lots of lines through that section. Looks Fun!
A dude went by with an Onix hub while I was doing a little trail work.. nothing but the sound of tires on dirt.. I was instantly very interested. so quiet, you can hear the traction.. OOOohhh. I want some of that!
Uno mass > Blue Velvet > Fatcrobat > Expressway (ugh, fireroad) > Too Tight > Angry Pirate > world cup singletrack > Afternoon delight > Lower whistler DH..
The frame lines look like 100%..
I'm with you on all of that, Brian. Especially the inverted design for keeping things supple and the use of needle bearings.
Given that all the points are true, why aren't there more of them out there? I think it's the public perception. I was just suggesting a way to show people that their presumed fears are unfounded… seeing is believing.
with the legs of traditional forks working in opposition to each other, spring on one side, damper on the other, the crown may allow more flex than the lefty would.. I don't know.. ?
I'm not saying a lefty isn't as strong, or stronger than a traditional single crown. I just suggesting some visual testing to support the claims would help people get over the hump..
The engineering may be there, but a lot of people, myself included, don't get a solid feeling from the one sided fork.. Front view impact testing, with slow mo on the lefty and a pike, 34 and 36 would put those presumed fears to rest..
They say there as stiff or stiffer than others.. okay, fine, show us. Graphs are cool and all, but seeing is believing.
I want to see impact testing simulating fast rock strikes in slow-mo, from the front, to see how it performs..
Yes, car wheels are only supported from one side, but they're matched with another wheel on the other side for symmetry, so the forces balance out..
Cam, are you using the 2.3 DHR2 or 2.4 WT DHR2 like the test bike? I presume you're on 27.5″..
On my 27.5″ Nomad I had a 2.3 DHF on the front for a bit and thought it felt squirrely compared to my 2.4″ 26″ DHF from my last bike.. so I just moved to a 2.5 WT DHF and it hooks up a lot better..
It's on a 25mm internal rim rather than the 32-36mm it's made for, but works well for me.. Now the 2.3″ HR2 in the back seems drifty.. Will put a 2.4 DHR2 on there to balance things out.
That's pretty rad. He was a cool, approachable dude. Amazing that you got the chance for a quick ride with him. Nice work, by the way.. Can hear your heart beat in the audio, mine would have done the same!
That dude can take some falls.. wow. That's 10 trips to the ER for me!
ooff. lame. un-friend.
At Downieville they say "big boy rules: try not to beat it up, a scratch is okay, but if you break something you need to replace it. "
How do you mis-shift and explode a derailleur? Sounds like it got sucked into the spokes, or hit a rock?.. hmm.
He's going to Plaid!.. trippy repeating patterns at the bottom from the stablization/ frame rate..