Added a comment about press release Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/4/2020 2:06 AM
EugenM

Do you think you could have been better on a P4?, by the numbers, I should be on a P2 but, the fact of the matter is, I am already on a size Large bike right now, as I have up-sized for more reach and longer WB. Still, my L size bike has almost the same reach(but 38mm longer ett) and, actually, a little shorter WB than the P2 I am supposed to be on. P3 is in Pole/Geometron reach and WB but, with a M size type ett. I just try to figure out if I will be able to steer 1280mm of bike. :D

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Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/4/2020 2:00 AM

What dropper/saddle are you using? I have a one up with a ergon saddle and can get 40mm in front or behind the clamps. Similar with a reverb and a giant contact dropper. some saddle combos might reduce that fractionally but that is still a lot of adjustment? I have a p3 size privateer, with the...more

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:21 AM

They'll have a 140-ish travel before a soon-burried 27,5".

(PS : I'm a big fan of 27,5", just became pessimistic about their future. At the front of bikes at least. Nostradamus said that in the 2022/3 horizon there will be only mullets, and only Greg Minnaar will remain on 29". Dual crowns...more

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Not many brands realise how much of a problem bovine friction can be for serious rider.

Added a comment about press release Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/1/2020 5:38 PM
EugenM

See, now we are getting somewhere. It really depends on what you want from a bike and what you want from mtb-ing. I want pseudo-dh rigs that can be pedaled.
For some reason, no bike from mondraker clicks with me, no even the superfoxy; also no bike from SC, beside the bronson, although, I should try the new tallboy as it has the potential and geometry for epic all days and mellower(-ish) trails.
Getting back to the 161..it has potential. Around 21% leverage ratio progresivity so I could use a coil on it and, maybe, until autumn, the befier 37-38-whatever mm stanchion fork from RS will launch and I could build it that way. Up-sizing as usual(I ran upsized even now on my enduro-park bike), man-handling/wrestling it into corners and mach speed-ing "the straights". With 490mm reach and over 1270mm wb, it should be a damn rocket. I wouldn't take it on an alpine tour even for a day, no to mention those that need 2 or 3 days in a row. If you want to have fun, this probably isn't the bike. If you want to go crazy on the downs and start asking yourself, at the end of the trail, how the f^*% you're in the parking lot and not decorating a tree somewhere up the trail, then maybe this is, or could be, the bike.

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Added a comment about press release Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/1/2020 3:50 PM
EugenM

Ok. My bad. But, if you have said megatower, I would agreed as that is the racing bike from SC.
Bronson is a tremendous bike and I love it. I have it on my desk wallpaper for 1.5 years. I would never buy one!, I am not a racer, and although I do occasionally take part in local enduro events, this is just a hobby that I keep throwing money at it. What I am interested is getting faster and faster down the hill everytime. I don't really care about fun, I ride always focused on having more speed and clearing a dh track faster than my previous attempts(break a little later, carry more speed into that corner, lean the bike even harder on that "other" corner, etc-etc) and always live from the adrenaline rush and from the satisfaction of clearing the trail faster. This is a hobby I might die from so, I don't understand really the fun part; and any bike or piece of tech that can help me go down a trail faster, is worthy of my money. Faster is the name of the game; I wanted to change my bike this spring with a mega 290, add a lowered 180mm boxxer, lenghten the stroke to get 166-167 mm of travel in the back and call it a day. A mega290 because I will not pay Specialized that huge amount of money for that damn new enduro. But, for smash bikes, this 161 really looks like the tool I need; so, I will probably take it a little lighter for the next months and in autumn, I will buy one of these trail destroyers. As you are an experienced rider, you know that for mach speed on the trail, you need stability(wb and reach) and confidence(good kinematics); this bike looks that it has all sort it out. The biggest plus is the price. The whole damn bike is cheaper then the s-works enduro frame I was ready to get in february.
Maybe you and others like you feel faster on 27.5 bikes. I don't. I get faster only as a combo of upgraded skills and new bike tech(be it geometry, suspension or both); and 29" wheels contribute to that.

Edit. All my friends/ride buddies who changed from 27.5 to 29ers are faster down the hill, while feeling more confident on the nasty pieces(read, dh types) of trail.

Edit 2. I really do love the Bronson. It is the bike would buy if I could only have one bike or when I would be less interested in the speed aproach of mtb-ing. Who knows, maybe in the future, I will be too tired on all this "faster&faster" thing and maybe I'll get one to enjoy mtb-ing more. That is not the case, for the moment.

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Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/1/2020 3:32 PM

Nope, 5 years ago I jumped on the 29er train full force and drank the kool-aid until this year when I demoed a 27.5 and fell in love with riding all over again.

I am faster on the clock on my 2020 Bronson than I was on my 2020 Hightower. But I don't get paid to race so that DOESN'T MATTER AT...more

Added a comment about press release Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/1/2020 2:58 PM
EugenM

@mtb.geartech, please, don't go into the extremes. And also, it does not really matter; this type of bike are designed for going fast; what you think you feel and don't feel does not matter. What matters is the time on the clock. Nobody forces you to buy this bike. But, any rider, at any lvl will be faster on one of these, to the detriment of 650b bikes.

