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Liked a comment about press release Maxxis Wide Trail XC is Here 4/11/2020 9:48 PM
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pbfan08

Ok... Boomer.

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Liked a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 5:56 PM
LLLLL

Green day were cool once?!?

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Liked a comment about product review Rethinking Cross-Country Capability - Norco Revolver FS 1 120 Bike Review 11/7/2019 11:02 PM
jeff.brines

Nice work Spomer! I want to do a cage fight between this and the Trek Top Fuel I've been on.

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Liked a comment about product review Rethinking Cross-Country Capability - Norco Revolver FS 1 120 Bike Review 11/7/2019 11:01 PM
OTB_Raspberry

I think light weight smaller travel is the way to go..... I’ve got a 5010 130 front and rear and it’s a super fun bike on all the descents but is snappy enough to make the climbs and flats exciting. I ride mainly desert gnar and raw downhill in Tucson and there are very few times I am wanting more bike. Aside from trips to Angelfire I almost never take my 170/160 enduro bike out anymore.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 1:59 PM
Captain Coyote

Buy a dirtbike. Ride it on the track or trail. They're super fun to climb! Ride your MTB on MTB non-motorized trails.

The problem is they're GONNA HURT TRAIL ACCESS FOR MOUNTAINBIKING!

You're probably right in that e-bikes will get cheaper and better and than way more people will ride e-MTB. And we will lose trail access and be denied it on future trails because now we're all riding electric pedal assisted motorcycles (that's what they are!!!) on what are intended to be non-motorized trails with hikers and dogs and old people.

MTB is already the Bad Guy of user groups and once there is 5x the traffic (more users cause it's much easier and ability to cover 4x as much ground per ride) we'll just lose access. The parks aren't going to decern between motorized and non-motorized; they'll just give MTB's the boot all together.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 1:38 PM
Captain Coyote

The problem is they will hurt trail access. I've seen plenty of e-bikers out on the trails that WILL hurt themselves and/or others because the barrier of MTB being hard (to get to the top at least and cover ground) is almost non-existent with an e-bike. They have no clue what they're doing out there. More hikers getting run over, more inexperienced 'e-riders' getting hurt on the way down, more EMS runs to extract injured people off the trail.

MTB being difficult means that only the people that really want to do it and are willing to pay the dues will get out there. This filters out the the people that probably shouldn't be out there, don't know what they're doing, and are a big threat to MTB access, especially on future trails.

I get the injury thing like with Paul or others that are disabled. This is a positive with e-bikes. But let's face it: that's not why most people buy e-bikes.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 7:57 AM
Beez177

The paid brand ambassadors you mean? Take away the sponsorship obligations and "pros" wouldn't ride an e-bike. But you go right ahead...

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 8:42 PM
bradleyjreece

This is a tough one. My experience with *apparently* new riders on e-bikes has not been bad per se, but also not good. The notion of earning your downhills by climbing is kind of a lame retort unto itself, but it has some merit. In building up to be able to climb to the good trails, I learned a ton about bike handling and trail etiquette. This made me a better and safer rider. In my experience, which is limited, I have encountered more new ebike riders that have essentially skipped that stage of learning and they are not particularly aware or mindful of their place among the broader riding user group. Yes, there are experienced riders that have opted for ebikes and they are all fine and dandy. I guess I see this segment of ebike riders as being what kids on razor scooters are to skateparks: a potential menace.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 2:28 PM
kdiff

Would you please tell me what differentiates a mountain bike from a dirt bike, i.e. at what point does a bicycle become a motorcycle? I’m not necessarily opposed to ebikes but the fact that they have a motor, tiny or large, makes them a motorcycle of some sort and it’s an incorrect categorization to include them with bicycles.

Edit 1.1: Asking @yetimike2019 and anyone else that thinks ebikes are mountain bikes as this is something I have a hard time wrapping my head around.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 1:04 PM
nismo325

glad JCL had the balls to say that lol! now to the bigger issue you say your popping off everything on the way up?!? no one should be caring enough speed up hill to be popping off things its bad for the trails and dangerous for biker coming down the trails.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 10:26 AM
BHowell

My second paragraph: I compared cyclocross bikes and mountain bikes to drive home the point that I am not discounting e-bikes as a form of bicycle. Just like I compared telemarking and traditional downhill skiing. They are all bikes, they are all skis, they are just different forms of them.

I never said e-bikes should have limited access, rather it is a complicated issue. What I said is that everybody is entitled to have fun however they want.

The question that I have, to your point of land access and teaching new user groups about trail etiquette is this: Who should be responsible and why should that group(s) be responsible for trail education? It seems that many feel mountain bikers should be responsible for that. Why do we feel that is the case? (I'm seriously asking, not just baiting.)

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 10:05 AM
Skerby

I think the real solution is some kind of EMP device that can be deployed when getting passed by ebike on a climb.

Not sure how it could be done without damaging the Ebike in some way though, something that I do not endorse.

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Liked a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 8:33 PM
TEAMROBOT

Anti-squat and pedal kickback are two sides of the same coin. More of one, more of the other. If you want a bike with 100% anti-squat so it "pedals better" you will also have a bike with pedal kickback when it goes through bumps.

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Liked a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 10:21 PM
diatribe69

oh boy, the derivative bike slam is getting old. i think we're 10 years past the point of bike design where everything is pretty much going to look like everything else.

saw another post where the dude must've bike checked like 15 brands. ok dude, so you have awesome observational powers and memorized the entire Wikipedia page on Kinematics, wow.

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