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rupintart seb-stott's article
Apr 23, 2023 at 16:30
Apr 23, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Set Up Your Cleats?
@DarrellW: The majority of them run it on their forefoot. Most sprinters run the cleat forward as well.
rupintart seb-stott's article
Apr 23, 2023 at 16:28
Apr 23, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Set Up Your Cleats?
@makkelijk: lol. I have a materials engineering degree....where's this evidence showing there's no advantage in running the axle under your forefoot? Lots of kinesiologists, sprinters, and professional cyclists (predominantly sprinters) would heavily disagree with you...but ya do you.
rupintart brianpark's article
Apr 13, 2023 at 11:36
Apr 13, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: What Should Bike Warranties Look Like?
This. Outside of that though, not sure why anybody even looks to see if there is a warranty. 99% of people don't use them. And a good bit of people are buying used bikes nowadays anyways, where the warranties don't even apply...
rupintart CaneCreekCyclingComponents's article
Mar 22, 2023 at 14:50
Mar 22, 2023
Cane Creek Announces 3D-Printed Titanium eMTB Cranks
If people didn't keep pushing the envelope with cranks, we'd still have tanks knowns as square taper cranks cause "cranks are simple and there's no need to keep refining." Remember when people thought bolt-on grips were such a waste to be spending $30+ because "grips are simple"? Yeah...things kinda flipped didn't they????
rupintart henryquinney's article
Feb 23, 2023 at 16:15
Feb 23, 2023
Opinion: Why Weight Doesn't Matter
Or ya know, don't be a hack and just plow over everything....learn to actually ride smoother and control the bike instead of just plowing....or not.
rupintart edspratt's article
Feb 23, 2023 at 4:56
Feb 23, 2023
Porsche Takes Complete Ownership of Greyp
It's not bad looking per say, but that livery is definitely not helping it's case. If it were all black, as much as I dislike all black bikes, this one would actually look better and smoothen out the lines some...
rupintart seb-stott's article
Feb 5, 2023 at 13:07
Feb 5, 2023
Interview: Rocksled Suspension's Wild New Linkage Fork
"How much does it weigh" "Not sure...more than a telescopic fork for sure" That's code for "This thing probably weighs 4x what a regualr fork does."
rupintart TEBP's article
Feb 3, 2023 at 6:07
Feb 3, 2023
HQ Tour: BrakeAce - The World's First Brake Power Sensor & App Combo
When I was in grad school my masters project was going to be on the tribology performance of vee brakes vs magura rim brakes. I made a jig and had over 100 samples of different surfaces using a color spectrometer and pressure paper. Surprisingly, vee brakes with compressionless housing are more powerful than stock HS33s when set-up correctly with the same pressure at the lever. Why did I do this? Because as a materials major that's a trials rider, I was trying to find a solution to replace grinding your rim with a coating that worked just as well. It was a LOT more complex of a problem than any of us (I had 3 professors and 2 students working on this project) had ever thought. I never ended up finishing the project cause I dropped out during my 2nd year of grad this day, there still isn't anything that comes close to the performance of a grind in all conditions.
rupintart seb-stott's article
Jan 11, 2023 at 6:20
Jan 11, 2023
Check Out: Sustainable Clothing, Slick Bike Storage, Short Cranks, & "e-bike Shoes"
The biggest downside to small cranks is the rider's cardio. Keeping a higher cadence demands more cardio, and let's be honest, a lot of MTBers don't like climbing or road bike/crosstrain to have great cardio, so they opt for the leverage of longer cranks. Short cranks need/should have a higher cadence. Aside from ground clearance, ever notice track bikes use 165 and shorter cranks despite those dude having the ability to put out massive numbers? Spinning smaller circles > more leverage spinning bigger circles; it's more sustainable over longer periods which is why alot of roadies say "spin to win". Power meters have proven this that you can generate more calories over time despite having a lower wattage.
rupintart TEBP's article
Jan 2, 2023 at 7:16
Jan 2, 2023
University Student Designs Oleo Shock With a Titanium Shaft
@lightone: 99.999% of people commenting here probably don't even have properly tuned suspension, or know how to properly tune it. Additionally, the majority of riders don't even know how to set their sag or even know what it is, let alone be able to tell the differences between shocks. Most people have ZERO idea what any of the knobs on the shock do, let alone be able to tell the difference if you turned up the rebound a few clicks without them knowing before a ride. Most people's knowledge of suspension stops at "how much psi do I pump into my shock?" This is for that customer...which whether people want to admit it or not, is likely them along with 90% of the mtb population. I think it's great to have an offering like this on the market. People buy soooo many products thinking they need all the adjustability, when they don't need ANY of it or even use it in first place. I see it all the time in the automotive world where people buy super fancy Moton coilovers, set the ride height, corner balance, then never touch anything. Like why have all the adjustability if you never touch it again??? Why not sit with somebody and just get a custom valved shock, custom spring rate, and save yourself about $4-8k since you're just going to "set-it and forget it" and you're not ever adjusting anything or using any of the features???
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