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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/28/2020 6:45 AM

Keep on with the approach Nukeproof! There's something to be said about being able to load and weight the front wheel and with your really long front centers I haven't seen any downsides to the slightly steeper approach your company is taking. No one number defines how a bike rides and it's only logical that head angles get a little steeper with longer front center lengths. Pretty sure the latest Commencal just got a steeper HA.....the horror.....

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Added a comment about product review A Legend Reborn? Testing The New 2020 Marzocchi Z1 Coil Fork 1/15/2020 5:21 PM

Ah gatcha. I'll admit I perused the article at first and saw the comment about the end stroke feature. Clearly after watching the video it's not an end stroke adjustment that's lacking. Is the damper side lower sealed too similar to RS motion control?

Would be cool if someone implemented a helical coil adjustment feature that nested between the coils and could thread up and down to limit the amount of active coils in the spring. Kind of like the old u-turn coil adjustment except it would be to modulate the spring rate exclusively or perhaps something like tokens to deactivate coils. Perhaps someday if we went back to the 2000's and went back to fork designs with lowers that extended below the axles and had longer bushing overlap we could use slightly longer springs that would provide the room to limit the number of active coils.... smile

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Added a comment about product review A Legend Reborn? Testing The New 2020 Marzocchi Z1 Coil Fork 1/15/2020 5:30 AM

Listed spring rates seem too light and issues finding the right spring rate....did the time get cranked back and am I 20 again?

I suppose I qualify as old now at 37, but it's awesome to see coil making a comeback. The forced absence over the last decade plus has been frustrating for those of us that remember the olden days.

Did you try rebuilding the fork during the spring swap in a compressed state to negate the "benefits" of the sealed lowers and secondary air spring effect that builds towards the latter half of travel? I'd be curious if that may be an functional alternative to quasi tune the fork for an in-betweener. It's certainly not an elegant solution, but it is low effort for those with a little mechanical aptitude. This is a little trick that some owners and tuners of Yaris use since it is sealed in a similar fashion and it inherently is challenging to bottom out in longer stroke configurations and doesn't need to same amount of token tuning as other forks.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride and Deep Dive: Zipp's Wild 3ZERO MOTO Wheels 8/9/2019 6:56 AM

I'm 180 and chew through aluminum wheels as well. Sadly Ive just come to the conclusion that downhill tires and DH pressures appear to be the only option for slowing down how quickly a rim disintegrates if you ride downhill on any bike. 550+ gram rims and 1300+ gram tires at 26+ psi seem to be the minimum threshold for me. Michelin sidewall tech is ok for a 100-150 gram savings, but that's as low as I can go and even those don't compare to a true double ply.

I've witnessed enough carbon rim failures that I'll pass although the theory and single wall design is interesting with these. I'm going to try the Newmen EG30s. Lots of thoughtful details with how those are designed and independent tests show that they are the head of class with respect to aluminum rims.

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 8:02 AM
Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS

I run a 216x63 on mine. Works great.

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Added a comment about video Flat Tires Upon Flat Tires - Losinj, Croatia World Cup DH Track with Vali Holl 4/5/2018 4:44 PM

They worked great for Rude at EWS....

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Added a comment about press release Fasthouse to Enter Mountain Biking in 2018 9/12/2017 6:46 PM

Truth. Just ride the damn bike and have fun.

Anyone else think Guy Fieri after reading/viewing this PR post? This dank donkey sauce nacho gear is off da hook!!!!

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Added a comment about feature WORLD CHAMPS WINNING BIKES - Loic Bruni & Miranda Miller's Specialized Demos 9/11/2017 12:06 PM

I thought I heard somewhere that the Ohlin dh fork was running something like 220mm or ~9in travel. Can anyone confirm this?

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Added a comment about feature Maybe 26 Ain't Dead. Is Laurie Greenland Being Serious? 6/28/2017 7:33 PM

Hahahaha. So he used 26 a week ago and a week later it's not available?


More first ride reports please

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:11 PM

Guess what rider is able to move his COG over a greater distance between wheelbases? A taller or shorter rider? I'm tall and am considering a 29er for my next bike but I'm in favor of regulating wheel size for downhill since shorter folks can't physically manuever their weight between two points as much as a taller rider. The problem I see is that we approaching a point where we are reaching the limit for some body types and not others. Since force vectors are what they are this means that those that can handle larger wheels will do so with less cumulative opposing wheel force than those riding smaller wheels. At a professional level where seconds actually matter I think that is crap. This isn't rocket science and this is going to be a thing because the UCI allowed it to be.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 6:44 PM

Didn't they hire the ex Crank Brothers CEO to run Intense a couple years ago? Seems like that move has resulted in a lot of similar problems that plagued CB. I mean, Intense was never known as a quality driven brand and their older models had their problems, but now it seems that products and bikes are being designed and released at blazingly rapid pace. From a strategy perspective they've outsourced to a horizontally integrated supply and development chain. Lastly, their sales model seems to be more hyper focused on B2B sales considering the oversaturation of internet retailer 'sales' of Intense bikes lately. Their bikes sure have some nice finishes now. My hunch is that Intense is implementing somewhat more shrewd practices to build up the businesses 'value' as an entity. This is all good if the corporate goals are to be acquired, sell a share of the company eventually, or to just grow and become more profitable. Its hard to begrudge a company for working towards those things. Yet I get the feeling that starting from the top down, the balance of prioritization is off with Intense when it comes to where quality stands.

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Added a comment about feature Sam Hill's Prototype Nukeproof Mega Enduro Bike 3/3/2017 3:33 PM

Where are the details on what makes this a prototype?

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2013 Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon 7/11/2012 6:29 AM
First Look: 2013 Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon

There is also the Enduro EVO models that have yet to be released.
See here

This bike will boast 180mm travel front and rear and is the reason the Big S will be dropping the SX Trail. Me thinks this will be a beefed up and more DH oriented version that some of you folks are calling for.

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