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found this one of the new rotor. dirt also had one of a new brake lever a...

Added a comment about photo DVO Diamond Enduro Fork Prototype 11/9/2013 12:15 PM
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It used to be possible to get a complete bike for a bit more than 1500. And it wasn't a bad bike at all!

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Added a comment to Straightshotmtb's bike check 11/3/2013 10:43 AM
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Tell me about it, but a beauty like this might just be worth it!

Again, you have asuch a sick bike!!

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Added a comment to Straightshotmtb's bike check 11/3/2013 8:50 AM
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You're lucky to be far away in Canada, so you're too far away for me to steal this bike. It's just epic

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Added a comment about video Santa Cruz Hits the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure 10/25/2013 11:54 AM
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Hm.. Did CG just say Steve will be focusing on Enduro for the next year?

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/10/2013 7:39 AM
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Congrats, you're only a week late to be relevant

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 3:17 PM
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The white link is basicly cantilevered.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 3:16 PM
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I know. THat's why i said wider bearings are better, since they give you less flex (if a bearing moves up or down 10 mm, it will give more torsional flex, if it's 5 cm from it's counterpart, than a 15 cm spacing will give you). And trust me, you ain't seen nothing yet as far as flex goes until you've ridden the old banana style Commencal Meta.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 2:48 PM
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I won't comment on that, since i havent' thought about that much (well, i'm lying, i have thought about it a lot, but i haven't done a single calculation). Maybe i can say more on the topic in about a year. Hopefully.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 2:32 PM
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THen why is having widely spaced pivots a good thing? Granted, it's on the frame where you can have more than 12 mm axles, but still. THe further appart they are, the more movement you have for a certain degree of torsion. Stiff only gives out so much movement, so with wider spacing you get less torsion.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 2:13 PM
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Oh, and another thing. Depending on design, a horst link enables you to make the chainstay shorter than a dual short link.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 2:11 PM
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Uh?

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 2:09 PM
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Well the closer the pivot is to the axle, the more the 12 mm helps. It's the best for split pivot or ABP designs, since the pivot is linked with a 12 mm axle. Besides, the bearings are spaced wide appart, much farther than on the frame.

I'm still certain MLink has it the worst, since it has no left to right connection near the pivot. A horst link has it much nearer and a short link is directly connected. Even if you take into account that the swingarm is traingually reinforced, the white link isn't.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 1:35 PM
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But a horst link has a stiff 12 mm axle quite near the pivot. A dual short link is a single piece with the link and the axle or bearing seats on the swingarm completely connected. Which is way more stiff. This has no reinforcments between the drive and nondrive side. Okay, the left has a triangulation reinforcment, but that's a neccessety. The drive side is even more of a problem.

And a direct mount of the shock to the swingarm is more of a negative than a positive. f the swingarm flexes, it will put stress on the shock. If it's rocker/linkage driven, the flex is taken out by the rocker or linkage, not the shock. So the seals and bushings last longer.

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 1:14 PM
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Um... What now, do they look simmilar and stuff or not? I'm fully aware what the differences are, this is basicly just a short dual link suspension, that has the bottom link stretched out. In principle a horst-link is the same, but it has the bottom link stretched out to the max.

I suspect the CS bearing failed first because it rotates the least. prolly closely followed by the BB pivot, which also probably has some quite high loads. This might just be worse, depending on the finess of the design. Besides the radial stresses you will probably have some torsional stresses on the bearing coming from the lack of stiffness of the design (it is without a doubt less stiff than a horst link or a short dual link, but who cares what i'm saying, i'm riding a 2008 Meta that's as flexy as butter...).

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/3/2013 11:51 AM
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Yeah, i was just randomly typing along and it came out that it's flexy. And how is this a 27" Enduro? o.O

Chainslap and grime are the least of the problems here. The main pivot near the BB is much more problematic, since it's in direct path of the dirt comming off the tyre.

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Added a comment about photo What The?! Wild Looking Lauf Trail Racer Fork 8/31/2013 4:09 AM
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Well polymers (the resin, that holds together composite materials) do have quite a lot of internal damping. But still, you have a ~70 kg weight over it. I doubt they have THAT much damping. I guess he actually did think that it's not that much travel for it not to be a problem. If at all, since he's into prosthetic design, not suspension design (i have a feeling this was more of a design excercise than an engineering design).

groghunter i predict a different problem - using all the travel and not limiting it.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: Prototype 2014 DVO Diamond Enduro Fork 8/30/2013 5:56 PM
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Yeah, a real overkill... Especially considering i'm now riding a 140 mm with a 20 mm axle (the old Pike). And the fact that you have the Lyrik, Domain, the 36 and Marzocchi's 55, which all have a 20 mm axle. And Fabien Barell, who said a 15 mm axle on 160 mm is not stiff enough. Okay, he pushes the bike as far as it goes, but still. I prefer to have a heavier bike, if that means i don't have to wrench it every two weeks.

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Added a comment about photo What The?! Wild Looking Lauf Trail Racer Fork 8/30/2013 5:28 PM
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Where's the damping aspect?

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