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thekaiser RichardCunningham's article
Jan 26, 2018 at 6:29
Jan 26, 2018
The Short, Turbulent Life of URT Suspension
Since I haven't seen DeeEight commenting to correct the historical errors, I'll go ahead and point out that none of the major brand suspension forks had 80mm of travel in 1992. More like 50-60mm as that was the Mag 21/Manitou 3 era. 75mm travel forks didn't hit until the Judy, Marzocchi DH3, etc...which were a 1995 model product, if memory serves (although they started trickling out in late 1994 as pre/early production models). Also, "XC was dead in 1998"? What???
thekaiser pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 9:11
Dec 4, 2017
YT USA and Cam Zink Part Ways - Updated December 3rd
@vinay: "Yeah, I think it was a great move by NS. When "overbuilt" and "extreme" went out of fashion, they were quick to show the more tender side behind the creators of the Shinburger." Wasn't the Shinburger pedal made by Brooklyn Machine Works?
thekaiser mikelevy's article
Dec 2, 2017 at 5:56
Dec 2, 2017
The Insolent DH Bike Uses a Fox 40 Stanchion Tube as a Shock
@feldybikes: And I'd like to add thanks to deeeight for mentioning the Boulder bikes. Droppin knowledge bombs son! Back in the day, I wanted a Boulder, big time. In particular, Myles Rockwell's bike that had an Actiontec head tube mounted shock rigged on top of an RS-1 crown.
thekaiser mikelevy's article
Nov 29, 2017 at 6:36
Nov 29, 2017
Production Privée's Steel-Framed Shan N°5 - Review
@bman33: Someone already created that. It's called T47 and it the same size as the PF30 if I recall, but is threaded.
thekaiser Polygonbikes's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 9:57
Nov 23, 2017
Polygon Bikes Releases New Siskiu T Series
I'm just pleased to see the maker of a "Faux Bar" (linkage activated single pivot) actually call it a Faux Bar, rather than spewing a whole bunch of marketing speak about axle paths, and parallelograms. There is nothing wrong with a Faux Bar, but they make it seem like there is with the obfuscation.
thekaiser paulaston's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 9:14
Nov 23, 2017
Deviate Cycles - Press Release
Belts have more friction than a chain, at least under good conditions. This bike is already at a frictional disadvantage due to the gearbox and idler, so I suspect you'd want every advantage you could get in minimizing the rest of the drivetrain friction.
thekaiser paulaston's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 9:10
Nov 23, 2017
Deviate Cycles - Press Release
@ismasan: Yeah, the low COG on this bike, and low unsprung mass, will make a huge difference in the handling of this bike every instance other than a fire road climb. For straight up XC climbs the extra weight is a detriment, but for quick L/R handling and supple suspension, this bike has some theoretical advantages over a lighter overall bike with less optimal weight distribution.
thekaiser paulaston's article
Nov 23, 2017 at 9:06
Nov 23, 2017
Deviate Cycles - Press Release
@Racer951: Although you have to keep in mind that the idler is on the top run of chain, so it is running under high tension. That tension on the sprocket will add more friction to the mix and the lower tensioner, for instance, or the 2 pulley wheels on a conventional derailleur. I don't know what the figures are for the gearbox cogs in constant mesh but with no load on them, but it would be interesting to see a comparison. At least with a chain drive, tension on the chain makes a huge difference in friction.
thekaiser AJBarlas's article
Oct 27, 2017 at 16:44
Oct 27, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Flat Pedals
@TucsonDon: So your saying that Palmer, while a major figure in the history of flat pedals, primarily influenced popularity of the flat pedal style during the Baroque period, whereas Sam Hill's influence began during the Abstract Expressionism era and continues on to the contemporary Post Modernist era of flat pedal riding in which we live today? That makes complete sense.
thekaiser AJBarlas's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 20:55
Oct 26, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Flat Pedals
And Rob Warner, someone who is still very much in the MTB public eye. I would say it's classic millennial historical revisionism...except AJ is 37.
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