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scbullit36 TransitionBikeCompany's article
Jul 5, 2018 at 6:01
Jul 5, 2018
Video: Transition Pulls Back The Curtain in ‘A Labor of Love'
"You can't just throw it on any bike, it's tied to the rest of the geometry." I fear this will end up in yet another new standard that renders 1-2 year old bikes obsolete if fork manufacturers and bike manufacturers start to adopt it across the board. I'm all in favor of innovation if it works. From the sounds of it (according to Transition) this works. I've never ridden a bike that incorporates these changes so I can't pass judgement. What I can say is, currently, both of my trail bikes handle just fine...and I can purchase any fork currently available on the market for either of them. If the market creates a new fork offset standard specific to a certain frame fork options may start to become limited. All that being said, this change does make more sense than some of the recent "innovations" coming out of the industry like Boost, Super Boost, DUB, etc...
scbullit36 vernonfelton's article
Jan 18, 2018 at 6:24
Jan 18, 2018
What's the Deal With SRAM's DUB System? More Questions
Agreed. Not to sound like a nerd me the Weibull analysis that proves this spindle diameter/ bearing config will last longer than 24mm or 30mm. Without that, it is marketing fluff. Disappointed in this one. My last bike had a PF92 and the ONLY way I could get it to stop creaking was to upgrade to a Wheels MFG bottom bracket that had a threaded BB shell. Short term this will not be an option with Sram. So...if you have these cranks...and it turns out you want a better BB than what Sram has to offer...guess're out of luck.
scbullit36 mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 11:09
Jan 16, 2018
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
@Gregorysmithj1: Agreed. And @ racecase, it may work with what you already have frame wise...but if you have a $430 set of Sram Eagle XO1 cranks...they still have a 30 mm spindle so...these new BB's won't work. the article says above. I guess Sram will support the 30 mm spindle and GXP for the next 3 years. I'm a fan of Sram's stuff don't get me wrong but...the last 3 standard changes they committed to are a real bummer. Boost only front forks for 2018, metric shock standard (I hate this one the most), and now this. I guess this one is minor because it is only a BB but...for now it blocks customers from upgrading BB's to a King or Wheels MFG or someting of the like. I guess that's the point though.
scbullit36 rossbellphoto's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 8:05
Jan 10, 2018
Behind the Scenes: Developing the New Canyon Torque
I thought only Transition had the ability to turn it to 11...
scbullit36 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 19, 2017 at 9:26
Dec 19, 2017
The 10 Best Videos of the Year
Chris Akrigg has to be running out of friends to ride with... Chris: "Check out this new trail I found!" Not Chris: "Where...I don't see it." Chris: "Just follow my line!" Not Chris: "Uhhh...I'll just see you back at the car"
scbullit36 mikekazimer's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 7:11
Nov 7, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 7 Long-Travel 29ers
No pun intended but...That Pole, to me, looks WAY to long.
scbullit36 wilderness-trail-bikes's article
Nov 3, 2017 at 5:38
Nov 3, 2017
Win a WTB Shred Pack
I still use a flip phone...
scbullit36 dbaker's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 5:52
Oct 26, 2017
What Are Riders Wearing to Stay Safe? - Red Bull Rampage 2017
Remember when Cedric wore a Capitan America Costume? Epic...
scbullit36 mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 12:58
Sep 19, 2017
MRP's Boost Solution and New Ramp Control Cartridge - Interbike 2017
"but there's essentially zero perceptible difference in rigidity between a non-Boost and a Boost fork"...Blasphemy Mike! You'd better fall in line otherwise mfgrs may stop sending you stuff to test! Haha!
scbullit36 pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 6:50
Sep 14, 2017
Yamaha to Launch Their Own eMTB Lineup
@trail1rider: If this is true, I suspect Yamaha's intent with this is to push the power envelope of the E-Bike. Because...the faster you can pre-ride a course the better prepared you will be come race time. Not only that but...this is the mindset of moto manufacturers. As their bikes evolve they get faster. If Yamaha pushes the power envelope on these bikes...soon bicycle manufacturers are going to be forced to answer back. Next thing you know, E-Bikes are going to be nothing more than E-dirtbikes with pedals...and that is going to cause a major problem with trail access...especially as inexperienced cyclists start to hurt themselves or other trail users. Standards need to be defined and lines need to be drawn otherwise it is going to ruin it for the masses. Pinkbike had this article on their site months ago...With Yamaha, a motor sports company, entering the game...sounds like this is how E-Bikes could be evolving...which isn't good...but that is only my opinion.
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