Added reply in a thread Red Bull Formation 2019 - Pushing the Boundaries for Women's Freeriding 10/14/2019 5:14 AM

i sure hope so. this is awesome.

Added reply in a thread E-Bike Batteries and Worldwide Travel / Flights 10/9/2019 10:00 AM

i checked with a friend who works in the industry, one of their pro's travels with e-bikes and they ship the battery separately.

Added reply in a thread E-Bike Batteries and Worldwide Travel / Flights 10/9/2019 9:14 AM

did some googling, Bike Flights can ship Class 1 and Class 3 ebikes, but they have to be packed by someone with a hazmat certification edit: the hazmat cert is only required if you want to ship the battery in the bike. you can ship it with the battery ... more »

Added reply in a thread E-Bike Batteries and Worldwide Travel / Flights 10/9/2019 9:12 AM

I believe the FAA rules are based on the IATA regulations. considering how "new" the e-bike segment is i can't say i'm surprised the regulations aren't up to date. for as much as the bike industry is pushing ebikes (from a marketing perspective), i think ... more »

Added reply in a thread E-Bike Batteries and Worldwide Travel / Flights 10/9/2019 7:03 AM

out of curiosity, i pulled up the Shimano STEPS system, those have batteries over 400Wh (all models), so any bike equipped with that can't be flown with.

Added reply in a thread E-Bike Batteries and Worldwide Travel / Flights 10/9/2019 6:55 AM

it depends on the kind of battery, most ebikes these days use lithium ion, no? lithium batteries which are handled/classified from a regulatory perspective by IATA - DGR (dangerous goods regulations). For purposes such as e-bikes they are not classified ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/20/2019 8:32 AM

i know a guy that started working at honda motorsports shortly after they first introduced their aluminum frames. he was involved with the redesign of the frame as the first iteration was entirely too stiff.

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 11:21 AM

on the topic of instruction manuals - i'd love to see these go away (as mentioned it's all available online), or at least just have them printed on the box that's already being used.

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 11:20 AM

i'm a packaging engineer by trade (yes its a thing) and also a former shop mechanic. i'll post some more in depth thoughts later (currently at work). first and foremost i agree with all of your assessment. but there are some reasons for these things: ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 8:56 AM

i actually just did some googling, apparently bicycle tires can be recycled alongside car tires, and some automotive stores (pep boys was one listed) that will take them. i wanna look into this some more.

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 8:52 AM

cool info on the bins at whistler. i've heard that some shops do in fact take them for recycling, but it'd be cool to see a program developed by the industry at a national level to help address this. i know none of the shops around me take tires for ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 8:49 AM

i can't imagine any company in the bike industry running their own web server when its more cost effective to lease from a server farm.

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 6:28 AM

a single website, no. shutting down an entire server farm maybe. those facilities use an absurd amount of power. not just to run the servers, but to operate the cooling systems they require.

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 6:24 AM

jeff - i'm probably an anomaly too, i also tend to use components well longer than what would be considered their "useable lifespan" by the industry (i was once essentially explicitly told so in regards to a set of cranks). these days i'm purchasing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 9/17/2019 8:10 AM

the other thing, if the 38 is dual crown, it'd be way simpler from manufacturing logistics to offer a 1.8 tapered steerer.

Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 9/17/2019 7:46 AM

on 1.8 i don't necessarily disagree, however word is out that they exist at the OEM level, at least from Suntour and RS. If they're already being manufactured, I don't see what would stop other bike brands designing bikes that use them (and thus ordering ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 9/17/2019 7:27 AM

my suspicion on this is that there's a very good chance it'll be a lighter weight dual crown fork for enduro or (gasp) e-bikes. whether or not it'll get the 1.8 steerer idk (i personally think it's less likely) but I think it would make sense to use ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 World Champs from Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/29/2019 9:18 AM

and NBC appears to be broadcasting *only* XCO.

Liked a comment on the item FOX Shock Spotted on Loris Vergier's Bike 8/29/2019 8:09 AM

How much oil flows depends on how much is displaced, so that would have more to do with the shaft diameter relative to oil volume. Changing the size of the valve ports could make it flow more easily by...more

Added a comment about photo FOX Shock Spotted on Loris Vergier's Bike 8/29/2019 8:09 AM

that's kinda what i meant that the increased diameter would allow it to flow more easily, maybe to allow for better fine tuning? i dunno. I too probably wasn't using the correct jargon either. i definitely enjoy geeking out on this stuff too. this looks more like a refinement of the existing design rather than something all new from the ground up, but we'll see once they release details on it.

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