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7 years 3 weeks ago #40474 by TJ_Zydel
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bennymack wrote: I currently have theory with regards to the longevity of egg beater pedals, or the lack thereof. I think that the cages are constantly being pushed apart by the act of pedaling and cause the springs to wear out prematurely. Riding in a primarily high-torque single-speed manner probably doesn't help either.

I'm getting a set of candy 3's to test my hypothesis that if there's something there to support my foot other than the cages then they'll actually last a little longer. Will probably help prevent the large gouges in the bottom of my shoes as well. I actually wore through the metal egg beater shoe shields in one season.


i had a pair of those last year. the only thing i did not like about them besides the ocassional pop out from rock strike (seemed not as tight) was the fact that the platform tappers outward giving a rocking effect under your foot. i used to like the solid flat mini platform that surrouned the eggbeater.

ahhhhh dude...

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7 years 3 weeks ago #40472 by TJ_Zydel
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Mojo Man wrote:

boogenman wrote:

Mojo Man wrote:

boogenman wrote: I have always liked a nice single pivot FS bike, the 29'er superlite is nice.


I'd like to test that bike too, I'm not sure all of this multi pivot/linkage hyp is that benificial.
But, then again, what do I know about bikes.

Mojo


You are a engineer right? You should know something about which design would work best. Why did you buy a Mojo?

Dave Weagle(DW link) sure thinks his design is the cats ass. My 2007 Giant Reign is a 100% ripoff of a DW link and I must say the suspension sure works well.

I have owned a DH bike with pretty much every suspension design other than DW and I think the good old Horst link worked the best for DH racing. I have had 2 single pivot bikes, one high and one low pivot, both pedaled pretty bad but everything else was nice.


It guess it depends on which Engineering discipline you studied and have working knowledge/experience in. Unfortunately I’m not a suspension expert, all I can do is offer my mechanical background and take a common sense approach, which in most cases is enough to get me by. I also don’t want to or care to read all of the “dry” technical papers written on the different systems, either.

As for knowing what feels most efficient or works well on the trail that’s a matter of personal preference. For me it depends on the type of riding I am currently doing and enjoying.

Last year I’ve been riding a HT 29’r SS XC about 99 % of the time, plus 90% of my riding/training has been at Sprag. I guess I’ve grown accustomed to the snappiness of the HT when I ride, so when I get on my Mojo, it feels, well, squishy.

I solely bought my Mojo an all of the hype I’ve read, and dealers I’ve talked too, is that a good way to buy a bike, hell no, but then again we don’t live where all of the top bike manufactures have consumer demoing.

Time will tell….and if I’m wrong about my buying decisions, there’s always E bay.

Mojo


DW link is pretty damn spot on...Giant's Mastero (previous owner)is as well. as for my current wip, niner's cva is also pretty damn good.

as for HT, yeah i'm trying to rock that out...it's been awhile, and i agree with training and getting some miles in on the SS, mine is almost completely built and i'm looking to drop 15lbs this year...

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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #40455 by twright
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thinned out and added to the herd...


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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #40454 by Mojo Man
Mojo Man replied the topic: Re: 2012 upgrades

boogenman wrote:

Mojo Man wrote:

boogenman wrote: I have always liked a nice single pivot FS bike, the 29'er superlite is nice.


I'd like to test that bike too, I'm not sure all of this multi pivot/linkage hyp is that benificial.
But, then again, what do I know about bikes.

Mojo


You are a engineer right? You should know something about which design would work best. Why did you buy a Mojo?

Dave Weagle(DW link) sure thinks his design is the cats ass. My 2007 Giant Reign is a 100% ripoff of a DW link and I must say the suspension sure works well.

I have owned a DH bike with pretty much every suspension design other than DW and I think the good old Horst link worked the best for DH racing. I have had 2 single pivot bikes, one high and one low pivot, both pedaled pretty bad but everything else was nice.


It guess it depends on which Engineering discipline you studied and have working knowledge/experience in. Unfortunately I’m not a suspension expert, all I can do is offer my mechanical background and take a common sense approach, which in most cases is enough to get me by. I also don’t want to or care to read all of the “dry” technical papers written on the different systems, either.

As for knowing what feels most efficient or works well on the trail that’s a matter of personal preference. For me it depends on the type of riding I am currently doing and enjoying.

Last year I’ve been riding a HT 29’r SS XC about 99 % of the time, plus 90% of my riding/training has been at Sprag. I guess I’ve grown accustomed to the snappiness of the HT when I ride, so when I get on my Mojo, it feels, well, squishy.

I solely bought my Mojo an all of the hype I’ve read, and dealers I’ve talked too, is that a good way to buy a bike, hell no, but then again we don’t live where all of the top bike manufactures have consumer demoing.

Time will tell….and if I’m wrong about my buying decisions, there’s always E bay.

Mojo

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Staying at home, lying on the couch is much more comfortable
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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #40452 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: 2012 upgrades

Mojo Man wrote:

boogenman wrote: I have always liked a nice single pivot FS bike, the 29'er superlite is nice.


I'd like to test that bike too, I'm not sure all of this multi pivot/linkage hyp is that benificial.
But, then again, what do I know about bikes.

Mojo


You are a engineer right? You should know something about which design would work best. Why did you buy a Mojo?

Dave Weagle(DW link) sure thinks his design is the cats ass. My 2007 Giant Reign is a 100% ripoff of a DW link and I must say the suspension sure works well.

I have owned a DH bike with pretty much every suspension design other than DW and I think the good old Horst link worked the best for DH racing. I have had 2 single pivot bikes, one high and one low pivot, both pedaled pretty bad but everything else was nice.
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7 years 3 weeks ago #40451 by Mojo Man
Mojo Man replied the topic: Re: 2012 upgrades

boogenman wrote: I have always liked a nice single pivot FS bike, the 29'er superlite is nice.


I'd like to test that bike too, I'm not sure all of this multi pivot/linkage hyp is that benificial.
But, then again, what do I know about bikes.

Mojo

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Staying at home, lying on the couch is much more comfortable

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