I just saw that. I've got to wonder is their full suspension bike wasn't a throwback to cannondale's motorbike?
The quality of the welding in that frame looks very good. That's not always the case with overseas sourced Ti. I'd love to see it checked for alignment too, as weld quality, tubing, and final alignment are the places mass produced Ti often gets in to trouble.
SQLab were recently sold which has seen distribution shuffles around the place. Hopefully it'll lead to more development and availablility.
The Big S paid significant amounts (rumour was well in to 7 figures) after someone died on one of their bikes where the fork failed. This was pre internal routing and judging by the recent recalls I think it'll happen more. It's enough to kill it if it can't be made safe, or people stop buying the bikes because the resale is cratered.
Amen. You can see a massive spate of recalls in road bikes that adopted this early - fork failures and injuries, plus hugely complex basic safety checks (like inspecting steerers).
If the customer doesn’t kill this early it will be the insurance companies and lawyers that do.
The sad irony of Ellsworth pushing Turner over the edge…
Turner’s demise was really sad, they were iconic rigs that did ride great. That transition from alloy to carbon and from 26 seemed to just overrun their design/capital.
I had two of these and they were great except for the fact that the MIPS liner works so well the helmet slips and moves a lot on large impacts / drops, to the point I was often trying to move it back to preserve field of vision while still riding. I think that's become a thing with lots of MIPS, so I was totally blown away when I tried a new Merit Spherical and it just stays put.
I was planning on putting some light friction fabric between the two planes in the A3 and probably still will so it's a usable spare.
How do you find the mod? Any other coils you’ve ridden a lot you’d compare it to?
This is gold, the Ripmo V2, Arrival, and maybe the 130LR seem like they’re not miles apart on paper, all coil (and Push) compatible. I’m really leaning towards an Arrival right now.
I’ve tried storing very and horizontal, vertical definitely worse for my Acura’s, whereas as my shimano’s are bullet proof.
There was a lever bleed port seal damaged from factory, so I replaced that along with the revised pistons and seals sent, but still there seems to be a tiny leak in the rear somewhere. I really like them when they are going well, the modulation and feel is so much better than my Shimano, but having said that, I find you can ride Shimano brakes until the fluid is like toothpaste and they still work well.
Great read. Mine are about to get a full tear down. Only a year old, they’ve had piston rebuild but seem to ingest air slowly - hopefully new seals throughout sort it.
Yes. I’ve tried this in different settings and had similar helmet adjustments in the past. I’m going to run a tiny Velcro dot between the two layers to manage it until the merit arrives.
The Giro spherical MIPs has my attention. My TLD is great, but in large g outs, drops, the occasional badly gauged square edge the helmet rotates forward on the mips liner enough to be very distracting and get in field of vision. It’s 1-2 times a ride.
It’s become a bit of a deal breaker.
@Andrew - should we all have gone 110x20m years ago? I suspect 12mm was close enough to existing road standards that they could just remove axle and bearings. It does look a little more elegant and I've not seen 12mm axles fail or flex.