Next ride took a while due to unforeseen circumstances. So far my 3 layer Gorilla Tape is holding up fine after 4 DH laps (2 chunky, 2 flowy/jumpy). I used all my travel .
Also, in Guy's diagram, it would be impossible to construct that out of 1 piece of standard tape. My flap is already as deep as the tape is wide. Not saying the idea doesn't have merit, would just take more creative construction.
I did the pivot service yesterday on my medium 5c, as I noticed a slight creak. I had no alignment issues upon re-assembly as others in the release 1/2/3 thread have complained about. Definitely did not need a mallet. I did notice the axles had a chamfer, which seems to be a revised design from DB to make this service easier.
The creak is solved for now, but I discovered a very small internal hex set screw in the bottom pivot hole on the main frame. No clue where it's from..
I have been very happy with my release, only mods I have made are running wheels tubeless and bottle cage on outside of frame. Only regret is lack of space for bottle cage on INSIDE of frame. Terrific bike for the money, great value.
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