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showmethemountains mikekazimer's article
May 22, 2018 at 8:39
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Review: MRP Ribbon Coil Fork
Manitou's old Mars Air system was similar too: an air spring working in series with a smaller coil. Weight was competitive for its time. I have a Minute with this spring and it seems nice. Quite good as far as stiction and small bumps go, and smooth at the deep end of the travel too. With less seals in the spring side than the RockShox air forks I've owned and serviced, it has been a lot more reliable over the years
showmethemountains mikelevy's article
May 19, 2018 at 15:24
May 19, 2018
Development Story: Cannondale's Wild New Single-Sided, Single-Crown XC Fork
@golefty: I'm aware of those. Like I said, the Moto 80 and Moto 120 used normal round stantions and bushings. They first used roller bearings in a non-Headshok fork with the Moto FR
showmethemountains mikelevy's article
May 18, 2018 at 9:39
May 18, 2018
Development Story: Cannondale's Wild New Single-Sided, Single-Crown XC Fork
@hamncheez: Yes, I skipped past the headshok to get straight to the Lefty's most direct predecessor. But those earlier inverted forks did not use needle bearings. From Cannondale: "We already had the Moto 120 fork in 1996 – which was on the Super V DH4000 – but that was a regular telescoping fork and suffered all of the bushing/stiction/flex that was typical of any telescoping fork at that time (and many still today). The Moto FR (Freeride) fork was introduced in 1998 which was essentially two Headshok’s – one each side, offering 100mm travel. It was bombproof but weighed a bloody tonne!"
showmethemountains mikelevy's article
May 18, 2018 at 8:29
May 18, 2018
Development Story: Cannondale's Wild New Single-Sided, Single-Crown XC Fork
@homerjm: The Lefty project started from their two-legged Moto FR fork that used roller bearings (though it wasn't inverted). It was very, very stiff but also very, very heavy. It didn't take them long to realize they could remove one leg to make the weight reasonable and still have a stiff enough fork.
showmethemountains SCOTT-Sports's article
May 11, 2018 at 9:40
May 11, 2018
Andrew Neethling & Scotty Laughland in Capetown - Chasing Trail Ep. 20
Nice one! Andrew looks like a Sharlto Copley who can shred! Though maybe Sharlto can shred too?
showmethemountains mikelevy's article
May 11, 2018 at 8:13
May 11, 2018
What Are Your MTB Pet Peeves? - Opinion
The unworded expectation that if you're serious about and good at mountain biking then you'll find a way to afford really good stuff, like $3k+ bikes or $500 wheelsets or $700 forks. I've been obsessed with mountain biking for 10 years and have become a decent rider, but I still can't afford and don't think I should spend that much on a bike. But more affordable yet solid components and gear are generally painted as stuff that only entry level riders would use
showmethemountains RichardCunningham's article
May 7, 2018 at 9:33
May 7, 2018
Thule Vital 3L Hydration Pack - Review
@lightsgetdimmer: That must be my posts you are referring too. Northern California valley. Thankfully not the average temp, but those kind of days can be common in the summer. If possible I ride at 5am to avoid the heat, or late to at-least avoid the strong sun. But that's not always possible and sometimes you just have to ride!
showmethemountains danielsapp's article
Apr 27, 2018 at 13:41
Apr 27, 2018
Neko Mulally's YT Tues - Bike Check
Either material can be made stiff or soft/flexy/absorbent based on how the product is engineered. I'm guessing that between the options available from his sponsors, he found their particular aluminum options "more absorbent" than the carbon options. But everyone knows Bounty is the most absorbent
showmethemountains brianpark's article
Apr 26, 2018 at 8:42
Apr 26, 2018
Throwback Thursday: Wade Simmons' & Shaun Palmer's Legendary Bikes
Most of it is probably the perspective of the photo and some lens distortion. Neither wheel is very circular, and the front is especially squished. Check out how much bigger the front tire looks on the right side of the wheel vs the left side! The bike appears to be leaning slightly towards the camera. And the fork is possibly turned a bit to the right, which pulls the head tube down and changes our perspective of the whole front end And/or maybe Shaun was using a longer shock? It installed in the mounting holes for the lowest+slackest setting, but its possible that they were compensating as much as possible for a longer shock to increase travel
showmethemountains RichardCunningham's article
Apr 25, 2018 at 12:44
Apr 25, 2018
5 Cross-Country Bike Checks - Sea Otter 2018
@WAKIdesigns: How bad can the tire be for this course if Nicola finished 3rd in the race? The dumbest thing would be using a heavier or slower than you know you need because the tread pattern looks better
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