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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 Evil Bikes 'The Following' 29er 1/3/2015 4:22 PM

Latest issue of Bike Mag has a review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTOL6C4-7ZQ&sns=em

Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2015 1/3/2015 10:09 AM

They're just trying to work out how to make gearboxes frail, perishable, design upgradeable and then they'll be marketed like no tomorrow.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: DMR Brendog Vault Pedals 1/2/2015 8:48 PM

As a fellow sufferer of flat pedal addiction, I'm baffled by this review - the suggestion that the platform on the vaults is too small is just odd. I've been out to the shed to measure my Vaults, and also a set of Point Ones - the Vaults are both longer and wider than the Point...more

Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2015 1/2/2015 5:57 PM

I watermark stuff so it doesn't get stolen. As soon as someone throws cash my way for it, watermarks are out. That's business. Watermarks have no place on website pages because the photogs should have been PAID to take them off. That's all I'm sayin'.

Liked a comment on the item What NOT to Do on New Year's Eve - Guy Climbs onto Bike and Falls Hard 1/2/2015 8:02 AM

This is the next American Ninja Warrior!

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 1/1/2015 8:14 AM

Because the only 650b tire maxxis offers that is 2.4 is the HR2...no minions..no shorty and the 2.4 in the rear is less than ideal...

Added a comment about feature First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/29/2014 9:37 AM
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Tires need to match rim width or the profile is less than ideal. Not sure why this isn't mentioned more by professional reviewers? I assumed tires would start to match wide rims so this won't be another short lived trend like it was when sun ringle offered 30mm+ double wides over a decade ago but we aren't seeing that.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/29/2014 9:18 AM

Because I have 30mm internal width rims on my bike right now and they don't work with with a 2.3 HR2 as a front tire...It's all good until you lean your bike over....the casing ends up being wider than the tread...maybe if you live somewhere with super good traction it's not as...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/29/2014 9:13 AM

Who actually makes tyres designed for wide rims ? on every wide rimmed bike I have seen the tyres make a very flat profile with terrible side knob angles.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/28/2014 7:34 AM

2.3 HR2 front tire + i31.5mm rim is not a good combo....I got all excited for a minute hoping there was a good option for a sub i30mm rim...

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/27/2014 6:34 PM

So that's what carbon wheels needed, a higher price.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 12/18/2014 3:00 PM

Engagement/hub looks good. 21mm inner width? Pass. Bring the hate but there's still a market for 26. Many of us are happy on our current frames but would still like options for wheels.

Liked a comment on the item How-To: Bike Lubes 12/18/2014 9:07 AM

I've never considered that suspension seal trick. I'd be worried about damaging the seal. I've always just done it as part of suspension service while the lowers are off the bike.

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE: Troy Brosnan's Specialized Enduro Expert EVO 12/15/2014 9:13 AM

Yeah, well... y'know that's just like, your opinion man

Liked a comment on the item Vital Soapbox - Mountain Biking and the Mainstream 12/12/2014 2:23 PM

I would still totally go for a MOAB from Maverik right now.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Soapbox - Mountain Biking and the Mainstream 12/12/2014 2:23 PM

Yes. It goes something like this:

"We like to ride our bikes. Some money might be nice. #ohwell."

Liked a comment on the item Vital Soapbox - Mountain Biking and the Mainstream 12/12/2014 2:22 PM

Love it! The last paragraph explains things perfectly. Its our sport!

Liked a comment on the item Tested: RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork 11/30/2014 2:23 PM

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I apologize for this. Although I can *promise* the fork was hammered through far more than a mini-bike-park or an XC trail (as pictured above) I couldn't convince my photog to bring his gear on the really fun rides. (one wanted to ride, not shoot the other just had dual...more

Liked a comment on the item Tested: RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork 11/30/2014 2:23 PM

dustyboy,

Seems like you figured out the secret. Its about the ride. Not about the swankiest new product. But hey, for guys like me that are trying to compensate for something (being slow, get your head out of the gutter), new product like the Pike is certainly a help!

And by the time...more

Liked a comment on the item Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/24/2014 4:32 PM

Not the same thing at all. Good try tho