Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/21/2017 10:15 AM

Not external, it's a different stamping process. But maybe it'd make sense to just curve the outer plate so it narrows in the middle, you still need more material than for a flat plate, but less than for a thicker plate. Though, how will that work with ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/16/2017 10:49 PM

You would, you wouldn't have anywhere near the balance and momentum needed to ride up obstacles with a 22/52. Riding technical uphills is not a low gear ratio game, it's a 'you need enough power and stamina to not use the granny gear to have enough speed' ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/13/2017 2:29 PM

That is an interesting question, but i wouldn't be surprised if it didn't work for some reason. If nothing else the Pike or Lyrik, which i would prefer, has a 15 mm axle. BTW, i was thinking back in the early 27,5" days that if you'd take the old Lyrik

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/13/2017 1:54 PM

Hm, good point. And yeah, having a 29 in the front would be better. Even more so with the high pivot rear linkage design which moves away from the obstacles. But how many 29" DH forks are out there?

The bike still looks short though, so i wouldn't ... more »
Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/12/2017 12:54 PM

Looks like it, it looks too short for a 27" bike.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/10/2017 9:32 AM

I wasn't sure, it was more of a loud question to myself (yeah, to lazy to google it or anything), but it seems i had the right info in my mind. And yes, time sure does fly.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/10/2017 5:44 AM

Wasn't that a 2015 issue that became a non-issue last year by removing that rule?

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/5/2017 9:11 AM

I'm aware of these, but surely they are paying MTB stars to ride their prototype frames while they sell BMX frames? Isn't that a waste? Or is the connection with Walmart and the average public THAT strong?

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/5/2017 3:30 AM

Where can Hyper bikes be seen? Their official page only has BMX frames and 'complete bikes' that they sell at Wallmart. You can imagine the level of quality of these Wallmart bikes...

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/4/2017 2:14 AM

To be honest, the only way i'd be going carbon with my own company (if i had one) was to go the Unno way, so ultra high end both on the engineering and production side as well as the price side of course. Otherwise i don't see much of a reason for carbon ... more »

Added a comment about press release Introducing the RockShox Super Deluxe Coil 3/2/2017 10:48 AM
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Not much wrong in not offering them aftermarket right away when there are hardly any metric bikes out there that don't come with a (Super) Deluxe...

EDIT: first i wrote not much logic, which was wrong, this is what i meant. Ofcourse there is logic in them offering it, just that nothing is wrong if it's not right away.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/26/2017 11:46 AM

Could there be a Super Deluxe in the back? That and Boost rear end would be the two logical upgrades. Besides some geometry tweaks maybe.

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 10:29 PM

Not that much, it's all contained in the head. What I would like to see is the proliferation of 34 mm posts. This would increase the bushing diameter and make for a stiffer, longer lasting post. The tube walls could also be thinner, which would then ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/21/2017 1:01 PM

Ooooooh, Unior. Hm... Could the Unior team be making a change in a few years?

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/19/2017 12:25 PM

It actually does look like it... There was an article on Pinkbike stating that the linkage showed no difference to the riders with it being there or not. So they removed it.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/17/2017 3:10 PM

It says she is supported by Nukeproof and that she is supported by Maxxis Germany, while the NoTubes deal comes via the German importer or some other store/dealer. There is no obvious connection to the factory Nukeproof team.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/17/2017 3:06 PM

Exactly that.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/16/2017 9:43 PM

It seems very weird to me that they didn't join the swingarm triangle under the main pivot the the 'dropdown' for the linkage...

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/15/2017 6:38 AM

It seems very easy to still incorporate some kind of iDrive based on the pivot and BB position. Also, the shock position is very logical based on the picture.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/12/2017 9:43 PM

That was the idea as far as i can remember. Full time EWS, selected WC DHs.