Likes Bikes and Dirt
Yes! I just discovered this yesterday. Watched the episodes on suspension, brakes, wheels and bars/stem. I thought they were all really good. He obviously is coming at it from a particular viewpoint (IE - a racer wanting the best performing equipment that is also consistent ans easy to maintain) but he makes that clear from the start.This has been an interesting series:
One of the most important components of any mountain bike is suspension. With no component sponsors this season, Brian Cahal is in a unique position as a professional rider to test and evaluate critical parts he will put on his Forbidden Dreadnaught for the EWS race season. In this episode...www.vitalmtb.com
Ohlins really seem to be coming along, their product line up is looking like more and more of a threat to the established players.
I found it really interesting that the stock Fox/Rockshox forks were probably set to deliver the best performance for the average rider but that let them down a little at race pace. Probably not too hard to get a race tune on either of them.