Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 11/9/2017 9:02 AM

On many frames the longest measurement are of no interest since it's the shape/bend of the ST that is the limitation and not the length including the cable connector. At least if it can be turned around like on the Bikeyoke Dropper. A sweet upgrade on my Tantrum Meltdown

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 9/6/2017 3:44 AM

Who is producing the DVO Garnert post?

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/4/2017 10:29 PM

It's really a rule meant for road racing to keep TT bikes from running a small front wheel to get closer while drafting.

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/4/2017 11:00 AM

Huh that was a surprise for me. Any idea what the argument for that rule was?? I could see the cost aspect, but then a minimum weight rule or even against carbon would make more sense regarding cost..

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/4/2017 10:47 AM

The UCI has a rule that states a bicycle must have same size wheels. So they could run a 79 incher, but not a 29" front 27.5" rear. A UCI representative had an interview on here or Dirt saying they may look into changing the equal size wheel rule starting 2018. I'm...more

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Rachel Atherton and Greg Minnaar Qualify Fastest at Fort William 6/4/2017 3:31 AM

Interesting to se 29er s catch on in DH. But how about mixed wheelsize bikes (79ers) for DH? In my mind that must be the ultimate to cover all kinds of courses. Stable, grippy, rollover 29" up front. And agile 27" in the rear..
Is there any good arguments against in besides that som cares more about looks then performance?

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Added a comment about photo Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 29er at Full Squish 6/4/2017 3:05 AM

It may look like they do in this photo. But if you enlarge the photo and place a ruler or something along the stanchions you will see it's just an optical illusion due to the edge of the number plate.
If they would have flexed the fork must suffer to very bad stiction..

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Added reply in a thread 'Anti-Dive' MTB Fork from Motion France 12/18/2016 1:13 AM

You are correct in what it does, and that is easy to understand since the fork is all about lack of brake induced dive. I was struggling to understand WHY it does not dive, and this photo sequence made it clear to me.

The rearward rotational ... more »
Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 12/9/2016 1:46 PM

The specs should be updated with info about the later introduced option of a 160mm 29"

That's where I'm heading..

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Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 11/14/2016 10:20 AM

Since the sum (of all dimensions ) does not say anything about Head Angle, Reach or Rear-to-Center, I can't see how it can say much about fit at all.
Find the type of bike you want (often defined by HA, RC, material and components) Then you choose the fit/size by Reach.
What else do you need to know?
I'm sure I've forgotten something. But wheelbase is to me equally important to the graphic design which I let to the metrosexuals and alike to play with..

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Added reply in a thread 'Anti-Dive' MTB Fork from Motion France 10/26/2016 8:41 AM

Is there any grafic explanaition on how the forces are working to counter brake dive? I have had no problem in understanding how the Telelever Motorcycle fork used by BMW works and why. But I really struggle with understand how brake dive are countered ... more »

Added reply in a thread 'Anti-Dive' MTB Fork from Motion France 10/26/2016 1:25 AM

Very interesting fork. But a few things make's me a bit sceptic on this so called Trail version. Not many forks today comes with lockout. Most trail riders seems to prefere low speed compression adjustment and som forks even comes with adjustable progressivity ... more »

Added a comment about photo 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 9/29/2016 12:07 AM

I can agree thread on pinkbike forum was somhow epic. Manly because it's so full of narrow minded bs and theory based picking against what's possibly could be on of the greatest breakthrough in mtb suspension.
I would recommend to read the first ride revew http://m.pinkbike.com/news/first-ride-tantrum-missing-link.html

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Added reply in a thread Canfield Brothers Unveils CBF™ Suspension Patent 9/12/2016 1:03 PM

http://www.tantrumcycles.com/technology.html

Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 5/19/2016 10:28 PM

A bit of both, but mainly to compare different bikes/manufacturers to see how differently they space the Reach measure and how wide the "norm" is..

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Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 5/19/2016 1:42 PM

Is there any list/forum discussion covering Reach numbers on different manufacturer of trail/AM/enduro bikes ?

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Liked a comment on the item Tantrum Downburst Mixed Wheel 29/27.5 Bike 4/23/2016 9:48 PM

Hello w00dy, Thanks for the comments on the marketing. Everyone I know tells me that is my worst talent, so I appreciate the props for the work I've put in. As for the zany scientist part, zany is a bit subjective, but my background and career pretty much...more

Added a comment about photo Tantrum Downburst Mixed Wheel 29/27.5 Bike 4/23/2016 12:33 PM

Sorry Woody but it's hard to forgive you for your stupidity when you manage to mix it with such rude and stupid comments!

The Missinglink axle path don't cover any "area" since its 1Dimensional.
Magic link was 2D. But even my old Kona that got the undampened auxiliary shock have never sendt me OTB since the undampened rebound from the auxiliary shock is so short. It might send a completely stiffened up rider OTB. But no suspension can guarantee to cover rider errors like that.

You could take a closer look and read at the Tantrum tech page.
Brian have also posted som well formulated explanations in the following forum -

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=1009862

And in the comments here -

http://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2016-Trail-and-Enduro-Bikes-at-Interbike,9423/2017-Tantrum-Meltdown,97874/sspomer,2#_=_

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Added a comment about photo 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 3/31/2016 7:10 AM

Nice update on the website Brian!
The new video should make it easier to understand the benefits the Missing link can offer compared to most other suspension patents on the market.

Will Tantrum go with the new Boost standard on all frames?

Is Outburst the model that will be 27+ compatible

Cheers Gunnar.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: 2016 Santa Cruz Hightower 29 and 27.5+ 2/4/2016 9:47 PM

Thanks for replying. Definitely an abstract idea but influenced from the moto side of things. Precise steering front end that might eliminate the grabbiness that was mentioned while providing the climbing traction and damping the rear end could benefit from. I certainly...more