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Added reply in a thread Pros & Cons of High Pivot or Idler Equipped Bikes 5/23/2022 2:03 PM

Ah, for some reason I though the Jedi is "older", so above 65deg of angle. Disregard that part of the comment then.

Added reply in a thread Pros & Cons of High Pivot or Idler Equipped Bikes 5/23/2022 1:31 PM

Can the Jedi's feeling be connected to a steeper headtube angle too? The potential issue is that pressing into the travel the weight distribution front-rear changes going through the travel. It doesn't change as much on a normal bike with a more forward ... more »

Added reply in a thread Everything Fort William World Cup (21/22 May) 5/23/2022 1:09 PM

Don't know what the leverage rate is like and all, but judging how closed off the links are on the intense and how 'inline' the seatstay and the rocker links are, I'm thinking the forces in the system might be mighty high? Might have something to do ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pros & Cons of High Pivot or Idler Equipped Bikes 5/23/2022 1:07 PM

The Range and the Forbidden bikes have a pivot that is much higher than the Kavenz, therefore chainstay growth should be more substantial too.

Added reply in a thread Why Do e-Bikes Need Derailleurs and Gears? 5/23/2022 1:01 PM

You clearly haven't seen people doing mid-cassette-steep climbs (when not electric powered) in the hardest gear at ~30 rpm on an e-bike, have you?

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Added reply in a thread Why Do e-Bikes Need Derailleurs and Gears? 5/23/2022 10:02 AM

Looking at the average ebiker, they don't know what gears are. Personally I couldn't do singlespeed or low cadences...

Added reply in a thread Pros & Cons of High Pivot or Idler Equipped Bikes 5/23/2022 5:16 AM

When it comes to mountainbike cranks, more or less yes. Rotor, cannondale and Specialized offer adjustability too I think, maybe hope does as well, but Shimano and Sram don't. The main point though is that you need to take care of the clocking on your ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why Do e-Bikes Need Derailleurs and Gears? 5/23/2022 1:30 AM

Like I previously said, it's beyond me why Pinion positioned themselves into the commuting e-bike market with a rear hub motor only and didn't go for a motor integration into their gearbox. Their solution already requires a custom frame without a BB ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pros & Cons of High Pivot or Idler Equipped Bikes 5/22/2022 10:31 PM

Why would you have a 100T front ring? The only effect of the idler size on everything is chain positioning for the antisquat (with the same mounting bolt a larger ring will move the chain higher) and for the losses (a larger idler ring will cause less ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why Do e-Bikes Need Derailleurs and Gears? 5/22/2022 12:38 AM

@thejake sorry, you're way off. There is a transfer case involved in the majority of cases (because tyre rpm range != motor rpm range, so you just shift it around a bit with a gear pair), but other than that, no gears (well, except the Rimac One and

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/22/2022 12:18 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Jc9HDQwGM Latest dialed with Dak explaining they have a new new link with some changes to the suspension, how it's not really nice for them to get them so late and not being able to prepare before the WC, that they are ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/20/2022 9:59 PM

The current boxxer is custom, but the first 35 mm, 26" variant was a Lyrik with longer legs by the look of things at the time (barring any internal details), so it makes sense to reuse the castings if possible.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/20/2022 2:29 PM

https://youtu.be/UBoHU39uA0E?t=217 Some new Boxxer shots from 3:37 onwards. Buttercups are present, dunno about the airpsing sealhead, is it red or gold? The first proto in the shots also doesn't have the vent valves, the second does.

Liked a comment on the item Machinery 5/20/2022 1:33 PM

Carbon spacers are garbage. Treat that sweet alloy frame with the love it deserves and slap some proper metal spacers on there.

Added a comment about photo Speed Holes - PIT BITS 3 - Fort William World Cup Downhill 5/20/2022 1:31 PM
Speed Holes - PIT BITS 3 - Fort William World Cup Downhill

On the other hand it would prevent a low pressure pocket behind the number plate or at least lessen it...

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/20/2022 9:07 AM

The thing is a 2x in the front shifts... 4 gears in the rear? With a 6-speed small cassette you're adding a completely different range of gears and are required to shift across the cassette. So it's a different concept.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/20/2022 3:16 AM

At some point you will have to cross the cassette if you want a small cassette only. Which will be cumbersome with human power any way you look at it. It would make most sense with bigger jumps between gears on the cassette and use this hub gear to double ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/19/2022 10:11 PM

https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-2-Fort-William-World-Cup-Downhill,13678/Dakotah-Nortons-Intense-Proto,151754/sspomer,2 3rd iteration of the rocker?

Added a comment about photo SRAM-Rockshox Pits - The BlackBox fender combo is so sick 5/19/2022 10:08 PM
SRAM-Rockshox Pits - The BlackBox fender combo is so sick

Could be different prototype batches.

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