srodi jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 19, 2019 at 2:41Apr 19, 2019
4 New Materials That Could Improve Carbon Fiber
That aluminum stuff sounds great. Maybe the next step after that would be a metallic substance that's even more durable and could ride even better! It can be easier to weld and post-process than aluminum, maybe it can even eliminate the fatigue failure mode associated with Al so the frames won't have a shelf life. Boy wouldn't that be IRONic. Seems kinda pie-in-the-sky but we can dream right?
srodi davidarthur's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 8:19Aug 28, 2018
Review: Cotic FlareMAX
I've had one for about a year. (130mm Mattoc and stock x fusion O2) Incredible fun. Its very tossable and responsive, yet somehow continues to impress me with how poised it stays on sketchier decents. It seems to outperform its lower travel specs. The steel seems to show the most in terms of how it deals with trail feedback. It seems to filter out the harsh chatter and deliver a firm and clean feel of what you're riding over. Its quite a nice feeling. It doesn't climb like a HT, but certainly isn't a tank uphill (lighter than the flaremax). A great bike if you're a weirdo that still likes HT's for their playful nature (like me), but want something a bit more capable for more hardcore riding. But I'm biased, and a bit of a fanboi, so take it or leave it