Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2018 Orbea Rallon - A Wildly Fun Carbon Enduro Machine 6/26/2017 10:22 AM
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Thanks, and I'd certainly love to be a part of that launch!

That's about what I figured just based on eyeballing main pivot location and the leverage curve. It was bordering on suspicious that there was virtually zero mention of pedaling capability anywhere though!

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2018 Orbea Rallon - A Wildly Fun Carbon Enduro Machine 6/26/2017 9:01 AM
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It doesn't seem like Orbea obligated any reviewers to actually pedal the thing though... My MTB 'scene' doesn't involve bike carrying mules or heli drops.

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Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/2/2017 12:37 PM

Happy to field any questions from the audience if any queries arise.

Added a comment about feature Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/2/2017 12:37 PM
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Awesome bike!

I really appreciate the honesty about the gearbox drag, no shifting under load, and low engagement points. This stuff rarely comes up in the magical internet gearbox world where so many think these are the magic bullet. It sounds like a good solution for someone who wants a tough, low maintenance rig.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Ohlins RXF 34 Fork 1/17/2017 2:30 PM

What a perfect username.

Yes, the placebo effect is a real thing, especially when you're discussing minor changes to the same product. To say that 99 out of 100 riders wouldn't know they had an entirely different fork on the front of their bike is a ridiculous claim, however, and I'll take...more

Added a comment to Mel-Mchappy's bike check 10/20/2016 8:39 AM
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Seriously weak. Like those Syntace rims are anything to be ashamed of- those are good wheels! It's like putting Ferrari badges on a Porsche or something.

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Added a comment to madelkcycles's bike check 5/22/2015 9:51 AM
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RAD!

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Added a comment to shimstack's bike check 9/9/2013 8:42 AM
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My Monarch RT3 tune is Low Compression, Mid Rebound.

The Low Compression tune is awesome- this bike pedals really well without any platform/pro pedal, and the shock feels closer to a coil with minimal compression damping. I never touch the blue lever, even on fire road climbs. It just doesn't bob.

I weigh 180ish with gear, and I run the shock at 195PSI. The rebound has to be set within a few clicks of full slow due to the high leverage ratio. I've also filled up the outer "volume spacer" sleeve on the shock with plastic shims to make it more progressive.

This bike is awesome overall. I have a couple thousand miles on it so far, and I'd change two things about the frame:

1. Make some room for a coil shock like CCDB. The pedaling performance would make this a great option for big rides.
2. Do a carbon version and drop a couple pounds- but really that's only in my head. It never feels heavy while riding.

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Added a comment about photo Adaptrac Tire Pressure Control System - Sea Otter Classic 4/28/2013 6:56 PM
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That's a Maverick fork. Most of one anyway.

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Added a comment to shimstack's bike check 4/22/2013 10:26 AM
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Yeah it's an XL, the reach on the L wasn't long enough with a short stem. The 150mm reverb stealth just barely worked!

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Added a comment to shimstack's bike check 4/22/2013 10:07 AM
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Woohoo! It's not nearly that clean now...

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Added bike check shimstack's Commencal 4/21/2013 11:27 AM
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