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Old 09-08-07, 11:31 AM   #1
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frame likes to flex.

i noticed my rockhopper likes to flex. is that normal? I keep hearing stiffer is better.
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Old 09-08-07, 11:38 AM   #2
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i noticed my rockhopper likes to flex. is that normal? I keep hearing stiffer is better.
What specifically is flexing? I have trouble believing that your frame is flexing. Are you referring to the fork?
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Old 09-08-07, 03:05 PM   #3
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What specifically is flexing? I have trouble believing that your frame is flexing. Are you referring to the fork?
In fact all the frame have a certain "flex ratio" ... I don't know why, I don't know how but I know that all the frame have it .... Just my opinion so Don't start saying I am noob etc ...
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In fact all the frame have a certain "flex ratio" ... I don't know why, I don't know how but I know that all the frame have it .... Just my opinion so Don't start saying I am noob etc ...
Agreed, but I have never seen my frame flex except for my rear triangles (stays) flexing towards one another when I slam my v-brakes because flex isn't usually noticed to my naked eye. Maybe to someone else's, but I can't see it. Plus I really don't think the main triangle can flex because it is so supported and butted and ovalized and hydroformed and all that fancy stuff in modern bikes.

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i noticed my rockhopper likes to flex. is that normal? I keep hearing stiffer is better.
As far as I know stiffer is better for power transfer and control, but less comfy so steel flexes more and you lose a little power pedaling out of the saddle, but it is more comfy and aluminum is harsher but it'll flex less. I think the comfort level is more noticeable than the power/control factors. I could be wrong about all this though since I've never really researched it - just from personal experience. Never ridden CF, but I hear its stiff and comfy.
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