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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/29/2020 12:23 PM

Pole have the same colors and frame since 2018, and have explicitly stated that they do not want to follow model years. The spec on full builds are adjusted according to availability and awesomeness, but it is the same.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/19/2020 2:43 AM

I also want double crown on my trail bike, but it will be too much heft on mellow trails As for the Öhlins TTX36, it seems it is adjustments on the fly rather than two fully isolated compression valves with individual tune. Isolated valves seem to be ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/19/2020 1:30 AM

take my money! Not because I need it, but #WANT

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/18/2020 9:44 PM

Based on the button on the left hand on his handlebar, my guess is some kind of remote magic on the suspension.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/8/2020 11:39 PM

Could only be his telemetry bike.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/8/2020 5:15 AM

FSR is not Specialized's invention FFS! It is called a Horst Link, which was patented by Horst Leitner. He shared the IP with Karl Nicolai, and owned the rights in the US. Horst did at some point need money and sold his patent to Specialized, which acted ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/8/2020 1:49 AM

A too rearward axle path makes for more chain growth, change in geometry throughout the travel etc. For downhill it seems to be quite good, but it still is not something we see a lot in pedal oriented bikes. Slight rearward axle path in the beginning ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/7/2020 10:55 PM

http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/Dave-Weagle-Drops-Patent-Lawsuit-Versus-Giant-Bicycles,782

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/7/2020 10:47 PM

Yes, they did. DW approached them with the design, and they declined. Suddenly they "invented" ABP on their own and released it before DW had it on any bikes. There was a lawsuit over this: https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2012/09/07/weagle-sues-trek-over-suspension-patent#.X36nwmj7RaQ ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/7/2020 9:48 PM

Split pivot. Dave Weagle's patent. Also stolen by Trek.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/21/2020 10:15 PM

The aluminium is maybe worse when it is refined, but it has eternal life with low environmental impact when being recycled. You can recycle aluminium indefinitely. Carbon composite not so much, and it usually ends up in landfills.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/11/2020 2:11 AM

Intend has released lower price point series - the blackline https://www.intend-blackline.com/about/ Really going to look a bit more at the Ebonite fork. https://www.intend-blackline.com/products/intend-blackline-ebonite/ The "tricstuff" fork we saw

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Liked a comment on the item The Bike You've Been Asking For - Privateer's 141 9/7/2020 6:21 AM

Looks like a great all around bike. I Defo don’t need the 161 for where I ride! Hope Raaw follows and gives us a mini Madonna. Love these 2 brands

Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/2/2020 9:49 PM

As an onyx hub owner i understand that blessing and curse of a silent hub. Always hunting down creaks and rattles.

These are intriguing.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/6/2020 1:12 AM

Weight is listed here: https://schwalbe.com/en/mtb Regarding the size, 2.6" is 65mm, 2.4" is 62mm and 2.35" is 60mm in Schwalbe tires.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/5/2020 11:52 PM

Finally the Schwalbe super line is out! https://schwalbe.com/decadeofsuper/en I have studied them, and it seems the weights are quite "chubby" for the SuperTrail and up. 1200 for a 29x2.4" tire SuperTrail (no SuperGravity carcass)?!?

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/4/2020 9:58 PM

This is getting interesting!

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/28/2020 7:10 AM

Funny RS posts a photo with a competitor spring on their website..

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/21/2020 12:41 AM

The Zeb has a larger crown version for larger head tube bikes, but I think it is only 1.5.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/7/2020 6:32 AM

1337 link interpretation skillz: https://www.sram.com/en/rockshox/models/fs-zeb-ult-a1