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moorey

I choo choo chose 29
Yep, can't remember what it was but something released in the last year or so was like that from factory. Very weird.
It’s one of the Norco ebikes. Only on one model I saw. I don’t understand. Trunnion is largely to allow shorter E2E for the same stroke, innit? This defeats any purpose.
I see no other trunnion benefit other than to the companies selling replacement shocks if mounting bolt is loose.
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
It's a clever way to deal with sideloading, and trunnion mounts inability to deal with it normally. Essentially does the same thing is spherical shock hardware.

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So....painting a horse so it looks like a cow on camera?
 

beeb

beebenson
It’s one of the Norco ebikes. Only on one model I saw. I don’t understand. Trunnion is largely to allow shorter E2E for the same stroke, innit? This defeats any purpose.
I see no other trunnion benefit other than to the companies selling replacement shocks if mounting bolt is loose.
Covid parts shortages maybe? NFI why you'd bother otherwise...
 

moorey

I choo choo chose 29
Covid parts shortages maybe? NFI why you'd bother otherwise...
Surely it’s been engineered that way...and was done so long ago. I think it’s a 2020 bike BTW...so sold in 2019, designed long before that...maybe.
 

Switch

Likes Dirt
Hi Brains Trust, appreciate your input on something I am pondering.
I have a 2020 Marin Alpine Trail E1 coming soon (yes I know ebikes are bad) and it comes standard with a 29er 160mm RockShox 35 Gold RL fork and 150mm 27.5 rear.
On my current bike I am running a 2017 27.5 Rockshox Lyrik Solo AIr RC fork with 170mm Debonair upgrade that would be lucky to have 300km on it. Is it worth swapping over forks and running the Marin as a 27.5 instead of the mullet or is the Gold 35 now running the same technology and performance of an older Lyrik fork?
Trying to come to terms with the most expensive bike I have ever purchased having the lowest spec of any bike I have ever purchased.
 

Minlak

would blow a manky old hobo for $20
Hi Brains Trust, appreciate your input on something I am pondering.
I have a 2020 Marin Alpine Trail E1 coming soon (yes I know ebikes are bad) and it comes standard with a 29er 160mm RockShox 35 Gold RL fork and 150mm 27.5 rear.
On my current bike I am running a 2017 27.5 Rockshox Lyrik Solo AIr RC fork with 170mm Debonair upgrade that would be lucky to have 300km on it. Is it worth swapping over forks and running the Marin as a 27.5 instead of the mullet or is the Gold 35 now running the same technology and performance of an older Lyrik fork?
Trying to come to terms with the most expensive bike I have ever purchased having the lowest spec of any bike I have ever purchased.
Personally I would ride it and see if your happy then decide - We get very focused sometimes on the "Spec" and not the ride.
 
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