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Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 4/3/2022 1:50 AM

Just had the first ride today. Checking for bolts unthreading and signs of failure while hitting bigger and bigger huck to flats. Not to the point of bottoming out mind, still don't fully trust the bike. Really love how the bike feels so far.

Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 4/3/2022 1:40 AM

built in thread locker

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Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 4/3/2022 1:39 AM

mk3 is the updated mk1 haha. Still some problems despite changing suppliers. Really have to be there in person to guide the work to get what you want. Language barrier is a problem too. Bike is very usable though despite the flaws. Hopefully it's strong ... more »

Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 4/3/2022 12:03 AM

Also, sprocket loosens over time. Guess I'll need to put loctite on it

Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 4/2/2022 11:42 PM

Lol, made me check the bike. Fortunately that's just a strand of teflon tape.

Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 4/1/2022 8:47 AM

Finally had one made. Using a 3/32 surley 15T sprocket. Works as intended.

Reply to Maxxis New Bubble Casing? 12/1/2021 1:56 AM

Happened to one out of four of my dhr2 dh casing too. After a few rides It now holds air but will still deflate faster overtime than the assegai dh casing it's paired with.

Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 11/6/2021 12:17 AM

I thought about that. Should save a bit of weight as well hah.

Reply to A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 11/5/2021 3:08 AM

Yeah, need to make sure it clears the crank arm and frame. Will be 3d printing one for testing as soon as the sprockets I ordered arrive. It should be an easy fix though, just make the lock ring thinner etc. it's for my own bike design so I'm able to

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New thread A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 11/4/2021 7:19 PM

The idler on my bike needs replacing and they are pricey for what they are. I tried finding a cheaper solution and came across fixie sprockets. It seems possible to design a carrier for it. This is my interpretation that requires a bb tool ... more »

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Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/13/2021 7:00 AM

I think melonhead is saying the longest stroke you can get for a 230mm shock is 65mm. a trunion 225x75 shock is shorter than 230mm so it's possible to use that for DH application, might not even need to change the rocker.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/13/2021 4:17 AM

I actually checked before that PB bike check went live. Looks like the stock linkage and shock. 162mm in my rough drawing
Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/9/2021 7:47 AM

The Kavenz bike is another production high pivot horst link. If you follow their social media you would have came across the incident when they had to redesign their idler location moving it from the chainstay to make it concentric to the main pivot, ... more »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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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Reply to 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.

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/30/2020 7:46 PM

Ohlins fork?
Reply to 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.
Reply to 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.