Liked a comment on the item A Big, Bad Batch of Bruni Bangers 5/25/2016 10:24 AM

Did you see the gorilla? ;-)

Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/18/2016 9:41 AM

What tires are you using?

Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 3:34 PM
C50_v10

Well said, and great suggestions to try in the future. Expensive experiments but huge returns. I still have both sets installed on the same rims (31.6mm ID), so I'll take a measurement. I was bottoming out the rim using the DHR II ocassionaly while the Nobby Nic never caused an issue. I completely agree on the sidewall strength - Maxxis takes the win. If Maxxis makes the DHR II in a larger volume casing, I think that'll be the ticket.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 3:25 PM

Interesting observation. The volume of the DHR2 2.4" is slightly larger than the Schwalbe NN & MM 2.35" (61mm vs 60mm) according to the figures from both manufacturers, so I'm wondering why they would feel different in terms of volume and "float". This might be down to...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 1:01 PM
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I've been running these back to back against Schwalbe tires (both Magic Mary and Nobby Nic). They get the nod on cornering and braking but lack the air volume and 'float' of the Schwalbe tires. Not to mention, they're heavier. Schwalbe needs to make something that corners really well and rolls faster than the MM.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Crankbrothers Mallet E Clipless Pedals 5/9/2016 2:34 PM
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I had really high hopes for these, but a couple of "joey" crashes not being able to unclip, left me disappointed and were removed from my rig. Good to know the longer spindles work and that CB is actually selling them separately. I may just give them another go.

I second the comment around Time. Nothing else works better but they could use a nice platform update like these Mallet's.

Another major factor for that "flat-pedal feeling" is cleat placement. The Five Ten's in the review don't allow for enough rearward placement in my opinion. The new Spec 2FO Cliplite have better range.

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Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/6/2016 11:02 AM

I haven't seen any on the trails in Alberta, but I shoved some 2.8" Nobby Nics into my bike and couldn't get over how much easier technical sections became. I even compared some Strava segments and all were faster (up and down). They did feel a bit squirmy ... more »

Liked a comment on the item New 'Metric' Shock Sizes Demystified - What Does It Mean? 4/1/2016 12:25 PM

Oh, it looks like the bike world needed another standard, as things got a bit too simple these days! I mean, like, come on, we only have 1.1/8”, OnePointFive, tapered, normal, integrated, semi-integrated, zero stack, 22.2, 25.4, 31.8, 35, 9 mm, 20 mm, 15 mm, Boost, 135 x 10, 135 x 12,...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: ANVL Forge Stealth Saddle 3/30/2016 2:43 PM
C50_v10

I almost read some of this, but realized it's a review about a saddle. Cool name / branding though.

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Added a comment about video Cinnabon U Want 2/3/2016 9:11 AM
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Wow, sketchy crank failure

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 YT TUES CF Pro 1/14/2016 10:43 PM
C50_v10

Apologies, I didn't mean to come off as a dick. I think it would be incredibly helpful to see the same reviewer draw comparisons between bikes. Specifically, I followed your site's reviews of the Nomad and Capra but was unable to draw a conclusion on what to buy, without doing way more research outside of your site. Different perspectives and a whole lot of variables. For me (and this may be a small representation of your readership), I don't care about the tires or brakes or drivetrain on the spec. I can inform myself on those another day and more than likely, already have. I want to know how the bike rides, and how it rides compared to the other top-tier frames. Specialized Demo, Santa Cruz V10, etc.. Suspension discussion is hard to avoid when reviewing bikes, but let's remove as many variables as possible.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Santa Cruz V10CC 1/13/2016 8:51 PM
C50_v10

It's a super loud bike unfortunately. I've ridden the last three generations and the noise on this one is nothing short of disappointing.
It should be noted, it's by far the fastest of the last three.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 YT TUES CF Pro 1/13/2016 8:34 PM
C50_v10

So, goldilocks? I don't get it. Every bike review I read these days is a rave review. Let's hear some comparisons.

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Liked a comment on the item Source Hydration 2016 1/2/2016 1:05 PM

Just what fanny packs needed: A bra.

Liked a comment on the item Source Hydration 2016 1/2/2016 1:05 PM

Just what fanny packs needed: A bra.

Added reply in a thread Share Your Tubeless Tips 11/30/2015 2:08 PM

A small compressor can be similar in price to a good floor pump. I've had one instead of a pump for years. Even then, you can struggle with new tires. Remove the valve core and connect an air blower to the open valve with clear plastic tubing (this ensures ... more »

Added a comment to DownhillVP's bike check 11/24/2014 8:43 PM
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Did you buy a genius and then switch every part on it?

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