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26 aint dead, it just appears to be slightly broken
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The point is not to compare the # across all bikes. I would never size an xc bike based off the geometry of a dh bike anyway, but i will compare several comparable bikes of the same class (dh to dh, 160mm trail bike to 160mm trail bike etc), and if i'm replacing just my frame gives an indication on how a new frame will fit relative to the old one with the same parts. I love the reach # as much as the next guy, and it's finally catching on, but have you ever tried to measure it yourself on an actual bike? Fastest way to compare 2 frames with similar geometry built for the same purpose is a quick measure of the DT, again the only measurement related to fit that can be taken on the bike as opposed to determining the intersection of 2 invisible lines in space. I would disagree that it is left off to avoid confusion, but rather because bikes are still sized and sold based on how they fit while seated or how long their seat tube is. Good on Transition for trying to change that conversation a bit.
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Yes, anyone who passed grade school math can do that. But I shouldn't have to rely on Pythagoras when the manufacturers can just provide the measurement. And many still don't post reach/stack or use conflicting axel/crown measures. Downtube length doesn't rely on any other variable. It's not the sole basis for comparison but it's a constant that anyone can find on their own bike in seconds. It's also the only tube (along w/ head tube height and angle) that determines the fit when standing. Would love to hear a reason why it's not useful to know?
I've been harping on this for years to my friends in the bike biz to no avail, but I really wish manufacturers would publish their downtube measurements. I know, I know its not perfect but it will give you at least a ballpark figure of how a bike will fit while standing (though it will be effected by head angle, headtube height,and fork height as well). Reach is a great # but it's not actually something that can be easily measured in person, whereas I can go up to any 2 bikes with say a 160mm travel fork and measure the downtube with a tape measure to get at least some idea how they will fit (or measure center bb to top, middle, or bottom of head tube if you really want to nerd out).
Somehow geo charts manage to have every conceivable degree and measurement except downtube length. The front of the bike is a triangle but we only get the figures for the 2 sides that effect fit while sitting. Why, in 2015 are we still sizing non-xc/road bikes based on that criteria?
Connect the origins of the 2 invisible reach and stack lines where they meet the frame and you draw a line from center BB to top/center head tube. Call it 'effective reach' or some other buzz word if you like, but just do it already!
If the manufactures won't do it, maybe the mags will?
Bottom-out + Turman's goofy shred face
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hmmmmm, me thinks you're imagining things. Giant rides Rockshox, wears Fox; Devinci rides Rockshox, wears Fox; Commencal rides BOS, wears Fox; FMD rides Marzochi, wears fox... and so on.
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I think he needs to come visit Asia and shred a folding commuter bike all over Taipei.
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I love drunken Warner as much as the next guy, but polishing up his act a bit falls in line with Redbull raising the production value of the whole series. They're looking to expand beyond the target audience, and if that means reigning in Rob a bit in the name of more exposure then I'm in full support.
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No post-opp selfie? Hasn't Boris taught him anything....
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That machine can break anything, don't be fooled.
Black sharpie = thinner casings. Well played sir!
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This brand is pretty popular among the locals here in Taiwan (one of the riding spots in Kaohsiung is in the background). May be mistaken but I believe it is the house-brand for A-Pro, one of the larger factories on the island who produce frames for several name-brands. What are often referred to as 'catalog frames' are often examples of a factory's engineering and manufacturing capabilities for the purpose of attracting
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A GoPro on an actual stick
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Love how he was totally going for the last jump too
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I'd hazard a guess he'll lose .6-1 second on the fastest pedal split, so what remains to be seen is if they've left enough rough corners and roots in the track (whatever few are still remaining) to give him something to work with. Otherwise it's going to be the top 10 going almost the same speed down 80% of the track unless it rains.
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I'm calling Bruni top 3. After watching him thump everyone at the Leogang iXS round last year and almost win the WC round there a few months later it seems like a track he gets along with. But lots can change in a year (probably not the track though, it likely still sucks).