uuuu EwiaProduction's article
Dec 16, 2018 at 10:47Dec 16, 2018
Video: Revisiting a Year of Great MTB Memories in 'Reflections'
Real nice to see some proper shedding on a big rig, getting rare here.
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Nov 2, 2018 at 20:06Nov 2, 2018
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Rather Have an Air or Coil Sprung Shock on Your Trail Bike?
Yeah but what about my demo fleet? Everyone knows that the most important things about suspension aren't traction, consistency, or reliability. It's about how easy it is to manage your demo fleet's setup for different riders.
uuuu pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 29, 2018 at 18:34Oct 29, 2018
Canyon Recalls Mountain Bikes Due to Crash Hazard
There's plenty of other brands notorious for breaking chainstays (cough Transition, Trek, etc) and I haven't seen any recalls. Those brands still break chainstays even on their latest models. In my experience the long term solution of a problem follows accepting and admitting the problem in the short term. Ideally the frames wouldn't break at all, but good on Canyon for accepting and doing something about it.
uuuu RichardCunningham's photo
May 30, 2018 at 2:45May 30, 2018
uuuu bikepark-champery-morgins's article
May 22, 2018 at 3:07May 22, 2018
Video: Steep & Gnarly Champéry Opens This Weekend
Even Champery itself is very rideable (and honestly, dumbed down A LOT from the original WC track that existed from 2007-2009). What you will ride today is modified a lot from the original track that Hill raced on, it's a lot safer and a lot easier to "just get down" due to much bigger and safer catches. Also there is a huge variety of riding around the PDS and the same pass gets you in everywhere, Chatel on its own is a better bikepark than most around the world, so to add numerous other entire parks on top of that is just ridiculous. Having been to all the major worldwide spots (lived in / travelled through BC riding, NZ, etc), the PDS is definitely #1 by a substantial margin, and what sets it apart (aside from the sheer volume) is that a lot of the incredibly high quality riding is lift-accessible. There's also heaps of cool tracks / riding locations nearby that can be lifted via various tram/train contraptions at reasonable prices. Enjoy!
uuuu mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 15:38Apr 20, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Norco's New DH Bike
@chUNdah-luVAh-69: Caliper placement should make zero difference to anti-rise calculation on a frame with a single-pivot swingarm where the caliper's position is rotationally fixed relative to the rear axle as the suspension moves through its trajectory. How could it? In this case all that matters is the IC location, and on a singlepivot, the IC is at the main pivot. If you want to see a bike with a high pivot that can control anti-rise without using a brake linkage, check out the Dark Owl DH frame. In fact, in your situation, I'd be finding accurate frame weight numbers for both the Norco and Dark Owl (along with the Commencal, which is around 4.2kg without shock from memory) before making a decision. As for "fine without it" I think it's just a matter of choosing what's a better compromise: in an objective comparison frames like this *should* be pitted against frames like the V10CC (strong and ridiculously light) since they are for the same purpose - so it certainly makes sense to not add even more weight to an inherently heavier design. I see it that you lose a little performance under brakes (and add a little weight) which is potentially offset by a bike that absorbs bumps much better and holds traction better in general. I think if you want the rearward axle path *and* the best braking performance, it's potentially better (for weight optimisation) to forget about a floating brake and switch to a 4 bar linkage like D.O. did. But I also like the use of carbon with Norco as it potentially makes the weight more competitive, keen to see an actual number!
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Mar 17, 2018 at 5:03Mar 17, 2018
uuuu RichardCunningham's article
Feb 27, 2018 at 5:33Feb 27, 2018
First Ride: Promising New Suspension Design From an Unlikely Source
@labourde: Correct on all counts. Anyone who understands the physics of these scenarios will spot all these errors instantly.
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Feb 18, 2018 at 11:14Feb 18, 2018
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Feb 11, 2018 at 11:21Feb 11, 2018