The first NP Scalp frame or RF Carbon Cranks. Both were made of cheese and burst into flames on the first ever ride.
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Where do the batteries go?
Actually there is is a huge difference in flex depending on geo, materials, wall thickness, components and the frame plays a crucial part in the construct of a bike. Especially in combination how vibrations move through the bike and into the rider. There is 0 BS here.
very much agree. I have been following this topic with acute interest when a rising star fell. Lorraine Truong, a racer, materials engineer, bike designer, etc. In short a person most of us aspired or aspire to be. Unfortunately there are many examples and most of us know someone personally.
Furthermore 36 years of extreme sports have led to my understanding we all fall at one point or another. Not if but when. So firstly I agree with Moritz. Thank you for this humanly comprehensible piece.
While I am not a medical expert I do come from an extensive family of "white coats" and have followed many conversations, and especially sports medicine being a topic which attracts me out of personal motivation.
So here my question, and I believe to have read between the lines here Moritz, but correct me if I am wrong.
Adding cranial pressure to an already active body, I will assume there are going to be long term issues to address here also!?
What I do know from the conversations and items followed on this particular topic we know only one thing for a fact about the brain. Each hit and pressure change causes damage.
I always imagined a safety device such as the one depicted in the film 'Demolition Man' might be the only answer. And even then physics...mass in motion needs to decelerate and dissipate energy or else.
Please correct me if I am wrong, as I mentioned afore, this item is one I feel we have done insufficient work on and rather than plastic bikes we should put the money elsewhere.
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