Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/15/2017 5:17 AM

Hi everyone, nice to see so much debate arising, great to see the engagement between users.

I'll explain some of the topics as best as possible without making it too long winded or over complicated.

The springs are dual-rate, this is the precise term and is unambiguous. There are two discrete linear rate stages...more

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 1:52 PM

I've always been interested to try springs like this on a mountain bike.

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 1:52 PM

theres a metric shit ton of armchair enginerding going on in these comments

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 1:51 PM

Nailed it!

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 1:51 PM

It's not that complicated. The part of the spring with the big gaps has more torsional strength so it is stiffer. The part with small gaps (is longer so more flexible for a given load) is easier to compress.
The duel coils on off road is easier to make and fine tune as there two pieces, this is a one shot...more

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 1:51 PM

They've been making progressive fork springs for motorcycles for a long time and they don't expand. And if engineered and used properly, they won't bind since the spring rate is just much higher at the end. It's not relying on physical contact/binding to provide the ramp up - that would be retarded.

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Doesn't need pinch bolts as it can't turn because the headtube is oblong.

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Pinkbike coverage was weak, came to VitalMTB, was not disappointed.

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For a 3.5" stroke, 325 lb/in is hard!

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing the RockShox Super Deluxe Coil 3/3/2017 9:56 AM

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...more

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Quality reviews, as always. Suspension analysis is a nice touch, but you need to include the Center of Gravity height used (from the BB or ground) as well as the frame size analyzed. These two influence the AS a lot.

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I also noticed this.

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With a 1827g fork?

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That explains why their chain lube smells like cinammon!

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