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Reply to WORLD CUP DH #1 - Leogang 6/14/2021 8:24 AM

This. Did they catch COVID and died?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/12/2021 5:23 AM

Additional stiffnes comes to mind. Maybe they decided to build the rocker in two parts in order to reduce costs and use the axle clamps to add stiffness. The bike itself looks already very polished though.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/11/2021 10:42 PM

Blackbox shock on the new session.
Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/2/2021 3:03 AM

I didn't know that it expired. Good to know. But anyways, the new design from BMC(?) looks promising.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/28/2021 3:08 AM

Seems pretty obvious that it‘s a BMC as they use pretty much the same suspension layout as Giant do. The „only“ thing different is the lower link driven shock. I can‘t see Canyon go this route as their whole lineup uses a classic fourbar design. This ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/24/2020 11:40 PM

I have to disagree. The new Tyee is a nice bike. Let's see how the Spindrift will look like. One thing's for sure: They have a winning business model.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/28/2020 1:11 PM

Actually, the system isn‘t too far off of the current one or their custom links

https://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2017/04/27/max_LourdesBB_N3X8058_747059.jpg?1493341715 One could say that Spesh copied this system and adapted it to sit even ... more »
Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/28/2020 12:04 AM

No posts about the new Fox shocks?

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/23/2020 6:13 AM

Italian houses aswell. San Romolo perhaps? Canyon, Madison Saracen, Santacruz and a lot of others are regularly there to get their DH testing going.

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/26/2019 12:57 PM

Is Sam Hill‘s contract up?

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 12:47 PM

The right way would be to get the fork upside down and loosen the bolts, so that build up air pressure can exit. Some do it by sticking a cable tie between the stanchions and the dust seals. Not recommended though.

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 12:32 PM

Serious question: Did you release built up air from your fork? Riding hard day after day causes higher pressure in the fork which rellay is affecting the performance. That‘s why the Fox40 has these pressure release knobs on their casting. Apart from ... more »

Reply to New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/5/2019 11:11 PM

That thing will obviously be released during Crankworx. Current Stumpjumer EVO geometry is the basis I think. Looks very much like I want to have it honestly. ;-)

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 11:41 PM

My last DH bike had an Idylle air that worked with very high pressure, I rode it with 180-185psi to be exact. Setting it up was a little tricky though as you had to compress every 10psi for balancing out the negative air chamber with the positive one. ... more »

Reply to What's up with Ridemonkey forums 6/25/2019 2:47 AM

Hehe, that way I'd be an important politician in Italy (near Austria, therefore German speaking) fast. We can't afford it though and I am actually pro EU, so very out of fashion at the moment. Thanks for the help!

Reply to What's up with Ridemonkey forums 6/25/2019 1:54 AM

Well, that's a bit drastic it seems. Any of you guys have a workaround for europeans?

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 11/26/2018 7:39 AM

Dean was rocking Scott goggles for at least the whole last season.

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 9/28/2018 5:13 AM

Ropelato?!

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 9/20/2018 2:03 AM

It wasn't. Actually there were different layouts and renderings floating around with a Öhlins coilshock installed, although the marketing department wants you to believe something else. Lots of people are changing out their airshocks for coilshocks, ... more »

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 6/14/2018 11:13 AM

The spacer under the headtube possibly indicates a convertible frame that can be ridden in 27,5“ and 29“, similar as the Rockymountain DH bike. The raw spacer could well be 3/4“.