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hate to be the one to break it to ya kid but MTB secretly stands for Must Toke Bongs

Added reply in a thread Great upgrade PT II 1/20/2016 7:48 PM

That's cool stuff, I've been keeping an eye on Lindarets and these dropper adaptors are keen just like the rest of their products. You could make one with an old bar end and a hacksaw but these are done right. Those boost adaptors are a no brainer but ... more ยป

Added reply in a thread Guerilla Gravity 1/20/2016 7:26 PM

I want one, with a higher pivot, 142 rear hub spacing, longer chainstay, ODI fork bumper mounts, an idler option and a 20"+ reach. I know someone who has one. I'm pretty sure they ride like a unicorn with buffalo wings.

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Liked a comment on the item Test Sessions: 17 Suspension Systems Cycled for Science 1/19/2016 8:54 PM

Cool perspective, but remember that since the bikes weren't all in the same front/rear cog combo, comparing chain growth, etc. is pointless.

Added reply in a thread Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/24/2015 10:25 PM

I'd enduro this

Added reply in a thread No-pedal Shifting - Easy Shift from HXR Components 12/23/2015 4:42 PM

Same idea but these systems also had a fixed rear cluster, which reminds me of the Honda RN-01 which then reminds me how much better it would be just to have a gearbox instead of this.

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/13/2015 1:21 PM

I think I misinterpreted that. He was saying combine both series for an overall EWS & DH winner?

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2016 Airdrop Edit 12/13/2015 1:05 PM

Chain stay bridge looks fine. But seat stay bridge is tiny. And the long stays themselves act as levers on the small bridge. Even if you rode it back to back and couldnt notice the difference your still putting more lateral strain on the bearings and increasing wear. Not as effective as welding the rocker...more

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I agree with you that it would be better with a one piece rocker link, maybe they'll wise up and make one in the future. It would bring the price up but would be well worth it. Giant made the Reign with such a low stack that I'm not surprised they weren't selling XL's when there are plenty of other bikes out there with similar reach numbers and higher stack. They also didn't even bother bringing the XL Glory AL into America, which make me think they hate really tall people

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/13/2015 11:09 AM

Thanks for clearing up the WTB marketing mumbo jumbo, I had to dig to find that info on their website but you are correct! Pardon this ignoramus for not realizing "Enduro" casing is actually a dual-ply DH casing.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/13/2015 11:05 AM

I think he meant bringing more WC DH riders into the EWS would make it harder for the current competitors

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Luke Strobel, 29er Destruction in the PNW 12/13/2015 10:45 AM

here ya go - 46 other RAWs to get stoked on w/o goggle-put-on-shots - http://www.vitalmtb.com/vitalraw (check adam brayton's from 2 years ago...BRAAAPPPP!!!)

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Xtra Large people. Many brands have XL's with about 485mm reach. I'm 6'5" with an ape-factor of 10 (6'9" wingspan) so I'd find a 500mm reach comfy with a 45mm stem. The old 26" Specialized Pitch XL had a 490mm reach and they came with a 60-70mm stem.

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Added reply in a thread What's The One MTB Thing You'd Want For Xmas? 12/12/2015 12:42 PM

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both the seatstay and chainstay are bridged so it should have plenty of lateral rigidity. I agree completely about the frame + fork, shock & dropper packages and the lackluster SRAM wheels. That's a smokin' deal if you want to cherry pick the less expensive and preferential components. Now if only they made an XL

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/12/2015 9:19 AM

I couldn't help but chuckle at that statement, especially in reference to a WTB single-ply. DH tires have a dual-ply casing and there is a reason many enduro racers use them on rough courses.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/11/2015 7:21 AM

None. They don't make dual-ply tires for DH.