Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 4:21 PM
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Indeed. the point was it seemed weird to highlight a brand's entire product range with a frame that makes their vector product (chain guides) inconsequential.

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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 10:28 AM
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It's also interesting that the bike featured in all the pictures isn't using an e13 guide...

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Added reply in a thread The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 5:42 PM

I feel there are a few layers to this conversation +How many times has the person ridden the trail? 100 times on a dh bike and f/f without crashing? might feel inclined to back off the protection after climbing for an hour to get there +What does the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/25/2015 8:33 PM

This thread is funny. There are specific bikes designed to race at a high level, which have significant compromise for more general use outside the template they are designed. Competition formats: Xc Enduro Dh Slope style There are also more general ... more »

Added a comment about video One Run with Spencer Green | Pivot Cycles 10/6/2015 6:18 AM
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yeah buddy

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Added a comment about video Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/14/2015 1:46 PM
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brines, is this now? i come ride…?

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Added a comment about photo SARS!!!! 3/20/2015 10:00 AM
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SARS

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Added a comment about photo Bryan Regnier's YT Capra 3/13/2015 8:14 PM
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Not a debonair?

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/11/2015 10:08 AM

its the next size bigger wheel -- 700c

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/9/2015 5:22 PM

Vpp was developed by Outland Bikes in the late 90's and then licensed by Santa Cruz and intense. Neither developed it.

Added reply in a thread List off the mountain bikes you've had 7/1/2014 10:10 AM

brines, that BCD still lives, and my brother still rides it. :D

Added reply in a thread List off the mountain bikes you've had 6/30/2014 11:51 PM

oh man. trek 930 1997-1998 - first real mtb specialized m2 sworks 1998-2000 fat chance yo eddy 2000-2002 fat chance ti yo eddy 2002-2004 surly 1x1 2002-2004 ibis mojo 2004 marin team ti 1x1 2004-2006 moot ybb 2005 kona chute 2005 azonic steelhead 2006-2007 ... more »

Added reply in a thread "Small differences, looming large" and the perceived increasing cost of MTB 5/22/2014 1:34 PM

bikes are not more expensive, they are just better. more expensive means that the same thing (i.e. $500 then) requires more money now (i.e. $1000 today). that is not the case. bikes are so radically better now they are not comparable to what was here ... more »

Added reply in a thread "Small differences, looming large" and the perceived increasing cost of MTB 5/21/2014 6:17 PM

^^^ aside from modern X9/SLX being less expensive than m950 was a decade ago, its also about 1000x better performing.

Added a comment about video Silencing the Haters: Gwin's Return to Gwinning at the South Africa World Cup 4/17/2014 7:43 PM
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ec = all time

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Added a comment about photo #ThrowbackThursday - Dave Camp Shreds His Homemade DC Special Downhill Bike 5/17/2013 1:37 PM
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carnage canyon!!!!

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Added a product review for Morewood Bicycles Makulu Frame 3/7/2011 7:13 PM
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Morewood Makulu

Rating:

The Good: This bike is incredible. fast, stable, reactive, smooth, pedals well.

The Bad: sticker decals are sorta weak on a $3k frame

Overall: I have ridden a lot of downhill bikes as a manager of a high end mountain bike shop, from all the big players (trek, specialized, commencal, yeti etc). the makulu is legitimately the cream of the crop. It corners perfectly, pedals like a 6" trail bike, is totally smooth in the heavy chop yet super reactive when you need it. truly an incredible bike. it does everything as well as you could ever guess. so so much fun. folks always want the "latest and greatest" suspension designs, headtube angles, etc, and while the makulu does not re-invent the wheel with ultra progressive designs, its perforamance and all around high ride quality marginalize all of this. a 14.25" BB and 65deg head angle work. and if you want to change that, then drop an angleset in there. linkage driven single pivots that are this well designed simply work. i would strongly suggest optting for the nicer shock. while the fox is totally fine, a custom valved shock like a cane creek or avalanche really maximize this bike's potential. long story short this is without question the best riding, most dialer DH frame on the market, bar none. it is a pleasure to ride that will simply make DH riding more fun. simple as that.

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