Newly Released Suspension & Components General

Mattyp

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29-36 ?

But we already had 96ers ;)
Personally I think a 28" ultra boost (18x117 axle) front wheel would offer the playfulness of a 27.5 with the rollover ability of a 29er but with added lateral stiffness... Anyone else?

I can't believe the bike industry isn't all over this already. It's not like we'd be re inventing the wheel or anything.
 

northvanguy

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Personally I think a 28" ultra boost (18x117 axle) front wheel would offer the playfulness of a 27.5 with the rollover ability of a 29er but with added lateral stiffness... Anyone else?

I can't believe the bike industry isn't all over this already. It's not like we'd be re inventing the wheel or anything.
Maybe you're in luck if you check Bike24!

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Rorschach

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Personally I think a 28" ultra boost (18x117 axle) front wheel would offer the playfulness of a 27.5 with the rollover ability of a 29er but with added lateral stiffness... Anyone else?

I can't believe the bike industry isn't all over this already. It's not like we'd be re inventing the wheel or anything.
Would also sort out my number OCD. Needs to be an even number, unless its a 4 or 6 in which case round up/down to 5
 

ozzybmx

call me Cáitín
Thankfully the industry has been relatively quiet on the development of new standards since Covid hit.
Oath it has. The biggest development happening lately is a new colour for an existing frame.

Only due to supply chain issues, I'll bet!
Yeah, cant even supply current shit, why retool for new stuff you cant even meet current demands !

Why go to a new hub standard on a frame you cant supply, when hub manufacturers also cant even supply the current 148mm.

Enjoy the couple of years grace, it wont last.

Superboost and new wheel size incoming :D
 

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
Superboost on 36" wheels for the win....Errr.........
Until then it will be more of the usual 0.5 degree this way and 2mm that way which has to make to podium times faster.

Thye could also be fresh out of ideas needed to impress the cynical bunch of punters that we inevitably end up being a bit more each year :D
 

goobags

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I made it as far as

“and with the added stress placed on the fork by these heavy machines”

They’re a few kegs heavier, the riders however tend to be many more KGs heavier than me. Maybe that’s the reason e-bike forks are under more stress.


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ozzybmx

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Isn’t that a re-badged DT Swiss dropper? Will need to article I guess.
Dunno but expect to see shorter drop and lighter posts over the next few years after Matej Mohorics descent in the San Remo. They banned the supertuck, he swapped out his aero custom painted Merida with an aero shaped seatpost for the new Scultura with a round post, just so he could run a 60mm Fox Transfer.

Took the stage win on the descent of the Poggio.

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beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
Dunno but expect to see shorter drop and lighter posts over the next few years after Matej Mohorics descent in the San Remo. They banned the supertuck, he swapped out his aero custom painted Merida with an aero shaped seatpost for the new Scultura with a round post, just so he could run a 60mm Fox Transfer.

Took the stage win on the descent of the Poggio.

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I knew there was a downside to roadies converting to disc brakes - they're infiltrating Rotorburn! :eek:
 
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