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skidrumr paulaston's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 14:22
Feb 13, 2018
Staff Rides – Aston's European-Made Nicolai GeoMetron Super Bike
Since the Pinion gearbox has its own "freehub" internally, is there anyone offering a non-freehub rear wheel hub to eliminate an unnecessary added movement? You are basically running two freehubs together, therefore doubling the distance between engagement points right? If you had a mechanically locked rear hub it would be much more efficient, and probably lighter & stronger.
skidrumr paulaston's article
Feb 2, 2018 at 12:55
Feb 2, 2018
Onza Aquila Aaron Gwin Signature DH Tire - Review
To be fair, Gwin could beat all of us on a little kids' push bike with plastic wheels
skidrumr sarahmoore's article
Feb 1, 2018 at 12:24
Feb 1, 2018
Brandon Semenuk's 2018 Trek Ticket S - Bike Check
Simple.. he reaches back and moves the mech by hand while he's in the air. You know, like the rest of us.
skidrumr mikelevy's article
Jan 31, 2018 at 15:34
Jan 31, 2018
The REAL Story of That Single-Sided Carbon Fork
There are industrial linear bearings that utilize a stepped profile to keep the inner race clocked correctly at all times... perhaps using that instead of the smooth round tube would limit rotation of the stanchion and therefore reduce the common torsional weakness of traditional forks (without depending on the axle). The "ribs" of the stanchion would also add rigidity (like 80/20 extruded aluminum beams). The Lefty's square profile did the same thing to some degree, but square tubing is more prone to buckling along its flat surfaces than tube is along its curved surfaces. The type of tube in my example would be super stiff but a bitch to keep sealed, you would have to utilize shaped seals, but in a dual crown configuration with enough overlap to use 2 bearings per side it would be insanely resistant to any angle of deflection. I'll be more than happy to test ride the prototype, Mr. Musil!
skidrumr davidarthur's article
Jan 22, 2018 at 9:21
Jan 22, 2018
Tech Randoms - Core Bike Show 2018
@TheRaven: True Dat. My gloves have to have hard knuckle protection because of tree & limb strikes. 760mm through the woods makes you a very good rider or a very slow rider, depending on your pain threshold.
skidrumr mikelevy's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 14:07
Sep 20, 2017
Rotec is Back With a 5'' Travel Play Bike - Interbike 2017
This! A long travel bike with no chain growth and shock compression independent of the front triangle... finally engineering comes before trends and ignores the "standard". Since Zerode DH disappeared I am looking forward to pushing the buy button on this sucker! It looks glorious in it's no compromises, function first appearance. If only it ditched the rear mech it would be the holy grail.
skidrumr mikekazimer's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 14:37
Sep 14, 2017
CushCore Tire Insert - Review
All the smartasses I ride past as they fix flats love to tell me how dumb I am for using such wide rims and heavy tires back in the lift line.
skidrumr CycleMonkeyPinkbike's article
Sep 14, 2017 at 14:30
Sep 14, 2017
Zerode Now Available Through Fanatik Bike Co.
WTF happened to the Zerode DH bike? I finally have some disposable income for the low-maintenance high-pivot bike I've wanted for years and they've all but disappeared. Bummer. All you damn Canadians only ship within country or want local pickup or I'd have one already.
skidrumr mikelevy's article
Aug 31, 2017 at 14:57
Aug 31, 2017
The Wild Scurra 2 Enduro Linkage Bike - Eurobike 2017
@SlodownU: Well, kinda- Superbike is based on factory production bikes, so that's a chicken-vs-egg there. MotoGP won't even allow winglets much less a telelever front suspension, so it's not like teams can use it but don't. Michael Czysz had incredible ideas that were proven but could never get any of them accepted.
skidrumr mikelevy's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 9:50
Aug 30, 2017
Formula's New DH Fork Uses Three Different Air Springs - Eurobike 2017
Finally! Now I can build a bike in all purple & gold to go with my Prince obsession and late 80's riding gear.
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