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phutphutend si-paton's article
Dec 6, 2018 at 4:33
Dec 6, 2018
Malverns Classic Announces Details for 2019 Festival
Was certainly a big party, or at least what I remember was!
phutphutend RideEXT's article
Dec 4, 2018 at 4:30
Dec 4, 2018
EXT Racing Shox Updates Custom Tuned Coil Offerings for 2019
Best shock I have ever run. I supply them with my Starling Cycles frames and all of my customers say the same. Amazing shock!
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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:38
Nov 27, 2018
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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:37
Nov 27, 2018

Hope Pro4 Front 20x110mm

$50 GBP
Hope Pro4 Front 20x110mm. Silver. Non-Boost version. Built onto a wheel, but then realised a had wrong version. Unridden. 32H

phutphutend paulaston's article
Nov 7, 2018 at 4:24
Nov 7, 2018
Review: Cube's 29" Downhill Bike - the Two15 SL
@doe222: Reach is generally shorter as stack with long forks is greater. Try to keep the same distance between hands and feet.
phutphutend mikelevy's article
Nov 6, 2018 at 12:56
Nov 6, 2018
Titanium, Carbon Fiber, and a 220mm Dropper Post - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
Gotta agree, compliance in a frame is one of the most important things for grip and control. But it's very difficult to quantify, so big manufacturers like state it's x% stiffer as a bullshit performance metric. Unfortunately, people start believing the lies!
phutphutend mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 5:04
Nov 4, 2018
If You Use Tubes, Tannus' Tire Insert Might Be For You - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
Cue, millions of negative comments from people who are unable to stop and think that this is actually a really good idea!
phutphutend Starlingcycles's article
Oct 31, 2018 at 10:31
Oct 31, 2018
Video: The Starling Cycles Sturn is a Single-Speed DH Bike
Agreed on the Onyx! But the problem with the belts and my design is that the Jackshaft cogs would be quite large. The bigger they are the more the chainline is offset from the main pivot, the more pedal forces you get. The Profile cogs I use are super small and give negligible pedal forces.
phutphutend Starlingcycles's article
Oct 30, 2018 at 14:25
Oct 30, 2018
Video: The Starling Cycles Sturn is a Single-Speed DH Bike
@themountain: 16.5kg fully built with pedals!
phutphutend Starlingcycles's article
Oct 30, 2018 at 9:25
Oct 30, 2018
Video: The Starling Cycles Sturn is a Single-Speed DH Bike
@PHILXX1975: My Factory bikes have ISO testing complete. The UK made Swoop and Murmur frames are substantially similar enough that they can be passed by comparison. I am happy the detail differences do not affect strength. Remember my last day job was as an aerospace stress engineer, this stuff is pretty bread and butter to me. As for riding testing. I have over 150 customer bikes out being ridden. As they are all custom bikes, I have a an ongoing relationship and feedback from a good majority of them. On top of this I have always had a race team, including a National champion and many national level wins. These riders are also geographically close and give me lots of feedback. I think this is one of Starling strengths, the fact I can build prototypes with quick turnaround and get feedback. Very different to companies designing bikes by CAD then having a six months cycle between design and samples.
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