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tigen kidsrideshotgun's article
Jul 31, 2019 at 16:34
Jul 31, 2019
Video: Josh Carlson Has the Best School Run
Rear brake skids are so rad! ...
tigen nr22's article
Jun 17, 2019 at 9:17
Jun 17, 2019
First Ride: Orbea's 2020 Occam Trail Bike is Light, Fast & Fun
Are the colors reversed on the leverage ratio graph?
tigen dan-roberts's article
Jun 13, 2019 at 19:31
Jun 13, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 Suspension Analysis
@DRomy: the sag point is well beyond the regression
tigen dan-roberts's article
Jun 13, 2019 at 9:37
Jun 13, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 Suspension Analysis
I guess the only other comment I'd make is about anti-squat, I think Specialized has been trending towards higher AS percentages but they were on this philosophy of having low AS combined with shock tricks like Brain for so long I guess they won't change overnight. You should probably note that reducing PK in general should correspondingly improve traction and plushness so there is a tradeoff there. You can lock out a shock for climbing but you can't dial out the AS. Knolly bikes are one of the others who usually go for lower AS. That said, for trail riding it really makes more sense to prioritize pedaling...
tigen dan-roberts's article
Jun 13, 2019 at 9:29
Jun 13, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 Suspension Analysis
"Moving the chip to the high setting gets rid of a touch of that end stroke linearity, but now introduces a bit of regression at the beginning of travel. While it’s not at all a big amount of regression, 0.7%, it is taking a step down the road of potentially creating a problem for the damping continuously going back and forth over this hump and the changes in shaft speed that it brings." This doesn't make sense. This regression you're talking about is tiny and only in the first 7-8mm of the stroke, so at sag it's not affecting anything, and I doubt it will ever be noticeable. Damping is not going to go continuously back and forth over it. Thanks for doing this series though, it's really valuable to have linkage analysis. After this you guys can try nerding out over tires.
tigen mikekazimer's article
Mar 5, 2019 at 12:50
Mar 5, 2019
Review: 2019 Whyte S-120C - A Long and Slack Short-Travel Trail Bike
@brookesbruno: he lives in a hilly area which has every type of riding available
tigen pinkbikeaudience's article
Aug 26, 2018 at 8:43
Aug 26, 2018
Gwin's Ridiculous Scrub - La Bresse DH World Cup 2018
@viatch: I think you mean shape. Size is the same
tigen BigMtnEnduro's article
Aug 8, 2018 at 0:26
Aug 8, 2018
Race Report: Richie Rude & Cooper Ott Take The Win at the Big Mountain Enduro Final
I'd agree except most pb articles about bikes throw in some sort of pro- 29er comment. Along with the editor of Bike mag. My comment above was sarcasm btw. Not the wittiest piece ever written I grant you.
tigen BigMtnEnduro's article
Aug 7, 2018 at 10:56
Aug 7, 2018
Race Report: Richie Rude & Cooper Ott Take The Win at the Big Mountain Enduro Final
Congrats Richie! Such a beast, winning on the SB6 with them itty bitty 27.5 wheels. Science says they are slow. Normal riders would be over the bars every minute.
tigen mattwragg's article
Aug 4, 2018 at 3:15
Aug 4, 2018
From the Top: BMC's Head of Mountain Bike Development Stefan Christ
27.5 became big because it gives some benefit without the drawbacks that have been common on many 29ers such as no small sizes, super long chainstays, weird handling, short travel, weight, flexy wheels, flexy frames, flexy forks. People were pushing 29 hard even when many/most of them sucked. A lot of that stuff is improving over time but it's silly to pretend that 29ers had no problems, and some of these solutions are expensive (carbon wheels etc.) And geometry is still in flux after all this time along with hub standards etc. Meanwhile you see 27.5's on podiums and winning championships even in 2018 when 29ers are supposed to be the bee's knees. It can't be that big a deal. We could have saved ourselves the hassle and unified something regardless of whether it's 2% faster or slower somewhere.
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