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    Some serious Lyrik flex. OMG!

    My Lyrik feels like this when plowing into stuff.

    Never thought it would be flexing that much though!

    Talk about bushing slop. and I don't think it's the camera lens either. Look at how the other staight lines are not bent.
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    That's absolutely a fish eye lens. It looks like the stanchions are bending...

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    yea not flexing
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    Um, your spokes/ht aren't straight either...leads me to believe it was the lens/postprocessing.

    Besides, you aren't "plowing" there, wheel rolling unobstructed - I wouldn't even look for bending there.
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    Magnesium is a soft metal, but not THAT soft. Those legs look like linguini, its gotta be the angle, the lens, or some really gnarly photoshop action.

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    I think hes right. The wheel seems to be a circular shape.

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    can you post a larger pic?

    Was this a crop or a resize of the original?

    What camera was it taken with? SLR compact digi?

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    It was probly an SLR with a lens at <50mm

    There is a filter in PS that allows you to semi-correct wideangle distortion... it looks like he went a little to far with it though.

    Usually when I see distortion like that in a photo that I take the distortion is opposite of the photo above. IE: the stantions would be bent inward not outward which is what leads me to belive that it may have been that perspective PS filter (I think I remember it being called that...)

    I could be 100% wrong though, who knows...
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    It's not me in the pic. I found it on the mongoose web site.

    http://www.mongoose.com/mtn/bikes_home.html

    Honestly though, the Lyrik is one serious flexinator. It could be that the guy tapped the brake right as the pic was taken.

    When bending my fork around, I notice the bushings allow a lot of flex to happen, nothing else flexes much. Maybe this is why it's such a damn smooth fork though. Smoothest fork I've ever ridden, even compared to supple Zokes.

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    Wow... taken straight from the web site... interesting..

    Always considered the lyrik to be a solid fork... one of the stiffest S.C. forks out there... never once felt like it flexed like that.
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    person taking the photo was smokin' too much sweater fuzz
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    It's the lens. It all looks ganked up to me.
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    Ignoring the fact that something would have probab;y broken before that point, one would think that the fork wouldn't compress right given its thats twisted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    It's the lens. It all looks ganked up to me.

    Usually in a wide-angle or diagonal fish-eye you should see more distortion around the edge than in the middle, which is usually crips and distortion-free

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    New inference: Lyriks suck

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    You would need serious force to make any metal of that gage flex that much. Thus:

    1. That fork in the picture is broken, and all locked up and the rider weighs a ton (metric)

    OR

    2. Its the lens. Force is required to bend anything (even linguine) and that fork is almost fully extended, thus there is very little force acting on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    ganked up .
    Havnt heard that one in awhile.

    It's the pic not the fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmajor
    2. Its the lens. Force is required to bend anything (even linguine) and that fork is almost fully extended, thus there is very little force acting on it.
    Good call. With the rider weight that far back the front tire would have broken loose long before significantly flexing that fork.

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    looks flexy-

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    Check their first pick on their home page.... similar effect. Photo error.
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    When you look at the bigger pic on teh web page its obvious its a light fish eye, or a full fisheye thats been unsuccessfully de-fished...

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    Yeah, the crop that the OP did on the pic doesn't do it justice.
    The fork on the mongoose site is in the right 1/3rd of the pic - perfect place for a bit of fish-eye action.

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    Fish-eye.

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    i think its funny they would post that on their sight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB_prodigy
    I think hes right. The wheel seems to be a circular shape.

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    i'm sure that's not what you intended to say, but it reads funny

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    Its actually called "barrel distortion". I know because I also lurk/write in dpreview.com

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