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t0-ster

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Jun 2019
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    Yea good point on the storage thing. Mine comes into my workshop in my apartment once in a while, and if i had the cargo it wouldnt fit around the corners in the stare well, or in normal bike parking racks outside.

    Yea and im not carrying massive loads all the time on it. Primarily my son, bikes, wheels, and some furniture.

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    Wheelbase essentially. The handling is a lot more agile, tight u turns, maneurverability, feels good having the front wheel closer. Super easy to pop the front wheel up over a curb while riding, and lift the back too, where as the cargo is much longer and sort of required the wheel to do most of the work.

    It also has the same capacity as a cargo because you can use a cargo rack and extender bar like i did.

    The Cargo feels really long, and turning is slower (less reactive) at slow speeds, due to the wheelbase. Its probs more stable at speed, and the front wheel position makes it less likely to tip forwards if loaded heavily in front of the wheel. But if ur hauling something that big, uve probs got buddies to help getting it on and off, and you wont be flying at speeds that require more stability than what the mini max's wheelbase already offers.

    But what also had a lot to say was Jimmi had this one in the basement with sliding dropouts, allowing for lots more tire clearance.

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    I've ridden a few bullits loaded and unloaded, but for normal bike feelz, omnium takes the cake and makes bullit feel like a freighter @amey

    I've just got my self a Mini max Ti, and im loving it. Makes parental leave quite a bit better ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPO05iJT­FoQ

    more (to come) in my CP thread

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    To be honest im thinking more of a 45mm offset, so the trail wont be particularly low.

    My gut feeling is that having low trail on a bike that wont be front loading more than 75% of the time is almost a shame. But again, maybe the handling of unloaded low trail bikes isnt as bad as i think it is!

    Regardless, this is an interesting read :) They seem to think its 'all hype' ;)
    https://www.analogcycles.com/debunking-l­ow-trail/

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    The fork im working on?

    Yes, and maybe also some 1"

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    Nice!! It looks pretty close to reaching its full potential.

    I've been looking lots more at trail and front end geo as im working on a functional fork for retro mtbs, so its all starting to make sense.

    I feel like having a low trail bike is really rad, but only if you have enough bikes to swap between so it rarely needs to be ridden unloaded. Like in your case, this one is so specifically put together to carry shit, that it makes sense.

    But lets say you're a 2 bikes kinda guy: if you consider how decent a mid-high trail setup actually handles with a front load, it would be a shame to put a low trail fork on your one do it all bike and spoil all the riding done with out a front load.

    But then again, i dont own a low trail setup so cant really speak from experience.. but i do have lots of mid-high trail bikes i only front load, and they work just fine.

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    Dang thats some offset. Does look pretty eager for a front load i guess. How is handling unloaded? And was it also to reduce toe overlap?
    Btw, very pretty bike as always ♡

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    great tyres

    Word! Looks great all stripped down like that

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    Yea thats ace. Think u'll need something to stop the rear axle from slipping?

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    huck to flaaatttt 🤘

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