Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 12/12/2017 10:03 PM

Yeah, Rotor has been equipping the XC bikes for the whole of 2017 if i'm not mistaken, but the DH/Enduro guys did ride Sram cranks this year i think.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 12/8/2017 1:13 PM

This. Earthed series was just awesome, i much preferred it to the New World Disorders, that was too much slopestyle and freeride for me.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 12/6/2017 12:50 PM

Sharing the thoughts about Steve Jones. Why put such an encyclopedia of mountainbiking into a e-MTB exclusive role??

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 11/26/2017 2:21 PM

Not all, rotor straightener and pedal wrench are most likely either laser cut or stamped. But the company, while known for tools among the masses, is just a huge forging business, which makes conrods for many high end cars for example. Enough with the ... more »

Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/20/2017 9:39 AM
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VPP has counter rotating links. That's the whole point of VPP compared to DW, Maestro & co.

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Oh wow, didn't know about this!

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 11/20/2017 8:15 AM

FOX Racing, i.e. the clothing supplier. Which is shared with Loris and the Seagrave family. Which were all posted by Tahnee (both the pull-up-off of Loic and Loris and a picture of them together on the beach).

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/18/2017 2:49 PM

Exactly. Yeah, reach is usefull for the 'bike handling' number, but i still maintain that the cockpit length is MUCH more important on any bike, that gets pedalled. Like i always say, for every 10 minutes of descending you do an hour or even more of ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/18/2017 12:13 PM

Bent seat tubes are the issue if you ask me. An actual seat tube angle of (over) 75° will give you insane reach and will keep the CG the same as with a much shorter, steeper HA bike. Manuals will always be a problem, since the bike is longer, you have ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 11/16/2017 11:25 PM

Would that mean a new factory team or would the rumored Unior linkup become a factory team with a title sponsor?

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 11/15/2017 2:08 PM

It's been mentioned before. Twice even i think.

Added a comment to Pastizzi Boy's bike check 11/6/2017 9:20 AM
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This. The amount of times i lockout my suspension is so small, i have no idea why even bother with remote lockouts. Maybe on race bikes. Maybe.

I even have a DPA Pike and never use that anymore. I did use it at the beginning, but the '15 Reign has a BB so low, a lowered fork is useless.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/31/2017 10:17 AM

How does new colors and 2018 components not make an updated 2018 range? Yes, the frame is the same, which is kinda unexpected, i was expecting a new one, but it's still an update to the range (not the frame). And that's more or less how the industry ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/31/2017 12:18 AM

Well, a wrench int he works, i found a picture of Barel's IG story, the front shock mount is different in his: https://www.mtb-news.de/forum/attachments/canyon_torque_2018-jpg.658896/

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/31/2017 12:15 AM

Like i already said, the Strive range has just been updated to 2018 specs, updated components (GX Eagle, Fox DPX2, new colors), while the Spectral range is still the same as in the whole of 2017.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/31/2017 12:10 AM

But it's still old. And Joe has been riding a Strive for the whole season, though with a custom link.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/30/2017 10:57 AM

Spectral. At least that's what i say. Strives were just updated about a week ago for 2018 (GX Eagle, descendant cranks on X01 builds, while 2017 models had full X01 Eagle builds), while Spectrals are still of 2017 spec. Fabien was teasing something new ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 10/24/2017 7:40 AM

Don't really see how machining such a large hunk of metal would be effective, what i do see though is maybe stamping a half, fixing some small parts here and there and then bonding the two halves together. But Intense was doing that in a similar, but ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/19/2017 10:34 AM

What, is Cam Cole going racing and HAS been injured or sick or is sick and will have a long hospital stay?

Added a comment about feature TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/13/2017 9:13 AM
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Actually a rising rate (rate of shock movement at constant rear axle movement) coincides with a falling leverage ratio. The force needed to compress the shock for 1 mm is higher at 1:1 ratio than is at 2:1 ratio. Which also means the shock moves faster at the 1:1 ratio given a constant axle movement than at the 2:1 ratio, since it moves 1 mm vs. 0,5 mm for every 1 mm movement of the rear axle. Therefore rate (of change).

I hope i didn't make a blunder in there

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