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Makers - Roberts Composites - April 5, 2022, 9:40 a.m.

And there I was thinking carbon is material that can more often than not fixed without any residual weakness, when necessary even improve upon manufacturers mistakes.

Cascade Components Forbidden Druid-Nought Link - Dec. 1, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

You have 2 travel settings with quite different kinematics to go with it.

2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct C90 - Long Term Review - July 21, 2021, 2:15 p.m.

" I put the chain stays at the more reasonable 438mm(short) position, allowing me to weight the front of the bike more in the corners, giving me more traction and keeping the chassis stable" Come on now, seriously?

Alex Sinanan's Geometron G-1 - July 17, 2021, 12:31 p.m.

I have good idea of proportions of the bike and I do think you would benefit from higher bar height for sure. But you should post bar heigh measurement for sure, if I had to play guessing game, I would guess 1060mm to the center of bar end cap.

Alex Sinanan's Geometron G-1 - July 17, 2021, 5:21 a.m.

It deffo is low, short forks, flat stem, low rise bars and 5mm spacer? That is XC bar height for someone close to 2m :)

Alex Sinanan's Geometron G-1 - July 17, 2021, 4:59 a.m.

You are most likely forgetting that there was more than one gen. of X2. When g16 was released, it was designed around X2 that was without max pressure sticker and allowed more volume spacers to be fitted, it was also offered as an option to float x as X2 was released later. With later gen. of x2 (after recall) it all went to shit with max. pressure and max. spacers limit set lower than what was preferred when it was released and with poppet valves used in X2 you are not getting any support from damping circuit without adding a lot of harshness(and even with the harshness the support is not something to write home about). It also good to note, geometron g16 and nicolai ion16 were different in terms of kinematics as well, something not every owner realizes. If I was getting new shock for g16 I would either get storia/arma v3 tuned by geometron guys if I was from UK, or get cheap marzo coil and send it to AVA to get it tuned for me if I was from NA. G16 has sweet progressive leverage rate that works like a charm with coil. g1 is not that different in terms of progression, biggest change was related to changes to EXT shock as such(spherical bearings, negative spring, hydraulic topout) rather than kinematics.

Alex Sinanan's Geometron G-1 - July 17, 2021, 4:44 a.m.

nicolai is co owner of pinion ;)

The NSMB Podcast: Chris Porter – Big Mouth Strikes Again - July 9, 2021, 10:40 a.m.

it would be fooking heavy and tannus still wouldn´t be integral part of the tire (nor it´s thick enough in the middle part of it to create any kind of significant damping of the pro core spring)

Two Ways To Lube A Chain - June 14, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

I´m gonna throw a curve ball and say that hot waxing a chain is pain in the ass but as long as you do 2-3 chains at the time and swap them after 3-4 weeks, it isn´t too bad. Nothing comes close to how long it lasts and how smooth it feels for first couple of rides, and the chain is clean, and I really mean clean like you can touch it wothout your hand getting dirty. Price wise, it isn´t bad at all either. I bought absolute black wax for less than 30 euro and it could very well last me for 10 years(if I stay healthy enough keep riding my bike for that long, hopefully I will). Prepping the new chains is the hardest bit really. But I like to complicate things so I like it so far lol.

The NSMB Podcast: Chris Porter (Pt.1) - June 4, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

It´s all in the podcast, depresurize the lowers, job done. Proper way to do it is to losen the foot nuts/bolts with deflated and compressed fork, but using zip tie is a possibility if you are lazy. Just make sure that the seals are clean before you shove yip tie through them.

Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 24, 2021, 4:37 a.m.

I get what you are saying, but then you can have the opposite situation with someone lucky enough to not have interrupted seat tube, so he can slam the dropper all the way into the frame, BUT cannot run it at full 210mm, with shimming, he doesn´t have to go down to next size that is in this case 180mm, but can easily reduce to 200mm or 190mm. Asking any company to make XX dropper lenghts to suit everybody and every frame out there is not realistic, shimming is the way to give the most adjustability to everyone(even though PNW way of doing this is even better), if you are in between sizes, as you mentioned, 5mm is not something worth loosing sleep over.

Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 23, 2021, 11:57 a.m.

Not sure if you are aware, but your one up is 210mm travel one, hence the name two ten on it. Are you sure you want to fork our like 500bucks for extra 3mm?

Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race - April 23, 2021, 11:56 a.m.

The flaw in that logic is you are comparing dropper that is optimised to 210mm lowered to 190mm of travel with one that is optimised for 185. Of course it will be longer, just like Bikeyoke 212 would be longer if you shimmed it to 192mm. The bushing overlap was designed for maximum travel setting, not minimal.

Aaron Gwin: Timeless – Episode 4 and the 2020 World Championships - March 11, 2021, 12:18 p.m.

Come on, it even says it´s ep4 lol. Like this one a lot more than ep3 too :)

Max Flat Pedal Grip vs Some Slip – What Are Riders After? - Feb. 17, 2021, 12:03 p.m.

One would say removing pins more often than not adds grip, at least to a point.

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