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uuuu RichardCunningham's photo
May 30, 2018 at 2:45
May 30, 2018
Agreed, they need to offer the freeza rotor in 6-bolt. In the real world no one wants centerlock, but ice-tech heat dissipation technologies are class-leading and I will happily throw money at Shimano so I can use their rotors and pads on my other-brand superior brakes. (:

May 22, 2018 at 3:07
May 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 15:38
Apr 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!
Mar 17, 2018 at 5:03
Mar 17, 2018
uuuu RichardCunningham's article
Feb 27, 2018 at 5:33
Feb 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.
Feb 18, 2018 at 11:14
Feb 18, 2018
Feb 11, 2018 at 11:21
Feb 11, 2018
uuuu whyex's article
Feb 11, 2018 at 2:50
Feb 11, 2018
Journey Back in Time With Hoshi Yoshida's 'No EXIF #5' Photos
Thanks for sharing! I must echo, that's a truly breathtaking photo of Hill. I love that he came back and put his name back on that mountain after the one race he didn't win there (lost fair and square to Blenki 2-1 in 2008, but then the next year swapped those placings back around 1-2!). An era of awesome racing, and what a legend of a rider to this day.
uuuu pivotcycles's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 14:03
Feb 8, 2018
Bernard Kerr Launches Pivot's 2018 Phoenix "It's a Sick Bike!" - Video
@pivotcycles: "if a customer experiences an issue on their bike, we want to hear about it" - I think you just heard about a tonne of cases of the frames breaking right here, but apparently the frame is exactly the same still? Not exactly confidence inspiring. Warranties are a pain at the best of times (especially internationally, where reps are often less than fair with regards to processing warranty - friends of mine have experienced this with Pivot Cycles amongst others), not to mention the downtime. I'd rather just have something that's built to last.
uuuu pivotcycles's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 13:56
Feb 8, 2018
Bernard Kerr Launches Pivot's 2018 Phoenix "It's a Sick Bike!" - Video
They spread an important message for today's society, and for living in it. Ever since "the thing about it" in 2004, from the collective. It's worth reading their lyrics!
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