Added bike check Enduro on a budget - 2018 Enduro comp 650b - EnduroAF 11/26/2019 4:08 AM
Added a comment about product review Long-Term Test: Specialized Women’s Stumpjumper 11/19/2019 1:35 AM

Great review. I can corroborate some of the experiences you had with Butcher 2.6 tyres, the same ones my Enduro Comp came with. Far too pressure sensitive and would lose air for no reason mid ride leading to rim damage and terrible handling. Far happier on Maxis 2.5 WTs. The wheels are also a disaster. 28/24 spoke wheels are too weak and flexy for a trail or enduro bike. My rear hub developed play and the bearings are rough until you tighten the axle. The rims are very soft and mine are dinged and out of round. About to build up a set of 32 spoke wheels.

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Added reply in a thread Why are so many "MTBers" A*holes when new things happen? 11/11/2019 4:49 AM

I don't think mountain bikers are any different to the general population, however, there is a lot of passion involved in our love of the sport and various/several online outlets for MTB enthusiasts to express themselves. Add to this the expense and ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/2/2019 8:19 AM

It's a 'My Dad bought me a Hightower' bike now.

Liked a comment on the item Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/5/2019 12:04 AM

I've been reading a lot of articles and reviews of the Message from riders on MTBR and whatever else I can find and I am gathering that the largest hurdles are set up and expectations.People who just base the fork on looks alone have no idea what they are talking...more

Added a comment about product review Gimmick or the Real Deal? Fasst Flexx Enduro Bar Long-Term Review 4/30/2019 6:14 AM

Holding out for the air sprung oil damped version. Oh wait...

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 4/28/2019 9:57 PM

Not surprised hes not on Butchers. They suck IMO

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Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Specialized Enduro 4/4/2019 5:09 AM

If you think that an enduro bike (any not Spé Enduro) goes down as well as a DH bike, either you never set a foot on a DH bike, or it was years ago.

Added a comment about feature Why That Bike? | Specialized Enduro 4/4/2019 2:05 AM

Love my 2018 Alloy Enduro 650. When set up right it does climb well and descends like a magic carpet. Most people upgrade various components and the Comp model I have is no exception. The 125mm dropper is too short, the bars are too low and the wheels are weak and flexy and very heavy.

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Added reply in a thread Where is the Head Angle Sweetspot for Enduro/Trail? 2/14/2019 10:24 AM

Once you start getting super slack a whole lot of factors become even more important. Even the wrong front tyre can change the riders perception of what works and what doesn't. I've just steepened my Enduro and reduced the sag to try and get front end ... more »

Updated bike check On One Dee Dar 26 1/14/2019 1:30 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Mercer King Dong 1/14/2019 1:10 AM

Ain't no shop bros - it's my personal build, and I've been abusing it for a year now - the bike deserves the show-off because it's so damn good to ride, that's all. Parts weren't showing earlier but hopefully they are now. @loganskis if you're interested in off the radar stuff then what's being developed here...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: ENVE M7 Handlebar and Stem 10/20/2018 9:57 PM

My ali stem weighs 130g and cost the equivalent of $20. Lyne components CT South Africa!

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Liked a comment on the item What Do Riders Think? Eight Half-Shell Helmets Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 10/18/2018 9:56 AM

I have an a2 and I won a fly from you guys(thanks). The fly was nice but the dial adjustment does slip if you try and tighten it. I liked the fit but the pads were too thin. I ended up keeping my tld a2. Sweat does drop in your eyes and it is hotter but it’s so damn...more

Added a product review for Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet 10/11/2018 2:35 AM

Troy Lee A1

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