Visiting a friend gave me the opportunity to spend some time testing the FF-01 and 02 on unfamiliar terrain, most of which had about 10x the elevation my usual ride contains. This trip started as a tour which went south, but why leave Oregon if you don’t have to? So far we haven’t and it […]
Overview: It’s been about a month now since first trail testing the FF-01 and although it is too early to make claims about performance, handling or ride characteristics, it is exciting to know the FF-01 is daily handling the tasks of trail riding. Upgrades during Update #1 were successful and there is no feedback either […]
Overview: Week 1 was a blast. I had some time at Kettle and some time around the neighborhood but also had my first broken part. The part which broke was intended to be produced out of titanium but at the time it was not ready to ride so I produced an aluminum part in […]
I may regret this in the future but that depends on how many times this has to be done.
I still remember the 80’s but its clear to me that the MTB seed wasn’t planted in my life until the 90’s wave of recreational entertainment rolled through my VCR. I’m not sure who started this trend, I like to think its Warren Miller but I imagine people have been and will be watching others do […]
Last time I promised a history of suspension but i’m more interested in the history of bicycle suspension, and even more interested in some modern history. This is not to say i’m skipping or avoiding any particular design, the modern era of cycling has covered about every variety of suspension from telescopic to linkage, to […]
The ubiquity of the telescopic fork is something i’ve always thought to be a curious subject. The absence of linkage forks in OEM applications, outside of BMW, and a few other niche products, is often attributed to their ‘feel’ being very different than telescopic forks. This difference in feel is related to the objective differences in wheel-path […]
Measure twice cut once, in this case I believe we measured 5 times, and cut 6; in the end things came together nicely. The customer needed a fit tube to reinforce a seat post which was also removable. A aluminum tube and 3D printed urethane/nylon ID expanding collet were fitted to the end.
This stem was designed, and manufactured as a case study for understanding the application of low volume, rapid cycle time, soft tooling in producing high end bicycle components. The ability to have non uniform wall thickness allows for the creation fine details and engineered shapes such as internal ribbing or integrated components. Styling, Mold Design, Machine […]
In 2011 while validating composite materials for use in Surgical Instrumentation JGW was introduced to SIOC materials and the process to produce green and cured carbon ceramic matrix materials. Carbon Ceramic Matrix materials have great strength to weight properties as well as the ability to maintain this strength while producing a suitable braking surface for friction […]