Added reply in a thread Help me decide! I'll appriciate it. 5/6/2019 2:54 PM

Since you are on a budget and the KTM isn't bad, that's the route I'd go. Use the funds you save for upgrades.

Added reply in a thread UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/26/2019 10:59 AM

Question: When was the first e-bike race inevitable? Answer: As soon as they made the 2nd one. Someone should create an e-bike outlaw series with a bigger purse so all athletes concerned can tell UCI to go pound sand. Problem solved. (Easier said than ... more »

Added reply in a thread Engine or Motor 4/19/2019 3:53 PM

Yet, we motorcycle guys almost always refer to our engines as "motors."

Added reply in a thread Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 4/8/2019 11:30 AM

I'm 48, so no thank you. I might be tempted to do something really gnarly these days, but that kind of gap is a big no. On a motorcycle, I've got a few years to go before I get too old for my age in meters, however; I've done some BIG gaps on one of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/22/2019 5:31 PM

You throw a 29" front and a 27.5" rear on a specially-made frame. And it has an all-new hub standard to go with a new BB size.

Added reply in a thread The First AMA-Sanctioned E-Mountain Bike Race with Kyle Warner 3/21/2019 2:55 PM

I like it. I still don't quite understand the hate for e-bikes. I mean, I understand the argument against them and I'm willing to concede that they are technically "motorized cycles," but to compare any e-bike to a true motorcycle is a big stretch, at ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized Goes Sort-Of Direct - Click and Collect 3/18/2019 2:28 PM

Specialized is keeping their brand in the online game and also allowing shops to have a crack at that customer. Selling direct would have been a kick in the nuts to a shop owner, but at least this way he gets a shot at upselling that buyer or getting ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jump Style 3/14/2019 9:56 AM

Nice. He's just checking the traction on the course tape.

Added reply in a thread GoPro 7 with HyperSmooth - game changer for mtb? 3/6/2019 11:53 AM

I had a GoPro way back in the day. (When they were called "GoPro." This was even before GoPro HD, GoPro 3, etc.) Even then, you could orient the footage on that camera if necessary. I'm sure there's a setting for that on the new ones.

Added a product review for Troy Lee Designs Stage Full Face Helmet 3/3/2019 2:36 PM
Added reply in a thread Name Atherton Bikes first DH Sled 1/29/2019 2:07 PM

Two dudes. That would be "Devil's Threesome."

Still a little inappropriate though.... ... more »
Added reply in a thread Maxim Magazine Calls New Harley Davidson Concept E-Moto a Pedal-less Bicycle 1/17/2019 1:34 PM

You have a point there. But let's not forget that most motorcyclists call their machines "bikes," and HD may have been alluding to that when they call it a Mountain "Bike." Still, all ridiculous stretching of logic aside, it's a motorcycle. Like I said ... more »

Added reply in a thread Maxim Magazine Calls New Harley Davidson Concept E-Moto a Pedal-less Bicycle 1/16/2019 3:44 PM

Hmmm. I'm with you, OP. However, by the purest and most etymologically-correct definition, "bicycle" = "two circles." Maybe that's what they were going for, since that thing doesn't really fit into a category?

Added reply in a thread Game Show: Will It Clear? 12/12/2018 4:09 PM

I know the engineers at the motorcycle OEM that I work for like to see 12mm of clearance between moving parts. I'm not sure how that relates to actual flex characteristics, how it would relate to bicycle parts, nor how much wiggle room is in there, but

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Added reply in a thread Clip in shoes 11/30/2018 4:21 PM

EDIT: Ooops, I responded and totally missed your actual question! I like the Five Tens, for sure. I doubt you'll hear any complaints from anyone about that brand. I run the Maltese Falcon Race shoes myself.

Added reply in a thread What Enduro bike for someone new to sport? 11/30/2018 4:16 PM

Probably. My bike is 160 rear / 170 front and it is sweet. I think 150/160 would be essentially the same on everything but the biggest hits.

Added reply in a thread What Enduro bike for someone new to sport? 11/29/2018 4:36 PM

Bryce, I'm a motocross guy turned MTB rider also. I think you are right on track in thinking that your skills will cross over (they will, with some adjustments.) I like all the above advice, and I'd add that I went for the longer travel ("enduro") style ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro Full Face Helmets 11/21/2018 1:24 PM

I picked up (physically picked up, not purchased) a TLD Stage and it is insanely lightweight. That's my next helmet, period. I doubt I'll even miss the half helmet except perhaps on really hot days. As for MIPS, I spoke to an Arai rep about that product ... more »

Added reply in a thread Would you buy a power meter for MTB? - Help me with my thesis 11/14/2018 1:26 PM

No. I'm not that serious about my MTB prowess; I just do it as a fun way to train for MX. I don't care how much power I'm putting out.

Added reply in a thread Dropper Seatpost 10/25/2018 4:25 PM

Brand X dropper from Chain Reaction cycles for $150. It does everything it says it would, hasn't given me an ounce of trouble in the year I've owned it, and I couldn't be happier. Well, that's not 100% true. I could be very marginally happier. I have ... more »