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Liked a comment on the item Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/14/2014 1:13 PM

It decreases force (in trail and climb modes only) from around 4ips to 10ips (medium speed hit) then the curve starts to turn up again as speeds increase and orifice damping takes over (the valve is fully open and the holes are the restriction).

It is fairly speed sensitive,...more

Liked a comment on the item Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/14/2014 1:13 PM

They are a little similar, but Re:aktiv valve actually decreases in force as velocities increase (for a while). The damper curves that propedal makes are very different from the ones that Re:aktiv makes. The valves are also very different inside...

Liked a comment on the item Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/11/2014 9:26 PM

Not exactly- small bump doesn't always mean small velocity. The shock velocity is more dependent on shape of the bump- even a small rock or tree root generates a medium/high shock velocity. The low speed inputs are all rider generated- pedaling, pumping, weight shifts etc. The...more

Liked a comment on the item Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/11/2014 9:26 PM

Yes- the biggest advantage is that the shock pedals efficiently while still moving when you need it to- hitting bumps, preloading for bunny hop etc.

Added a comment about feature Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/11/2014 7:08 PM
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So, this is intended to reduce motion at the shock from common, seated pedaling forces? Assuming that and based on your velocity comment, I am guessing that the shock will still respond (compress) from rapid preload by a standing rider performing a bunny hop?

I like that idea since I prefer to use my suspension for some hops up ledges.

I am excited to demo one of these. I hope this shock finds its way onto the Remedy 27.5 because I want to stick with 140mm travel for my next bike.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:37 PM

Conversely, for those with big hoops, this is a great alternative the 29er-less Rock Razor. I can't complain about another tire option either, especially for the rear since I seem to swap those more than the front.

Added a comment about photo Up Close: 16 Photos of the 2015 650B Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 4/6/2014 2:29 PM
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Yeah. Wheels, suspension, controls, saddle & pedals... not sure how they can call this a bike :/
Great observation.

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Liked a comment on the item It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/29/2014 5:26 PM

In 2012, Specialized dealers sold 7 29ers for every 26" bike they moved. That's why even in 2013 most of the 26 models were thinned way down in the lineup.

Liked a comment on the item It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/29/2014 5:25 PM

The spec on the Expert Carbon is sweet!!!
And just when I was starting to warm up to 29ers ;p
Again, 2015 product in March 2014. Sheesh.

Liked a comment on the item It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/29/2014 5:25 PM

Shimano brakes FTW!

Liked a comment on the item It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/29/2014 5:23 PM

All you guys thinking the from triangle might be a carry over from the 29 might be right from these pics and geo and dimensions are still not up on Specialized's website, but if you look at the 650 Evo frame only page, the pics look proper. See:...more

Liked a comment on the item It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/28/2014 5:44 AM

Looking at the 26" I'm guessing 430mm rear centre. They seem to thankfully be moving away from short as possible to more optimum length rear centres these days.

Liked a comment on the item It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/28/2014 5:43 AM

Shimano stoppers on Spec at last, nice to see some progress going on