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by chezewyz
Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Downhill/Freeride Discussion
Topic: Santa Cruz V8
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Santa Cruz V8

1) 1st picture is the old Outland 2) 2d picture is the VPP-Free 3) There is no such thing as a V8 or V7 4) surprise, surprise - the VPP-Free looks like a Yeti AS-X 5) ride reports are that the rear end of the VPP-Free is WAAAAY stiffer side-to-side than the Bullit 6) VPP-Free is NOT designed to repl...
by chezewyz
Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Downhill/Freeride Discussion
Topic: Ok...where do they draw the line?
Replies: 32
Views: 1594

it is sorta overcomplex, but...

the tranny looks (to me) spot-on for the drop height. I think there are a lot of people out there with ideas in their heads that don't have much engineering behind them. In addition to engineering, the stunt DEFINITELY needs flow. Without flow, it's just a death match, which is boring to ever person...
by chezewyz
Tue Sep 09, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Whistler & B.C.
Topic: Hcor and Crew B.C. Road Trip…East meets West
Replies: 20
Views: 56676

comparing Plattekill

The ride down was worthy. It was damn dry but the trail was crazy fun. Some pretty techie woodwork and some real good natural terrain. Then it got steep. Plattekill has nothing on this trail?we were up to our asses in steeps and loving and hating every second of it. Some of these sections you were ...
by chezewyz
Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Downhill/Freeride Discussion
Topic: MAKING A FRAME
Replies: 50
Views: 2164

don't do it without proper instruction from a FRAME BUILDER

As a recent graduate of UBI's framebuilding school, and as one who is starting a custom framebuilding business, I can tell you Acair422, you have NO IDEA what you are getting into. There's more to making even a basic steel hardtail than just "copying Kona geometry." Framebuilding starts with a detai...
by chezewyz
Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Downhill/Freeride Discussion
Topic: Marzocchi, my next target
Replies: 99
Views: 5128

Got news for you buddy. An engineer (of proper discipline, not a computer engineer, chemical, or electrical) is VERY capable of providing usefull information on suspension forks. Afterall we design the things. And we also design just about everything you use everyday. /// And not all engineers are ...
by chezewyz
Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Downhill/Freeride Discussion
Topic: Marzocchi, my next target
Replies: 99
Views: 5128

1. just because someone's an engineer or metallurgist doesn't mean he/she is capable of providing useful commentary on ANY suspension fork. I've known tons of dense engineers - in fact, by job choice, the densest people I've met (after actuaries and accountants) are engineers. 2. MY personal experi...