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uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 3:38
Aug 16, 2017
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 16, 2017 at 2:10
Aug 16, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
The same words EXACTLY (!!!) from ignorant people, back then at the late 80's - early 90's considering the look VS function of the suspension fork! Hahaha The same people who once wear fluo tights (because they were in fashion), now wear wide, parachute-like shorts and ride bikes that were considered in=motorized motorbikes... With all this negativity we are just doing circles. Damn!
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 13:22
Aug 15, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Sooo, what you really say, is that you are not interested to be informed about anything (really) new at all! But, This is the right place to get informed about the "new" & experimental. Without guys like them nothing that you ride today would actually exist... (think on this for a day or two). And, i will repeat what i wrote above. If you were there, at the time that the suspension forks fought their way into... acceptance, back when the full suspension bike concept had to deal with fashion nazis who wanted curved thin steel (and rigid forks), the disk brake was considered to be a motorcycled trend, then you would be able to understand. You found all those ready and well developed, in such a way that all these are your norm... Give these guys the credit they deserve. Without them you would be ridding a very different (& rigid) bike!
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 13:06
Aug 15, 2017
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 11:11
Aug 15, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Yep, but following this.. mentality, we should turn away from anything new. No matter how promising seems, no matter if the current technology (...meaning "forks"), passed through a period of wild experimentation (and problems)... (ok. for knowing that you have to be ridding bikes -on dirt- for more than 25 years) so, shall we ban all experimentation for the fashion nazis?
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2017 at 3:12
Aug 15, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
@Structure-Ryan: Yep. Keep up the good work. The fashion minded haters will post all kinds of low IQ commends. That’s already a fact. They do forget that the same happened with the first full suspension frames, the first forks, the first disk brake systems and more. Much more. It is really funny to recall the bike fashion “experts” hitting hard on anything new (I remember so many negative comments about the early suspension forks. So many disliked them just because they had straight legs!!!). The same stands with the yellow fork forest (there were so many yellow forks back then!!!), the fluo colors, the frame decals, the hydration packs colors, the baggy shorts, the jerseys…. COME ON! As for the “too many bearings” sceptics, just take a look at Motion France’s fork. Their fork is equipped with synthetic bushings which are service free! Your design is not only promising, but has the fresh air of innovation, like the designs of the early days of Mountain Biking…
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 14, 2017 at 13:15
Aug 14, 2017
Is This Linkage Fork the Future of Suspension? - Crankworx Whistler 2017
To all those haters, I suggest to step back and do a small research. When the first suspension forks appeared (along with the first bigger tires) A LOT of bike people, mainly “experts”, claimed that they just looked “too moto”, “too complicated”, “too ugly”! And. The bikes we see today, seem to us nice and rad, because we are used to these visual characteristics! So, All I want to say (to those haters) is to step back and think before posting their... hate. Behind all those new ideas are people who Do love our sport and have invested their precious time (and money) developing them. Much more if the final product is so refined as this nice / rad looking bicycle. Respect, That’s all.
uncajohn mikelevy's article
Aug 4, 2017 at 2:39
Aug 4, 2017
Cube's Prototype 29er DH Bike - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2017
Hmmm, the weld above the rear axle (2nd image) looks like it is.. cracked! (an illusion for sure, but scary though...)
uncajohn RichardCunningham's article
Jun 3, 2017 at 2:22
Jun 3, 2017
uncajohn paulaston's article
Jun 3, 2017 at 2:18
Jun 3, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Not So Fast, Punc!
It is only… logical (as Mr. Spock would say). Weight is not the major factor to consider, at least from a point and ahead. This is quite important when your “weight savings” affect your safety (I’ve seen bikes damaged because the weight-phobic rider changed all the steel bolts with aluminum lightweight ones!). As for the tires, I DO prefer the heavier, more reliable versions, which keep me away from the flats. That’s all.
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