Added a comment about feature We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 1:34 PM

There were progressive springs for a while on MTB's. I think the reason we don't see them now is that they fatigue. Springs on bicycles are as short as they can be to save weight and, aside from new Metric shocks, there isn't room for a longer spring. With progressive wound springs a few coils work harder than the rest which causes them to sack out, get softer and break. Foes had 2 stage springs and we at Go-Ride made 2 stage springs for Fox 40's for a while before the dampers were up to snuff. Our springs would sack out rather quickly since the softer of the 2 springs did most of the work. The Foes springs were awesome, there was a limiter to keep the softer spring from being overly compressed. Foes discontinued theirs, the shocks were significantly longer which made them heavy, and hard to sell.

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Added reply in a thread Do Clipless Pedals Need a New Name? 10/16/2017 7:27 AM

Clips.

Liked a comment on the item TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/14/2017 8:52 PM

I don't understand. If the adiabatic process occurs at high shaft speeds, why would that affect a low shaft speed moment like pushing into a jump face? By poppy I assume we're talking about jumping. Similarly, small bump impacts are high shaft speed moments, so by this same process...more

Added a comment about feature New BOS Forks and Shocks from Eurobike 8/31/2017 8:10 AM

56 mm offset is mentioned as typical, that seems like more than any fork out there. Is 56 ideal for 29" wheels and a long slack setup? I've yet to hear the numbers for a Fox 49 or a 29" boxxer. 51 is the current norm for long travel 29er forks and 27.5 Fox 40. Can you confirm?

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Added a comment about feature Pro Toolbox Check - John Hall's Treasure Chest 7/14/2017 3:00 PM

E13 cassette that requires 2 whips to unlock?

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Added reply in a thread Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/26/2016 8:11 PM

My wrists can't even bend like that any more! On a moto I wrap my left finger all the way around the lever since on is a clutch after all. The other side has a throttle, its easier to reach the lever when it's high. The lever s also need to fit behind ... more »

Added a comment about video Linkage Analysis - Santa Cruz V10c vs. Pivot Phoenix Carbon 2/19/2016 2:41 PM

These are my two favorite DH bikes and I sell both!

It should be said that under braking the V 10 looks similar to the Phoenix but that is at sag. deeper in the travel the suspension becomes more active. This allows the bike to squat some and remain stable, but then still track well when deeper in the travel. Aside from the V 10, the Devinci Wilson does this in a similar way with the inverted Split Pivot design.

I usually like progressive bikes, the new generation shocks that employ an Ohlins style damper aren't progressive so the bike should be. But-- they have such incredible speed sensitive damping that the shocks make up for the lack of progressiveness. Curious to see the progressiveness of DH bikes evolves as the shocks evolve too. Notice how the fastest World Cup riders have custom links to make them more progressive.

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Liked a comment on the item 12-inches of Travel with 24-inch Wheels in Moab - Canfield and Krispy, 2001 1/27/2016 5:52 AM

sick, thanks for the bike update...and the hucking 14 years ago haha. i fixed the description. i still get freaked out thinking about what you guys rode down and off out there. #concrete

Added a comment about video 12-inches of Travel with 24-inch Wheels in Moab - Canfield and Krispy, 2001 1/26/2016 7:30 PM

Holy shit! The good old days of free riding the rock!

I was on an Armageddon, single shock, 11" travel BTW. Still got seat buzz even with 24's so I never switched to the Apocalypse.

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Added a comment about photo WORLD CUP PIT BITS - Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10cc Limo 7/2/2015 6:55 AM

So is the linkage longer or what? That would change up a whole mess of things!

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Added a comment about photo Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/18/2015 6:39 AM

Look at that lower link- that's nothing like SC has done before. That's a lot of work for a one off bike! Quite different wheelpath and shock rate just for a slope bike. Cool stuff.

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Added a comment about photo Loic Bruni's Lapierre DH Team 4/14/2015 5:58 AM

33 mm cockpit? You meant 35

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Added a comment about photo New SRAM Guide Brakes? 3/28/2015 6:54 AM

Looks like the pad opening is larger, the pads are a little tricky to get to fit in just right sometimes. That could help with cooling and mud as well. Separate bolt for the hose too, might add stiffness with a 3rd bolt.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Commencal Meta AM V4 1/6/2015 10:47 AM

I love Vital bike tests, but only 1 paragraph about the actual ride leaves a lot to be desired.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Enduro World Series, Trestle Bike Park 7/25/2014 5:47 PM

Yeah MITCH!!!!!!

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Added a comment about video Remy Metailler Warp Speed Rock Smashing - Whistler Phat Wednesday 7/10/2014 4:01 PM

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Jared Graves' Yeti SB66c 6/23/2014 4:10 PM

his front shifter must be attached to the post. 60mm Renthal stem?

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