Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/15/2019 6:16 AM

Seems like a given that the new Hightower would have the same design as they did on the nomad and Bronson... Should be a sick bike! Wonder if there will be an LT version immediately?

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/15/2019 4:06 AM

I think you are referring more to a dual link design, with a Horst link like this, with the link closer to the rear axle, it more closely resembles the wheel path of a single pivot.

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/15/2019 2:41 AM

The effective stay length still looks to be within normal lengths, if you look where the bottom bracket is, it’s just the seat tube being so far forward and that very forward pivot location that is making the actual stays look really long That pivot ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/8/2019 11:04 AM

One problem is that it would still be a reactive system, it couldn’t sense what is coming and preemptively adjust, even if it learned from many runs, it would still only be working on statistical averages. Another interesting topic would be whether the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/7/2019 6:42 AM

I agree, at this point there is very little from an electronics point of view that would affect the fairness of competition. AXS is really more of a convenience thing right now, but eventually it should get cheaper and become the standard across the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/7/2019 12:31 AM

So far the electronics are all for testing and data acquisition purposes, so not an issue for the UCI from a racing point of view, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some Fox Live showing up soon as well as SRAM AXS drivetrains. maybe even dropper posts ... more »

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Phew! was about to say, people are reacting rather calmly to the introduction of this new standard

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 12:49 PM

I'm pretty sure Loic runs a 100% Aircraft helmet doesn't he?

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Why are ebikes with gearboxes not a thing? It seems like a match made in heaven.

Added a comment about video Casing Rocks is Bad. Vital RAW with Vero and Leo Sandler 11/28/2018 10:39 PM

Great riding from both of you. I do feel like the bike Vero is riding is visibly holding her back suspension performance wise through the rocks though. Just my 0.2c

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