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Liked a comment about press release Marin's New E-Bike Offers a Crazy-Good Spec for the Money 12/1/2020 9:45 AM
mntnmrtn

Putting aside my opinion on ebikes, Marin is killing it on all fronts recently!

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Liked a bike check Gary Fisher Sugar 2+ Mullet/On Coil 11/22/2020 5:44 PM
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Gary Fisher Sugar 2+ Mullet/On Coil

This is the best bike check in a long, long time. So creative and I bet it does ride better than you’d think.

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Liked a comment about press release Working Overtime! Cascade Components Launches Yeti SB140 Link 11/21/2020 9:50 AM
CascadeComponents

Welcome to the world of stitched parts. There's a balance between aesthetics and machine time that has to be struck so that you all don't have to pay more than you already do for the link. You tighten up those step overs and run time goes through the roof pretty quick. 0.005" step overs aren't free.

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Liked a comment about press release Cane Creek Shares its Latest, Limited-Run eeBrakes: El TD 11/10/2020 8:39 AM
TEAMROBOT

These brakes fit the MegaOVERSIZE 622mm rotor size.

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Liked a comment about product review Italian Suspension for Your Enduro Bike: EXT Storia Lok v3 Reviewed 10/23/2020 3:53 PM
boaz

I bought one of these last year and have been amazed by the performance on trail. Somehow it has really good support without being harsh and the hydraulic bottom out is brilliant, It works incredibly well on the trail and helps keep you in control during big compressions. It also has been very reliable for me, no performance degradation since I’ve owned it (about 10 months). Given my experience with the shock I’m now looking at the fork.

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Liked a comment about product review Italian Suspension for Your Enduro Bike: EXT Storia Lok v3 Reviewed 10/23/2020 1:56 PM
Suspension Syndicate

Awesome review! One of the main points of feedback we have received is in regards to the need for a 12mm wrench for adjustments which as you have mentioned can be not very convenient for trail side tuning. To address this we have made a small 3D printed tool that has both a 12mm socket and the 4mm hex that works pretty well. If you need one hit us up. We also are now including with new shocks as well or if you send it in for service mention you want one and we will throw it in.

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Liked a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/22/2020 10:18 AM
Primoz

Linear does not mean a constant force throughout the travel, it only means x change in travel means y change in force. But still, the deeper you go, the higher the force. So it does have an effect.

Progressive (or digressive) suspension designs actually cause problems too since the damping, while a set value on the shock itself (on the shaft) is not constant on the rear axle... It's one of the reasons Cannondale was trying out dual shocks on the DH bike, to have a progressive spring characteristic, but a linear damping characteristic (or vice versa, if desired).

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Liked a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/21/2020 9:22 PM
TEAMROBOT

Agreed that it's pretty hopeless to get one shock tune that works across size runs and for most rider skill levels. In a perfect world, companies would either use different shock tunes for different sizes (Like Ibis "Roxy tune") or would use a slightly different shock mount for every size to change wheel rate (like the RAAW Madonna).

I hope the bike industry continues the current trend of making their existing bikes work better across the spectrum of rider dimensions and skill levels instead of chasing "10% stiffer!!!" or "120 grams lighter!!!" Altering chainstay length and seat angle for different frame sizes is just scratching the surface of what's possible. There are a lot of things that work for 140-pound riders that DO NOT work for 220-pound riders, and vice versa.

Knowing that there are a dozen things off the top of my head that MTB manufacturers could be doing to make bikes perform better, I kind of threw up in my mouth when I read this sentence in the article: "We mentioned initially how marginal gains drive the industry, along with the never-ending quest for “perfect” suspension. Simply put: between frame manufacturers and suspension companies, nearly no stone is left unturned."

I would say the bike industry is constantly searching for good-enough solutions for the average rider, and leaves lots of stones unturned if they think their audience is too stupid to understand or utilize a feature.

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Liked a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/21/2020 1:33 PM
Primoz

Sadly that's the issue, only 'marginal' riders actually get a benefit from the full 4 clickers, either because of their body features (very light or very heavy riders) or because of their riding style (huck to flats probably require a bit more compression damping). Then there's the issue of how many of such riders actually know what to do with those clickers...

I have a Lyrik RC2 and have the HSC in the middle position, which is 'stock' for all other dampers. I wanted the clickers, turns out I don't need them. What I have learned I really really want is an adjustable LSC (in open mode) on the rear shock to fine tune the support for pedalling, so I don't get the pedal bob and also don't need to flip the switch - I ride my suspension open all the time.

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Liked a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/21/2020 10:50 AM
Knightrider

As a short and heavy rider I always have trouble with HSR on my bikes especially when the shock only has one rebound knob. Always got that boost to the moon feeling when the low speed rebound are at sweet spot. Actually had to get a custom tune on my boxxer which is why I don't like brands that don't give me 4 knobs on their most expensive shocks.

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Liked a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 10:37 AM
chasejj

I have the material and can cut and apply film over vulnerable spots as needed. It is driven by carbon fiber garage queens who obsess over resale. I don't buy my bikes thinking immediately about resale. That is dumb.

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Liked a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 10:37 AM
rockchomper

Not sure it’s as insane as you may think , these drastically improve resale value because a clean Un-scratched frame sells easier and for more money! I’m very happy with my ride wrap!

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