Newly Released Suspension & Components General

yuley95

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This has been an interesting series:


Ohlins really seem to be coming along, their product line up is looking like more and more of a threat to the established players.
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.

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.
 

Isaakk

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Looks alright, low stack height & overall length is a winner. Does look a bit more faffy for changing travel and servicing though.
 

yuley95

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Wolftooth dropper post! :oops: Didn’t see that coming.

Weird they claim on Pinkbike it is the first self bleeding dropper yet BikeYoke launched the Devine a while back. Even had a wolf tooth employee/rep in the comments section doubling down on the claim.

Looks nice though and good to have other quality options
 

shiny

Go-go-gadget-wrist-thingy
Weird they claim on Pinkbike it is the first self bleeding dropper yet BikeYoke launched the Devine a while back. Even had a wolf tooth employee/rep in the comments section doubling down on the claim.

Looks nice though and good to have other quality options
I asked the question on their Instagram page and they replied;

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So it’s the first true self bleeding post.
 

yuley95

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I asked the question on their Instagram page and they replied;

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So it’s the first true self bleeding post.
Wolf tooth said the same in Pinkbike comments (pretty much word for word which makes me think it was a prepared response) and guy from BikeYoke disputed the comment:
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I'm sure there is some technical detail that can be disputed or a definition of 'self-bleeding' that is not agreed upon but either way I don't think its a good look for Wolf Tooth to make the claim.

I'm also wondering if the BikeYoke comment is a suggestion that will be cracking the new post open to see if it infringes any patent to achieve a similar result.
 

Cardy George

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I'm also wondering if the BikeYoke comment is a suggestion that will be cracking the new post open to see if it infringes any patent to achieve a similar result.
They'd be foolish to not. I would. Way back when Holden designed the VE Commodore they were very open about the fact the bought a BMW and emulated that.
 

beeb

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They'd be foolish to not. I would. Way back when Holden designed the VE Commodore they were very open about the fact the bought a BMW and emulated that.
If only they'd bought a 3 series instead of a 7 series they might still be with us. (I know they were aiming for the US/Arab police vehicle platforms, but seriously making the VE a land-barge was a shit decision).
 

Tubbsy

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If only they'd bought a 3 series instead of a 7 series they might still be with us. (I know they were aiming for the US/Arab police vehicle platforms, but seriously making the VE a land-barge was a shit decision).
A mate of mine worked at Holden in development at the time, from memory it was a Bangle-era 5 series.

Apparently the engineering blew them away, they took it apart and rebuilt it a few times.
 

shiny

Go-go-gadget-wrist-thingy
Wolf tooth said the same in Pinkbike comments (pretty much word for word which makes me think it was a prepared response) and guy from BikeYoke disputed the comment:
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I'm sure there is some technical detail that can be disputed or a definition of 'self-bleeding' that is not agreed upon but either way I don't think its a good look for Wolf Tooth to make the claim.

I'm also wondering if the BikeYoke comment is a suggestion that will be cracking the new post open to see if it infringes any patent to achieve a similar result.
Sacki is the owner of Bike Yoke. I guess different ideas of self bleed. Be interested to see how the Wolf Tooth goes long term. I think Pinkbike mentioned some squish that required a few drops to fix.
 

Oddjob

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A mate of mine worked at Holden in development at the time, from memory it was a Bangle-era 5 series.

Apparently the engineering blew them away, they took it apart and rebuilt it a few times.
Hehe, and yet Toyota had to make some 'suggestions' to BMW for the Supra.

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beeb

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