P.S. I bet, 5 years ago, you were one of those who said 26 'foeva' wink you were wrong then, you are wrong now. Any bike can be made to be race oriented or fun oriented, regardless of wheel size.

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Added a comment about press release Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/1/2020 11:29 AM
EugenM

@Jackhill, you realize that, on a long wb, low standover, big reach, high stack height bike, there is absolutely no reason to get your buttocks behind(and below) the saddle. Get low 'in' the bike, not in the old school style, behind the saddle.

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Added a comment about press release Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/1/2020 10:52 AM
EugenM

About that..yeah, it is just you. wink I'm 5'8" and feel perfct on any bike which is in my size, even bigger than my size(that's up-sizing for you), regardless of the wheel size.
P.S. faster on the big wheels. wink

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Added a comment to Daniel_Tudor's bike check 3/17/2020 4:49 AM
YT Capra 27 CF 2018 - Freeride Mullet edition

smile) I don' t avoid anything. Maybe they are correct or maybe you 'fabricate' the bb height. Only you know the truth. Me, watching some pictures on a phone, cannon tell for sure.
If they are real, 2 off-set bushings should do the trick. If they aren't real(the pictures), they(the bushings) should still help.

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Added a comment to Daniel_Tudor's bike check 3/17/2020 12:31 AM
YT Capra 27 CF 2018 - Freeride Mullet edition

I did not delete anything. Maybe it has been deleted. πŸ€·πŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ

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Updated bike check GT Sanction 2019 (custom build) 3/16/2020 4:15 PM
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Added a comment to Daniel_Tudor's bike check 3/16/2020 2:27 PM
YT Capra 27 CF 2018 - Freeride Mullet edition

Stop lying!, there is no "attack" on you're ethnicity. It is like someone would be offended because they're from Texas. Stop with the BS, please.

Signed, a keyboard warrior! wink

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Added a comment to Daniel_Tudor's bike check 3/16/2020 10:18 AM
YT Capra 27 CF 2018 - Freeride Mullet edition

A keyboard warrior with 2 bike of the day(because I don't want to fully expose all my bikes) and with all current bikes being fully custom(from color scheme to custom/especially build frame parts smile) )

So, from an owner of real custom build bikes pov, your bike is just a pimped up barbie glitter design. Zero thought has been invested in the most important aspect of the bike, which is...the way it effin' rides.
High(in %) sag..you make me laugh; stats from web?, get a ruller and show us the numbers. Then again, really, it isn't necesarry, as this type of flawed design is visible from outher space. What you say is a joke; anyone who knows 'bikes' will tell you how much BS you speak and how wrong you are. Your bike is just for show off, a glitter barbie doll. You probably have the same capacity in skiing, the same mental capacity..aka, you know exactly nothing.
(de fapt, se stie ce si cat puteti voi, moldovenii smile)) )

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Added a comment to Daniel_Tudor's bike check 3/16/2020 1:54 AM
YT Capra 27 CF 2018 - Freeride Mullet edition

The build is nice but the geometry is ruined. The rear wheel axle height is lower than the bb. The front also..and that's a 29er.
Also, he lies in the stats...bb height of 355.5(350.5 stock) when only from switching the tires, from e13 to assegai, gained him 3mm. Not to mention the 29" wheel in front(19mm more height) and higher axle-to-crown from having a 29" fork instead of 27.5. Mega BS. Like I have said, it is a ruined geometry.

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Liked a comment on the item S-Works Enduro 2020 Tuned 2/4/2020 10:23 PM

Hi Bmag, all adds up: 2 Cushcore, 2 SuperGravity Casing Tires, EDC Stem with intagrated mutitool,...

Added a comment to Arthur_fritzou's bike check 2/4/2020 10:16 AM
S-Works Enduro 2020 Tuned

Thanks for opinion. Again, congraz and enjoy it man!

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Liked a comment on the item S-Works Enduro 2020 Tuned 2/4/2020 10:16 AM

I have no idea how they are, my first day on the bike will be saturday. When you compare it to the D-Light from Sapim, when you are mounting the wheels it is harder because they are way stiffer. The weight is about the same as D-light, so heavier as CX-Ray. CX-ray are also great for cutting wood when it is...more

Added a comment to Arthur_fritzou's bike check 2/4/2020 7:36 AM
S-Works Enduro 2020 Tuned

Yeah..actually, after I posted the comment, I took a look at your picture and you seem to be a big guy. 😁πŸ’ͺ🏿 add that to the many park-days and it is, like you said, a no brainer.
I have king/kong-s on all my bikes and they are great little hubs; they could use a little more engagement but they are still good enough for pretty much any type of off-road riding. Beside the freewheel(5-10 days of park per year for me, if any..so not really necessary), my enduro wheel set-up differ in the fact that I choose to use sapim cx-rays. Pretty light and pretty strong; how are the Pillars?, beside that really nice color effect?

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