Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/23/2017 6:55 PM

Totally, damping is a bandaid solution for bad spring rates, but if your shock feels dead, damping is still an available bandaid solution.

This one of many reasons why I love air suspension- it's so hard to dial in spring rate with coils, and you can't do anything about spring curve progression- it...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/23/2017 6:53 PM

There were progressive springs for a while on MTB's. I think the reason we don't see them now is that they fatigue. Springs on bicycles are as short as they can be to save weight and, aside from new Metric shocks, there isn't room for a longer spring. With progressive wound springs a few coils work...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/23/2017 6:53 PM

Do you also get angry at people that use the word "count" because it is very close to another offensive word? What about deck?

Do you refuse to utter the name of the country Niger?

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/23/2017 6:52 PM

I don't think it was meant in any derogatory context...at all.

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to niggle about the fine points of interpretation; preferring to niggle rather than...more

Added a comment about video All You Can Eat | The Whole Enchilada 10/21/2017 8:48 AM
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That was rad.

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That video was dumb.

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All three features look sick!

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Cesar Rojo, Founder of UNNO and Cero Design 9/28/2017 6:45 AM
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IIRC Banshee was pretty early on that train too... But it's fair to say that Cesar was AMONG the pioneers of long/low/slack because it's true enough. And he was almost certainly the most radical-thinking.

Great Inside Line, Guys! I love the industry angle and I admire Cesar quite a bit. Go Spain!

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Added a comment about press release Convert Your FOX 36 Fork to a Coil Spring with the PUSH Industries ACS-3 Kit 7/18/2017 5:19 PM
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Does the lower spring bearing assembly really just run into the bump stop shaft during travel? I guess if it works, it works. But that seems smashy.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:50 AM

You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:49 AM

I'll play devils advocate and say the UCI absolutely should regulate wheel size. DH is a marketing tool not a money maker right? Well a 33" tire will always be faster than a 31" (with adjusted geometry) but the industry won't go there until the last...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:49 AM

The F1 comparisons are nice to hear, and make the F1 paddock sound like the ultimate thing, but they have regulations galore. Specifically in wheels/tires. Years back they even had dimension rules, back when there were multiple tire suppliers....more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:49 AM

So, his bike isn't ready and he doesn't like the tracks. And he wants race day schedule changes for potential weather events.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:48 AM

One of the best things about MTB racing (XC and DH) is the lack of regulations on the bikes from the UCI. The lack of regulations is what makes MTB racing what it is, and has allowed this sport to evolve with different types of bikes, suspension used...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 6:48 AM

Loic, always been a fan, but now I'm kinda embarrassed for you.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:31 PM

I disagree with the comments about the tracks changing the bikes. The new bikes will still be faster on the old tighter tracks just like in F1 where the new cars are faster around Monaco even though it is the epitome of old school. If we really want...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:30 PM

It does make sense. While yes you might crash more on your 27.5 because your getting loose and wild they will be less dangerous crashes because your going slower. So yes you may crash less on a 29 but when you do it will probably be more serious. That...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 12:28 PM

Also it's not just about regulations it's about the direction the sport is evolving towards.
Take rampage for example, it evolved into a extreme bike parky ramp fest and then they ended up reverting back to the more natural course.

Bigger wheels =...more