Added a comment about press release Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 3/6/2019 6:09 AM

It’s certainly less beneficial for a lighter rider. Also, since this acts as idle adding 5 tokens, you would be increasing the spring rate a lot, which is likely already too stiff for such a light rider. Whcih you’d have to compensate for by lowering the pressure. Then you’d end up with a mushy initial stroke followed by a stiff mid-stroke and your kid would never see the last 1/3 of travel. That’s just my opinion based on suspension theory though.

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 2/28/2019 7:48 PM

Are you just referring to a bottom out bumper? Motorcycle shocks all have these and they are mediocre solutions at best. The extreme high spring force creates kickback after the initial slam. Similar to why the ramp in air shocks is bad. Hydraulic bottom ... more »

Added a comment about press release Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 2/4/2019 8:39 PM

This is amazing. I’ve been calling for this for like 5 years. Air forks have always been a compromise in setup and this is one of the best solutions. I remember when I first saw it on Fox’s snowmobile shock and new that was needed in mountain bikes. I can’t believe they have sat on the technology.
It effectively allows you to properly set air pressure for preload while having midstroke support without horrible end travel ramp. Now this just needs to be incorporated into the original fork design so that the primary air chamber volume can be adjustable. That’s the only problem I see here. For lighter riders, this acts as a 3 token system, so the spring rate could be too stiff. Especially if it’s acting as a 5 token in mid-stroke.

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Added bike check Maverick Durance: Chewmani 7/16/2016 7:09 PM
Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 4/5/2016 8:17 PM

If that's their aim, then I wouldn't see the point. Sure, if they could produce a cassette competitive in weight with GX for $50 then great, otherwise, I would hope to see something around $100 for closer to XX1 weight, the missing segment right now. ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 4/5/2016 5:18 PM

I would think the point wouldn't be to make it cheaper than the (though still expensive) GX cassette, but to make something at the GX price that is at the X1-XX1 performance/weight. That's the tough thing right now. You can get an affordable 11-speed ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Dave Camp, RockShox Design Engineer 11/19/2015 6:57 PM

I'm more in tune with the motocross world I guess, where mid-stroke harshness is the biggest issue with the air forks. They start ramping up there and you get a spike rather than smooth, plush suspension like coil. Showa and KYB have both employed multiple ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Dave Camp, RockShox Design Engineer 11/19/2015 5:08 PM

Ramp is much better controlled by frame design. Adding ramp to the spring and not the damping causes bad performance characteristics. It has been tried in motorcycle forks and shocks and abandoned for bad performance. In fact, some designs that have ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Dave Camp, RockShox Design Engineer 11/19/2015 4:51 PM

With current tokens/bands both bottom out (progression) and spring rate are affected, so if you need a stiffer spring you will unfortunately suffer from mid-stroke harshness. Do you see Rock Shox making a system to separate these adjustments?

Added a comment about video Red Bull Rampage 2002 from Clappin' Yo Dome 10/13/2015 8:39 PM

I love how raw and ungroomed it is. Red Bull should have done that when they switched to a new location, the first couple years, only minor grooming. The stuff now is gnarly as well, but raw big mountain would be just as awesome to see. Rotation between them would be perfect.

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Added a comment about video Top 10 Weirdest Mountain Bikes Ever 10/11/2015 12:02 PM

I've been riding a Maverick Durance for about 6 months now and it works amazingly well. But it certainly has many unique, and some strange looking, designs. The welded dual crown forks with the fat mid-section, integrated shock and the slack seat tube. I do find it better looking in person than in pictures though.

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Added a comment about photo X-Fusion Revel Fork and O2 Pro Shock 9/6/2015 10:08 AM

Maverick forks work just great in low speeds. The big issue with inverted is the sliders can rotate in the outer tubes. These use a keyway to keep them from rotating, so should be much stiffer.
Also, the Revel has, by far, the best air spring design. Far above anything Fox/RS/DVO, etc offer.

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Cane Creek DB Coil Inline Shock 9/5/2015 10:27 PM

This is a sweet idea, so long as they fix reliability issues.

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Added a comment about photo Lezyne's Bike-Specific GPS Devices 9/5/2015 10:24 PM

Can you load tracks onto the Mini GPS?

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Added a comment about photo BOX Brake, Derailleur and Shifter Update 9/5/2015 10:21 PM

Shifter and derailleur look simple and small. Curious on weight and gear range. And of course price. What's it going to do to set itself apart form Shimano and SRAM? That's what I've yet to hear.

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Added a comment about photo Nukeproof Carbon Wheels 9/5/2015 9:59 PM

Exactly my thought on every rim page I've gotten to in this so far. For all these brands coming in years late, they are all heavier, more expensive and still narrower. The fastest to market and most innovative products should not be coming out of China.

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Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof Carbon Wheels 9/5/2015 9:56 PM

Light Bikes rims and wheels are better, wider, lighter, cheaper and they still make 26".

Added reply in a thread Interesting Shimano Dropper Post Patent 9/5/2015 9:52 PM

Same here, link goes no where. Just 404 error. Do you have the patent number. I searched "Shimano dropper post" in Google patents and found nothing related to this.

Added a comment about photo 2016 Loaded Precision Wheels and Components 9/4/2015 11:13 PM

I'd like to see reviews of Loaded's stuff. Seems nice. But I'd like to know reliability with their rear hubs. Thought about getting one, but not a single review on the.

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Added a comment about photo DVO Topaz 9/4/2015 11:10 PM

I'll never buy a bladder shock if I have an IFP option. Also disappointed in no Hi/lo compression adjustment in open mode.

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