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Reply to Factory vs. Performance Elite 3/19/2022 5:50 PM

It kind of depends on the product. Of those that include HSC in "Factory" trim, only the 36 and 38 also offer it in "Performance Elite" trim out of the box. Edit: Add the 2021+ Float X2.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/19/2022 3:05 AM

It looks like the change in the geo chart might be purely because they now assume a Fox 38 rather than a 2020 Fox 36.

Reply to Tire casings and poor line choice 3/4/2022 2:11 PM

In your experience how do the maxxterra and maxxgrip differ in terms of longevity when used in this way?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/10/2022 3:01 PM

CRC still has a bunch of the 2021s listed and, in AUD at least, the 2022s are up 25% pretty much across the board.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/9/2022 1:39 PM

So it turned out to be a paint job and a 25% price bump. Not very exciting!

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/1/2022 2:25 PM

It's an OEM Float X with the stickers removed.

Reply to Do I need to use the spacer on the Nukeproof spring? 1/31/2022 7:55 PM

Preloading the spring increases the force required to get the spring moving, but it doesn't change the rate of the spring.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/25/2022 5:40 PM

Bilstein began offering motorcycle suspension in the last couple of years and a user of r/mtb on reddit reckons they recently spotted an MTB with prototype Bilstein suspension: https://www.reddit.com/r/MTB/comments/sc2244/prototype_bilstein_suspension/ Edit: Of course, there is always the possibility someone's just ... more »

Reply to No Vaccine, No Lourdes World Cup for Racers? 1/25/2022 2:45 PM

TA doesn't issue visas. The feds didn't overrule TA's exemption, they cancelled his visa.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/23/2022 6:59 PM

Presumably they could outsource some of the metal parts production (assuming that's their bottleneck) if it came down to it?

Reply to Can we get battery-less electronic components on bikes? 1/17/2022 9:35 PM

Hah, I'll cop that one, my mistake for quoting a manufacturer's claim

Reply to Can we get battery-less electronic components on bikes? 1/16/2022 6:17 PM

There are certainly electronic "self-winding" watches, but quartz watch movements use very little energy - running from a small silver oxide cell they will last several years running continuously, while some digital watches claim ten years. Most self-charging ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/14/2022 4:27 PM

Received an email from Vitus overnight about its 2022 releases. The Escarpe, which is only just over a year old, will receive a "frame update" ( not a new frame) in April. Presumably they'll also take the opportunity to beef up the spec.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/6/2022 9:48 PM

I was being a little bit flippant but thanks for the detailed explanation of what's actually involved

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/6/2022 4:13 AM

Why doesn't he just buy some tubing and teach himself to weld?! That shouldn't take $90k...

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/27/2021 10:56 PM

Still posts on his website, wheelbased.com

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/6/2021 8:13 PM

Probably not enough room left between the Spectral and Torque for a new Strive?

Reply to Go with SRAM or stay with Shimano? 10/19/2021 4:08 AM

Do you think that silly 42-50/52 jump is a philosophical decision (e.g. "the big sprocket is for emergencies only") or simply laziness (i.e. "we already had the individual sprockets designed for 10-42")?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/12/2021 12:51 AM

I own a bike with twinloc (obviously) and I don't understand the comment regarding "tuning". Setting the tension on the cables is trivial and tuning is done wide open. If anything it's simple to tune because there's so little external adjustment. There ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/11/2021 7:35 PM

Twinloc is useful and not difficult to deal with? "What a mechanic finds easiest to deal with" and "what makes a good bike" don't necessarily intersect.