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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Added a comment about product review Redefining Boundaries - We Test the Super-Long and Ultra-Slack Pole Machine EN 7/21/2019 4:02 AM

You can get a Pole with the EXT Storia shock as well. You can't go wrong with a Pole or a Nicolai Geometron both have great geo and great features!

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Added reply in a thread Tires and inserts 6/27/2019 12:41 AM

Schwalbe magic mary 2.35 front single ply tyre with procore. It is lighter than previous super gravity plus tubes setup and has more grip because I can run 14-15psi. Rear is currently a Maxxis 2.8 DHRII EXO with cushcore and tube setup at 15-17psi. I ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 6/10/2019 12:44 PM

Can't figure out how to add a photo on here so here is the link: https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/member/Pole-EVOLINK176,12422/Pole-EVOLINK176,129997/Fred-Pop,45717

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Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 6/10/2019 12:16 PM

Crazy heavy? It will add a tad more than 1kg and your bike will ride way better. I am super happy with my Dorado!

Added reply in a thread dual crown fork on enduro bike? 6/6/2019 4:32 AM

Adding a dual crown to an "enduro" bike can be a great upgrade. It adds stiffness and thus precision to the front end. Weight penalty can be 1kg but then "enduro" bikes aren't meant for uphill sprint races are they? Fork options: the older Fox 40 performance ... more »

Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Martin Maes' GT Force 69er 5/13/2019 2:39 AM

Dirty Dan cut or not drags more than a Magic Mary. In the article it is stated he has the dirty dan for more grip.

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Martin Maes' GT Force 69er 5/13/2019 2:38 AM

Why are you calling this bike a 69er? Front wheel is 622mm or 24.5" and back is 584mm or 22in. Overall diameter with tire is ~708mm/27.9in backwheel and ~746mm/29.4in frontwheel.

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