By now, anyone who’s into downhill racing knows that Greg Minnaar is the winningest racer of all time, owning the most World Cup wins and podium finishes. His performance and fourth World Championship at Val di Sole this year was a great reminder of the success he’s had, further solidifying his G.O.A.T. status. But he’ll be the first to tell you that it takes a great team for everything to come together.
When a customer of one of your customer’s calls you to praise your product, well that is a call you want to pick up. One of our early Moto Customers, Mark Johnson from REP Suspension, launched a “Factory for a Day” data service using the Motion Instruments’ Moto Kit. Here is Richard Hoss's experience using Mark’s game changing tuning service.
Since we started Motion Instruments, we’ve had an opportunity to work with the best MTB and Moto racers in the world. What you may not realize is that there is a team of professionals working in the background to support these riders on many aspects of their career and training.
We have been working on a way to visualize damper performance for a while. Over the years of analyzing data, there were still some lingering questions we had about damper performance and quantifying what you are feeling. We pay close attention to the compression and rebound terminal velocities. From the picture below, you can see that every stroke, compression or rebound, has an acceleration phase followed by a deceleration phase. Between these two phases, you achieve max velocity. At the end of the stroke, you are at zero velocity and you are starting another stroke.
We’ve been mounting sensors to bikes for 3+ years now. Some bikes are really easy, others are really really difficult. There are a class of bikes that have placed the shock deep in the frame, making it really difficult to mount to. As long as we can take some simple measurements and we know the leverage curve of the bike, we can measure something other than the shock and translate that motion to the rear axle motion.