynamic (complex) tune?
Jun 21, 2020 at 23:02
Jun 21, 2020
ozhuck2flat brianpark's article
May 23, 2020 at 20:13
May 23, 2020
Interview: Trek's Travis Brown On Experimenting With 32" & 36" Wheels
@pacificnorthwet: Both sound like pretty good choices. I was looking at the Kona Honzo (29), and running it with 27.5 wheels as it has a steep HA and 420mm CS. It's got a much lower bb though so it'd probably not feel too great on 27.5 wheels. On Ragley's site, the HA at 25% sag is 67deg. That's still pretty slack for a DJ so the steering might feel sluggish. It's really hard to find something that works well when you're tall so good luck with the build.
ozhuck2flat brianpark's article
May 21, 2020 at 19:52
May 21, 2020
Interview: Trek's Travis Brown On Experimenting With 32" & 36" Wheels
@pacificnorthwet: What frame are you looking at for a 27.5 dirt jumper? I’m tall too and can’t find many with steep sta, low standover and short cs. (Let alone horizontal dropouts.)
May 12, 2020 at 19:05
May 12, 2020
ozhuck2flat mikelevy's article
May 8, 2020 at 0:36
May 8, 2020
First Look: ENVE's New, Adjustable-Geometry Rigid Fork
Totally agree. I'm lucky enough to have tried 2 29ers that recommend different offset forks back to back. I tried them both, then swapped the forks between them and tried them again. I preferred the recommended offset on both for the steering characteristics. I'd pay extra to have offset options-same as multi length chainstays.
ozhuck2flat mikelevy's article
May 8, 2020 at 0:31
May 8, 2020
First Look: ENVE's New, Adjustable-Geometry Rigid Fork
I look at this and think "Why aren't offset flip chips available on ALL suspension forks?"
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