Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 20th Jun 10:41am

Ew.
Oh, it helps with aerodynamics? Sign me up!
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Conners on Thu 20th Jun 11:24am

Come on guys, this is serious innovation.
How many times have you caught a brake hose on something during a crash and destroyed a caliper or lever?










Oh wait - never? No, me neither.
Totally not worth the hassle of developing specific unions to join hoses and all the other overly complicatedness that this is.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby philstar on Thu 27th Jun 3:57pm

it is another solution to the problem that internal cable routing on frames solves
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Thu 27th Jun 5:20pm

Conners wrote:Come on guys, this is serious innovation.
How many times have you caught a brake hose on something during a crash and destroyed a caliper or lever?

Oh wait - never? No, me neither.
Totally not worth the hassle of developing specific unions to join hoses and all the other overly complicatedness that this is.


But if you route the brake hose out the steeerer and past the fork brace. That may change. :cry:
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Tue 9th Jul 9:24pm

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Wed 10th Jul 11:40am

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Velocipedestrian on Wed 10th Jul 12:05pm

Dougal wrote:First Mezzer ride report: https://www.mtb-mag.com/en/first-ride-manitou-mezzer/

Looks promising. Pity about the reviewer contradicting himself.
Marco Toniolo wrote: the variables are reduced to one: the new Manitou Mezzer

Marco Toniolo wrote:This argument, however, needs more evidence, because I mounted the Protaper cockpit, also part of the Hayes group, together with the Mezzer. A completely new carbon component can make it hard to judge vibration, feedback and blows to the rider’s hands.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Wed 10th Jul 12:17pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
Dougal wrote:First Mezzer ride report: https://www.mtb-mag.com/en/first-ride-manitou-mezzer/

Looks promising. Pity about the reviewer contradicting himself.
Marco Toniolo wrote: the variables are reduced to one: the new Manitou Mezzer

Marco Toniolo wrote:This argument, however, needs more evidence, because I mounted the Protaper cockpit, also part of the Hayes group, together with the Mezzer. A completely new carbon component can make it hard to judge vibration, feedback and blows to the rider’s hands.


Yeah that was weird. It's not like 35mm bars decrease trail feedback.

My first Mezzers should be here soon. Demo will be available.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Conners on Wed 10th Jul 1:02pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:Zerode Katipo.

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Reckon the 140mm Katipo could be right up my alley.
Dreams are free...
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Wed 14th Aug 1:43pm

Look what just arrived! :thumbsup:

2019.08.14 Mezzer.jpg
Manitou Mezzer from Shockcraft


https://www.shockcraft.co.nz/manitou-mezzer.html
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby AgrAde on Fri 16th Aug 11:42pm

FYI I have three frames and no forks at the moment.
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Dougal on Wed 21st Aug 10:09pm

AgrAde wrote:FYI I have three frames and no forks at the moment.


What wheel sizes?

We've got a collection of 27" boost and non boost demo Mattocs if you need to get riding while you make up your mind! :sly:
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Rik on Tue 15th Oct 1:20pm

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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby AgrAde on Tue 15th Oct 7:31pm

Yuck.



Dougal wrote:
AgrAde wrote:FYI I have three frames and no forks at the moment.


What wheel sizes?

We've got a collection of 27" boost and non boost demo Mattocs if you need to get riding while you make up your mind! :sly:


I've got two forks and a broken hand now, but thanks for the offer. Neither forks are good though. A first gen modern pike and a coil helm. The helm would be great if there was a spring that suited me - I'm clanging off the bottom out every 15 metres with a firm spring despite having too much compression damping, and not getting anywhere near full travel with an extra firm spring and the damper wide open. Coil can suck a fat one as far as I'm concerned.

Oh well, can't ride anyway :huh:
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Re: New Stuff Thread....

Postby Velocipedestrian on Wed 16th Oct 1:26pm

AgrAde wrote:I've got two forks and a broken hand now, but thanks for the offer. Neither forks are good though. A first gen modern pike and a coil helm. The helm would be great if there was a spring that suited me - I'm clanging off the bottom out every 15 metres with a firm spring despite having too much compression damping, and not getting anywhere near full travel with an extra firm spring and the damper wide open. Coil can suck a fat one as far as I'm concerned.

Oh well, can't ride anyway :huh:

Sounds like you have time to eat heaps of pies to prep for Christmas, then you'll be two-handed and the perfect weight for the x-firm next year.
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