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tom666 FMBA's article
Jun 10, 2017 at 8:47
Jun 10, 2017
26 Bikes at 26TRIX
@wheeled: There was a carbon DJ frame a few years back https://www.bikerumor.com/2014/04/13/so14-sub-20-pound-carbon-dirt-jump-bike-from-john-cowan/ I don't think carbon makes sense for a few reasons though 1) Carbon moulds are super expensive and companies don't sell that many DJ bikes. Tooling costs too high for return. 2) Carbon frames are expensive and DJ bikes are bought mostly by teenagers. 3) DJ bikes take a hammering. People literally throw them in skate parks and stuff. With carbon it's super difficult to tell if a frame is compromised after a crash. With Steel/Alu they'll dent/bend/you'll see stress marks etc 4) DJ bikes are so light anyway the weight savings aren't even that valuable. Difference between a 21 or 22lb bike isn't that important really.
tom666 FMBA's article
Jun 10, 2017 at 7:59
Jun 10, 2017
26 Bikes at 26TRIX
Interesting these are all Aluminium! When I was more into Dirt Jumping a few years ago everyone was riding steel. NS Majesty and Deity Cryptkeeper were the frames to have. Looks like the direction has changed.
Jun 4, 2017 at 0:12
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Jun 3, 2017 at 23:46
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tom666 mikekazimer's article
May 28, 2017 at 12:35
May 28, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@partsengineeringbikes: Plus, your advantage as a small guy is you can very easily react and retool or do custom jobs. Much harder if you have a whole factory operating on a standard and you have to change everything, retrain staff, have a huge stock of the old standard etc
tom666 mikekazimer's article
May 28, 2017 at 12:33
May 28, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@partsengineeringbikes: It's a bitch but it's just the nature of the industry. You have to be able to adapt and move with the times and the trends or you're going to get left behind. The great thing about this industry is that it's always moving forward. There's always a competitive advantage to be had and a new idea to pursue. Bikes from 5 years ago are junk compared to what you can buy now. So much better than working in a static, traditional, over constrained industry. Also, with things like boost, geo trends, different mounts etc you don't always have to comply if you don't think it's useful. There's still tonnes of kit about to fit all standards. There's no way I wouldn't buy a bike just because it wasn't boost.
tom666 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 26, 2017 at 12:00
May 26, 2017
RockShox – EWS Ireland 2017 Fantasy Contest
1st: Cecile Ravanel 2nd: Katie Winton 3rd: Isabeau Courdurier 1st: Sam Hill 2nd: Greg Callaghan 3rd: Jared Graves
tom666 mikekazimer's article
May 26, 2017 at 4:08
May 26, 2017
Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride
@stefanfresh: It would be super difficult to put 210mm travel on a 29" wheeled bike using Trek's current suspension design. There just isn't room without making the chainstays super long. You'd be buzzing the seat, your arse and the BB would be scraping the floor. You might be able to make it work on XL frames where you have a lot more room to play with, so 6'0+ riders could be in luck. Otherwise though you'd have to completely redesign the suspension design and ain't nobody got time or money for that. Trek, who are a huge company, don't even want to invest in a custom front triangle for these 29 bikes, never mind redesign the suspension design completely. They just won't sell enough of them to recover the R&D and tooling costs.
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