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Liked a bike check 2013 Canfield Brothers Jedi white/turquoise 2/5/2014 10:34 AM
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Updated bike check Foes Hydro, DVO Emerald 1/30/2014 9:35 PM
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Updated bike check Foes Hydro, DVO Emerald 1/28/2014 6:19 AM
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Added a comment to sworkdemo8's bike check 12/13/2013 4:48 AM
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Added a comment about slideshow Inside Guerrilla Gravity's Denver Headquarters, Plus a Sneak Peek of the New Megatrail All-Mountain Bike 12/7/2013 5:30 AM
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Single pivots work really well, easy to tune, easy maintenance. Engineeringwise a fully triangulated rear is way stiffer than the multilinks. All things equal - single pivot works and multipivot have torsional issues - muting any perceived benefit. So, in my world of engineering, GG, Foes, Intense, Scott got it very right. Brakejack (except on FSX), chaingrowth etc. are lesser issues. Brakejack is only a problem if you brake in the wrong moment. Easely avoided.

My old Supreme Racing has 4 huge single pivot inline bearings on a massive axle. Great riding but you start feeling the twisting in the reartriangle which is not up to par to pivot stiffness - its a precise steerer up to a point. My Hydro single pivot does much better and has an extremely stiff rear end and follows the front track well. Now the Boxxer upfront is feeling twisty and lacks precision. So, in my opinion, many frames and components in dh are not rigid enough and bending hurts performance. Blame it on weight weenies.

Ride dh since 1992. Today I ride only single pivots, long TT, slack HA and low BB. Tuning wise - the logic is in the damper and not spread over damper and rearend. The other thing is I prefer local made artisan frames from the likes of Intense (which is technically a single link), Foes and mostly US-sourced parts. GG is right on track. Will definitely look at their dh-frame in the future.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2014 BMC Trailfox TF01 29 - The Swiss Army Knife Just Got a Bigger Blade 11/7/2013 4:13 AM
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Yep, that list is an insult to intellect :-(

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Updated bike check Foes Hydro, DVO Emerald 10/16/2013 2:32 PM
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Added a comment to wakaba123's bike check 9/4/2013 5:42 AM
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Thanks. It does look purposeful in raw.

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Updated bike check Foes Hydro, DVO Emerald 9/2/2013 8:28 AM
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Updated bike check Foes Hydro, DVO Emerald 6/26/2013 1:23 AM
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