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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/17/2021 2:24 AM

A few trashed bearings are way cheaper to replace than a proprietary Kashima infinity link.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Snowshoe World Cup DH Race 1, Day 2 9/16/2021 12:49 AM

You guys fucking rule for making these videos! Looks like a great track. Love watching them find the flow through those rocks.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/15/2021 3:00 PM

Do stop trying to come up with fancy ways of saying bike. Its bike and ebike. We don’t need anything more. Not “acoustic”. Not “analog” (or analogue). Not “pedal only”. Inventing new ways of saying bike just makes us all look like cretins. Surely you ... more »

Liked a comment on the item 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/13/2021 11:40 AM

"Acoustic Bikes"? Hard nope there. Can we all just agree that the nomenclature for a normal fully mechanical non-motor assisted bike is a bike and a e-bike is an e-bike.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/8/2021 10:34 PM

Yes. I don't even know if that was my fault or Steve Job's autocorrect

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/8/2021 10:08 PM

Looks like Cero (Unno) are going into the ebike game. They're recruiting an electronic engineer "to control lightning"

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/6/2021 10:52 AM

I'd say it's more so that the ebike system can communicate with the mech so it can help adjust the assistance levels when it auto modes... and also display info on the computer. Shimano can do it with steps and Di2, so its about time Sram came up with ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/1/2021 10:48 AM

It does look very like a 'Live Valve' plug, but they'll have worked wonders if they've managed to pack all the extra stuff in what looks like a standard shock. Pic for comparison:

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - World Champs Day 1 8/26/2021 11:39 PM

I think it's not believing the "stiffer is better" hype and then having technicians who make it happen.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/26/2021 11:04 AM

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/26/2021 10:52 AM

Anyone else notice the new cam on Danny Hart’s 2 finger Magura lever… quite different to the current one. And it looks like they’ve got rid of the tiny breakaway tab too. (pic of his levers not on this site though, sorry)

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/17/2021 7:53 AM

Or just improve manufacturing tolerances and bearing issues are significantly reduced.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/15/2021 8:33 AM

ha, yes yes it is. Not carbon repair tape then

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/15/2021 8:08 AM

Did he have a crash in practice at some point? Maybe it got a bit of a crack and they've done a sneaky repair with some carbon tape.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/4/2021 1:38 PM

It could well just be a typo on the spec, it's normally only the UK gets slightly different spec'd bikes in Europe(because of our own unique regulations and the 15.5mph limit) but batteries should be the same across the board. FYI Giant specs have always ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/4/2021 9:46 AM

Ah right. Yeah whenever I did a bearing service on them I'd always upgrade the lower bearings, but then standard bearings are rarely up to much abuse anyway. The Giant shock trough does not help in anyway either and there are few people that will clean ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/4/2021 9:30 AM

They do use sealed bearings now, but it looks like they've routed the speed sensor through the link too. That was (is) one of the common failures on Giant Eebs. The motors and batteries are great, but the switchgear and wiring have previously not been ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/4/2021 9:19 AM

They do that on the current Reign E+ too (and/or the Trance E+). It looks good but is a pain in the ebutt to work on.