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Added reply in a thread Pick My Next Bike 2/19/2021 3:50 PM

I have seen several reviews of the Transition Sentinel that say that thing is a root-smashing, tech-gobbling monster truck of a fast, flowy bike. Never ridden one, though.

Added reply in a thread Which grease is best: FETT 2000, Motorex or PM600? 2/6/2021 3:08 PM

That Bel-Ray stuff is awesome. The best waterproof grease out there.

Added reply in a thread Which grease is best: FETT 2000, Motorex or PM600? 1/28/2021 3:08 PM

After a quick look at the specs, FETT2000 appears to be waterproof but has a lower drop point than PM600. (It will drop the oil out of the soap base at high temperatures before the PM600 will.) I don't know that drop point is all that important in MTB ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shimano shifter sticking. 1/21/2021 11:29 AM

I feel your pain. It took me 2.5 years to get my tubeless setup to hold air. Like, at all. It turns out that none of the cheapo $12 tubeless valves I bought were up to snuff. Seriously, I must have tried 5 or 6 different valves, re-taped my wheels 3 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 1/14/2021 11:46 AM

Here's a minor update. I took a picture just to illustrate my point. The footpeg height on the MX bike is at least comparable with the BB on my Commencal. However, note how much lower the seat is and how much higher the handlebars are. I can see why

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Added reply in a thread New high-end MTB brand: Instinctiv 12/18/2020 3:51 PM

That bike looks really cool. If I had $10,000 to spend on a mountain bike, I'd seriously consider it.

Added reply in a thread Will lighter riders benefit from an RS Zeb or Fox 38? 12/16/2020 1:30 PM

Hmmmmm. I can usually tell when I have a flat tire. Usually. OK, I'm not that clueless. But I do seriously doubt I'll be able to tell the difference in the flex characteristics of my fork. I won't be replacing my Lyrik with a Zeb. If I buy a new bike

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Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/11/2020 2:06 PM

I don't want to masquerade as an "experienced" guy, but I understand the answer is, "not very much." You want to be heavy on the pedals and light on the bars. And thanks, everyone, for all the replies.

Added reply in a thread How much would you pay for a day pass at a shuttle-serviced bike park? 12/11/2020 1:55 PM

What you are describing to me sounds similar to what I get at a ski resort... I don't care that my bike and I get to the top in a vehicle or on a chair; just that I get there. I'd likely pay a similar amount for a day pass, as long as the trails are ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/9/2020 8:46 AM

^Good call on the difference between masses. You are right; the tiniest body movement makes a big difference in what the bicycle is doing.

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/8/2020 2:05 PM

You definitely shift weight forward in corners, but keep in mind that the seat of an MX motorcycle goes all the way to the gas cap. We have the bars almost in our lap when cornering. It would be the equivalent of sitting on the top tube. We definitely ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/7/2020 1:11 PM

My guess is that without any body-english changes, you'd have a slightly lighter front wheel. You'd wheelie a little more under pedal power and have a little less front wheel grip in the corners. I think adjusting your form would fix it all. (Plus, manuals ... more »

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/7/2020 1:08 PM

Oh doode!

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I really might try those.
Started new thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/4/2020 4:22 PM

OK, weird MX guy asking a bicycle question here. Why do all MTBs have neck-breakingly low handlebar heights? Even with 30-35mm riser bars, I feel like I'm craning my neck to see more than 3 feet ahead of my front tire. I am 6'1" on a large Commencal

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Added reply in a thread What body armor do you wear for DH?? 12/1/2020 3:23 PM

I wear a full front/back chest protector when I ride MX, because if the bike lands on me I get squished like a PB&J in a kindergartner's lunch bag. I also don't want footpegs or handlebars crushing my sternum or breaking ribs or spine. The MTB is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tubeless help, please! (Update) 11/20/2020 1:34 PM

^ I'm doing a similar thing; the valves I bought have a choice of seat options and I tried the block instead of the cone. It basically mashes a large, rectangular area on the inside of the rim bed instead of trying to plug the stem hole. It is covering ... more »

Added reply in a thread Do nothing wrong... Unicorn Days? 11/18/2020 3:50 PM

Not on a bicycle, but I've had days like that a few times on the MX bike. It was like I had magic tires or something.

Added reply in a thread Tubeless help, please! (Update) 11/16/2020 9:45 AM

PS- yes, I ran tubes in my wheels for two+ years because I was so frustrated trying to get tubeless to work!

Added reply in a thread Tubeless help, please! (Update) 11/16/2020 9:44 AM

UPDATE: I finally got it to work! I had been using the cheap "universal" tubeless valves and the air was escaping around the valve stem. Gushing out, in fact. I bought a new Stan's universal valve some time ago thinking it would help, but I was having ... more »

Added reply in a thread The mostest for the leastest. 11/3/2020 1:21 PM

29" seems to be where all the bikes are going. I ride a 27.5" and my next bike will definitely be a 29er. I run Yamalube at 36:1, BTW. :-)