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Announcing the New Rocky Mountain Slayer - Aug. 13, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

actually not that heavy

Riding Motorbikes in the Alps: Part 2 - Aug. 12, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Imagine a group of your buds going up John Deere on a Sunday with them?  What could possibly go wrong.

2019 Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team - Unboxing!? - July 23, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

I suspect that EXO tire in the rear won't last long....

Racing Dudes, Nate Hills Yeti Build, Raw BMX & Throwbacks - July 12, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

check out Trail Peek...  similar style.  The below vid is probably the best trail on the planet.

trail

Racing Dudes, Nate Hills Yeti Build, Raw BMX & Throwbacks - July 12, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

he's one of the best youtubers for sure.  Truth on mineral oil as well.

Interview: 2020 Hightower Lead Engineer Eamon Briggs - July 9, 2019, 8:24 a.m.

it doesn't help when lots of shock manufacturers believe in "digressive valving".  It's taking the bike industry years and years to sort of figure out geometry for 2 triangles so I'm not too optimistic they can figure out suspension anytime soon.

Vorsprung Smashpot Coil Conversion For Fox 36 Reviewed - July 5, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Everything is on the website

Vorsprung Smashpot Coil Conversion For Fox 36 Reviewed - July 5, 2019, 8:57 a.m.

Great article AJ !  I've got a Smashpot on my SJ EVO at 160 with 50 lb spring.  I have the HBO 2 clicks from fully closed so she doesn't bottom.  Think I'm going to put it at 170mm and less HBO and see how it feels.  Maybe a 55 lb in the future to make it feel as good as the EXT rear.

ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Wheels (RIDDEN!) - June 7, 2019, 8:16 a.m.

also note that the rim only deflects a couple of mm's after a huge impact so by Zipp saying that their wheels have more vertical compliance is hogwash.

ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Wheels (RIDDEN!) - June 7, 2019, 8:11 a.m.

Zip states that:

Coleman's Notes; the rims are a carbon single wall design. The design is said to be Moto inspired, the goal being more vertical compliance than normal mountain bike rims. 

#junkscience

ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Wheels (RIDDEN!) - June 5, 2019, 1:13 p.m.

as Tim mentioned,  MTB's have big tires and big suspension.  Curious on how much movement is on a road bike?

ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Wheels (RIDDEN!) - June 5, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

I would really like to know how much the rim moves given same spoke count and tension between wheels. I bet an average rim only moves a couple of mm.  Lateral movement would be vastly different imo.

ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Wheels (RIDDEN!) - June 5, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

How much do rims actually move on the vertical plane when riding?  I think very little and definitely not noticeable.  The tires are going to compress way more than the rims for compliance.   More junk science from the bike industry.

2019 Madeira EWS – Is a Trend Developing? - May 14, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

Sports is all about being live...  watch the recap later.

Zipp 3Zero Moto Wheels from SRAM (in the flesh) - April 17, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

I see lots of carbon wheels break/crack so the argument that they outlast Al is kind of a myth.  A friend of mine went through 3 WR1 agent rims in a month.  I think an Al rim with some kind of an insert is the way to go.

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