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Added a comment about press release So, Ducati Has an E-Bike 11/20/2018 4:22 PM
Davemud

Yeah, I dont get the ebike hate either. You can go on embn and watch extreme climb videos. Im surprised tech and extreme hiil climbing arent already new events but they will be soon enough. I can see Super D coming back with climbs that are as physically and technically demanding as the DH.

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Liked a comment on the item So, Ducati Has an E-Bike 11/20/2018 4:18 PM

Not far off at all, but looks fun to ride!

Added a comment about press release So, Ducati Has an E-Bike 11/20/2018 4:17 PM
Davemud

Did you see the TRWActive press release??

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Added a comment about press release So, Ducati Has an E-Bike 11/18/2018 10:32 AM
Davemud

Obviously you havent riden an ebike. Maybe watch some emtb on youtube and dirt demo one. They can make climbs easier but it takes effort to go fast up a tech trail.

The other obvious questions are is it ok to shuttle or ride a ski lift? Why wouldnt you want to flow double your flow time and pedal time?

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/17/2018 8:37 AM
Davemud

This is a no win for you iceman you are either nieve or lazy affecting the credibility of yourself and vitalmtb.

Your actual connection doesnt matter. If its a close one it really speaks to the lack of credibility of vitalmtb.

Maybe you are conbectef to these brands or maybe you just wanted to see how the community responds to this. Maybe its all complete bullshit just to drive some traffic on a slow week.

Its of no interest to me to figure that out. I am interested in having the information about TRWactive here available to anyone looking into their history.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/16/2018 2:53 PM
Davemud

Rochard88 I cant find your most recent comment from my email so Im responding here.

Sensah would not be comingbto these TRWA for engineering advice. I think we agree on that. That company according to their website has former Sram engineers who dont need outside help from amatures.

These guys began by saying they reengineered all groupset pieces. Now they are focusing on cages and pullies. Both bolt on pieces. I could have believed they made a cage. Oneup did. Thats simple stamping or cnc work feasable for a small jobber shop.

We agree they should have said they are an importer, distributor or retailer with a tuned version offered in their shop and on line at ebay and amazon. No one would have noticed or looked into them.

Im glad these guys made me aware of Sansah. Ill spend 100.00 on a direct buy through Ali because I love the idea of a new player hitting Shimano in their bread and butter OEM sales. I doubt we'll see Sansah on name brand adult bikes any time soon but they could get specd on kids bikes. Tgey will surely get specd on mass market bikes along with Microshift and Sunrace.

TRWA should stop this mess, take the hit and move on to retailing what they have through ebay/amazon if they are smart.

The other option is get posted on pink, rumor, radar and mtbr. I imagine they were denied because I think PB and the others would have investigated first being bike guys like us.

I doubt icemannis closely connected to vital. More likely a weekend warrior contributor who didnt know enough to investigate before posting it first.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/16/2018 8:22 AM
Davemud

Oneup designed new cages for Shimano RDRs, Ceramicspeed cages and bearings, Wolftooth extender links.

None clamis to have designed the RDR. They are all legitimate and they demonstrate that in their presence and marketing.

TWR/Gravity didnt just vastly under estimate the knowledge of the market you were also too ignorant and/or lazy to create a convincing vision, marketing plan or presence in the industry media.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/16/2018 8:10 AM
Davemud

On the Shimano similarities... Yesterday I asked if their oatent on two way release shifters had expired. Sunrace, Microshift and Sansah all openly market 2 way rekease and that used to be exclusively Shimano for years. The Shimano head tech said he didnt know and management wouldnt comment on that if he asked. So the similarities likely wont be contested and if they were it would be to Sensah.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/16/2018 7:56 AM
Davemud

Thats you riding a bike neal. This is not proof of a scientific engineering design review verification and validation process. Your connection is receiving free parts.

You guys throw some terminology around thinking youre making a convincing argument. You dont actually speak effectively or convincingly to the comments here. You keep posting random easily faked images and continue to demonstrate your lack of in deoth knowledge in these areas.

The only way you guys can begin to redeem yourselves and your brands is to come clean.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/15/2018 2:28 PM
Davemud

Yes thats their biggest mistake. Underestimaing the knowledge of the market and insulting mountain bike enthusiasts.

The diagram of the cage is supposed to be convincing proof of their design work. That can be pulled off any RDR parts diagram from countless souces. These guys and their brands are no where and going no where.

