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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/26/2020 12:38 PM
Curtis Gillen

Excellent job with the review! I like the bit about actual seat tube angles. When I took the seat post with saddle mounted, off my 2018 Transition Scout and slid it into my Banshee Rune V3, the difference in actual seat tube angle was immediately apparent. Like my seat was pointing down, way down in fact. Besides the awesome fact that Banshee lists seat angle at different heights, they seem to be coming much closer with the actual seat tube angle, which of course feels great climbing.

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Updated photo album Transition Scout 2018 2/23/2020 9:38 PM
Transition Scout 2018

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New Mexico MTB

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Updated photo album B&W MTB 2/23/2020 1:29 PM
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Updated photo album Adventure Rigs & Bike Haulers 2/18/2020 11:03 AM
Adventure Rigs & Bike Haulers

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Updated photo album Utah MTB 2/18/2020 10:38 AM
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Updated photo album Colorado MTB 2/18/2020 10:27 AM
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Added a comment about feature TRAIL BIKE MULLET EXPERIMENT - Vital Gear Show 12/24/2019 7:59 AM
Curtis Gillen

Thanks for doing this test! I have been thinking of trying this with my new Banshee Rune, but I'm starting to realize the juice isn't going to be worth the squeeze...

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Added a comment to BikeBlur's bike check 12/18/2019 12:20 PM
1Bike "Dream Machine"

how are you liking the Bartlett fork setup? Looks great!

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Added a comment to dirtworks911's bike check 12/11/2019 7:42 AM
2019 Pivot Firebird 29

that build looks amazing! I have been on the Flexi Bars since November 2017 when they came out and I agree with your thoughts completely. They definitely cut down on arm pump and hand fatigue, which is especially noticeable when riding the Angel Fire Bike Park.

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Liked a comment on the item 2019 Pivot Firebird 29 12/11/2019 7:39 AM

Here are my thoughts:

Pro: The elastomers are noticably active in damping the smallest of chatter. Although forks have gotten much better throughout the years, they still have quite a bit amount of static friction. That's why linkage forks are so appealing but as you can tell, are very difficult to get right...more

Added a comment to alexwendt's bike check 12/11/2019 7:36 AM
Alex’s Pivot phoenix 29

great looking bike!

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Gear Show - Maxxis Tires Rolling Experiment, New Bikes, Tech & More 12/10/2019 7:51 PM

Now if we could figure out how to determine if "shoving your bike across the line helmet down, butt across the back tire" saves time...or loses time. I mean...sure the bike's going forward. But the rider's jumping off the back. I would think unweighting the tires to...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital Gear Show - Maxxis Tires Rolling Experiment, New Bikes, Tech & More 12/10/2019 7:51 PM

How about same tyres, say the Assegai exo+, but with variations on PSI (e.g F20 R24/ F25 R30/ F30 R36)

Could even try with/without Cushcore to test their claim of better rolling efficiency ?

Added reply in a thread best clipless pedal 12/10/2019 2:49 PM

Little update on the Time S8 pedals. I still really like them, but I will say they struggle some with sandy mud. Slimly mud no, problem. However, I have found they do require some kicking on the pedal to remove heavy mud before clipping in when sand ... more »

Added reply in a thread Products to review 12/10/2019 2:42 PM

Rune V3

Added a comment about feature Vital Gear Show - Maxxis Tires Rolling Experiment, New Bikes, Tech & More 12/10/2019 12:20 PM
Curtis Gillen

How about some semi slicks in the back next time? This year I have experimented with the E*Thirteen SS, Specialized Slaughter, and Maxxis SS to try and get a little more speed on xc rides with burly trail bikes. All three of those tires corner very well, but as you would expect, braking and sometimes climbing traction are lack luster compared to more aggressive options. I would be interested to know if running the semi slick tires actually equates to a big difference in rolling resistance, or if its all in my head. They certainly feel faster...

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Added reply in a thread Products to review 12/10/2019 11:30 AM

Will the new Banshee line be added for user reviews?

Added a comment about press release New Bikes from Banshee! Introducing the All-New Titan 29 and Rune V3 12/10/2019 11:25 AM
Curtis Gillen

Got caught in the rain during a ride a few weeks ago and had plenty of clearance for mud build up on my Rune V3. That was with a 2.35 E*Thirteen tire and plenty of sand sticking to the mud. Love the bike, and the only thing I would like to see is an additional drop out option for an even longer CS, say maybe 445-447mm.

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