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Reply to Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/17/2016 5:00 PM

Looks like the lower eyelet is high above the downtube and very close to the seat tube, generally in the same spot as Full Floater. Could be either fixed or floating, but can't tell from the pic because it's hidden from sight. My impression is that they're ... more »

Reply to Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/17/2016 5:00 AM

Looks like subtle changes to tube shaping and positioning. Looks like they moved the entire seat tube back, altered the downtube to swoop less, increase tube diameters towards the front of the tubes and bottom of the seat tube, and longer seatstays. ... more »

Reply to the best cheap enduro bike 7/28/2016 6:27 PM

Well, AU throws a wrench in anything I know. I'd be checking out the Giant Reign. Can probably talk them down to $3000 for the base model. How much do the Canyon Strive and Whyte G160 run?

Reply to Canfield Brothers Unveils CBF™ Suspension Patent 7/28/2016 5:54 PM

^ SC and Yeti maybe realizes that no one's trying to pedal *while* taking a huge hit that uses up 60+% of their travel. Isn't recommended sag *also* dependent on shock rate curves? - Santa Cruz's leverage is highest at their recommended sag, for max ... more »

Reply to Canfield Brothers Unveils CBF™ Suspension Patent 7/28/2016 5:32 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but did CB just patent something that makes their dual link mimic a single pivot in terms of pedaling efficiency? That relation between chainline and center of curvature looks exactly like having a single pivot located at the ... more »

Reply to Which bike do you regret buying? 7/22/2016 11:52 PM

Yeti SB95 and Evil Following for 2 different reasons. The Yeti SB95 was the purchase that broke my 1-bike quiver days. It made me wonder which bike suit me best, and I started becoming a bike whore from then on. It was a very good bike. Just too good, ... more »

Reply to What Tool Couldn't You Live Without? 7/22/2016 10:42 PM

Some form of internet, for everything from manuals, to music.

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/22/2016 5:53 AM

Some of you guys probably would enjoy playing around with an EBB.

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/19/2016 4:32 PM

What's with the controversial title, now that you've corrected the misunderstandings, misled by your original post? "Short chainstays suck" = Short chainstays aren't always better. Longer is better for taller riders, racers, and bikes with longer fronts? ... more »

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/19/2016 12:23 AM

I think it boils down to people riding what they're used to. If it's different, there will be "growing pains" in getting used to it. Trying to use the bike in a way similar to their last, and seeing it struggle (wheelies, manuals, etc.), is seen as a ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 7/13/2016 6:07 PM

Nice, a major redesign of the rear hub! Love outside-the-box thinking. Wonder if Yeti will run this standard somewhat exclusively on their bikes... well, if Cannondale can do it...

Reply to Wild Looking 2017 FOX 32 SC Fork 4/1/2016 3:51 PM

There's been news on floating around for a while. The new race (weight weenie) class step down cast 32. Boost, without the wider stance, and crazy light. I think around ~1400g. Performance Elite has a slick black ano stanchion finish, in between the ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/30/2016 4:19 PM

Regarding the VP cassette patent, it's interesting, but not sure how that supposed to be any more affordable than a GX cassette, when everything's still pinned, but just less hollowed out. Does leaving the cogs excessively long contribute to anything? ... more »

Reply to Did my LBS rip me off? 3/26/2016 6:27 PM

Is this what you used? http://www.amazon.com/Helicoil-5546-6-Metric-Coarse-Thread/dp/B0002KKPXK

Reply to AutoShock - Linking Your Dropper To Your Shock 3/19/2016 2:35 PM

Sounds like what Fox intended with the CTD. I'd speculate they had their reasons for not linking the dropper to the suspension, and why mfgs, besides Rocky Mtn and Scott, didn't link the front and rear susp settings together. I don't use lockouts for ... more »

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/7/2016 2:12 PM

Frankly, I like vids where I can see fine details of everything from rider technique to how the trail's built. I prefer slow-mo vids where I have more time to notice details. I have a peeve against speeded up video at the "good parts". I generally like ... more »

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/29/2016 8:03 PM

Bar height. I find hard to adapt to a bike set up with an upright-position. High rise bars, lots of spacers under the stem, stem rising upwards... the horror! I will admit that I'm more leg than torso though.

Reply to How Big is Too Big? 39-inch Wheels on a Mountain Bike 2/17/2016 1:30 PM

Make it real and ride it!

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/3/2016 3:29 PM

Well, that's one way to get discs into the peloton... but it makes their bike less aero!

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 9:45 PM

There is a production model that offer settings to provide 250W of power for up to 30 mins,100W for 1h, 50-75W for 1.5h. A higher end model runs silent (ceramic) and hide its batteries better. If you're like me, that's hardly any less than my own body's ... more »