Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 11:16 PM

You have 15mm to play around with. So at 571mm A2C you have 180mm for 650b wheel with 9mm clearance off a WTB Verdict wet 2.5 (28.1in/715mm in diameter). To run bigger wheels you'd have to raise the fork to 586mm A2C or in the 203mm travel settings to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/21/2020 12:45 PM

I run a Dorado at 180mm on my Pole Evolink 176 go everywhere mountain bike. Way better than any single crown out there! At the lowest setting it is 571mm Axle to Crown. I highly recommend getting one if you are looking for added stiffness and performance. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Towing with Ebikes 12/4/2019 3:21 PM

I have done it a bunch of times with a friend who has an ebike. If you pedal along with the ebiker it goes much better and faster. We use two inner tubes attached together for length and the elasticity. One on the seatpost and the other over the stem. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Three-Quarter Lids: Gimmick or Cool? 9/30/2019 12:54 PM

I would like to see more breathable 3/4 helmets that have that trials motorcycle helmets style.

I cut out the chin from an old Scott Spartan helmet. It is my favorite helmet I have though I wish it was more breathable so I could run it in summer ... more »
Added a comment about product review BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/27/2019 3:46 AM

I'd recommend the L for your height. You will have to change the way you ride from off the back to in the middle to slightly on the front to get the most of this bike. I'm 1.8m/5'11" and have an L with a +1º headset thus giving me 520mm of reach. I recently tested an XL geometron (535mm reach) and liked it even better!

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Added a comment about feature Only Nine Speeds. Is Simpler Better? BOX Launches Prime 9 Drivetrain 9/3/2019 12:10 PM

I don't mine getting a box chain. What I want to know if I can use that cassette with my GX 11 speed shifter with my NX derailleur limited to 9 gears (since the cassette is narrower)? I find that where I live 11 speeds have too many redundant gears.

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Added a comment about feature Only Nine Speeds. Is Simpler Better? BOX Launches Prime 9 Drivetrain 9/3/2019 2:53 AM

Is the spacing between cogs the same as 11 speed? I want to know to see if I can run my sram 11 speed deraileur and shifter and just change the chain?

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Added a comment about photo Buzzed. 8/30/2019 1:51 AM

Santa Cruz boys running Mojo's offset double crowns!

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 8/22/2019 2:04 AM

Minnaar's bike is only big compared to the rest of the WC field. It still looks small for Minaar. He runs a XXL with +8mm a reachset so reach is 500mm. He can easily add another 30-40mm reach no problem. His bike looks better on Amaury then his Commencal ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The All-New 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Unveiled 8/13/2019 4:44 AM

get over ya weight obsession, just get stronger ;P

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/13/2019 4:38 AM

Hope they have also shortened their seat tube lengths. I would like to see more bikes with 450mm seat tube lengths and +500mm reach.

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/11/2019 11:12 AM

193cm tall and 470mm reach!!! Wow! It depends on whether or not you want to ride more centered and/or if you want to run a shorter stem. If yes then yeah you could add 50-60mm of reach. If you are happy riding off the back then just stick with what you ... more »

Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH from Lenzerheide 8/11/2019 11:06 AM

That is a 2.35 Magic Mary. They used to make a 2.5 but now they make a 2.6 though I think it is actually the same tire seeing as the 2.5 was more like 2.56. However, remember that Schwalbe make true to size tire which isn't the case for other brands eg Maxxis (their non WT tires are not true to size).

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Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/2/2019 2:06 PM

Well what do you guys mean by high? My 520mm reach bike has a handlebar height of 105cm. I run a 180mm Dorado with a 650b front wheel for reference. If I switch to bigger wheels inevitably that handlebar height off the ground will increase as will bb ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/2/2019 1:54 PM

I have a EVOLINK 176 with a +1º angleset which is why I have 520mm of reach rather than the normal 510mm for a size L. Reach is a good value to let you know how the bike will feel when standing on the pedals. Obviously, you need to look at seat angle ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 10:34 AM

Different bike brands have different reach lengths for the same size. My Pole EVOLINK is an "L" but with a reach of 520mm it is equivalent to a XXL or XXXL of other brands... Always best to look at the reach and stack instead.

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 10:31 AM

What is the reach on your XL Patrol? I'm 5'11" and have no back problems with a long bike (520mm of reach) what so ever. I find that being more stretched out and riding the bike in the middle/front is less tiring and gives you more control. Plus climbing ... more »

Added a comment about feature Pro Bike Check - Laurie Greenland's Mondraker Summum 29/27.5 7/28/2019 12:35 AM

It still surprises me how many pros run short bikes and ride off the back. Glad this new setup is working for him.

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Added a comment about product review Redefining Boundaries - We Test the Super-Long and Ultra-Slack Pole Machine EN 7/21/2019 4:05 AM

Have you tried one? They do make a small and medium size with short reach. I'm 5'11" and have an L with 520mm of reach and have no problem with it!

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