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tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Sep 15, 2017 at 15:00
Sep 15, 2017
Solving the Dropper Post Dilemma
Because DH bikes have different geometries than trail bikes?
tsheep mikelevy's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 9:29
Sep 7, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
@PinkyScar: Not sure if serious.. but both the single piece and pinned ones are made on automated lines.
tsheep mikelevy's article
Sep 7, 2017 at 9:27
Sep 7, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
@Axxe: You 're drunk on the shimano fanboy vodka. For a given application, a single piece part will be lighter, because you don't have to add in the connecting hardware. The only nonsense is in thinking that adding more mass magically makes it lighter. And wow, to account for different loads and wear rates... you can make the profile of that cog and it's support different from the other ones! Amazing! As for the mass market... well, SRAM does currently spec more than half of the OEM builds with drivetrains, so I'd call that pretty well adopted. Maybe the idea is not as half-baked as you would assume.
tsheep mikelevy's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 22:19
Sep 6, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
@Axxe: Bad engineering? Not a chance. Single piece parts are always lighter and stronger than multi piece parts for a given application. They may be more expensive at this moment due to increase machining costs, but given the rate labor is rising, that may not be true for long. Plus they wear slower, and wear your hub slower than multi piece parts. Over a few years, cost wise you come out at least even, with better performance.
tsheep mikekazimer's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 21:45
Sep 6, 2017
Manuel Fumic's Cannondale Scalpel Si - Cairns XC World Champs 2017
@jcav5: It's not that the UCI limited tire width, it's that they did so in a completely arbitrary fashion. 33mm was chosen as the maximum width for all CX tires because... the UCI felt like it. There is no science, engineering rational, or math behind that number. There is no consideration given for rider size or the course. 33 mm wide tires are not even a particularly convenient width for rim and frame designers. The only equality is that everyone equally hates the rule. What it ends up doing is severely penalizing taller and heavier riders who have to run higher pressures and loose traction compared to their smaller counterparts, and is a complete pain in the ass for companies who have to build frames, rims, and tires for all sizes of customers, but still have to get their designs certified by the UCI to one single arbitrary size that does not change based on the rider.
tsheep mikelevy's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 20:49
Sep 6, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
@Axxe: How? Lets start with the cons: -Requires X-dome cassettes -Requires a new driver if you have a standard one. Annnnddd that's it. Pros: -Much bigger cog bearing area, so less wear over time, especially in muddy conditions -Puts less axial load on bearings, so they last longer -Lighter -Gives much more room for further drive train expansion -Can go to smaller cogs (10T, 9T)
tsheep mikelevy's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 20:44
Sep 6, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
Neg propped for the truth? Okay haters, when was the last time Shimano was the first to market with anything? Pretty sure it was hollow forged cranks some two (?) decades ago. They may make the reliable baseline, but they are never breaking new ground.
tsheep mikelevy's article
Sep 6, 2017 at 20:42
Sep 6, 2017
12-Speed XTR, Devinci’s Return to DH, and a Santa Cruz eMTB? - Rumors from Eurobike 2017
They're out of room with standard free hubs. SRAM did it right with the XD driver and hung the extra cog where the lock ring would have otherwise gone. Shimano shoved it further inboard hanging over the spokes, and already it doesn't work as well. Adding in another cog is not realistic on a standard free hub. Really what they need to do is XD, but the Shimano version.
tsheep pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 5, 2017 at 14:30
Sep 5, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Derailleur Hanger Dilemma and Wet Weather Riding Gear
Derailleur hangars- sooo much RAAAAAGEEEE. But seriously, as far as standards go- Syntace X-12 system, all the way. Every frame maker should use this. Compact, not fiddly, already as close to a standard as possible since there's a couple of brands using them, and best of all- if you do take an impact and break something, 9 times out of 10 it's the retaining bolt that is designed as the shear point. Can be had for $5-10 online, cheaper even than a whole hangar and even smaller to carry.
tsheep mikekazimer's article
Sep 5, 2017 at 14:25
Sep 5, 2017
Transition Sentinel - Review
@ciszewski: Eh, I think we will just have to disagree on some stuff. See the above reply for rear center vs front center effects. I do agree that current bikes are definitely an improvement with not having to hang over the back wheel. However, I don't think sizing has gone far enough. Basically, to me the Mondraker Dune is what sizing should actually be (note: I do not own any of their bikes, I just think they nailed it on the geo, along with a few other companies). Reach is 452 for small, 472 for medium, 493 large, and 508 XL. It seems insane on paper until you ride one, and then it just makes sense.
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