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Obtainium shock spring bearings
« on: Jul 10, 2009, 12:28 »
yet another product to add to the plushness of the back end


Bearings to allow the spring ends to rotate in relation to each other, something they do naturally as the spring compresses.


here's more info

http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219863

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2009, 12:45 »
Hah I read the thread title and thought it was another let's make something mundane out of an exotic material. Who knows we'll have things made out of kryptonite in no time  ::)

Looks like a fairly good idea, but surely fixing a problem that doesn't really exist and adding another bearing to go wrong into the mix.



Edit: Actually having read the thread on RM seems like it might do some good. I'm half tempted to get something like this and try it out.
« Last Edit: Jul 10, 2009, 12:54 by [Veero] »
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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2009, 15:30 »
It's a good idea.

I've a feeling that as well as stopping the binding it might also prevent the spring bending/banana-ing when compressed and hence stop the spring rubbing on the shock body that all these Ti spring owners report... but I don't know if it will for sure..

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2009, 16:51 »
A uk frame company should be bringing them in to the country when they are realised

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 2009, 17:12 »
How long are those flat needle bearings going to last in the UK then?

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #5 on: Jul 10, 2009, 17:57 »
i read about this during this years world cups as some of the top lads were trying them out i would like to try some for my self as i never realised the springs binded until then seems a top idea to me as you'll be able to keep them and use them on what ever bike you fancy really :D
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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #6 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:03 »
Sorry if i sound like a 'tard but where exactly do these go?

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #7 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:22 »
At each end of the rear shock's spring!

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #8 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:27 »
Ah f**k me i didnt look at the link lol.

Yeah they could be a good idea for Ti SPrings but TBH there isn't really a huge problem as they would of been developed years ago

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #9 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:30 »
whats the consensus here about running just one?
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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #10 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:37 »
Ah f**k me i didnt look at the link lol.

Yeah they could be a good idea for Ti SPrings but TBH there isn't really a huge problem as they would of been developed years ago
It was, and has been used on most other top end machines using springs, just look on the ridemonkey for the examples.

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #11 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:41 »
Ah f**k me i didnt look at the link lol.

Yeah they could be a good idea for Ti SPrings but TBH there isn't really a huge problem as they would of been developed years ago

lmao mate these are widely used in other areas were springs are used like motorsport rally cars use these and have done for quite a while now
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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #12 on: Jul 10, 2009, 18:45 »
Seems like a great idea to me, though it would interesting to see just how noticiable it is in a dyno test. It should let the damping do it's job rather than fighting the deformation and twisting of the spring I guess.

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #13 on: Jul 10, 2009, 19:14 »
I'm wondering why you need one at both ends of the spring?

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Re: Obtainium shock spring bearings
« Reply #14 on: Jul 10, 2009, 19:18 »
From Ridemonkey...

"I talked with Jim at Obtainium last night. He said you dont have to run both bearing collars if you dont want to. You can get away with only one. I am going to try it both ways."


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