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LTrumpore

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/18/2021 2:01 AM

Can’t know without seeing the other side but I wonder if that line splitter allows opening/closing the line to each caliper rather than running two simultaneously. Seems like a really easy way to test the differences between the systems on the fly, with ... more »

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New Saint bits for the Syndicate?

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Added a comment about feature BRAKE JACK DOESN'T EXIST!! Advice!! with Team Robot, March 2021 3/23/2021 12:49 AM
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Also, the rear axle is effectively a suspension pivot that the wheel rotates ever so slightly around as the swingarm moves up and down and the wheelbase changes (bounce up and down with one or both brakes locked and you'll feel it). Depending on the design, the use of the rear brake restricts the free motion of this pivot to a greater or lesser degree which can account for that slightly harsher feeling even when the suspension is sitting high in the softest part of its travel. I personally always liked the feeling this sort of feedback provided, and back in the day had an Orange with and without a floating brake. Stability felt pretty much the same on both but it was the lack of braking feedback with the floater that eventually made me go back to the standard setup.

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Liked a comment on the item Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/17/2020 4:45 PM

Yeah, but then you have to decide which tread to zip on or off. Decisions.

Added a comment about product review Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/16/2020 9:57 PM
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I think there's a place for timing, particularly for DH racers, but I'd also hesitate to put too much stock in that alone, or really at all on a trail/enduro bike. For non-racers time might not be a factor at all if the goal is a more comfortable, controlled, balanced feeling setup. And for enduro racers I can speak from my own experience last year using a DAQ system to optimize the setup on my 2 minutes bike park tracks. Sure, I shaved a bunch of time and the bike felt great on a hot lap but the challenge comes in trying to ride that same setup on a 6-12 minute enduro stage, semi-blind, at the end of a 5 hour day. Even the settings published in this article are more firm than what I raced on a few weeks later which is why I specifically used the MIQ system to find a softer setup for racing. On the clock going full gas at the bike park it might have been a bit slower, but no doubt over the course of several long stages of racing it would be faster and far less fatiguing.

If anyone's curious how that differs from the slightly firmer setup:
Fork 80psi, 1.5 spacers, 11 LSC, 7 HSC, 9 LSR, 8 HSR
Shock 162 psi, 2 spacer, 16 LSC, 8 HSC, 16 LSR, 8 HSR

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Added a comment about product review Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/16/2020 6:43 AM
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It might not have been clear from the video, but this was never intended to be a play-by-play account of the first 4 weeks testing with Motion IQ and the various changes we ran through. I'm sure there is an audience for that out there somewhere, but it's likely to be quite small. With the volume of data this system produces we decided it best to focus on a few of the key features of the system, how to read the respective data, and how we translated this into adjustments on the bike. Because this is a product review first and foremost, we tried to present it as such which comes at the expense of condensing the other half of the story.

'Just to make sure I have this right, it showed you to open up the chamber of your fork and speed your rebound out back, right?'

No, not at all. That's one particular data point from one or two runs at a bike park after a few weeks getting a base setting on my home trails. Much the same as you would do when using any DAQ for racing to fine tune settings from one venue to the next. I'm sure you've watched some of the 'Dialed' series and this is what most of the head scratching is about; small adjustments to address specific handling characteristics due to changes in terrain, speed, temperature, weather, confidence, etc.

'Hell, I could attach a gopro and watch my suspension and learn many of the same things you learned here...'

Having done just that for quite a few years, yes it's helpful if things are way out of wack enough to see them visually, but if I showed you the GoPro clips from these sessions and told you to line each up with it's respective data set you wouldn't be able to discern any visual difference. In part, that's because there's a point where we may just be splitting hairs but I'd argue that's exactly for what (and for whom) this sort of technology is intended.

If you're more interested in the depth and breadth of Motion IQ beyond what we go into here, I'd highly recommend the 40 minute 'deep dive' video from MI that's linked in the article. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUrhA3kS3eU

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Added a comment about video Is Your Suspension Dialed? FOX Teaches You How to Get It Done 6/5/2020 11:46 AM

If I had to guess, I'd say he's reinstalling the damper cartridge and filling the leg oil from the top rather than the bottoms so he doesn't have to take the bike out of the stand and flip it over.

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Updated bike check Yeti SB150 Custom 6/2/2020 1:12 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/21/2020 1:10 AM

Don't you people have homes?

Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:40 AM

Queue the Caddyshack scene - Well.....we're waiting....

Added a comment about video Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:19 AM

Soon enough. Thats actually what we were filming for but ended up with enough riding footage to slap together a quick edit.

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Updated bike check Yeti SB150 Custom 5/20/2020 9:22 AM
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Updated bike check Yeti SB150 Custom 5/20/2020 9:22 AM
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Added a comment about video Dialed: Setting Up Kaos Seagrave's Suspension 4/3/2020 5:35 AM

Sound like the new X2 has a tighter range of adjustment or slightly bigger steps between them. 8H/16L on rebound and 10H/18L compression give or take a click or two. The current X2 is 23 or 24 for everything. Neat.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/13/2020 8:57 AM

Quick show of hands, who wants to go for a ride with the guys who has to turn his bike upside down on every climb? 80% of a full service in terms of what? Time, no. Materials, no. Set up/clean up, no. But like I said, you've clearly missed the point. ... more »