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rifu paulaston's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 4:21
Nov 3, 2017
October 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
Come to the tropics, the riding here are year round too. Except in some parts where it's flooded during a monsoon.
rifu chwest's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 8:42
Sep 6, 2017
A Survey of Women in Enduro
A better alternative would be a seeded start time irrespective of class/category. Because traditionally faster riders are given earlier start times in this racing format, the last (which would be the slowest) rider on any category have a big chance of getting caught by the fastest rider from the category that starts after. Adding longer time gap between categories would be a nightmare for the organizer if there are more than 6 categories and more than 300 competitors.
rifu RideCalibre's article
Aug 7, 2017 at 19:35
Aug 7, 2017
rifu paulaston's article
Jul 17, 2017 at 21:12
Jul 17, 2017
Mavic Deemax - Return of the King?
@Euskafreez: Indomie on a pinkbike comment section? Should I feel proud or ashamed? Oh well.. Cheap, delicious, healthy. Pick any two.
rifu RichardCunningham's article
Jun 23, 2017 at 19:18
Jun 23, 2017
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
@gnralized: ah I see, my opinion about AS and PKB might be skewed because I just rode the new Polygon. It really has high AS (to the point of making the bike ride higher in its travel) with no noticeable PKB. I don't know what the marketing people of Polygon thinks, introducing it as Variable Suspension Kinematics will make people understand it better than some leet names like R3act-2play. Reading about compromises, Gwin's chainless run and Canyon's custom freecoaster mechanism also came to mind. For frames with good AS but with potentials for its PKB to hinder suspension movement, a freecoaster mechanism on the freehub to make the bike feels like it is chainless is like the opposite approach of a climb switch. A climb switch is arguably more intuitive to use though. Or.. we can couple the freecoaster mechanism with seatpost height adjustment. Slamming the seat down will open up the suspension, freeing it from PKB. You can't add speed just before a jump though. Back to that VSK (has anybody patented it yet?), what about Kona's Magic Link?
rifu RichardCunningham's article
Jun 22, 2017 at 15:19
Jun 22, 2017
BMC Speedfox 01 - First Ride
@gnralized: the way I see it, we can "switch off" the anti-squat simply by not pedalling. Coasting on the downhill will free the suspension movement, pedalling on the uphill will firm it up. Anyway, frame designers can adjust the amount of AS accordingly, just as much as what is needed. At some point, a small enough AS will not induce a noticeable PKB.
rifu davetrumpore's article
Jun 12, 2017 at 1:09
Jun 12, 2017
rifu EnduroWorldSeries's article
May 16, 2017 at 1:08
May 16, 2017
How it Was Won in Madeira - Quarq Analysis
@VTwintips: nice argument on efficiency and power vs flow!
rifu EnduroWorldSeries's article
May 15, 2017 at 21:51
May 15, 2017
How it Was Won in Madeira - Quarq Analysis
@triptex: yes, without some kind of empirical data from powermeters we can never be sure. That is why I use the word "assume". Educated guess from available data. ;)
rifu EnduroWorldSeries's article
May 15, 2017 at 18:45
May 15, 2017
How it Was Won in Madeira - Quarq Analysis
But how fast can you go before you got a flat or a crash? If you go really fast and got a crash, is the time gain still enough to be in the lead? Is going really fast worth the risk? You can see in stage 3, Sam Hill was gaining time (going really fast) before maybe he got a crash, and then going really fast again before maybe got a crash again. Data like these shows which part of the stages where you should back it off a little or you played it too safe.
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