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May 13, 2016, 1:51 p.m. -  Dirk

#!markdown You're (hopefully) going to be happy with the upcoming Devinci Spartan review. I've done some of this analysis in past reviews, but I've never gone so far as to include the graphs. I've approached discussing the overall leverage ratio and how that plays out in the riding (or how I think it did). I might try to go a bit further with the Spartan. There's two problems. I've generally based this information on my own measurements, plotted in Autocad, plugged into a spreadsheet, spitting out my own leverage ratio graphs. It's incredibly difficult to get accurate measurements when you're juggling various bicycle components and a tape measure/calipers. There is always some kind of error in your measurements. And it is tedious, shitty work to complete. Next, there are a lot of people that just don't care about this or won't understand it or think they understand it but don't. It can backfire pretty quickly if you try to go too deep. And let's not even start talking about how much better Plus tires make the leverage ratio on each bike. Right? Paper thin sidewalls increase the liveliness quotient and the unsprung behaviouralness by at least 300%.

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