Liked a comment on the item KTM Prowler 150mm-Travel 29er Bike 9/1/2017 8:55 PM

I've tried to understand the geometry on their US offerings and I can't understand what the goal is. Really steep head angles on their intermediate and aggressive trail bikes. Am I the only one that things their geometry is oddball for current trends? I just don't know who they're marketing their range...more

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It's not just you. Steep head angles and short reach. It's no wonder they can't get any traction in the market. KTM, you need an experienced product manager. I'm offering my services, just sayin.

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Added a comment about feature POV of All 5 Stages of the Whistler Enduro World Series 8/7/2017 2:49 PM
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Hell Yeah, RDS will separate the men from the boys!

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Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 12:54 PM

29" DH casing tires with Cushcore: heaviest enduro tire setup of all time?

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More weight on front end with shorter stem defies conventional wisdom? Typically longer stem for more weight on front end.

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Added a comment about video EWS Ireland Stage 1 Preview with Iago Garay 5/26/2017 2:41 PM
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If I had a nickel for every pixel...I'd have a nickel :-( Why is the quality shite even at 720p?

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/10/2017 7:26 PM
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In theory yes as they license the design. In practice, not even close as their QC is a joke. The RF is unreliable as can be...the 9.8 the opposite.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/9/2017 11:27 AM
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You left out 9point8, which is a shame as it is by far the most reliable and has 175 and 200mm options to boot

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Post 3/4/2017 3:31 PM
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A Crank Brothers product with QC issues? Impossible! Seriously, how can their QC manager still have a job at this point. Oh well, 6th time will be a charm guys.

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: YT JEFFSY 27 2/15/2017 11:07 AM

CF Pro Race with Eagle and a Pike or CF Pro with a Pike please otherwise super rad!

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB How-To: Choose a Mountain Bike Dropper Seat Post 12/14/2016 11:53 AM
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9.8 200mm has been available for a couple months now (at least if you were on the wait list). No more double drop BS!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Race Face Turbine R Wheelset 12/12/2016 1:08 PM
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Zero flats with a Specialized Control casing is unheard of, even with front application. Those things slice just looking at them cross eyed. Perhaps you're not the hack you make out to be! I'm with you on the wider rims. 2.3' are too squared off. Wider rims only make sense if you're willing to heft a 2.5" or greater so you still have a rounded profile.

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Added a comment about feature How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 8:10 AM
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Funny, my question would be how would he have a bike sponsor? There are a ton of washed up used-to-bes that still want to ride their bike for a living. The return on investment isn't there for a guy who isn't racing or competing at the highest level and garnering the eyeballs to go along with it.

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Felt Decree 3 3/10/2016 12:48 PM
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Somebody finally called a spade a spade on the overconstrained rear triangle (i.e., flex pivot). Basically impossible to get proper shock spring and damping rates when the frame is contributing it's own spring and damping rates.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 5 Places Dain Zaffke Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 3/10/2016 12:41 PM
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Good list but common, Sedona was long ago a destination before Firsty came on the scene a few years back. Not taking away from what they're doing now.

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Didn't T Mo retire?

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Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Turner RFX v4.0 GX 2/10/2016 2:50 PM

Seems strange to see ' gusset ' looking moldings on a carbon frame.

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The 90's called, they want their long chainstays and 30.9 seat tubes that can't accommodate 6" droppers back. Hey it only took Turner 20 years to accept bearing instead of squeaky bushings.

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Added a comment about photo 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 9/18/2015 7:50 AM
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falling rate to 50% and then progressive rate. Hello, that's called wallow!

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Added a comment about slideshow It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/5/2015 9:55 PM
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No bones about it, this is motorized by most definitions and technically not allowed on most trails and may exacerbate access issues. That said, WHY?

My thoughts on a few issues...

1) Increased erosion? The bike can't roost like a moto. It merely increases one's power output. If the argument turns to weight with the contention that somehow causes increased erosion are we banning 45lb DH bikes too? Most experienced trail users will tell you horses cause more damage than any other form of transport. I'm not suggesting excluding horses, just saying we all have equal rights.

2) Who's to tell? You think some park ranger can tell you have an E bike? Bear in mind you must always be pedaling to be moving up hill. Why is it illegal for me to pedal up at 8 MPH assisted but the guy with great genetics and EPO and blood transfusions for breakfast it's OK?

3) What is the underlying concern? We hard core MTBers need to get off our collective high horse - better than though BS attitude and accept other viable forms of recreation. We didn't and don't appreciate the attitude from the established hiking community when this sport came into being and we should remember that as this new variant blossoms. I am still earning my turns...I can just earn more of them in the same precious time.

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