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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/6/2014 6:25 AM

What should we take from this? Are there any familiar faces, other than Palmer?

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/24/2014 4:22 AM

You can actually see the edges of the sticker on the upper and lower edge.

Added a comment about slideshow First Look: All-New 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3 11/19/2014 5:01 AM
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I know there's an exchange rate in the mix and the frame is carbon, but 4 grand USD is a nice price for you for someone looking for a cheaper bike?

Aluminium is not much worse than carbon is (if at all) and the lower price will give me a much better spec than witha carbon frame. And i'd ride much better with better suspension and wheels on an aluminium frame than going carbon.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: All-New 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3 11/17/2014 11:57 AM
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Why do i have the feeling that this suspension design does not conform to the DW link patent (the upper link's directional vector should be pointed through the lower link at full squish)?

Are there any full squish pictures of this available?

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Added a comment to saark1's bike check 11/9/2014 3:06 PM
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If only the Sight had the same geometry as the Range, i'd be all over it! (i doubt you actually really need 160 mm of travel, just the right geo)

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Added a comment to Etian's bike check 11/3/2014 3:24 AM
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I'd like to know that too.

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Added a comment about photo Electronic Shifting Gboxx2 Prototype DH Bike 10/17/2014 1:19 PM
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Would you be using a Pinion now? And put the gearbox higher up to get more anti-squat effect?

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Added a comment about photo Electronic Shifting Gboxx2 Prototype DH Bike 10/17/2014 1:18 PM
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Well look at me trying to look all smart before checking any other comments and or stuff written around on te site -_-

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Liked a comment on the item Electronic Shifting Gboxx2 Prototype DH Bike 10/17/2014 1:12 PM

8. Never underestimate how much you can get done in a few months. I conceived of, designed, built and raced the bike at Sea Otter in 2008, all in a 4 month span. I did the electronic shifting and custom rear hub before the year (08) was up back then.

Some more info: The Genesis of the design and...more

Liked a comment on the item Electronic Shifting Gboxx2 Prototype DH Bike 10/17/2014 1:12 PM

Lessons learned:
1. It was definitely ideal to build multiple frames at once to save on machining and materials costs. We were also able to build alpha and beta protos this way.
2. I underestimated how annoying the chain tensioning would be. I should have designed a really simple roller tensioner...more

Added a comment about photo Electronic Shifting Gboxx2 Prototype DH Bike 10/17/2014 1:07 PM
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Ooooooooh, nice. Making an electronic shift unit would be EASY today with our Arduinos and a whole lot of batteries available off the shelf. Doing it in 08 was a whole different thing I was thinking in the same direction when thinking about gearboxes, kinda too bad i wasn't the first with the idea, but it is good to see that they do in fact have merit.

Also, where are you from? Please say Europe and tell me where you got the aluminium from :D

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/24/2014 7:48 AM
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Ah, easy. So after that you put a seal cap over it and pressurize the bladder? And i suppose the bladder itself is then not that stretchy, only deformable?

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/24/2014 6:04 AM
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I know what it takes to define the IFP settings. I was asking how you do that with a bladder. Is it completely deflated when assembling or what? I haven't ever even seen a bladder assembly from a reservoir shock.

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 3:29 PM
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Interesting. Would it be possible to put those claims into numbers, i.e. how much cooler does the shock run? Was there any 'forced cooling' (a fan over the body), simulating riding speeds? Etc.

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 12:39 PM
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Didn't actually think about this before, but how do you ensure the proper oil/air volume when using a bladder then? Measure out the oil volume in a cup, just pour it in and bleed the circuit after inserting the bladder?

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 12:31 PM

Thanks Lev, its cool to hear peoples opinions and chat with them, we want to make products that people ride and appreciate, you have to listen to your customer base!

Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 12:31 PM

It's great that Bryson bryson is on here replying to some of the comments. I wish more people involved in the manufacture of peoducta piped up when 'comment people' start to speculate about new stuff they haven't even laid eyes on. I don't want people muzzled, but it's great to get constructive...more

Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 12:30 PM
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bryson i don't doubt that they work, the question i'm asking is if they have a noticable effect on the daming after a while, because they are not in the prime heat generating area and i suspect (quite possibly wrongly) that the oil itself doesn't really mix around the shock much.

Did you test any of your shocks with a finned and a smooth reservoir on a dyno and compare the performance? The Jade would ofcourse also run cooler than a Topaz, since it doesn't have an insulating air chamber around a good part of the damper.

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 10:26 AM
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kc358 well you kinda need a bleeding procedure to assemble the shock at all, don't you?

I won't go into the actual design, but i can't see why both options wouldn't be possible. The bladder doesn't scratch the inside of the reservoir, so it wouldn't affect the IFP performance, you'd just need to design the end bolt assembly, that either seals the end off int he case of an IFP or houses the bladder.

The question is if it's worth it for a few people to try it out (granted, DVO's products aren't really aimed that much at set it and forget it bunch of riders, but still). I guess it's a thing for the development process, where you weigh the pros and cons, construction, cost, durability and performance wise, choose the better option and stick with it.

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 10:23 AM

Perhaps, but dang, there wasn't even a small effort to make it look just a little different. It looks exactly like a Monarch Plus Debonair, but with ribs.