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Liked a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/6/2019 4:18 PM

I second this. Came here for the mountain bikes...

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Liked a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/6/2019 4:18 PM

Can you put this crap on a 2nd website. This is an MTB site.

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Liked a comment about press release First UCI World Champions for E-Mountain Bike To Be Crowned in Mont-Saint-Anne 3/6/2019 9:03 AM
Liked a comment about product review Another Direct-to-Consumer Contender: Introducing the Fezzari La Sal Peak 8/26/2018 11:02 AM

man...if you think that's rude, you must get your feelings hurt all day long. Relax and smile

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Liked a comment about product review Another Direct-to-Consumer Contender: Introducing the Fezzari La Sal Peak 8/25/2018 12:56 PM

The name makes me picture snobs in targa tops & turtle necks. Can't buy it for the name alone.

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Liked a comment about feature Go Big or Go Home | Commencal Meta AM 29 6/19/2018 12:36 PM

A few comments:

-"no crazy antisquat numbers" : anti-squat of 100% basically means that whatever suspension movement is introduced by the force on the pedals is counter-acted by the tension on the chain, leaving the bike essentially free of bobbing (seated climbing, all other things being equal). Above 100% means the chain tension is greater than the force causing the suspension to compress, which actually means the chain tension will extend the suspension under pedaling as opposed to let it compress. This bike has 115% of antisquat at 30% sag, so although it is not "crazy", it is still a considerable amount. In real life it translates to a very efficient feeling at the pedals.

-"what looks to be a slack(ish) st angle" : yes, the actual seat angle is slack, but as I indicated in the article, the seat tube is also offset towards the front of the bike, so you end up with an effective seat angle that is actually steeper than the 27.5" version of the bike (measured horizontally at the top of the steer tube). Of course, if you have really long legs the actual seat angle will at some point start to become a problem, but I do have proportionally long legs for my height and it was perfectly good for me - and I'm allergic to slack seat tubes.

-36 lbs: I find that weight is really not such a big influence on climbing performance. I'd happily trade 5 lbs for good anti-squat and a steep seat tube. I have a few local loops that I can ride with or without a hydration pack, and I don't find it much easier getting up the climbs without the 10 lbs pack (just stoked to then not have it on the way down, where I enjoy feeling lighter and more nimble...)

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Liked a comment to kneesliding's bike check 5/18/2018 11:35 AM

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Liked a comment about video The Rockiest Course Ever - Sam Pilgrim Previews the Losinj World Cup DH Track 3/19/2018 3:55 PM

urban DH racing is cool because it's its own thing. and it's amazing. but seeing the last 15+% of a track being pavement in a UCI DH race? crushed gravel at the top of the track?

this course is awful and i look forward to the comments from the racers. these men and women are the most elite MOUNTAIN bike racers in the world. is this course a joke? might as well just copy the EWS course selection - they're putting in the work to keep the circuit fresh and challenging...

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 2:37 PM

Great Review but wish you had similar tires and similar spec bikes. Some bikes have PUSH coil shocks and Fox factory forks and Meaty Downhill tires like the DHF while other have lower end Fox Performance (not even Performance Elite) forks and Trail tires (Bontrager SE4).

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