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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/17/2021 2:56 PM

Oh, I get it. It's just funny. Like Wheelbased said - there's hundreds of patents that you could write about. Why does Pinkbike only write about the same ones as Wheelbased, and always after the fact? How is it the same thing with bicycle rumours that ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/15/2021 4:09 PM

Can somebody with some decent photoshop skills and some time on their hands please build a fake rumour and we will see if Pinkbike bites? I'd expect some sort of snarky comment like "it's pretty easy to type SRAMLLC into a search line" when they're caught...but ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/29/2021 2:24 PM

Ha ha...I mean...that's just it though. The part from the top of the chain to the cassette isn't the same. On one, it goes directly to the cassette. On the other, it has a short run to an idler, and then runs to the cassette. That's the difference! That's ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/28/2021 4:22 PM

I'm sure somebody will yell at us for getting off topic here. My interpretation is that you're comparing 2 very different things. 1 - Classic setup - Chain wrapped roughly halfway around a chainring. Lots of chain flapping in the breeze. 2 - Idler - ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/28/2021 3:14 PM

You don't believe that they're two different things? I agree with you that there is a lot less chain wrap. I'm just saying that you have to look at it a bit differently due to the fact that there is an idler in play. I'm not suggesting that this fully ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/28/2021 2:14 PM

It's sort of a totally different animal, once you add that idler. You have the wrap over the top of the idler which helps keep some tension on the portion of the chain wrapped around the chainring. I'm not saying that totally compensates for lower amount ... more »

Big Bird left a comment 3/5/2021 3:08 PM
Big Bird

Well said Sir and welcome to Vital proper. We need more voices of reason and civility.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 3/5/2021 2:20 PM

Long time lurker, first time poster. Sad that this is what inspired me to finally pitch in. This is total BS. This is total conjecture, based on nothing. Consider that this is precisely how people like Weinstein got away with their shit for so long. ... more »