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by RevellRider
Wed Apr 13, 2016 20:08 pm
Forum: Your pics and vids!
Topic: Kona with EGO-kit downhill ride from Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 4191

Re: Kona with EGO-kit downhill ride from Spain

Personally, I don't see the point in such highly powered electric bikes. It looked poorly controlled in the video and pointless
by RevellRider
Sat Feb 20, 2016 18:52 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Carbon Wheels 29 ers
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Carbon Wheels 29 ers

smep wrote:Hi,
Thanks again.
The reference on the rim is ETRTO 559X18 ERD 545mm
Again told by the shop that these can't be made tubeless without confidence?
Cheers
Steve


If the ETRTO of the rim is 559mm, that means it's a 26" wheel
by RevellRider
Mon Jan 11, 2016 23:31 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 11 speed cassette on new hub - lots of side movement
Replies: 6
Views: 3475

Re: 11 speed cassette on new hub - lots of side movement

The new Hope Pro 4 hub is designed around an 11 speed Shimano road freehub body. For 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed mountain bike cassettes you need to fit the supplied spacer.
by RevellRider
Tue Jan 05, 2016 16:26 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: stanchions
Replies: 33
Views: 1549

Re: stanchions

If the Ohlins fork is as unreliable as the rear shocks then I wouldn't have one. I've new seen three rear shocks snap damper rods on Specialized Demo's. Is that just not the Demo? I've heard of and seen Cane Creek and Fox shocks snap on Demos, it's something to do with the suspension action flexing...
by RevellRider
Sun Jan 03, 2016 22:02 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: FOX FLOAT 32's Evo 140mm - Clicking/Clunking - What Is It?!
Replies: 41
Views: 3930

Re: FOX FLOAT 32's Evo 140mm - Clicking/Clunking - What Is I

eric draven wrote:It's getting more and more like Halfords at this rate


The manager there knew his stuff and the guys in the workshop were sound. It is a branch that is in need of improvements. It's also very corporate and very rigid in it rules (no lending a chainwhip to a regular customer sort of rigid)
by RevellRider
Sun Jan 03, 2016 21:55 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cube frame number
Replies: 3
Views: 7456

Re: Cube frame number

It's probably T at the end. I haven't seen many Cube hybrid bikes, but they lay their frame numbers out in a certain way and T is the most logical character at the end
by RevellRider
Sun Jan 03, 2016 19:49 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Cube frame number
Replies: 3
Views: 7456

Re: Cube frame number

Sometimes Cubes come with the frame number on a sticky label that is wrapped around the top tube. These may get put in your kit bag. They start WOW then it is 5 numbers, 2 letters, 4 numbers (month and year of frame manufacturing) and then one final letter (if it is a hardtail this is M or if it is ...
by RevellRider
Sun Jan 03, 2016 19:45 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: FOX FLOAT 32's Evo 140mm - Clicking/Clunking - What Is It?!
Replies: 41
Views: 3930

Re: FOX FLOAT 32's Evo 140mm - Clicking/Clunking - What Is I

Of course Evans told you it's a fantastic fork for the money, they want to sell you the bike. They're hardly going to tell you it's a piece of crap. Plus most Evans staff seem to be roadies anyway so have no idea about mountain bikes. I went for an interview at my local Evans a couple of months ago...
by RevellRider
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: BB92 options for 30mm axle
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: BB92 options for 30mm axle

I don't know anyone who does a BB92 bottom bracket for 30mm Cranks that sits in an alloy shell that is any good as it reduces the size of the bearings. The Hope one that just presses into the frame has been quite reliable from the reports I have heard. I know a few people running Hope bottom bracket...
by RevellRider
Sat Dec 19, 2015 13:56 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

RockmonkeySC wrote:I always thought anyone could learn anything. Now I'm convinced I was wrong. Some people are just thick.


I sincerely hope that was not aimed in my direction.
by RevellRider
Sat Dec 19, 2015 13:33 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

To a certain extent, yes. But just not controlled. An air spring is absolutely not a damper. It converts motion to potential energy and straight back to motion. My comment was not aimed at your post explaining about dampers, it was to highlight the stupidity of Brains comment about motion within an...
by RevellRider
Sat Dec 19, 2015 13:24 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

You put -
brianbee wrote:AND an air spring DOES convert motion to another form of energy, So it would seem to count anyway ?


Friction between a seal or a bush may generate heat, a stone between brace and stanchion would create sound. All 3 examples I gave convert motion into another form of energy. They count.
by RevellRider
Sat Dec 19, 2015 13:15 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

By your definition then, everything in a suspension fork can be considered a damper? Friction from the bushes. DAMPER! Drag from the wiper seals. DAMPER1! The stone caught between your fork brace and stanchion. DAMPER!!
by RevellRider
Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

Come on Brian, at least I have the good grace to admit when I was wrong and attempt to learn from my mistakes. So the negative and positive work together to change the spring rate through the range of movement, much like a progressive spring on a car which has unequal coils - there are 2 chambers as...
by RevellRider
Fri Dec 18, 2015 21:21 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

I had no idea that Alex Moulton designed the suspension for the Mini. I guess the difference was the Moulton product was designed for performance, where as the British Leyland/Austin/Rover was a cost thing
by RevellRider
Fri Dec 18, 2015 20:22 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

Still at least Revell Rider has outed himself as being just as dumb....the negative does not dampen the positive spring, it just changes the effective spring rate of the two which act combined, there is NO damping effect at all. A damper resists motion and applies no force when there is no motion, ...
by RevellRider
Fri Dec 18, 2015 07:52 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

I really hate to admit it, but in a way he is right. The negative springs job is to encourage the fork to compress with less effort. So there is a force acting against the rebound rate of the main spring. It's not damping in the slightest way and under full compression would be such a tiny amount I...
by RevellRider
Fri Dec 18, 2015 00:03 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

I agree it is unhelpful to use such a broad term, when most mountain bikers understand damping to be something the oil in the driveside leg controls. Like I said, the effects of this are going to be so minimal that it would probably be better calling it something like 'breakaway resistance' or 'top ...
by RevellRider
Thu Dec 17, 2015 23:48 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Reba Fork Query.
Replies: 76
Views: 3153

Re: Reba Fork Query.

I really hate to admit it, but in a way he is right. The negative springs job is to encourage the fork to compress with less effort. So there is a force acting against the rebound rate of the main spring. It's not damping in the slightest way and under full compression would be such a tiny amount I ...

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