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uuuu mikelevy's article
Sep 19, 2017 at 13:06
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TRP's Less Expensive Four-Piston Brake - Interbike 2017
@DragontalesDH: bleed has absolutely nothing to do with power unless the brake physically runs out of stroke (i.e. lever hits grip or MC bottoms out internally). @kgbdhbiker 's experience stands.
uuuu RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2017 at 5:13
Aug 20, 2017
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Crushing Canyon Sender - Bike Check
I can't believe a) no one asked this for hours, and b) that i'm the first person to upvote maybe we're both insane and should hang out sometime, i skipped the article entirely just to look for this comment.
uuuu mikelevy's article
Aug 19, 2017 at 15:54
Aug 19, 2017
Spank's Foam Filled Rim Promises Better Reliability and Feel - Crankworx Whistler 2017
If you buy them in Colorado you get a little treat once the time comes to retire the rim.
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 22:13
Jul 18, 2017
Push ACS-3 Coil Spring Conversion Kit - First Look
@flattire: You nailed it! If anyone actually understands the nonlinearities in an air spring they will also understand that if you choose the correct coil spring rate, it will be roughly just as hard to bottom out. If anyone is complaining about bottoming out a coil spring, they are likely just running undersprung and need to go up a rate. Air springs also have many other issues (like friction, and requiring greater compression damping to compensate for the mid-stroke rate reduction), so once you remove those problems you will naturally need more spring force (again) to support the rider. PUSH has just made up a problem to justify a ridiculous price for something that Fox used to offer as a no cost option - in a package that worked absolutely beautifully. See the 2011-2013 Fox 40, or 2012-2013 Fox 36 VAN RC2 (inverted FIT). On the bright side, hopefully this will encourage Fox to bring back the real deal.
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 22:06
Jul 18, 2017
Push ACS-3 Coil Spring Conversion Kit - First Look
@iamamodel: that is so terrible i'll upvote it
uuuu mikelevy's article
Jul 18, 2017 at 11:56
Jul 18, 2017
Ask Us Anything: DVO Suspension - Finished
When is Bryson Martin Jr. going to do a youtube rap video with some fresh bomber girls? I would like / sub / comment.
uuuu vernonfelton's article
Jul 17, 2017 at 1:07
Jul 17, 2017
Guerrilla Gravity Debuts "Smash" 29er
This article covers some important issues that many manufacturers just don't get - seat angle being a virtual measurement (thus one you can't easily compare from numbers on a geo chart), and the simple fact that the actual angle is too slack on most current bikes for seated climbing. Also the short chainstays are very important on 29er bikes, many companies that don't pay attention to it end up with horribly long chainstays (anything over 17.25" or 438mm is too long for most applications) - happened on most of these impromptu 29er DH bikes which is no doubt part of why some riders disliked them. 429mm is excellent. I'm not a big supporter of 29ers, but I do believe if you're going to do something you should do it right - and switching to 29 creates many new issues that need to be addressed. Nice to see GG attacking the critical problems head-on and spreading some important propaganda.
uuuu rossbellphoto's article
Jul 9, 2017 at 9:25
Jul 9, 2017
Cockpit Setups - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
Someone should probably mention on these articles that lever THROW isn't something that you can actually set or control on most brakes, even those with adjustable throw/BP will have a minimum free stroke (and usually those adjusters are useless, because most brakes have greater than ideal dead stroke even with the adjuster at the minimum setting). What most people don't know is that mechanics are pumping excess fluid into brakes like the saint M820 at least once per ride day, but sometimes as often as once per run to keep the throw from getting excessive. It's certainly not a realistic thing to do for the average rider, nor technically ideal/correct from a mechanical point of view (the excess fluid just leaks out of the reservoir area slowly, those seals are designed to not allow pressure buildup - which means the throw gets long again in a matter of runs). But the mechanics do it because it's the only way to cut down on the excessive throw which brakes like the M820 have. Excess throw is a problem with many modern brakes and is something that should be addressed (hopefully in the future), because the current situation is that you have to run the lever REACH quite far out (further out than ideal) to stop the lever engaging right at the grip.
uuuu mikekazimer's article
Jun 30, 2017 at 8:42
Jun 30, 2017
Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon - Review
@Boardlife69: some depth there for a pinkbike comment!
uuuu AJBarlas's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 11:34
Jun 20, 2017
Vorsprung Luftkappe - Review
Thanks for sharing. Steve is indeed a straight-up dude and knows his stuff.
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