Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 11:58 PM

I'd hazard a guess it has more to do with mounting the shock and links closer to the BB area which is one of the stronger parts of the frame. The Session does that as well, but has the rocker mounted to the seat tube, relatively high up. Canyon here ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 2:40 PM

Oh no, i do not assume. I know that the market is not smart. I, looking at everything logically and from a technical point of view and buying a bike based on the geometry numbers and components that i want, am the worst enemy of the product manager and/or ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 12:14 PM

Because of the wall of text I didn't quote the post since that would cause an even bigger wall of text. I've done a few races, I even did the megavalanche last year and surprised myself at the result (and disappointed myself at the same time with the

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 11:15 AM

I saw that it's steep. I said they're going fast. I was merely saying that the way the riding looks like, from the energy perspective (how they are throwing the bikes around and the like) is different going up from going down. I don't think there's an ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 11:03 AM

Agreed. But then you have the added issue, if you're looking at enduro bikes, that they have to work going up, seated and pedalling, and going down, standing 'up' and not pedalling (mostly). The weight distribution is more of an interest in the latter ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 10:52 AM

Is weight distribution actually a thing in moto? I mean, motorbikes come in one size only? Or am i missing something? Bike shocks (and forks) are more demanding than moto stuff since they need to cover a wider spectrum of settings (due to the variations ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 10:31 AM

There's an argument that moto went through the same process MTB is going through now (wheel sizes, looks like a session, geometry tinkering, different suspension designs, etc.) 30 or 40 years ago. So of course 2000 MX bike looks fairly the same as a ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 10:14 AM

Jeff I’m not going to quote your post because it would cause a wall of text, but luckily you numbered your points, so I’m gonna reply to them. 0.) no, I do not ride MX. But a lot of my points were more general and did with the stiffness of the forks. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/20/2020 10:15 PM

jeff.brines as sspomer kind of showed, follow Cornelius Kapfinger from Intend, he has both a single crown and a dual crown USD fork on offer plus the Hover shock coming out, which basically uses the piggyback pressure as the spring (designed properly

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/20/2020 11:41 AM

Actually inverted forks should be stiffer than conventional forks. Back-and-forth that is. It's the torsional stiffness that does them in. If you have a cantilever with a load applied to it on the end (which is what a fork is), ideally the cross section ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/20/2020 11:36 AM

Torsionally.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/19/2020 8:05 AM

That's the point i'm trying to make. The pivot-less system is so advanced, that Cannondale themselves have been using it for like 20 years. A quick google search shows that pre 2008 they used a seatstay pivot (a-la single pivot), but not a BB pivot! ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/19/2020 7:16 AM

The article is mentioning a rear pivot. With the world going flex tail (Cannondale being one of them for QUITE a while with Canyon and then Specialized of all brands joining suit) i can not imagine them putting a pivot there.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/17/2020 1:32 PM

The layout works, that's why everybody is 'copying' it. Also, it's not like they were the first ones...

Added a comment to shro0maz's bike check 2/17/2020 1:31 PM

Based on the pictures, it's the standard +20 mm PM adapter. The one with only spacers is the 'fancy' kind.

As for my previous comment, were the pictures changed recently?

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/15/2020 4:35 AM

Dorval apparently switched to FOX.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/14/2020 11:42 AM

It's a Horst link, that's more or less what's standard about it. All the companies bandwagoning on the Host link since the FSR patent expired IMO tells a lot about what the R&D departments want when designing a bike. As for this incarnation, it's

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/14/2020 11:29 AM

Any info on what the RS tune is and can it be retuned (reshimmed using existing stack parts) at home or are extra parts needed?

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/12/2020 9:44 PM

I get what you're trying to say. But still, you're comparing bikes and cars and saying how the alternative, which is electric in both cases, is either loud or quiet. You're not starting at the same point. Compare MX bikes with electric MX bikes, GoKarts ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/11/2020 10:02 PM

This analogy would make sense if bikes were as loud as MX bikes... I don't see how your comparison is funny TBH.