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Liked a comment on the item 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/14/2021 7:32 AM

"Acoustic Bikes"? Hard nope there. Can we all just agree that the nomenclature for a normal fully mechanical non-motor assisted bike is a bike and a e-bike is an e-bike.

Liked a comment on the item 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/14/2021 7:32 AM

100 miles on eco, 60 miles on the trail, 35 on boost?! shut up. that's complete BS. Were you on the treadmill doing this test? I weigh 135, SC bullit, i get maybe 17-20miles 4-4500k ft elevation on boost.

Added a comment about press release Seat Angle Got You Down? Never Fear, DROP BEST is Here (for Reverb) 8/5/2021 8:39 AM
HeatproofGenie

Very cool product FAIR, I've had thoughts of this in me head recently as it is such a eloquent solution to too slack of a seat angle. Any plans for clamps with other brand droppers? OneUp specifically.

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Added reply in a thread The HUGE downside of EMTB's 7/20/2021 11:40 AM

Nice. I might pick up a Rail with 98 miles on it for a good discount. If I do I'll add a 9.8 SlackR headset and then bump the fork to either 170 or 180mm, take the spacer out of the shock to take it to 160-165mm rear travel and put it in high mode. Should ... more »

Added reply in a thread The HUGE downside of EMTB's 7/19/2021 6:55 AM

What did you think of the Rail vs The E Ransom NZdino? I'm ready to upgrade and the Bosch system is definitely a frontrunner.

Added reply in a thread The HUGE downside of EMTB's 7/4/2021 1:48 PM

Weight of the rider makes a huge difference on climbing vertical one can get in on the eeb. I can get 4500' without fail on my 500wh battery E8000 Commencal. From talking to others of similar fitness and weight as I am I could get 7000' pretty easily ... more »

Added a comment about news blog Introducing the Nukeproof MegaWatt 297 Alloy E-Bike 6/30/2021 8:51 AM
HeatproofGenie

Will there be US availability?

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Added a comment about product review The Santa Cruz Bullit is Back and Still Ready to Send...With a Motor 11/17/2020 7:04 PM
HeatproofGenie

That's about how my current E8000 bike is. Fairly easy to forget but the noise is apparent.

I wonder if a high idler frame design would a solution? Mmm that sounds pretty fun.

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Added a comment about product review The Santa Cruz Bullit is Back and Still Ready to Send...With a Motor 11/17/2020 8:20 AM
HeatproofGenie

Okay thanks, that does give a bit of real world experience. Sounds like efficiency is up some. I realize it's hard to tell because rider weight and fitness makes a big difference. For reference on my '20 Commencal Meta Power (E8000) I can get 4500' of vert if I use a good amount of eco and some trail mode. I'd call myself quite fit but am 45 (175lbs).

The Brose motors seem to have much greater efficiency. I know riders who are heavier than me by a good 20 lbs but are able to get 7-8000' vert rides in on a charge. That's a 700wh battery, so 10% more than the new EP8.

The Bullit is dope though and I'd love to ride one, not buying until I know how bad the motor rattle is with the clutch disengaging all the time while descending. My current bike does that and it indeed becomes tiresome.

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Added a comment about product review The Santa Cruz Bullit is Back and Still Ready to Send...With a Motor 11/17/2020 7:54 AM
HeatproofGenie

Since it's noted the battery life is better, can you talk about how much climbing in vertical feet you are able to get out of a full charge? Let's say on exclusively trail mode.

At least with the E8000 system and the 504wh battery, range and efficiency is disappointing.

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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/16/2020 7:11 AM

Maybe Loris sees how dialed Loic's bike gets when having a full "data" bike to use for setup at each race and wants that? Maybe he's tired of the puzzling with Fox and wants to actually make decisions on information not feelings? I still think that's ... more »

Added a comment about video We're Glad Bikes Can't Feel Pain - Phil Atwill. Post Season. 11/10/2020 6:38 PM

Podcast on Vital- Ebikes can't be jumped with style.
Phil Atwell "Hold my beer"

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Liked a comment on the item Italian Suspension for Your Enduro Bike: EXT Storia Lok v3 Reviewed 10/24/2020 7:50 AM

Awesome review! One of the main points of feedback we have received is in regards to the need for a 12mm wrench for adjustments which as you have mentioned can be not very convenient for trail side tuning. To address this we have made a small 3D printed tool that has both a 12mm...more

Added a comment about product review EVOLVED: The All-New 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 10/6/2020 1:44 PM
HeatproofGenie

Great review as always Brandon! They will be missed.

Would you mind comparing to the Pivot Switchblade. Two bikes that are pretty similar on paper. What I'm really looking for is something for those all day missions with lots of CO climbing but that will be fun on the way down and something where I don't have to dial things back too much because I'm on my "trail" bike.

The Expert seems like a great deal and some key upgrades could get it quite light for the category and not be too expensive.

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Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/5/2020 12:37 PM

Spomer, can you get together with the photogs (Sven you lookin'?) to do an extensive article on all tips and tricks the pros use to quiet bikes down? I know all of us have ideas, but I think we could all benefit from a big How To with pics from around thr circuit. Different stuff has to work on...more

Added a comment about product review We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 11:50 AM
HeatproofGenie

Nice! Thanks for doing that and thanks for measuring at 3 different heights!

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Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 11:50 AM

ok seat angle fans, i have the bike sitting here, so i made an APPROXIMATE actual seat angle measurement. hit refresh and scroll up toward the top of the article to see it.

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 8:32 AM

Fair point on verifying the angle, we should definitely work that into each of our tests, regardless of the category. Thanks for the feedback!

Honestly, the seat angle wasn't discussed much because it did not stand out to any of the testers (positive or negative). The overall ride...more

Added a comment about product review We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 7:49 AM
HeatproofGenie

All that text and nothing about the seat angle? Steep seat angles for enduro bikes are game changing because hanging off the back of the bike of a steep climb is energy sucking and makes the bike handle like crap going uphill. Was that 76 or 75.6 SA actual or not? I think all reviews should have angles verified just like Vital did in the short travel 29er shootout.

I'm not surprised the Slash worked well going downhill, it's a good suspension design with years or refinement. Enduro bikes are just so much more than that now.

Good job on calling out the GX cassette. I can't stand when companies do that. Personally I'd rather have the X01 cassette than a X01 derailleur or shifter. It's unsprung weight and the GX is much heavier than the X01 and does not wear as well.

Props to Trek for adding in frame storage and integrated tools. I wish every bike had those features. I've bought Specialized in the past simply for those reasons.

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