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theobviousfaker mikekazimer's article
Mar 27, 2024 at 15:08
Mar 27, 2024
Review: Raaw Madonna V3 - Yes, It's Still Great
The only reason I haven't pulled the trigger yet is that my Madonna v1 is still going strong. Sigh. When the product is too good to replace with the improved version of the same product...
theobviousfaker oliv69's article
Dec 28, 2023 at 13:41
Dec 28, 2023
theobviousfaker mattbeer's article
Nov 3, 2023 at 0:42
Nov 3, 2023
Video: 8 Enduro Field Test Bikes Hucked to Flat
Anybody notice the flexing pedals? I guess it is normal, but still.. yikes! A friend just broke his ankle, totally unrelated to biking, but still I couldn't help to notice and feeeeeel..
theobviousfaker mattbeer's article
Nov 3, 2023 at 0:40
Nov 3, 2023
Video: 8 Enduro Field Test Bikes Hucked to Flat
That is not what happens. The moment that the stanchions stop is always when the tires have expanded and start compressing again. In that moment, the tires take all or most of the compression force. Tires are mostly springs without damping: They bounce up and down multiple times during one landing in those HTFs. Every time they get compressed, they immediately want to expand again. They move faster than the damped suspension, so that is why they can expand while the center of gravity of bike+rider is still moving towards the ground. Some time during expansion, the compressive force is stronger again and the tire starts compressing *again*, and during that time the lower part of the fork moves down, "escaping" the stanchions. You see that as "stopping to move", but in reality all the force is still being taken up by the whole system of tires, forks, flex, rider.
theobviousfaker RAAWMountainBikes's article
Oct 6, 2023 at 3:06
Oct 6, 2023
Video: Looking Back On 7 Years of RAAW
V1 owner from the first batch sold here. Would love to upgrade, but the v1 is more reliable and durable than my body. Even after my last crash that made me pause for almost a season, all I had to do was swap the hanger and count some more dents. Madonna lives forever. Best, most durable and longest owned MTB I ever had. Easy to work on. Swapped a few bearings, lots of hangers, derailleurs, cables, brake lines. Major bearing swap “on a whim” (creaking was bad) on a Thursday evening, went riding again on Friday (super silent).
theobviousfaker yeticycles's article
Aug 12, 2023 at 5:41
Aug 12, 2023
Video: Café Americano by Yeti Cycles
Exaaaactly, thank you Yeti for bringing this to us! Love the visuals and everything else, so nice. Mmmh!
theobviousfaker seb-stott's article
Nov 7, 2022 at 5:49
Nov 7, 2022
Burning Question: Why Are So Many Bike Manufacturers Putting Cables Through the Headset?
@st-lupo: I have one myself and love it. But man, the derailleur cable routing really needs an update ..
theobviousfaker seb-stott's article
Oct 16, 2022 at 2:43
Oct 16, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Which Tools Do You Own?
@woofer2609: And when you ask yourself whether you did it correctly, you can always tell yourself that you nailed it.
theobviousfaker GEOHandguards's article
Oct 13, 2022 at 1:54
Oct 13, 2022
Geo Announces Derailleur Guard
So you tell me to spend 25 bucks to not be able to show off my bling derailleur anymore? Need a transparent version and double the price!
theobviousfaker henryquinney's article
Oct 12, 2022 at 2:47
Oct 12, 2022
Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up
And the winner is determined by most views? Or some kind of voting? “Least annoying”?
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