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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/28/2021 7:47 AM

also using CL with no issues. tune hubs, 200mm rotors.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2022 Specialized Turbo Levo Pro eMTB 3/23/2021 11:58 AM
EugenM

I do think that more than the price of an Orbea Rise M10(with maybe 10-15% discount from the rrp) it is just a waste. For ppl with loads of money, for which an S-works is just another toy among many other toys, yeah, it does not matter, they could price it even beyon 15k; also, there are many many ppl out there with the financial resources to get one of these bikes and....I believe, Spez will sell all the ones they can produce.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/28/2021 12:37 AM
EugenM

I had a huffy "mtb" with cantilever brakes in my teens. great bike, had a lot of laughs on it. currently having also a gravel bike which I ride on flat xc trails. does it count?(and why?)

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 3:00 PM
EugenM

@Maximilian, finally, something we can agree on. Waki's rants and comments were refreshingly honest and a delight to read. I can't give such smart, witty and on point/blunt replys; I'm nowhere near that well-read and smart. I can't be Waki.. no one can.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 1:42 PM
EugenM

the great Maximilian, one of the 4 pillars of Romanian mtb-ing... actually, my bad, he is all the 4 pillars of the Romanian community; please ppl, do like, share and comment on his posts. Don't forget to put an 'Amin' at the end of each comment.. he lives for that. You will make his day and he would be able to show on his Facebook groups how much international approvement he gets; he needs that in order to still show relevance. Let's help him guys reach his daily target of likes.
remember: like, comment and put an 'Amin' at the end of each comment. His little soul will radiate joy and light if you guys do that. 😇

cheers and thx in advance!

edit. Maximilian, stop stalking me! #getoveritbruh

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 1:20 PM
EugenM

ooh.. my personal fanboy Maximilian the great...at what, no one knows.. maybe mtb-ing at his local hill.. but that's debatable.

as for what I do and what I supervise, you should send me monthly thank you notes and flowers. Without these cheap a$$ "bikes" , there would be no #industry as, roughly 300 ppl riding mostly real mtbs can't really be considered a community;
regarding the Nomad, yeah, I'm pissed off, as I would have brought one if it would have been a mullet.

one+one equalls two and both have nothing to do with what this special gentlemen here and I were discussing; and you interfere at the request of... I guess, no one?!

Also, stop stalking me everywhere. You're still not over the fact that I blocked you and have no real interest in discussing anything with you?, what's the matter, aren't you receiving enough love these days?, not enough dumb effs liked your posts these days?, are you still using the same special needs rethoric to impress slow minded weak hearts?, did the fan club got bigger?, please, do share the news!, actually, I'm kidding. I have zero interest in what you are doing. And, if people would know better, they all would lose interest really fast. Facebook saved you from anonymity. You should be thankful and say a little prayer to Mark every night. Without him, no one bar your buddies would know who you are.
Anyway, resume position Maximilian; we are "all" "looking forward" for your "intelligent" and witty reply.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 12:41 PM
EugenM

I don't. I'm just against full 27.5" wheels; bikes have had such a great development in the last years that we simply don't need them anymore. It is like trying to make a smartphone with physical buttons on it...we're just beyond/past this and they have no real relevance;
and also, I never said I'm against A 27.5" wheel on a bike.. I am against having two. There is simply zero, ZERO, reasons to have a 27.5" front wheel. - actually, that's my problem with the Nomad. Instead of being the bike that could have been, we got some sort of reheated pizza.. and we all know a reheated pizza is not the way -
I'm short.. I could benefit from a 27.5" rear wheel.. but, given the choice of having a full 27.5" or a full 29er, I'll choose the latter 10 out of 10 times.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:31 AM
EugenM

bike shop employee... 3rd world country...; of course, that is exactly what I am. You're so smart you should apply to some central intelligence agency. ppl all over the world do need your talents bruh!

having said that, when I ordered in Asia my first 3 containers of bikes, little did I know that , several years from that moment, when now working with several local factories in and around my country(but still giving some orders to taiwan factory) and after developing 3 brands(2 for bikes and 1 for accessories), some "knowledgeable rider" will figure out that I am doing all of this from the clerk position at my local LBS. daaamn man, you're some sort of Sherlock Holmes, aren't you?, please be Sherlock Holmes.. it will be the highlight of my day if the real Sherlock Holmes figured me all out from my comments/replies here on Vital!

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/27/2021 10:09 AM

what I/we actually don't know is why Nuke didn't pay tax on bikes before as, from my experience, less than 55% in EU production tax still applied before Brexit to every factory/manufacturer in EU - and I know, because I work with a couple small factories ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 9:31 AM

Our choice to grab a 27.5-inch version took into account a number of elements that do not merit defense in this context. I will assure you, it has nothing to do with the existence of the Santa Cruz Nomad.

I tested the Nomad (medium)
The Giga (large) is being tested by someone else, in another...more

Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 9:30 AM
EugenM

actually I have the ability and, in fact I am a prod mng for several years now.
just beacuse you can't make simple and logic connexions, does not mean others can't.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 9:22 AM
EugenM

to make a joke about it, most of the brits did also choose to leave EU so, the fact that they mostly use 27.5" wheels isn't surprising. 😁

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 8:24 AM
EugenM

for all I care, anyone can get the bike they think they need/want/etc. My question was to vital and it was about their decision to ask for a 27.5 instead of the 29er.
my asumption was that they specifically asked for the 27.5 one in order to compare it with the Nomad and, thus, ethancing that full 27.5" wheeld bikes with 170-180mm travel and modern enduro geo have a place in the current line-up of bikes. In fact, what SC has done with the Nomad was dumb AF and with zero sense of logic. I'm not saying it is a bad bike....I'm just saying it has the wrong size of wheels and that we are not in 2012-2015...27.5" should have dissap. by now and only be found on supermarket "bikes".

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 7:57 AM
EugenM

the ideea was that you are moaning theoretically.. while, I comment from the position of a/the guy who just dropped an advance for his Giga. Do you get it now?

if you need further explanations, next time I'll try to make you a drawing.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 7:20 AM
EugenM

only rainbows and unicorns from you bruh!

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 7:19 AM
EugenM

the diff being that I already have my 290 giga ordered while you talk/write like from your fingertips we get nothing else but rainbows and pink unicorns.

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Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 7:18 AM
EugenM

story of my life.

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Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 7:18 AM

We have some really cool projects in the pipeline centered around 29er bikes (including this Giga) that will appeal to all sorts of riders.

It's a shame you came in so hot, there's merit to your question, but under these pretenses, it's difficult to address legitimately.