Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
- Increased lateral stiffness
- Reduced weight
- Reduced maintenance
- Cheaper for customers to replace
- Self lubricating
You can find more information on the bearings here.. http://www.igus.com/show_iglide.asp and you can also order replacement bushings directly from them quickly and at a low price.
The axles for the main pivots have been specifically designed for performance, simplicity, and ease of maintenance. This has been achieved by:
- Direct grease injection ports with set screw grease zerk
- Grease injection can be done in under 30 seconds, just unscrew the set screw, inject grease, screw in set screw. (obviously the area MUST be clean when you do this to stop grit getting in to the pivots)
- 3 parts to the axles... axle, bolt and zerk ... that's it, why over complicate things?
- Double helical groves on the axle surface to allow the grease to push under the bushings.
- Hard anodised finish to axle surface improves the life of both axles and pivots. (not seen in prototype above)
Yes the bushings are self lubricating, so if they remain clean then there is no need to even grease the pivots, however if you suspect there is some grit in there then injecting grease can force out the grit without harming the bushings.After spending months testing and abusing the prototypes that all had the new pivot assemblies we are very confident that they will help improve your riding experience.
Friday, August 17, 2007
13 cars, about 30 people, riding, trawling, camping, having party and fun. One week on the road. We spend perfect time riding every day one or two different locations like bikeparks, local freeride and dirt jump spots or secret trails.
Kamil Tatarkovic (Kona Les Gets, 3th man from 4x world cup 2006) and me at his backyard
I have an Banshee Pyre in test. The bike was build little more for freeride and it was perfect on all kind of trails, dirt, 4x track, freeride singletracks... Geometry and suspension system worked great, but it ts still a light enduro frame. I thing that new burlier Rune will be excellent do-it-all bike.
Check few pictures from trip:
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I'll also try to take some pics of the behind the scenes look.
I've got more on the trip and Lance from Canfield and Ryan from Astrix say hi. I've been hanging out with those guys while I'm here. Luckily I missed racing in the hill climb they did before I arrived and both are still hurting as it was 75K ride uphill, in basically a mild hurricane... maybe I'll get Lance to jump on here and give the gory details.
anyway I gotta get back at er
I know a lot of you are eager to know more about the Legend (DH race specific frame), so I'll give you all a bit of an inside scoop!
7.5 - 8.5" adjustable travel
DH Specific geometry (again adjustable)
Very low center of gravityLight weight but with strength where it needs it
....and the linkage is totally new to banshee, and in a sense..the industry (however I have been working on fine tuning it for 2 years now to get the best possible performance)
So here is the early geometry that I have put together. Please comment on changes you would like to be seen made! I want to design the best bike possible, so the more feedback I get from the riders the better!Please give me some feedback... I want to get the geometry of this bike right the first time!!