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surfhard987 mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2021 at 12:58
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Now Finished: Ask Us Anything with Pinkbike's Tech & News Editors
@mikelevy: what if they used a new waterbottle mounting standard that spaces the bolts 6mm further apart?
surfhard987 jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 8, 2021 at 12:53
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surfhard987 betamtb's article
Dec 4, 2021 at 9:38
Dec 4, 2021
surfhard987 betamtb's article
Dec 4, 2021 at 8:43
Dec 4, 2021
Beta Launches Their Fall 2021 Beta Tests
No they’ve wasted at least 3 months figuring out how…
surfhard987 seb-stott's article
Oct 20, 2021 at 7:18
Oct 20, 2021
Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Weight
Calls out bro science on a previous article, gets a full well thought out article in response. I appreciate and respect this. More of this please…
surfhard987 mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 18:45
Sep 21, 2021
Field Test: 5 Enduro Bikes (and 1 eMTB) Face the Efficiency Test
@nattyd: frame weight I’d agree shouldn’t be normalized, but build should be considered. Going off spec sheets, you could drop almost 2.5lbs off the Norco by switching to the tires and fork from the We Are One. The inner enginerd in me just wants to see this entirely focused on the suspension platform itself…
surfhard987 mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2021 at 11:14
Sep 21, 2021
Field Test: 5 Enduro Bikes (and 1 eMTB) Face the Efficiency Test
Couple comments on methodology, none of these are hard to implement but they may take the glory away from Canada’s newest homegrown sled: Find a narrower road, there’s way too much variation in path length permitted here. Or put a sensor on the wheel and track linear distance traveled. Slack bikes tend to wander a bit Weigh yourself at the start of each trial. Maybe you hydrated before one trial and relieved yourself after another. Weigh the bike as well. There’s a 5lb difference between the WAO and the Norco. 5lb bike delta plus a ~180lb kitted rider is roughly a 2-3% difference in mass. “Efficiency” can’t actually be measured without normalizing mass Then let PB’s in-house experimental physicist run some actual numbers on “efficiency” Or just let bro science be bro science, crack a pbr, and call it good enough for marketing
surfhard987 henryquinney's article
Sep 10, 2021 at 11:26
Sep 10, 2021
Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler
GTFO with that type of irrational logic in the PB comments…
surfhard987 henryquinney's article
Sep 10, 2021 at 8:19
Sep 10, 2021
Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler
@Y0sh1: I rode one of these for a couple laps of logging road up / natural steep terrain down, and was utterly blown away at how stable it is at speed. The only time it felt remotely odd, as mentioned in the article, was lower speed braking, but once you realize you don’t actually need to be braking on account of the aforementioned stability, it all goes away. Now if my local trails were more flat pedaling/rolling terrain/technical uphills and less fire road up/1000’+ per mile down, I would definitely pick a different bike. Seems like GT had a specific market segment in mind… I think what everyone’s missing about the idler is that it’s a compromise needed to have good enough pedaling efficiency with a rearward axle path. Sure you could make a 160mm bike with an equivalent rearward path and no idler but it’d be garbage at pedaling.
surfhard987 alicialeggett's article
Aug 11, 2021 at 13:59
Aug 11, 2021
Spotted: A New Yeti eMTB
Yeah yeah, Wheelbased already showed us what it looks like...
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