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Dec. 26, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: DemonMike

REEB has my eye , hand built aluminum , and you can tweaked the angels if you want.

I'll wait until we see how that bolt on lower shock mount fares.

The nice thing is its replaceable vs bending it and having to ship the frame back to Finland for them to look at it on your dime...ahh sorry I went off on a Pole vent again.

Dec. 27, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: DemonMike

REEB has my eye , hand built aluminum , and you can tweaked the angels if you want.

I'll wait until we see how that bolt on lower shock mount fares.

There seems to be a couple versions. I have a image with a welded lower shock mount. Might be a different generation.

Dec. 27, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
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This is the 2020 V3 version of the Sqweeb.

Dec. 27, 2019, 7:25 p.m.
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Man, that whole bottom end looks like an experiment to me.


 Last edited by: tungsten on Dec. 27, 2019, 11:45 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 28, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Man, that whole bottom end looks like an experiment to me.

Not a concern IMO. CAD programs today can stress analysis as ones design. Shock valving and such is a huge improvement as well.

Dec. 28, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
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Is that whole BB/pivot area of the set tube/down tube a CNC machined bit, or is it a thick tube that's been surfaced or ???

Armchair engineer in me says that's a formula for breakage if it's a tube, but could be super robust if it's a properly designed bit of machine work.

Dec. 28, 2019, 2:39 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Is that whole BB/pivot area of the set tube/down tube a CNC machined bit, or is it a thick tube that's been surfaced or ???

Armchair engineer in me says that's a formula for breakage if it's a tube, but could be super robust if it's a properly designed bit of machine work.

looks to be a machined piece

Dec. 28, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Is that whole BB/pivot area of the set tube/down tube a CNC machined bit, or is it a thick tube that's been surfaced or ???

Armchair engineer in me says that's a formula for breakage if it's a tube, but could be super robust if it's a properly designed bit of machine work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43NTVLQwjs&list=WL&index=58&t=0s

It,s billet

Dec. 31, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
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Well, I assume that it’s a good bike. The builders drink at work after all.

Dec. 31, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
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Dale's is decent!

Dec. 31, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
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It is!  

And now we know how cool they are. Good old lifestyle branding.

Jan. 1, 2020, 8:39 a.m.
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The name REEB is beer spelled backwards .

Jan. 1, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
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Posted by: Vikb

This is the 2020 V3 version of the Sqweeb.

I am by no means an engineer but read an intervieq with the founder of Raaw Bikes (Google Raaw Madonna to get an idea) and what he said was that most companies use undersized hardware on shockmounts and the like, and given what I have seen in Alpine settings and bikeparks the last few years I think he might be on to something. 

I would not want to hammer that frame down a technical trail with about 600 to 1000 m descent. 

But....again....I am not an engineer.

Jan. 1, 2020, 11:10 a.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

The name REEB is beer spelled backwards .

I know. It’s adorable.

Jan. 1, 2020, 2:56 p.m.
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Posted by: Mic

Posted by: Vikb

This is the 2020 V3 version of the Sqweeb.

I am by no means an engineer but read an intervieq with the founder of Raaw Bikes (Google Raaw Madonna to get an idea) and what he said was that most companies use undersized hardware on shockmounts and the like, and given what I have seen in Alpine settings and bikeparks the last few years I think he might be on to something. 

I would not want to hammer that frame down a technical trail with about 600 to 1000 m descent. 

But....again....I am not an engineer.

You just pointed out a dislike in the Raaw. Just did some reading up , they use bearings at both ends of the shock. This design makes it look like they are using huge hardware. Under those huge washers are bearings. The shock hardware is similar size to the Reeb . I remember back in the day LOL. Most guys on VPS,s carried spare shock bolts. They where known for bending and breaking bolts on the bottom of the shock.

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