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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.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/27/2021 6:35 PM

But it's already spring!

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/16/2021 3:14 AM

Question for the suspension wonks: To my uneducated eyes the motion and resulting anti-squat, anti-rise and leverage curves of the Yeti 160E's rear suspension look very similar to what you can get out of a simple Horst Link, in contrast to what they've ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/6/2021 5:57 PM

True enough, and those who really want to send it on an eMTB are buying the Ransom e-ride anyway, which has an X2 and no twinloc.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/6/2021 3:06 AM

Some catalogue/brochure photos were posted on MTBR. It's called the Patron and has a Bosch CX and 160mm of travel.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/2/2021 1:31 AM

To be pedantic that occurred in 2019, however noideamtber's claim was that the latest iterations of all Scott bikes* were bought so I don't think they had Bold in mind. * And does this mean all dual suspension MTBs, all MTBs or all two-wheeled transportation ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/1/2021 5:42 PM

Bought from whom?

Reply to Snowshoe World Cup DH Finish Feature 8/26/2021 4:40 PM

Trail builders and administration staff are probably not the same people...

Reply to Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/10/2021 1:40 AM

I don't know if I'd be able to tell the difference in a properly controlled test. I do have a frame that's designed for both sizes so maybe one day when I've run out of things to spend money on, I'll buy a wheelset just to test the theory. Or "borrow" ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/6/2021 1:51 AM

That's a pretty bloody big battery!

Reply to OTF Fork Adjust 7/28/2021 7:15 PM

It's something I'd use. I'd love it if something like Scott's twinloc (i.e. not a simple on/off lockout) was compatible with Fox's fully adjustable dampers and didn't limit user tuning options to LSR only.

Reply to Anti theft device for bikes...uses the find my app and apple airtag hidden in bike 7/24/2021 6:51 PM

You wouldn't have any association with this Kickstarter project would you?

Reply to Move From Pinkbike 7/20/2021 5:12 AM

"I hope there's no politics here, unless it's my politics".

Reply to Move From Pinkbike 7/16/2021 12:55 AM

He returned recently and then disappeared again I think. I thought I missed him... until he returned, which is funny in hindsight.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/12/2021 4:23 PM

Thanks for the explanation, I can imagine a significant benefit in being able to ignore the early stroke when setting HSC just for starters.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/12/2021 12:59 AM

Bikeradar has its Dorado article up: https://www.bikeradar.com/news/2022-manitou-dorado-fork/"According to Manitou, the TPC+ damper is both velocity and position sensitive." Interesting. Can anyone comment on whether this is a good idea?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/23/2021 4:49 AM

I can only assume (and hope) those prices include Germany's 19% VAT.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/23/2021 1:45 AM

Fortunately my RSS reader cached the article before it was taken down. It confirms virtual high pivot, didn't give any graphs though. As is traditional, there are three builds, starting at €6200. Interestingly all three have a Fox Factory DHX2, ... more »
Reply to What's with high pivots? 4/7/2021 5:11 AM

The Norco Shore. Its pivot is high enough to require an idler, but not so high (relative to the rear axle at rest) that it has a fully rearward axle path. Edit: Or the 2022 Trek Session, same deal. It's rearward through only the first ~50% of travel. ... more »