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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill with his new Nukeproof DH Bike and Five Ten Shoes 3/26/2015 1:15 PM
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The Nukeproof DH bikes have all been like this.

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Added a comment about video Corner Carnage, Enduro World Series Rotorua 3/26/2015 9:37 AM
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Rene's brother?

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/26/2015 7:48 AM

Oh look, is that a cross between the old and the new impacts? Seems like a nice design

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/25/2015 12:39 PM

Too bad. I'd be happy to keep the bike 'run in' in the meantime though

Added a comment about video Corner Carnage, Enduro World Series Rotorua 3/25/2015 11:16 AM
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The wide line is more of a late apex.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/24/2015 8:34 AM

Aaaaaaaaw, damn, poor Graves :/ Out and about riding two weeks after separating both shoulders and tearing muscles? What is he, a gladiator??

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/23/2015 2:33 PM

Yeah, a high single pivot with a pulley more or less on the pivot axis with a classical pull-rod to a rocker design. Apart from the split pivot element and quite likely a lower pivot design, the Wilson is quite similar. It's a surprise to see Commencal ... more »

Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks 3/21/2015 11:08 AM
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So here's the million dollar question, what changed on the crankarm that makes it 'new'? Or is it 'new' and it's actually just the chainring or the spider that is actually new?

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks 3/21/2015 6:16 AM
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Hm, if the Q factor is unchanged, are the crankarms themselves changed at all? Wouldn't it be just the sprocket that would be different? Or does this also mean about 3 mm wider BB shells?

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Added reply in a thread Big Bird's Bikes 3/20/2015 4:40 PM

M, i know what you mean with the pushing forward. A friend of mine who's finishing up his kinesiology PhD actually said that a steeper seat tube angle is more efficient, so there's that. The chainstay is basically the same as i chose, a smidgen over ... more »

Added reply in a thread Big Bird's Bikes 3/20/2015 12:23 PM

Yea, i know the steeper seat angle helps, i've done some quick calculations and it shouldn't be a problem, it's quite similar to more old school, rear-oriented bikes, a percentage point or two of difference. But numbers tell you something, while real ... more »

Added reply in a thread Big Bird's Bikes 3/20/2015 10:05 AM

We don't have dimes, but i do understand the phrase, i'm lucky to be good with english. How does the long front centre deal with putting your weight over the front axle, is it a problem? Can you use flats or do you have to hang over the front so much ... more »

Added reply in a thread Big Bird's Bikes 3/19/2015 12:40 PM

Oh, is this it: http://dirtmountainbike.com/bike-reviews/homemade-bikes-big-bird.html#GWD6sDiHYTdA3MCp.97 ? First Google hit for big bird dirt mag :D

Added reply in a thread Big Bird's Bikes 3/19/2015 12:36 PM

Ah, i thought you had a different rear end on a demo. How does a 412 CS feel like?

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks 3/18/2015 2:44 PM
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Exactly so. Think single speed hubs. How wide is the axle spacing and how wide are the flanges appart?

The weight is not much of a problem, as Pinion showed. Higher cost, yeah, is a problem, but only if you're looking at bikes on the cheap. It is a closed unit too, so you save some money in the long run (single speed sprockets and chains can be made cheaper). A pinion only requires an oil change a year.

The biggest problems are manufacturer's inertia, they don't want to go to a new, uncompatible and weird standard (weird being how it looks, boost, 15x110 and all these newfangled standards still look the same as the old ones do), which standard do you go to (every gearbox has it's own mounting standard) and, as you said, transmission losses. The last part in itself is the gearbox doom i suppose.

I haven't riden one yet, so i can't comment, but apparently it's noticeable.

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks 3/18/2015 1:24 PM
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Think of it this way, 148 is basicly 140 mm (okay, 141) in 'old units', when we didn't have the through axle shoulders. Think about how this compares to 135 and 150 of the old standards.

The analogy is the same considering 142, 148 and 157, as mentioned.

But there's a bigger problem. I love the idea of an 11 speed cassette, but feel it could have a wider range still. And the 11th cog gets really near the spokes. How do you get the spoke clearance and get another cog for example? All of that without losing any flange width.

The obvious solution would be a gearbox, but i sadly don't see them sticking...

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Added a comment about video Santa Cruz NZ Enduro Race Recap Video 3/17/2015 12:34 PM
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Oh, does anyone know which Planet of Sound - We Are Together remix is this?

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