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thekaiser mikelevy's article
Aug 20, 2017 at 5:25
Aug 20, 2017
ENVE's New Carbon Rim and Protective Insert - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Internal nips require longer spokes, not shorter, all else being equal. Glad you like your wheels though.
thekaiser RichardCunningham's article
Jul 17, 2017 at 16:31
Jul 17, 2017
Whyte S-150 Carbon RS - Review
@shredteds: http://www.nature.com/news/the-bicycle-problem-that-nearly-broke-mathematics-1.20281 http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/science-of-cycling-still-mysterious-1.3699012 No, engineers/mathematicians/scientists have definitely not figured out how all this works. A lot of it, yes, but all of it, no. The problem is that, as much as people have defined certain elements that contribute to the self righting system that is a bicycle, it is possible to build one that veers away from those elements (no pun intended), and still have it work. Elements that were thought to be critical, as it turns out, aren't.
thekaiser AJBarlas's article
Jul 2, 2017 at 11:05
Jul 2, 2017
2018 Specialized Epic - First Ride
@enrico650: I don't think aaronfpeet is saying that the 09-12 SX/SX Trail rocker link is still in use. He is saying that the patent that he thinks you are referring to is for a different rocker design than you think it is. Regardless, unless you have a very different definition of concentric than I, I don't see how you can call the rocker link pivots on the 09-12 SX "concentric". There are clearly 3 distinct pivots on that rocker. It is the new bikes that use a concentric pivot arrangement where the seatstays and shock yoke share a pivot. Putting terminology and patent discussions aside for a moment, I agree with you that the 09-12 SX design did bring unique leverage ratio tuning ability vs. the current design, but also weighed more. It just didn't do it through the use of a truly concentric pivot.
thekaiser paulaston's article
Mar 31, 2017 at 9:19
Mar 31, 2017
POC Coron Helmet - Review
@WaterBear: My impression of helmet standards, and what I had assumed Waki was talking about, was not that "the standards test to energy levels that are incredibly low given their intended application", but in fact quite the opposite. My impression is that most of the helmet standards are testing at an excessively high energy level and looking for a level of protection that will reduce the risk of death, skull fracture, or TBI. They ignore lower energy level impacts and rotational loads that can still result in concussion, MBI, etc...
thekaiser mikekazimer's article
Mar 27, 2017 at 13:23
Mar 27, 2017
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Review
@TheRaven: Word up, short stays can be faster downhill on any tight or techy trails that have "moves" and features that require extreme front/rear weight shifts. Long stays can be faster downhill on more wide open loose stuff where you just need to get centralized and hang on. People tend to generalize about which is faster based on which of those they happen to ride more often, as depending on the circumstance either maneuverability or stability could be their their speed limiter.
thekaiser davetrumpore's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 16:33
Mar 26, 2017
thekaiser davetrumpore's article
Mar 26, 2017 at 11:54
Mar 26, 2017
Race Day EWS Round 1: Photo Epic - Crankworx Rotorua 2017
Two questions for anyone who knows: 1. Didn't they require full face helmets for timed EWS stages in past seasons, or what that only in Euro stops? Sam, Eddie, Etc... are all rocking open face here, so whats up with that? 2. Somewhat related to question 1, what are those wires on Eddie Masters eyeteeth in the close up where he is wearing the fur hat? Did he knock out his fronts and is wearing some sort of semi denture?
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