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threehats mikelevy's article
Oct 27, 2018 at 1:45
Oct 27, 2018
First Look: Trust Performance's $2,700 Carbon Fiber Linkage Fork
@SJP: Loads of rear suspension designs are just joined at the pivot axles and wheel axle. For starters look at almost every true single-pivot design. A ball bearing needs almost zero play to move because it features rolling not sliding contacts - orders of magnitude less play than sliding bushings. It’s a good engineering solution, speaking as a mechanical engineer.
threehats mikelevy's article
Oct 25, 2018 at 16:47
Oct 25, 2018
First Look: Trust Performance's $2,700 Carbon Fiber Linkage Fork
On those grounds, the only thing keeping the left and right sides at the back of your full-sus moving together is the axle. It isn't like an inverted fork because on that the axle is on sliding stanchions moving within bushings - here you have a series of bearing pivots which will have far less play or flex outside their designed motion. This fork should be stiffer than telescopic forks of a similar weight.
threehats mikelevy's article
Oct 25, 2018 at 0:36
Oct 25, 2018
First Look: Trust Performance's $2,700 Carbon Fiber Linkage Fork
“What happens if you build a device that lets the stability of the front-end of a bicycle or motorcycle increase on corner entry rather than decrease? It's a simple question that I don't think anybody has ever asked.” I’ve asked that before but never found the time to design and prototype a fork that does that - because I’m too busy running the business that I did start by accident 10 years ago!
threehats RichardCunningham's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 0:48
Oct 12, 2018
Opinion: Why Have Bike Makers Ignored this Grassroots Fix?
Wrapping products is labour intensive and it isn’t easy to achieve the same perceived durability as paint - yes, paint chips and scratches but that’s the customer’s fault. But if a wrap comes unstuck at the seams or bubbles then it’s a warranty issue. And not only do bikes travel through the tropics in shipping containers that can get very hot, people transport them in their cars. Leave a bike inside a parked car on a hot sunny day and the temperature can reach almost 75C or 175F - that’s what car interior materials have to be rated for. If you want a wrap to stay stuck at that temperature it can’t be self-adhesive, it needs to be glued down with moisture curing polyurethane glue, and a machine to apply that to wrap material will cost in excess of £100k.
threehats pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 5, 2018 at 13:50
Oct 5, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Helmet Fit, Tire Picks & Teaching Teens
@WAKIdesigns: The old Rubber Queens were great. The Trail Kings that replaced them were pretty good but not as good. The old Baron had one of the best wet conditions compounds ever, which managed to wear better and roll faster than any other rubber that manages to find grip on wet roots. Casings rather hit and miss sadly. I tried some MK2 Protection 2.4 in the Mallorcan dust and limestone and they weren't very confidence inspiring compared to the Trail Kings I had on my bike back home.
threehats pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 4, 2018 at 6:30
Oct 4, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Helmet Fit, Tire Picks & Teaching Teens
@WAKIdesigns: @WAKIdesigns: There have always been tons of different compounds using Black Chili additive. There's a world of difference between the stickiest Black Chili DH tyres and the fast Black Chili XC tyres, and there always has been.
threehats pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 12:01
Sep 16, 2018
Final & Quali Results: Redbull Hardline 2018
That could have been the best Hardline yet if we hadn’t already known the results when watching the “live” broadcast. Fuckwits.
threehats pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 16, 2018 at 0:02
Sep 16, 2018
Final & Quali Results: Redbull Hardline 2018
So the “live broadcast” isn’t live and the results are out 24 hours before you can even watch it. And we didn’t know to avoid all the bike websites and social media because we thought the race wasn’t on until Sunday. How stupid?!!
threehats davidarthur's article
Aug 28, 2018 at 5:32
Aug 28, 2018
Review: Cotic FlareMAX
@justanotherusername: Plastic is the generic term for lots of polymer materials. Carbon fibre bike frames are carbon fibre reinforcement polymer, just like a fancier version of glass fibre reinforced polymer.
threehats tris400d's article
Aug 3, 2018 at 16:29
Aug 3, 2018
Bike Check: Danny Hart's Saracen Ariel LTX Carbon - Ard Rock Festival 2018
MaxxGrip front, MaxxTerra rear, hence the casings.
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