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Liked a comment about press release Cascade Components Announces 2021 Stumpjumper EVO and Evil Insurgent Links 3/21/2021 1:35 PM
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The old frames broke due to poor design/manufacturing. Factor of safety was much too low. They don't have that issue anymore. If you swap the link on a bike that's going to break anyway it will still break so not really a good example. In fact if you made it less progressive you'd break it even worse when the shock slammed into the bottom out bumper.

Do we do mechanical testing? It would be wasteful to break frames just to do it since all you would learn is that you have to bottom out really hard to break it. You hit the point where all bets are off and many components on the bike might break. It's almost always the rims though. If I'm going to break a frame it might as well be from riding it hard, so we just ride the bikes past their intended use in testing. We are yet to design a link that results in frame or link failure before the wheels blow up.

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Liked a comment about press release Cascade Components Announces 2021 Stumpjumper EVO and Evil Insurgent Links 3/21/2021 1:34 PM
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The largest forces a frame ever sees are when you slap bottom. The links make it harder to do that so it actually helps your frame hold up if anything. As for force on the frame at full compression when it's not a bottom out event, there is an 8% increase. If you're worried about that then be worried about going from a 600 lb spring to a 650. Rest assured, you're frame won't rip itself apart.

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Liked a comment to iMountainBike's bike check 6/14/2019 1:30 PM
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Yeah, I kinda have to agree. I know it's someone's bike that they probably love the look of, but to me, it's very mismatched.

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Liked a comment about feature So Here Is Sam Hill's 29er Enduro Race Bike... 5/9/2019 12:35 AM
ThomDawson

Don’t care just wanna seem him beat Maes.

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Liked a comment about feature So Here Is Sam Hill's 29er Enduro Race Bike... 5/9/2019 12:35 AM
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Things are a bit more rational /civil on the Vital comment section. Pinkbike bros will be losing their collective sh*t tomorrow once this hits the main page. w00t

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Liked a comment about video Built for Speed: Dakotah Norton on the Devinci Wilson 29 9/14/2018 1:01 PM

A few questions.

1. At 50 seconds "We had to bring in a 29er DH bike" Why? because 29ers are dominating DH? Is the demand there?
2. After long, low, slack and 29" what's next?
3. Flipchips / adjustable geo, do average riders tweak this at all?

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Liked a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/13/2018 2:39 PM
WINNING BIKE: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo at Mont-Sainte-Anne

There was a video with Loic taking about his bike setup and I think he said he likes 2.3's because it foces him to be more precise with line choice.

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