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shredteds pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2019 at 18:08
May 7, 2019
How Do Coaches Help Riders Go Faster on a World Cup Weekend?
Great article! I do have to complain about one thing. It is a comments section after all. That whole part about acceleration of the rider and the bike isn't right. That's...not how acceleration works. You measure acceleration of a body (bike, rider, airplane cockpit, whatever) with an accelerometer. "G"s (gravity) is a unit of acceleration. A bike experiencing more acceleration than the rider has nothing to do with the mass of the bike, it has to do with the dynamics of the whole system. If you were to place a little tracer dot on the rider and the bike and take images every small fraction of a second, you could calculate the acceleration of the rider and the bike graphically. A bike which is accelerating relative to the rider will have a different acceleration than the rider, like when the rider hits a bump and soaks it up with their arms and legs - the bike moves more than the rider, and thus it has a different acceleration. Accelerometers actually use force (F=ma, everyone loves it), but they measure a very small element inside the sensor - typically a crystal. They don't measure force on the bike, unless you attached a strain gauge to the bike, but that's a completely different story. You could use an accelerometer and the handy F=ma equation along with the mass of the bike to calculate gravitational forces the bike experiences, but those are of little concern compared to the other forces involved like rider input and suspension. Cheers!
shredteds jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 18, 2019 at 19:51
Feb 18, 2019
shredteds mikekazimer's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 18:00
Dec 14, 2018
BYB Telemetry Want to Make World Cup Suspension Tech Available to Anyone
It doesn't sound like this product is for you. This is for a serious racer that wants factory level support but doesn't have the resources or accomplishments to do so. Something like the shockwiz is probably more up the alley of what you seem to be suggesting.
shredteds rideformula's article
Oct 20, 2018 at 12:41
Oct 20, 2018
shredteds rideformula's article
Oct 19, 2018 at 18:54
Oct 19, 2018
All the Adjustments: Formula Introduces the Selva R Fork
1. Neopos definitely has a different effect than traditional rigid volume spacers and would definitely increase linearity, not that I totally get why people are so obsessed with linear spring rates in their fork. It's fine if you don't understand why this is true, but that doesn't make it untrue. 2. There are no claims about CTS changing progression in the sense of spring rate, which is that I assume you're talking about. Different damping curves can be achieved by installing different CTS assemblies and some of them are progressive, which is what the website claims. Nothing new here, just a handy way to drop in a different shim configurations (which may or may not have progressive damping curves, totally physically possible). 3. The article does not claim a new color was invented that was unobserved, only that a new paint option was available and that the color is unique. Not a technical advantage, but they aren't claiming to defy physics. I agree the marketing is speaking loudly and the article is short on tech details, but you've got to be kidding me with your post. No sense in getting on the internet if you just want to shit on things you don't understand (or can't be bothered to read).
shredteds mikelevy's article
Aug 23, 2018 at 18:49
Aug 23, 2018
First Look: Trek's New 2019 Remedy
@Mojo348: The Thru-Shaft shocks are FABULOUS, but only when they're working properly. They sorted out the early production issues and I have put about 50 hours on my most recent replacement with no issues. Also, the Reaktiv is the real deal. It helps that local shops (or moderately handy home mechs) can rebuild the shocks.
shredteds pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 20, 2018 at 19:28
Aug 20, 2018
Replay: Canadian Open DH - Crankworx Whistler 2018
Both gnarly dudes who know their shit (Andrew Neethling and Cam McCaul) but their target audience, or at least what they are told to pretend is their target audience, doesn't know anything about anything. I wish there was a live feed to people who are at least somewhat aware of the concepts of bicycles and races so that they could get into the more interesting bits/gossip.
shredteds mikekazimer's article
Jul 25, 2018 at 7:49
Jul 25, 2018
Review: MRP Ribbon Coil Fork
@supercollider: Haha, I used to do the same when I was younger - it seems like it would change without thinking about it for a while.
shredteds alexcgevans's article
Jul 24, 2018 at 16:20
Jul 24, 2018
shredteds mikekazimer's article
Jul 24, 2018 at 15:48
Jul 24, 2018
Review: MRP Ribbon Coil Fork
@supercollider: Why's that?
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