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Reply to Michelin tires thread! 1/7/2021 7:54 AM

Just to chime in on the «hard to mount» thing. I found that the dh 22 with cushcore pro’s on a 30 mm rim wasnt a problem. Pumped it up easily with a regular pump aswell. It was pretty similar to the assegais on dh casing and cushcores imo. Yes it depends ... more »

Reply to Evolution of MTBs 9/16/2020 5:52 AM

Yes, I think we both agree that a bike that is designed to be pedaled should climb well. My point was that gravity oriented bikes like dh and "enduro" bikes should be designed with descending in mind. However theres no reason why enduro bikes shouldn't ... more »

Reply to Evolution of MTBs 9/15/2020 1:09 PM

DIN is the mechanism that keeps your heel in place. Dynafit is a binding where you can have your heel loose from the ski itself for walking uphill and then you snap your heel into them at the top. Of course randonee skiers aren’t walking up with their ... more »

Reply to Evolution of MTBs 9/14/2020 10:58 PM

I disagree with your opinion there, thats like saying that randonee skis should be designes with climbing being the priority because you're going up the mountain 99,9% of the total time spent skiing. Your percentage of time spent going up/down doesn't ... more »

Reply to Evolution of MTBs 9/14/2020 11:49 AM

Yes, steep seat tube angles are great for seated climbing, but you arent always seated going up. My point was that a longer rear center would benefit the weight distribution of the bike when going down.

Reply to Evolution of MTBs 9/13/2020 2:46 PM

I think that geometry still has room for improvement when it comes to the front-/ rear center ratio, especially when it comes to bikes in larger sizes. Having a long front end and a short chainstay forces you to really weight your front wheel when cornering ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/1/2020 12:32 PM

Loics mud tire looks to be a cut down michelin dh mud

Reply to is more expensive stuff worth it ? 4/13/2020 3:55 AM

I forgot to mention this in my post, but if you’re building your own wheels you might be running to low spoke tension. Rims dont last long if thats the case, or if the spoke tension is uneven. Spoke choice is also very important. You should’nt need to ... more »

Reply to is more expensive stuff worth it ? 4/12/2020 10:41 AM

I've not really had any problems with any parts of the GX drivetrains and they've taken some serious hits. However I do think a good quality rim is really important. Aluminium differs greatly in strength and other mechanical properties from different ... more »

Reply to Low friction fork seals? 3/30/2020 2:03 PM

I have bought SKF wipers for my fox 40, but I have'nt gottent to test them yet. I believe SKF already makes a bunch of OEM dust wipers for fox, RS and ohlins already. I would'nt replace the ones you have with another unless its worn and you have to replace ... more »

Reply to The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/30/2020 12:17 PM

Finding the perfect grips and pedals

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/14/2020 4:39 PM

I was comparing the shimano patent to the non cvt honda, and while executed differently their ideas are somewhat similar. While shimanos patent uses a fixed and a sliding casette contrary to the more trafitional system of the honda, it still looks like ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/14/2020 3:18 PM

At the end of last year, shimano patented a gear box that looks a lot like hondas system: