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You have a very good point here about opinions, one I should follow as well. But I can't get out of my skin :-D As for damping, bikes aren't much different to other vehicles, moving systems need damping in order to prevent unwanted oscillations. The ... more »
The damper is a bolt on addition, it's not integrated.
I find it funny how Voss claims his design needs almost no damping while Jose says that a system needs damping in order to function. I think i'll stick with the opinion of the guy, that worked with MX bikes, designed shock absorbers and has developed ... more »
It looks to me that they went with a different design for the sake of being different. Also, this is kinematically relatively simmilar to Yeti's Switch Inifinity, a linear slider with a link for guidance. So still a four-bar design. The general layout
I think i could pedal that comfortably seat height wise and i'm 190 cm!
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 »
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 »
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
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?
Looks like it, it looks too short for a 27" bike.
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.
Wasn't that a 2015 issue that became a non-issue last year by removing that rule?
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?
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...
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 »
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.
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 »
Ooooooh, Unior. Hm... Could the Unior team be making a change in a few years?
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.