Added a comment about video Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/13/2019 10:14 AM

Ironically, e-bikes are here to save us.

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Added a comment about video Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/13/2019 10:12 AM

Or since I don't have said press, just buy a DVO Onyx and be done with it. But yeah, certain MFRs need to do something like this. Or just be willing to have their forks be over 2kg. I think they're beholden to that magic number which is making for unreliable crowns.

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Liked a comment on the item Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/13/2019 10:11 AM

E-bikes and Enduro racing are the best things to ever happen for heavier/harder riders. Everything else in the industry is designed for 5'8" 165-pound riders with an intermediate skill level. Yes please, I'll take a double order of E-bike forks, brakes, wheels, and drivetrain, thank...more

Added a comment about video Eurobike Day 3 - The Crazy and Cool 9/8/2019 10:45 AM

Big huge YES YES YES to the new 1.8" head tube standard. I've killed the CSUs on the last 4 forks I've run on my 160mm 65* head angle bike.

But what the heck is up with some in the industry thinking just e-bikes need stronger forks? Idiots. Stronger drivetrains, yes, e-bikes need more beef. But slack trail/enduro bikes going hard is why we need stronger forks. 15 extra pounds is nothing. Speed, jumps/drops and head angle stress is what's killing forks. MV^2.

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Added a comment about photo Pits and Prep 8/2/2019 11:20 AM

They're desperately trying to contaminate that rotor.

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Liked a comment on the item Voodoo or Not, Commencals are Winning 8/2/2019 10:59 AM

Placebos win races. Whatever you need to get your head in the game, man.

Liked a comment on the item Tahnee Seagrave vs. Loic Bruni - Outspoken Episode 4 7/7/2019 5:36 PM

She may not have done well in school, but she has a lot of real life wisdom for someone her age.

Liked a comment on the item First Ride - Vee Tire Co's Snap WCE 3/18/2019 10:18 AM

Please include comparisons in your long term review. Without those tire reviews are absolutely pointless, because every good review reads nearly the same

Liked a comment on the item Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 3/5/2019 9:38 AM

The RUNT would allow you to run even lower pressure, giving you a more supple ride. The new spring rate also returns the fork to the beginning softer part of the stroke faster than 0 tokens. This makes the fork much more supple as well without losing support.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/8/2019 6:14 PM

Appreciate the effort but I'll bet dollars to donuts if you do repeat runs on the same bike you'll see similar time variances. It is foolish to draw conclusions from single-run data.

Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/7/2019 11:45 AM

Are you being facetious? that thing is fucking horrible. It screams "I spend more time ordering color co-ordinated parts online then i ever will riding this"

Added reply in a thread FOX DPX2 or Float X2 rear shock 11/15/2018 10:23 AM

That sounds like a problem, unless I'm missing something. Are people (non-racers) really going a year between air sleeve services? Regular (15 minutes and free) air can clean/lube makes a huge difference in how a shock feels, and I can do it in my garage ... more ยป

Added a comment about product review Crankbrothers Merges Stiff & Compliant with Synthesis Carbon Wheels 10/2/2018 8:35 AM

^^^ This! All I want is a rear rim that won't crack when I land on a rock. I just want to be able to run whatever psi makes the most sense for traction and flats on my trail/enduro/xc onebike. Single wall and I'd think you could also make them cheaper. Also rim companies, please don't make rims wider than 30mm. Tried it, don't like it.

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Added a comment about video 2019 MTB Components - The Crazy and the Cool at Interbike 9/25/2018 4:01 PM

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Added a comment about product review New Kid on the Block: Ride Concepts Wildcat Flat Pedal Shoe 9/4/2018 10:14 AM

I had Stealth S1 rubber come ungled totally unglued from the sole like floppy clown shoes on Impacts after I let them dry in the sun. Seattle sun, not Phoenix sun, so shouldn't have come undone. It's not just MI6 rubber that was the problem.

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Liked a comment on the item FOX Live Valve Suspension: Robots, MTB and the Rise of the Machines 8/28/2018 4:30 PM

In motorized vehicles this is amazing, (and not completely new). In bicycles, I think the big thing we still have to get over is this... "The system can be slightly inconsistent when preloading for a bunny hop, jump, or other trail feature. Depending on the terrain leading up...more

Added a comment about feature FOX Live Valve Suspension: Robots, MTB and the Rise of the Machines 8/28/2018 4:27 PM

Yup, and I appreciated the review. It's an xc thing for now, that's for sure. They can benefit from it, and xc racers are weird so they'll happily pay. They're already paying some shady doctor more than this for their EPO, so it's a good value.

For aggressive recreational riders, meaning most of us, this is a no-go for now even if you're loaded enough to drive a 4x4 Sprinter conversion van. Anything that makes jumping more dicey that it already is get's a big "hell no!". I'm sure they'll get it dialed in time. That will really suck because I won't have a good reason to rail against it, other than it's electronics and I want to be away from all that crap when I'm riding my bike in the mountains.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Kona Wah Wah 2 Alloy Pedal 8/2/2018 2:55 PM

Not properly wet and gritty, no. Like you, I'll have to wait until November to figure that one out now...

Added a comment about product review Tested: Kona Wah Wah 2 Alloy Pedal 8/2/2018 2:29 PM

Did you get any months of wet and sloppy riding on these? In my experience, any old pedal holds up pretty well in dry conditions, it's the slop where poorly sealed bearing seals can seize up a pedal in a handful of rides. I've gone away from thin for this reason.

Trying the Vaults now, won't know how they fare until November - though I trust a long-running UK brand to deal well with crap weather. Friends also having good luck with Deity in the wet, but T-macs are pretty well sold out.

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