Liked a comment on the item Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/18/2019 10:02 AM

Some anti-squat is actually generated by the force vector at the bottom (contact patch) of the wheel, pushing the wheel forward and under the suspension pivot. The higher the pivot, the more pronounced this type of anti-squat, which explains why the high-pivot design manages to generate...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 5:52 PM

Yes, popular belief (and my belief) says that suspension anti-squat is 100% related to chain growth. Suspension squat is about force vectors, and chain growth is where the "anti" comes from, as chain growth resists the rearward weight shift. Please link to a graph or image or explanation if this is wrong.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 4:42 PM

It’s honestly not more independent. Adding AS adds positive pedal kick and taking away AS adds negative pedal kick. The same as any bike.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 3:16 PM

Anti-squat and pedal kickback are two sides of the same coin. More of one, more of the other. If you want a bike with 100% anti-squat so it "pedals better" you will also have a bike with pedal kickback when it goes through bumps.

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Added a comment about video Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/13/2019 11:13 AM

I actually think it's about stack height. The old Fox 36 (pre-2015) had a big tall crown that was 10mm taller at the steerer tube, but never creaked. For the new fork they made it shorter and it always creaks. With larger front wheels (27.5, 29) they're really sensitive about stack height. If you think of a fork as a gigantic lever, a taller fork/steerer interface with more overlap adds tons of stiffness and strength to resist that lever arm with very little extra weight. It's all aluminum.

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Added a comment about video YT Introduces the Capra 29 LTD 9/12/2019 11:27 PM

There is a dumb conversation happening here. You can build light easy-to-break frames out of carbon, aluminum, or steel, and you can overbuild bikes so they hold up to years of abuse using carbon, aluminum, or steel. The better question: Is there a big performance benefit to buying carbon that warrants the $800 upcharge? I think the evidence from Loic Bruni, Sam Hill, Amaury Pierron and other aluminum bike race winners is: no.

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Liked a comment on the item Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/10/2019 7:42 PM

1.8" steerer tube because those extra 10kg on those ebikes affects front flex more than variation in rider weight...Not like you couldn't just go for a dual crown either, eh? Who are these idiot engineers? Do they think we are complete morons?

Liked a comment on the item Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/10/2019 7:42 PM

Big huge YES YES YES to the new 1.8" head tube standard. I've killed the CSUs on the last 4 forks I've run on my 160mm 65* head angle bike.

But what the heck is up with some in the industry thinking just e-bikes need stronger forks? Idiots. Stronger drivetrains, yes, e-bikes need more...more

Added a comment about video Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/10/2019 1:24 PM

E-bikes and Enduro racing are the best things to ever happen for heavier/harder riders. Everything else in the industry is designed for 5'8" 165-pound riders with an intermediate skill level. Yes please, I'll take a double order of E-bike forks, brakes, wheels, and drivetrain, thank you..

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Liked a comment on the item Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/10/2019 1:20 PM

Sleuth DLX sole unglued in 2 weeks of riding.... crap

Liked a comment on the item GREATEST DOWNHILL RACE EVER. Snowshoe World Cup DH Finals 9/9/2019 5:36 PM

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Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: 🏁 2019 Snowshoe World Cup Downhill and Overall 9/8/2019 8:05 AM

Wish everyone would have given the race winners the limelight as they won instead of the overall. Danny's run was mind blowing and he won it in that last 50 foot rock garden before the left onto the fire road like I said it would be decided. That is the hardest chunk of rock to...more

Added a comment about photo World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29 9/3/2019 12:59 PM

Almost.

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Liked a comment on the item World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29 9/3/2019 12:58 PM

Funny they produce a 27" dh tyre but its not on the rear, almost like the athletes have discovered what a good tyre is and no longer want to run spesh

Added a comment about video DH History in the Making | UCI MTB World Championship Winning Runs 2019 9/3/2019 12:55 PM

Can verify that Epicbrowser.com worked for me. Computer hasn't died from virus yet. Fingers crossed.

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Added a comment about photo World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29 9/3/2019 12:28 PM

If we're to believe what we're told, he's also got cushcore inserts front and rear. Hard to roll a tire, on any rim, with 250 grams of foam noodle holding the tire's shape. I also heard from someone who knows stuff that the wider rims are too stiff feeling for a lot of the athletes, that the bigger cross-section takes away flex and compliance, but that's hearsay.

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