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Bikael Molton

goofy for life
Jun 9, 2003
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Given that vampires are essentially parasites, that's a spot-on name for a brand seeking such patent absurdity.

Vampire Bikes - Chris Canfield's new brand. However, the suspension layout is a normal horst link, but it has multiple main pivot locations you can use. It sounds akin to trying to patent leverage rate flip chips.
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
19,256
9,894
AK
Eh? Some DH frames back in 2001 had 2 separate main pivot locations. swapped in exactly that way

eg.
Coyote DH3/Muddyfox Descent (same frame)
Dammit Gary…ruining the patents for bike companies that think they are doing something new…like putting the seatpost in front of the bottom bracket.
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
19,256
9,894
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Yup, we have come so close to make Idiocracy real we have people trying to PATENT FUCKING HOLES!!! :panic:
Already patented

 

Gary

"S" is for "neo-luddite"
Aug 27, 2002
7,906
5,818
UK
just use one chain and a derailleur hanger mounted tensioner. Far less complicated and just works.
 

sethimus

neu bizutch
Feb 5, 2006
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not in Whistler anymore :/

new motion instrument data aquisition system for 499
 

djjohnr

Turbo Monkey
Apr 21, 2002
3,052
1,767
Northern California

new motion instrument data aquisition system for 499
Cool idea but the rear sensor mount requirements could be problematic. No problem if it works for the bike you have now and you don't plan on changing frames for a long time, but if you have multiple bikes or tend to swap frames fairly often you're painting yourself into a corner.

That said, it's still tempting
 

Andeh

Customer Title
Mar 3, 2020
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1,038

new motion instrument data aquisition system for 499
Now I know what I want to ask for Father's Day. I've used the first version of the system and found it helpful, but it didn't play nice with Santa Cruz frames. System 2 works fine.
 

Carraig042

me 1st
Apr 5, 2011
739
356
East Tennessee
Bilstein to enter the bike market?

 

Happymtb.fr

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2016
1,954
1,317
SWE
Bilstein to enter the bike market?

I don't understand how that thing is doing what it says it does...
LSC flow that is traditionally free flowing with only the restriction created by the needle.
On this "creation" LSC flow seems to have now to fight against the friction of the IFP... How can that improve high-frequency, low-amplitude performance without giving up big-hit performance ?
Or is there something else going on within the IFP? I don't get these wavy red arrows...
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Happymtb.fr

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2016
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there was another automobile supplier that started to cater to the mtb crowd:

Did you see some mentions about outside diameter? And tolerance for the spring rate?

Impressive to offer 25 lbs/in steps above 500 lbs/in
 

sethimus

neu bizutch
Feb 5, 2006
5,116
2,269
not in Whistler anymore :/
id same as rock shox, od depending on spring rate:


they also seem to be quite true to specs:

 
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Happymtb.fr

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2016
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Good!
They seem to be pretty light too. At least compared to Ichu springs (=non uggly orange painted Fox sls springs)

Ichu:
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H&R 65mm
black/350 lbs: 223 g
black/375 lbs: 248 g
black/400 lbs: 277 g
black/425 lbs: 265 g
black/450 lbs: 253 g
black/475 lbs: 286 g
black/500 lbs: 274 g
black/525 lbs: 309 g
black/550 lbs: 297 g
black/575 lbs: 335 g
black/600 lbs: 323 g
black/625 lbs: 363 g
black/650 lbs: 352 g
black/675 lbs: 394 g
black/700 lbs: 383 g
black/750 lbs: 417 g
black/800 lbs: 453 g

SAR Enduro Springs:
350lb 327g
375lb 355.4g
400lb 338.9g
425lb 366.8g
450lb 351.1g
475lb 334.3g
500lb 318.3g
550lb 343.0g
600lb 372.8g
650lb 460g
700lb 505g
 
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