Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 3:27 PM

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...more

Added a comment about news blog Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 10:37 AM
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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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I think the proper term is "progressive spring" not "dual rate spring." And from the sounds of it, these are likely made by Eibach Springs.

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Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:55 AM

As the article says - Fox doesn't have a 29er 170mm fork yet. Bushing overlap would be a bit thin even if they did manufacture an air piston for the race guys. Basically, it'd be a full custom fork.

That said, I bet it'd work just fine...but yeah, you know how engineers get when it comes to...more

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:54 AM

29" DHF DH casing: 1295g; 29" cushcore: 248g. That's 1543g, plus sealant in there. Freakin beast.

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:54 AM

Plus, say, his wheelset has to be around what? 1800 grams? So that's 1500+1500+1800= 4800 over TEN POUNDS in wheels and tires! CRUSHER!

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:53 AM

The DH Casing is 2x ply. It's legit. I have a set. 1295g ea. Good thing he has huge legs to sprint outta corner with...

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:53 AM

29" DH casing tires with Cushcore: heaviest enduro tire setup of all time?

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:09 PM

I'm having trouble with the argument that bigger wheels somehow offer too much control or stability, coming from a team that spends such a significant amount of effort suspension testing with a dedicated telemetry bike in practice, with the goal of...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:07 PM

Bruni sure has a lot of skin in the anti-29er game, not sure that is going to work out well for him since he seems pretty stubborn. Also his arguments have a lot of circular logic. He has said that 29ers will make the sport too dangerous and fast,...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:06 PM

You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them,...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Does Curtis Keene Prefer Coil Suspension? Vital B-Sides 2/16/2017 11:55 AM

It's absolutely noticeable. You don't have to be crazy fast or have the most expensive suspension to tell either. If you can deal with a lil weight coil in modern suspension is a dream.

Added a comment about video Pre-season Testing Ohlins Suspension on an Enduro 29 with Curtis Keene 2/11/2017 1:31 PM
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Awesome video! I hope they release a coil kit for my Ohlins RF34 (160mm) fork!

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I was hoping they'd redesign the remote too.

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I don't think it was a crash, it says it was probably something medical in the article.

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The "with" picture should really show the rider unable to stop, hitting the car...

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WTF is exactly what I said when I saw those brakes. LOL

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