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Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/23/2018 9:09 PM

Would love to try this. Bike must be so quiet. We could ride these in wilderness areas!!

Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/19/2018 10:42 PM

#ionlyridepark

yes.. if i am in a hurry... or i push with one feet, or simply walk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypybkpsGc9U

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Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/19/2018 10:41 PM

I like it. Clearly, you ride lift-assisted only. Are there sections where you have to push with your feet, Flintstones-style?

Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/16/2018 9:45 PM

==> https://pivotpegz.com

bb-axle, pedal-axle and rear-wheel-axle stay parallel to each other all the time and that's good =)

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/16/2018 9:38 PM

- I do wear mx-boots and they work really well.. compared to my 5.10 they offer some great safety bonus
- the footpegs are spaced out wide to reach a total width, SAME as I have had on the old setup (cranks + pedals)
- using pedals was my first try. simply bolting them onto the BB... this didnt ride well...
- having "steel pegs" who dont get out of the way, if they get in contact with an obstacle, can cause nasty crashes. have experienced this "folding" feature already many times

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/16/2018 2:26 AM

no worries... ==> as long as you roll (no chain tension), you dont have any advantages with the crank-setup for shifting your weigt front/back or left/right.... any
because there is no difference.... you stand on the bottom-bracket-axle with both systems

in other words... rolling, you can not put a different load at the pedals at any time (front/back) ==> they can not help you more than the footpegs do

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Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/16/2018 1:50 AM

Hi Gabs,
Wicked, been thinking of this since Gwin won without a chain, especially coming from a Mx background. Where did you get it made please.
Would love to try it...

Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/16/2018 1:50 AM

Hi Gazza,

glad you like it.

I designed it by myself and a colleague milled the 2 main peaces. The footrests are stock parts from a ktm-freeride e

maybe there exist grippier footpegs... Think about using pivot-pegs... (http://www.pivotpegz.info/)

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/16/2018 1:32 AM

if you ask me, the height of the CG does not affect the grip... I looked at many pro-videos and in 99% they keep the pedals in a horizontal position. no matter how the turn looks like. if the put the inside foot of the pedal, the outer pedal must go down (mechanically there is no other way).

if i put the foot down - offcamber - i need do bend my outer leg... right

seems less comfortable, but didn't put me in any uncomfortable situation yet

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/15/2018 11:12 PM

My stand is about 3-4cm lower, than with the usual setup ==> the hole you see on the sideplates, sits on the bottom bracket axle.

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/15/2018 11:04 AM

not sure if I get you right? but the footpegs are oriented flat. By rotating the ISCG adapter plate, i can adjust the angle from the pegs to the main frame. Changing this angle has a surprisingly big impact in the ride-feeling.

by allowing them to rotate, im affraid to slip of way easier... we will see ^^

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Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/15/2018 10:50 AM

Not sure why you'd want the pegs so close to the frame. Mount them wider for better handling and if wanted the best overall feel, you'd want something spring loaded that the pedals would sort of "not lean" with the same angle as the bike. The outboard pedal would stay more level the ground as you leaned the bike.

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/15/2018 10:49 AM

With the laser-cut-plate mounted on the iscg, I prevent the rotation of my footpeg-mounting-part. If I'd remove it, the whole assembly could rotate freely just like crank arms do.

You think this was it would be better? I could give it a try... would be interesting. I started with this setup, cause it is the established mx-design... as soon as I have news, ill let you know.

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Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/15/2018 10:06 AM

Bike of the Day October 15, 2018!

Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/15/2018 10:06 AM

ROBOTS knew he was German and an engineer by the second photo, before reading anything,

Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/15/2018 10:05 AM

love it! (and you and team robot could be cousins)

Liked a comment on the item Unchained Commencal 10/15/2018 6:11 AM

What is the advantage? Being able to move with cranks I can shift my body weight where I need. Also does not feel like having my feet just on BB keeps me well balanced on bike as normally I would have one leg way far in front and one behind. And I kinda feel being able to move my pedals around the axle, I can actually...more