Liked a bike check Yeti SB150 with SRAM AXS 4/19/2019 6:14 AM
Added a comment to general lee's bike check 4/19/2019 6:14 AM

Very cool! Can't wait for that.

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Added a comment to general lee's bike check 4/18/2019 6:53 PM

Is that rear cable for braking data or is there an accelerometer on the rear triangle? Would love to know what you learn from the data if you can divulge as I am running a 150 this year.

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Added a comment about video SVEN VS EWS TASMANIA - The Funnest Trails! 3/29/2019 8:10 AM

Sven, you would be lots of fun to ride with. Thanks for taking us on virtual rides!

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Added a comment about photo What's Stock, What's Not - Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega for Tasmania 3/28/2019 7:35 PM

Interesting how he doesn't have the inside pins installed on his pedals.

Anyone know what kind of tape that he's got on his crank arms? I've seen on it on some other bikes as well I think. Would provide protection and some friction against side of shoes.

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Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/19/2019 6:31 PM

Brandon, would you please make some comparisons between this and Yeti SB150? I think you did the review/first ride of the 150 as well. I've got a deposit down on a 150 but Megatower definitely is now a contender for a race bike (Masters class BME type stuff). I'd probably go L on 150 and XL on Megatower. Part of what has me interested in the Mega is rear axle flip chips. Lengthening rear center to match the long front and for fast tracks is very appealing. Also to go short for tight stuff is cool. SB150 I have one demo ride on and was definitely impressed. I'm around 165-170 so "flex" of Yeti doesn't concern me.

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Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 2/9/2019 6:45 AM

Ninjichor, you have mentioned you are buying a custom frame before. Who are you having build it? On the topic of length adjustable dropouts I don't think sliding dropouts would work too well but you could do flip chip style dropouts and build in 20mm ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 2/8/2019 8:32 AM

He's on a medium bike so 435mm reach and 435 mm CS. On 27.5 wheels. I bet that bike is pretty balanced

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 2/7/2019 2:15 PM

That's an interesting equation. Plugging some numbers in from different bikes I've ridden '18 Enduro 29 XL189.5 Commencal Meta Power XL 177 Spec EVO S3 183 L Norco Range 29 175.5 L Yeti SB5.5C 160.5 As I stated above the large SB5.5 I had awhile ago ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 2/7/2019 12:46 PM

Great thread I'm definitely only looking at bikes with 443mm or greater CS for this seasons race bike. At 73" tall with an arm span of 75" I end up on longer bikes so I can have enough room and for stability but for sure when reach gets long it really ... more »

Added a comment to dirtworks911's bike check 2/6/2019 7:29 AM

Thanks for writing that up. Gives me another good data point and your impressions are similar to what I've read/heard from others and also are in line with what people in the Moto world say about the Flexx bars for offroad moto.

I think I'm going to try a set out. My shop doesn't demo them but I'll put a bug in their ear to see if they want to.

I'm thinking of these from a enduro racing standpoint, they might not make times any quicker but being fresher for the last few stages could certainly translate to some time.

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Liked a comment on the item 2019 Pivot Firebird 29 2/6/2019 7:26 AM

Here are my thoughts:

Pro: The elastomers are noticably active in damping the smallest of chatter. Although forks have gotten much better throughout the years, they still have quite a bit amount of static friction. That's why linkage forks are so appealing but as you can tell, are very difficult to get right...more

Liked a comment on the item Maxxis Eastern States Cup Announces 10th Anniversary Information & Schedule 1/24/2019 8:01 AM

haha we'd always do 55378008 upside down

Liked a comment on the item Maxxis Eastern States Cup Announces 10th Anniversary Information & Schedule 1/24/2019 8:01 AM

Ha, thanks, can't believe I didn't realize that. :-) My excuse: It used to be 5318008 in our school (calculator upside-down).

Added a comment about press release Maxxis Eastern States Cup Announces 10th Anniversary Information & Schedule 1/23/2019 9:10 AM

What about plate number 80085?

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/12/2019 7:23 AM

That is of course very subjective but I think Intense still has lots of mystique, makes great bikes and has big respect on the circuit. YT is more of a party brand to me although Gwin and Mulally did a lot to legitimize it.

Added reply in a thread Advanced geometry nerding 1/10/2019 7:01 PM

Well I'd say most on this site prioritize descending prowess over anything else and are willing to make compromises to reach that goal. Long chain stays actually make for a good climbing bike with a nice steep seat tube. 445mm chain stays on one of my ... more »

Added a comment about video Does It Even Matter That He's on an E-Bike? 12/27/2018 6:14 PM

Except that Ebikes are really awesome as a trail building and maintenance tool.

Maybe people will just learn to accept them because once people put some time in on ebikes they will realize that both non and assist bikes are good.

They sure aren't going away.

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