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Added a comment about press release After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/24/2021 2:57 AM
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the center of the idler is concentric with the main pivot so the chainline goes above it resulting in less anti-squat.

I did a rough plot of the Range in Linkage and it shows the anti-squat to be very low. I designed a bike with a similar layout and had to put the idler lower than the main pivot and on the seatstay to get 100%+ anti-squat.

Someone then dm'ed me saying he holds the patent to the design and will be asking for a licensing fee if I intend to sell my bike. Pretty sure that's the reason Norco didn't put the idler lower.

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Added a comment about press release After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/23/2021 11:12 PM
_Lan

Would like to see some graphs. Anti-squat might be below 100% since the idler is concentric to the fixed pivot. Maybe their hands were tied because someone was asking for a licensing fee that they were not willing to pay.

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Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 6/3/2021 6:52 PM

148mm rear hub 56/56 headtube 63.5HTA BSA78mm This is a high pivot horst link bike similar to the GT Fury but with a more rearward axle-path and higher anti-rise. Yes, this is the MK1, the MK2 was the result of a long lockdown during the start of the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 6/2/2021 2:11 AM

It's quite plush but feels like lacking midstroke support. Also feels like hitting an abrupt wall deep in the travel without nearing the bottom out. Returned to about 28% and feels just right. Cool looking bike by the way. Is the 3d printed one actually

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Liked a bike check Ancillotti DHY "downduro" 5/19/2021 8:26 AM
Ancillotti DHY "downduro"
Added reply in a thread How Noisy Is Your EXT? 5/19/2021 6:01 AM

Don't notice a clicking noise, but it does make a sloshing sound. Rebound is way too slow on mine, I need a retune.

Updated bike check Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 5/12/2021 8:25 PM
Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike
Updated bike check Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike 5/12/2021 8:25 PM
Tikbalang MK1 Titanium Downhill Enduro bike
Added a comment about product review Kona Process X Review - This is Not a Do-It-All Bike, and That's a Good Thing 3/30/2021 4:37 PM
_Lan

All bike brands should also publish actual seat angle and offset so we can easily calculate our top tube length at our preferred saddle height, but I'm guessing 60 something seat angle doesn't look good on paper.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/10/2021 3:31 AM

Based on the leaked catalog picture, there seems to be enough room to run a shock with a longer stroke, say maybe 75mm. Based on my own bike design, the rearward axle path will make enough clearance for 200mm or more travel. The only problem will be ... more »

Added a comment about video EPIC BUILDS - Crazy and Cool Mountain Bikes from Vital MTB 12/31/2020 6:15 PM

Digging all the downduro builds. I'm loving my MK2. Overbiked 99% of the time but rides like a dream.

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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/30/2020 7:46 PM

Ohlins fork?

Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/26/2020 2:15 AM

Been testing the bike and it's awesome. Performs like a DH bike and climbs like a trail bike. Done testing it at 21% progressivity and currently testing the 62% progressivity shock mount.

Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/26/2020 2:10 AM

As far as I know patents don't come into play until you commercialize your product. But hey maybe you'll get an overly litigious patent troll who hints at taking legal action at you even if it's just for personal use so who knows.

Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/18/2020 6:43 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro
Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/18/2020 6:43 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro
Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/17/2020 10:17 PM

Cool, keep us updated on your progress

Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/16/2020 4:52 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro

I was under that impression too. But the message I received seems to imply that legal action can be taken by the patent owner

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 5:54 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro

I just realized the split pivot design of the Devinci means it's also a swingarm not a link

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 5:52 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro

Not the Shore but the unreleased one but I could be wrong and it's mounted to the pivot

The Devici protototype definitely is though

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