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Liked a comment on the item TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/15/2018 2:17 PM

So it looks like you took a Sensah SRX straight off chinese ebay, added some larger jockey wheels and a longer cage, and called it the TRWActive SRX? Is that what you're showing us here?

If i'm understanding your other posts here, you are not only claiming that you built this entire...more

Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/15/2018 8:50 AM
Davemud

The point many have made here is you sourced and bought these parts from someone else if indeed you bought anything at all.

These parts obviously come from Sansahtech. A look through their story and news tabs makes no mention of any partners. As mentioned it says tgey are ex Sram employees. That is quite reasonable.

Using Chinese vendors to make products is reasonable and acceptable. Claiming the design process the way you have is not. Its very clear how you talk about it that you dont understand these processes enough to be managing them.

I happened to be at Interbike many years ago with a company that designed and made its own parts in Canada. That year Shimano was introducing a new groupset. It may have been XTR I dont recall. I do remember for they showed all of the CNC machined prototypes from the development process. Everyone drooled over those raw CNC parts.

Your TWRActive and Gravity Worx websites are catalogues. When we look at websites from the actual makers of bike parts rhey dont just show a bunch of parts they tell their story. They demonstrate their process and vision.

You guys, TRWActive and Gravity Worx are no where else on the web. No press releases or discussion on any other forum I can find. There isnt anything on Sensah either. No spy shots, nothing.

You have no other presence than this and that combibed with how ignorant you sound about manufacturing and branding is why you are not trust worthy.

You dont even know this industry and the cycling community well enough to realise you were goin to insult the market with this approach.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/14/2018 2:35 PM
Davemud

Utter nonsense Tabor. How odd your FB link to your FB profile on Gravity Worx is broken, Ryan's works.

The more you post the more you reveal how little you know about this industry, community and engineering and manufacturing in general.

You are so ignorant on these subjects you dont even know what you dont know. If you simply rebranded for your shop that would be fine. I work at a shop that does that. We do not lie about it.

I am glad for this causing me to research you, your brands and this new to me brand SanSah. I hope they are successful and I hope they set the record straight since you are incapable of doing so.

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Liked a comment on the item TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/14/2018 2:23 PM

I meant to reply to my other post and wanted to say, that it was sad, that there is no more statement from TRW.
But to be honest, that was to be expected.
I have been designing MTB frames and suspension for a couple of years now. Ive lived in Taiwan for almost two years.
And I just...more

Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/14/2018 2:23 PM
Davemud

The "dudes" are misrepresenting themselves at best and commiting fraud worst case. Those pics could be photoshopped. The group in the video may be the only one they have. Its always buyer/investor beware on crowd funding sites and there is no shortage of scams on those sites. These guys wont answer/cant answer specifics for obvious reasons.

I contacted Sansah to ask tge valid question about their relationship with these guys. We wont get that here.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/13/2018 9:13 PM
Davemud

Here is the manufacturer of these parts website. http://sensahtech.com/sensah/

The google translation to english is pretty bad as usual but its clear they designed and made this product.

TRWactive lists an address that is the corner of a small industrial complex outside their town.

Gravity Worx bike shop only has a Facebook page that is no more convincing than this post. Anyone who has done any kind of product testing can see your test rigs were created by people who have no idea what structural and lifecycle test equipment looks like or how it works.

I sent an email to sansahtech advising them of this press release your claims and asked what your relationship is.

VitalMTB should also investigate this press release and post their findings or remove it.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/9/2018 2:20 PM
Davemud

Criticizing the video is completely missin the point. The parts are straight off aliexpress, available to anyone direct. This is a crowd funding scam to make margin on 150 drivetrains. Not very creatie or credible. Better than Shimano. Engineers. Its laughable. Read any press release from Box. Those guys talk about the diffiulty of breaking into this market and what it takes. These guys are sitting in their mom's basement trying to figure out video editing.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/9/2018 2:13 PM
Davemud

Bullshit. This stuff is straight off aliexpress. These guys are neither marketing engineering or manufacturing experts. They arent even convincing advocates for this stuff.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/9/2018 2:11 PM
Davemud

Clearly this is an attempted branding play. Thats fine but trying to pass it off as their own is laughable. If it were 1x10 Id probably order it of ali just to try it for the halibut.

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Liked a comment on the item TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/9/2018 2:08 PM

It's a rebranded Chinese drivetrain with a big mark up.