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Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/20/2021 1:50 PM

In my opinion, It’s highly unlikely that Spec would move to a dual link suspension design after so recently launching the new demo/enduro design. The enduro isn’t yet due for an upgrade either, although there have been rumors of a battery powered version ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/14/2021 12:39 AM

RS AXS LiveValve? Or at least remote suspension adjustment?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/12/2021 12:00 AM

That top pic looks to me like the standard Der Kaiser that has been on the market for awhile now, but I may be wrong?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/15/2021 1:39 PM

What if you could have wireless LiveValve that you could completely bypass if you wanted or completely lock out from the press of a button, no cables. And it would give you suggestions on your phone app like the shockwhiz on how to improve your suspension ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/15/2021 12:40 PM

It would be nice if they would all get together and discuss things so as to put some standards in place going forward before everyone goes ahead and develops their own proprietary stuff that doesn’t integrate with the others or popular apps etc.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/11/2021 1:09 PM

Im curious, are those idler wheels THAT inefficient? Are we talking like the extra bit of drag from a gearbox vs standard system or like belt drive vs chain? Exactly how much less efficient is an idler system?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/3/2021 1:19 AM

Isn’t that the same bike the younger Norco riders were riding at Crankworks earlier this year?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/1/2021 3:11 AM

Maybe now that the Spez partnership has ended, Giant is looking to spec some OEM Ohlins? Commencal and many other brands are already speccing some of it but Giant would no doubt be a lucrative contract for the Swedish gold

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/31/2020 5:08 PM

Is that blacked out Ohlins suspension on Marcelo’s build? He’s still a giant sponsored rider even though he retired right? https://youtu.be/l7GNEuW6EeY

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/13/2020 12:13 PM

I wonder if SC would be open to doing some limited edition releases similar to Commencal has done with maybe a DVO or Ohlins kit and some special finishes

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/13/2020 10:31 AM

I’m not ragging on it, I’m just a bit disappointed because the nomad has always been a bit of an iconic bike and SC has just given this new version the face-lift treatment, but then again, I guess V3 nomad was the big move across to the new platform ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/12/2020 10:07 PM

Who could have guessed it would have a 38/zeb with the current SC suspension design rolling on reserve wheels... but probably 10mm longer, 1 degree slacker and 10% more progression with a slightly steeper seat angle?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/10/2020 9:01 AM

I heard giga might be delayed till Jan

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/2/2020 2:00 PM

Interesting choice of rear damper there...

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/1/2020 10:29 AM

Cheating is maybe the wrong term, anyone could have used a rear lockout like many did in Cairns and he manually adjusted his front fork compression with his hand... Unless being smart is considered cheating?

Reply to Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/21/2020 11:25 AM

Just having the longer fork raises the bars enough to take some weight off of your hands

Reply to Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/21/2020 6:58 AM

Aggy did rampage on a modded Enduro bike with a dual crown

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/13/2020 9:00 AM

Nothing to back this up but maybe Saracen is having to cut racing budget and Danny is a hot ticket item...

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/8/2020 1:42 AM

Most likely due to the aversion to chain growth and the use of idlers that has prevailed until now. Since the Supreme has started winning, the trend towards high pivots has been returning. I'm keen to see a new refinement of the dual link high pivot ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/7/2020 10:25 PM

Did TREK really “steal” it or did they pay for it? genuinely asking.