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Added a comment about feature BRAKE JACK DOESN'T EXIST!! Advice!! with Team Robot, March 2021 3/23/2021 2:01 PM
neil.carnegie.1

Follow up question. Is it really axle path that is the primary thing that defines the anti rise percentage for a bike, rather than suspension system / pivot locations etc? Do Horst links and ABP type bikes (the low anti rise bikes) all have a very vertical path?

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Added a comment about feature BRAKE JACK DOESN'T EXIST!! Advice!! with Team Robot, March 2021 3/22/2021 11:38 AM
neil.carnegie.1

I would say you are feeling brake squat limiting suspension movement, but its not jacking it up, it's doing the opposite and pushing it into the travel under braking. The effect is like slightly firming the spring and slowing the rebound on a bike which generates a lot of squat while the brakes are on (I think). The positive trade off (at least on paper) is it should help to combat fork dive a bit. As others have pointed out, various people have won many DH world cups and Ews overalls on bikes which have large amounts of this trait, so it's clearly not the negative people imagine it to be in the real world.

If the wheel is fully locked, you could also be feeling pedal kickback but that's a different thing altogether. I can't actually think of a bike where locking the rear brake actually locks out the suspension as you describe however.

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Liked a comment on the item RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 2/2/2021 10:04 AM

Indeed, it's probably reasonable to say this is their workplace and they definitely can't work from home (unless they have some backyard trails). I do think that there might be some people watch this and think 'if they can ride in a group why can't we'

Liked a comment on the item RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 2/2/2021 10:04 AM

I didn't say they were breaking lockdown rules, I said it appears that way. I was asking a question on how people viewed this and if they should be 'setting an example' or not, I was not making a judgement. Though I would point out that an Instagram post from Steve Peat makes...more

Liked a comment on the item RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 2/2/2021 10:04 AM

Sorry that you think the question is dumb. Maybe I can attempt to ask it in a more articulate way and hopefully get a more constructive response. Some pro riders on YouTube have gone to great effort to demonstrate their strict adherence to lockdown rules (possibly helping...more

Liked a comment on the item RATBOY, PEATY, LOOSEDOG, EVANS & PALEY - Vital RAW 2/2/2021 10:04 AM

It might appear to the casual observer that they are violating the lockdown rules in place in the UK currently. Should we (and sponsors) expect pro riders to set an example on such things or does no-one care if they break the rules to get some sweet footage?

Liked a comment on the item Love in the Time of COVID-19? An All-New Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 Texts You Late Night 9/18/2020 10:50 PM

$8500 and 5 star value? I know, I know, top of the line components. Just shows how subjective everything really is. 5 star value, to me, has to be reserved for the bikes that offer race worthy performance around $3K (or less). Suggesting otherwise just shows how deep we...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/6/2020 1:09 AM

Great review and bike. I will never understand the demand and hype behind carbon rims. Yes I am sure some are better than others, but the amount of cracked rims I have seen the field from just about every brand is insane.

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/4/2020 2:54 PM

Not the only reviewer to have a rim failed...clearly these rims are not up to the task

https://enduro-mtb.com/en/new-trek-slash-2021-review/

Liked a comment on the item The Ultimate Park Bike? Vital's Yeti SB165 Project 8/13/2020 2:20 PM

Disagree on all points. 38's still creak, and nothing compares to the stiffness of a dual crown fork for big holes, steep terrain, and heavy braking. If you're in a bike park there's no need for 12 speeds, and the longer chain and derailleur cage are much more likely to make...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:18 PM

Wow....truly sad and caving into PC pressure. Nothing about using 'Tribe' is insulting or demeaning. It's a group of people with common bond, in this case Yeti bike culture. Textbook definition = "a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:16 PM

Hello Yahmon,

I'm not "clearly" speaking to you. I'm replying to the myriad of comments such as yours. You can find them on facebook, Twitter, Instagram (actually, scratch that, Yeti disabled comments on the post) and PinkBike.

First I'll push back on the idea the word tribe is...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:13 PM

Wow. Yes, this will get downvoted but I find freedom to use this language more important than popularity. Counter culture is no longer "counter". Its the culture now.

People with values like mine, ones that point to pragmatism, and trying to note how impossible (and dangerous) a...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:11 PM

I'm offended that someone is offended by something that doesn't offend me, and I'm not a ROBOT who's easily offended.

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:11 PM

Wow, kudos for finding a way to fit the words oppression, privilege, freedom and vindication all within three short paragraphs. In all seriousness, this is the wokest thing written on Vital maybe ever.

Yeti changing a name changes NOTHING for Native Americans. Go ahead, call any...more

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Liked a comment on the item Do You Lose Air When Removing the Shock Pump? 5/25/2020 1:02 PM

He says that most gauges aren't zero loss, not that most pumps aren't zero loss. But either way, the whole idea of air loss just doesn't add up.
Think of it this way. When you attach a shock pump, you thread it on a ways and it forms a seal (i.e. pump still reads zero, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Third Time’s a Charm: RockShox Reverb (C1) Dropper Post 5/16/2020 7:31 AM

I had a C1 170 for awhile. I concur with much of what you said. I've owned most of the brands on the market and it was very smooth and consistent. Probably the best-feeling post I've had; not notchy or slow. However, I had to use that external bleed procedure ALOT....more

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:07 AM

Regardless, they aren't in business to lose money. Make what the current market demands and you'll stay in business. Make what the loud minority wants and you'll be out of business.

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:07 AM

Could always slide that saddle backward. shocked