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    Science - It works B####

    Came across this in my travels. Kudos to Mark Davie for doing research on mountain bikes. The Thesis compares full suspension vs hardtail. It's a long thesis, and I don't have time to read everything, but it does include some interesting info. Hate to say, it proves that hardtails are better on continuously smooth terrain and full suspension are better on bumpy terrain. And remember, numbers don't lie.

    http://theses.gla.ac.uk/2432/1/2011daviephd.pdf

    If you come across scientific comparisons and tests on bike stuff, post it. I'd love to see some numbers on wheel weight comparisons and impact studies on wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watts888 View Post
    Hate to say, it proves that hardtails are better on continuously smooth terrain and full suspension are better on bumpy terrain. And remember, numbers don't lie.




    No farkin ****. A purely non scientific conclusion by the way.

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    Lol... Science

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    Seriously.

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    Aliens.......
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    like no way, get outa here really. Who woulda thunk it
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    Aliens.......


    Yeah, I had an Alien. A Nishiki. I broke it.

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    From a math standpoint, it's cool to see how the numbers match up. Best part, almost everybody said they liked the hard tail on the bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yeah, I had an Alien. A Nishiki. I broke it.
    Me too...
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    nerds are funny.

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    did someone say science?

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    Isn't this just another spam thread?

    Kitchens, anyone?

    Or perhaps you prefer a sensual massage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by watts888 View Post
    ........... Hate to say, it proves that hardtails are better on continuously smooth terrain and full suspension are better on bumpy terrain. And remember, numbers don't lie.

    .........

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    Ya don't say....hmmm......maybe that's why I haven't seen any full suspension road bikes?





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    Mr. Davie should do an in-depth study on Lycra vs. Baggies.
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    I want some numbers on 9sp vs. 10sp cassettes.
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    Science - It works B####

    I don't believe you. Prove it.

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    Now I know why trails are being dumbed down
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    OK, if I really have to make a choice, then I vote for some hard tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    OK, if I really have to make a choice, then I vote for some hard tail.
    I think you'd like a rigid. Might like a cold shower too.
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    I wonder how much tax payers money was given to him to study that under the guise of giving their "olympic" team an advantage.

    BTW Hawgs, I love riding my hardtail of rocky loose bumpy terrain. I'll take that over a dually any day of the week but when it comes to the type of tail you pictured, give me some junk in the trunk please, you know the old saying, "The bigger the cushion, the better the pu.....""

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    I wonder how much tax payers money was given to him to study that under the guise of giving their "olympic" team an advantage.

    BTW Hawgs, I love riding my hardtail of rocky loose bumpy terrain. I'll take that over a dually any day of the week but when it comes to the type of tail you pictured, give me some junk in the trunk please, you know the old saying, "The bigger the cushion, the better the pu.....""
    I'm with ya on that. I need a big ass to keep me satisfied. I put the anorexic model on there to play it safe from a generic POV. In reality give me a girl with Kim Kardashian's booty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm with ya on that. I need a big ass to keep me satisfied. I put the anorexic model on there to play it safe from a generic POV. In reality give me a girl with Kim Kardashian's booty!
    You got the Kanye West junk goin on too?
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    My mtn biking friends have an idea for a scientific study. We need to apply for a grant to study it. To be honest, I'm a little nervous to reveal it here, for fear that one of you might steal our idea.

    Here goes,

    We have noticed that when we are riding down the trail, there is a nice, cooling breeze blowing on us. However, whenever we stop, that cooling breeze goes away. We stop for a break, and suddenly we are all sweating like crazy. Why is that? what happened to that gentle, cooling breeze?
    Clearly, this needs to be studied. And to do that study, we need money to cover our expenses while we ride. And we don't know if this phenomenom happens only at our local trails, or at exotic locations, around the world. Obviously we would have to travel to these exotic locations to ride our mtn bikes and study the wind patterns.
    I think we should be able to get a couple million dollars from some government entity so we can perform this important research work.
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