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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/7/2020 10:05 AM
Dave_Camp

cool. I'd love to see slightly heavier/downspec (no carbon anything) Ebikes with huge batteries (800+ w/h). I want to have bigger range and ability to run turbo mode most of the time. I've ridden one once and ended up using eco mode and not having a lot of fun. Barely went further than I could have pedaled on a light trail bike.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/7/2020 7:47 AM
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Roughly how much climbing (vertical) are you guys getting out of these before the battery dies? 5,000?

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Added reply in a thread Michelin Wild enduro vs Maxxis assegai/dhr2 7/24/2020 9:43 AM

I ran a set of the Michelins- never managed to flat them and was expecting to because they were so much lighter than Double Downs or Schwalbe Super Gravity... I think mine weighed 960 Front and 1100? Rear. Raced on them at Snowmass Big Mountain Enduro- ... more »

Added reply in a thread RockShox Fork Dampers 5/19/2020 9:06 AM

I'd put that top out bumper back in. It's a mechanical top out stop- I worry your fork could over-extend and pull the stanchions above the lower bushing (that would be very bad).

Added reply in a thread RockShox Fork Dampers 5/18/2020 2:54 PM

My understanding is that the new damper will fix that initial 10mm of travel and provide a more predictable ride. Get a new Debonair spring. That will cure the 10mm of soft travel at the beginning. FYI new springs are way cheaper than a new damper... ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tubeless Wheel Issues 5/15/2020 6:27 AM

Either more tape or google 'ghetto tubeless split tube method'. That seals any rim.

Added reply in a thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/7/2020 7:59 AM

lever throw is related to seal roll-back- i'd imagine putting in thicker rotors would end up similar to putting in new pads. UNLESS then new rotor pushes the pistons so far into the caliper that they can't fully retract. https://www.quora.com/What-causes-a-brake-piston-to-retract ... more »

Added reply in a thread FORUM HOTSEAT - Transition Bikes Crew 4/30/2020 8:27 AM

Will you guys be making aluminum versions of the new bikes?

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/29/2020 6:24 AM

You'd be surprised... 99.9% of racers on the circuit have normal stuff in their shocks. Maybe custom shim stacks and always good maintenance. That's it.

Added a comment about video AMAURY PIERRON - Vital RAW 4/23/2020 7:21 AM

Yeah- similar to Gwin when he's on. Both super stable on the front of the bike.

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Added a comment about feature What's New? 2021 RockShox Lyrik, Pike, Yari and Revelation Forks 4/10/2020 7:05 AM
Dave_Camp

Dang.

Wish we'd gotten bike geometry right the first time in 1990 but it takes some tweaking ya know?

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/8/2020 1:35 PM

I don't know enough about their rubber compounds- where does 'dual compound' sit on the scale? Only thing I understand anymore is MaxxGrip, Maxxterra, MaxxSpeed. Those make sense to me. MaxxSpeed is sick because they don't wear out but you'll die if ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/8/2020 7:55 AM

^^MaxxGrip is the problem.... On the rear they roll slow and wear out fast. I want this for exactly what was described above- a heavy duty enduro bike that gets pedaled around. Ideally you have a lighter casing with grippier rubber on the front. They ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/7/2020 1:56 PM

I feel like Maxxis doesn't need more tread patterns. I JUST WANT A DH CASING AGGRESSOR WITH MAXXTERRA RUBBER.

Liked a comment on the item Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 7:02 AM

I just once want someone to show how to change out fork oil in the dark on a cold winter evening on the front porch(that the missus is still pissed about all the chain lube drips being on) with the wrong tools and stuff falling between the slats into the leaves underneath and...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/4/2020 2:38 PM

I can execute air can and fork lowers 50h service on a 'normal' garage workbench in about 1 hour. You'd certainly need to practice a few times to get good at it, but it doesn't seem out of reach for an enthusiast to do a few services each season. Check

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