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Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/4/2021 2:56 PM

Yup, I think he’s right 🤦🏻‍♂️

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/4/2021 2:32 PM

Rebound adjuster seems to be inline at the top of the shock while compression adjuster is similar to the X2 style.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/29/2021 11:16 AM

The old X-wing Spez enduro also put a lot of load on the shock, both sideways from flex and vertically in compression. A great bike for it’s time, but very flexy by today’s standards

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/14/2021 10:12 AM

Is it just me or is the new yeti ebike suspension design strikingly similar to the new Commencal DH bike just with the dogbone joining the upper link in a different place? I think the Commencal might have a floating shock though, can’t remember…

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/3/2021 10:05 AM

I think he is looking at the telemetry readings on his phone

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/2/2021 8:14 AM

I think that is likely more in relation to anti-squat values on non idler designs than related to derailleur clutch resistance. Those pivot points at the chain line above the bottom bracket are usually located there to stop pedal bob

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/24/2021 12:10 AM

In these pics it looks like the pistons are the same size, so either the new lever is being used with the E4 caliper or maybe that is a newer caliper with both pistons the size of the larger one from the V4?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/20/2021 1:29 PM

I know they have a slick looking road/gravel flat mount brake out and that high pivot frame proto Something stronger than the V4 would interest me though… I think Trickstuff has been stealing a lot of the brake attention that Hope used to get.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/20/2021 1:22 PM

Review of Kovarik’s Tracer 279 over on the other site, sounds like they still haven’t settled on some of the angles. Mullet, 170mm front and rear

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/7/2021 12:25 PM

Isn’t split pivot still under DW license or has that expired?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/6/2021 4:17 AM

Not a Tach Rumor but I saw this posted in the comments section of another site and thought it was an interesting read: www.sram.com/globalassets/document-hierarchy/service-manuals/rockshox/rockshox-suspension-theory-guide-rev-c.pdf

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/29/2021 1:54 PM

Not the greatest pic but it looks like Ohlins is trying some kind of gold coating on the shaft of the TTX (off Chris Grice’s

Reply to Mathieu Van der Poel OTB at the Olympics 7/28/2021 6:35 AM

I wasn't talking about MVDP specifically, in his case, pre-jumping into it would have made things worse

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, was referring more to PFP and others, but you make sense in terms of preserving energy etc. unless it was a last lap dash against a rival. ... more »
Reply to Mathieu Van der Poel OTB at the Olympics 7/28/2021 4:57 AM

Why were the people planning on pumping the ramp not pre-jumping into it, surely that would be the fastest option? Brake checking into a ramp you intend to pump for speed makes no sense to me?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/11/2021 1:00 PM

I tried those ARD inserts, it got loose after awhile and rattled around and I think it actually used to cause the tire to roll and burp eventually… having moved to Cushcore (at double the $$$) I can honestly say it’s a much better product in my opinion. ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/27/2021 7:40 AM

There is a word removed here:

Probably says charger 3 or something like that…
Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/25/2021 5:02 AM

I guess it was a toss up between whether the firebird would follow the new design of the trail bikes or get a scaled down version of the phoenix platform. I guess now that we know, I would expect the phoenix to be the next bike updated to this vertical ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/25/2021 1:01 AM

I agree. It would be an interesting topic for someone like vorsprung or another suspension company to do a little research and testing on to get some real world data.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/25/2021 12:44 AM

I agree with your logic, and I don't have any evidence to support this but I believe the general idea is that if it was flipped 180 degrees, due to gravity, the oil in the canister would be sitting constantly by the seals, similar to an upside down fork. ... more »