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Added a comment about feature Revolutionizing Carbon Bikes with Guerrilla Gravity - The Inside Line Podcast 2/1/2019 6:34 AM
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Love to see small businesses pushing the envelope, in this case with seat tube angle too. As a person who runs a 250mm seat post (from top of seat tube to seat rails) I really want to ride a bike with a 77 degree seat tube angle! Would be nice to not be sitting just forward on my rear axle. The Smash seemed perfect until I saw that the effective seat tube angle has gone down from 77 to 75.9 degrees on the XL (and with a 73 degree actual angle doesn't that mean that the longer my post the less seat tube angle?). Don't get me wrong, that is still steeper than most but it seems like XLs should have the steepest seat tube angles.

Not picking on Gorilla Gravity as it seems this happens on most bikes as they grow in size. Would love for a frame designer to explain why this happens and if there is a way to change this.

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Liked a comment on the item Four Races - 2019 USA Cycling Pro GRT Schedule 1/24/2019 2:29 AM

Saw this earlier today...Disappointing. I don't know if USA Cycling is having a hard time securing venues or they just flat out don't care about the gravity discipline of the sport. Personally I feel like it is the latter. I say that because...last couple of years at the national...more

Liked a comment on the item Four Races - 2019 USA Cycling Pro GRT Schedule 1/24/2019 2:28 AM

The best thing about retiring from racing was not giving money to USAC.

Liked a comment on the item Four Races - 2019 USA Cycling Pro GRT Schedule 1/24/2019 2:28 AM

NORBA hates you

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/22/2019 10:11 PM

Loved the Comp 32! Many of us ran it front and rear to protect our rims on rough tracks like the Mount Snow NORBA track. Michelin had the best rubber compounds in the 90s. The Maxxis High Roller is a copy of the comp 16 (or 22?).

Added a comment about product review f'ed deeply 1/20/2019 7:42 AM
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Wow, wish I saw this in 2017. My post leaked all the air out the first day I used it. Contacted them through customer support on their website and was told I needed to send it in, back to Canada. I explained that it broke on the first day of use and asked if they could send me a new one and then I would send in the broken one. They said no way.

For over a year I used it manually and my students asked me about it and I told them, broke the first day, won't hold air and they want to go without my bike for two weeks to fix it (if it was their fault). Why did I do this? Because at 6'3" I need 200mm of drop, running the cable housing through my frame is incredibly hard and I would have to buy a tempory dropper post.

Finally, this May they admit to all customers that they've had problems all along and they will send me thew parts to fix it!

Had a local shop do the work for me and now it holds air for about a month. Works great.

So I completely understand Casey's review!

9point8's email: If you are happy with your Fall Line seatpost and it is working well,
then this email is not for you.


But if you have a persistent air leak
you may qualify for a FREE permanent repair.


If you have a leak, start by compressing the post down to roughly one inch and remove it from your bike. Pump up your post to approximately 100 psi and fully submerge it in a bucket of water. Take note of any air bubbles that you see and contact support@9point8.ca

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Liked a comment on the item Brendan Fairclough's Rampage Line POV 10/29/2018 6:20 PM

That chute entrance is absolutely insane

Liked a comment on the item Brendan Fairclough's Rampage Line POV 10/29/2018 6:20 PM

Sad to see that he got freakin robbed by the judges, what a run man!!!

Liked a comment on the item How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 12:07 PM

The problem I see with above proposal is: Brendawg, (or whoever) is still gonna feel like someone #GotRobbed - because scores will still come from a single panel of judges......And keep in mind -you’re never gonna keep everybody happy either because:
1. the Freerider “purists” are gonna want to see...more

Liked a comment on the item USA Cycling Announces 2019 National Championships 10/12/2018 7:27 PM

Winter Park is known for its super legit DH trails.

Liked a comment on the item USA Cycling Announces 2019 National Championships 10/12/2018 7:27 PM

also same weekend as a Big Mountain Enduro in the same state.


COME ON

Liked a comment on the item Vital Rides the All-New Cannondale Habit 10/9/2018 9:53 AM

Very surprising they're talking up size-specific anything, but continue to have the same size chainstays on all sizes! Perhaps the big folks feel the pedalling effects because they're automatically more over the back tire and weighting the rear suspension more, and the small folks feel scared...more

Liked a comment on the item Hey Sam Hill, What's with Your Bulge? 10/3/2018 6:30 PM

pretty sure this is the only reason he won the EWS overall this year smile

Added a comment about product review Tested: e*thirteen TRSr 9-46 Cassette 10/2/2018 11:11 AM
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I spoke with an executive for E13 at Crankworks (global sales manager?) who adjusted my derailleur for me, super nice guy (but a little condescending, it was obviously my fault, not his cassette). However, the problem has nothing to do with the derailleur adjustment, as I tried to explain to him. I have had other cassettes miss-shift because of the derailleur adjustment but never had them drop to the smallest cog while trying to shift into the biggest cog. The executive refused to blame it on the cassette and refused any kind of warranty.

Google E13 cassette reviews and read the other comments here, I am not the only one with this problem. My drivetrain was worn out so I replaced the entire drivetrain, new cassette, chain and chainring and of course readjusted the derailleur and the limit screws and have had trouble since the first day.

Ask Monty Henry (a long time bike mechanic and shredder in Moab) he was right behind me when it happened about a month ago and he said, "wow, I've never seen that happen before in my life!"

Ask my students, it has screwed up in every camp I have taught this summer.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: e*thirteen TRSr 9-46 Cassette 10/2/2018 10:00 AM
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I have the same problem. Even had an E13 tech adjust my derailleur at Crankworx (as he said that was the problem) and it still shifts super clunky and under the slightest load will drop to the 9 tooth when trying to shift into an easier gear. I've been mountain biking since 1989, was sponsored by E13 in the early 2000's and have used various Sram, shimano, Sun and Praxis cassettes and never had a cassette drop the chain the wrong way by 6-8 gears under load. Will never by an E13 product again (which is too bad as I loved their products in the past).

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: e*thirteen TRSr 9-46 Cassette 10/2/2018 9:53 AM

mine isn't as bad as his, but it works worst than a shimano or sram cassette, and sometimes skips under load, and it only has 3 months.
an not specking about the cracking noises. i entered in contact with them and they sent me the revised upper part, will see when i install it, a...more

Liked a comment on the item Tested: e*thirteen TRSr 9-46 Cassette 10/2/2018 9:52 AM

Having tried a brand new chain (11-speed, duh) with it multiple times, two different derailleurs, a perfectly fine hanger AND a brand new one for good measure, I think that rules out all of the variables you mentioned. The other reports I heard from my local shop were not as negative...more

Liked a comment on the item New Bikes, Tools and Riding Gear - Interbike Day 3 - The Crazy & The Cool 9/20/2018 5:56 AM

Please no video.. do a regular slide show.