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Added a comment to CTuck's bike check 12/28/2019 1:52 AM
Homemade Enduro Race Bike

Gorgeous design! I see you brazed everything, what was the choice you made over welding? I'm about to dip my toes in to frame building so looking forward to hearing from your experience!
Again: looks so rad!! Enjoy your very own bike well!

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Added a comment about feature TRAIL BIKE MULLET EXPERIMENT - Vital Gear Show 12/23/2019 11:01 PM

The key when putting a smaller wheel at the back of a 29er is bb height, which can be maintained with offset bushings and/or longer shock eye to eye. I did just that with a canyon 29 bike as a fun experiment. 5mm of shock eye to eye was all it took to get the bb and all the angles back to normal. Setup = 27.5x2.5 at the back, no plus tire needed
29 in front of a 27.5 is another story though, even with -2cm of travel it is still higher overall then previously and mess up with st angle

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:29 PM

On a complete different note, is there a review of the Norco range 29 that is due to come alongside this one? I'm very interested with this bike, how does it ride?? Why this bike? Can't also wait for your review about XT and SLX!

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:23 PM

XTR has never been, and will never be, about value for your dollars for a value conscious rider looking to max their experience while minimizing their expenses. So its not fair to hold it to that expectation.
The reviewer is holding it to it's intended standard. Which is being...more

Added a comment about feature First Look: Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab Components 5/23/2019 7:58 AM

I think they could have put a slightly bigger LOGO on that bar... Looks complete "joey" IMO

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 1/3/2019 3:07 AM

I struggle to understand the corelation you're making with short CS's, weight distribution on downhills and seat-angle prevalence. Steeper SA is definitely helping A LOT when climbing and this I why I went for the "forward offset seatpost idea" to compensate ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/28/2018 2:44 AM

My current bike has a 460mm reach, wich is good enough for me considering I'm 178cm, but the SA is 74. Wich feels slack at 30% sag on steep climbs, even with my saddle slammed forward (it helped though). Guess it's what you get when suddenly "reach" ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/28/2018 2:36 AM

Hi Primoz, I completely agree with you about aluminum, I even consider steel as a frame material for my next rig! But I'm not sure that increasing reach alone w/o increasing CS lenght does put your weight forward. I would quite think the opposite indeed, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/27/2018 3:10 PM

One more: Dropper-posts with forward offset to make up for crappy/slack STA

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/26/2018 5:37 AM

Above all, the mtb industry must solve the issue of flats! A few cues: - pool noodles are not the answer, they belong to swimming pools, not bicycle tires. It's the equivalent of giving carbon legs to an asthmatic runner. - 1.6kg tires ARE NOT a solution. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill Talks DH History, Schladming, Enduro, Flat Pedals and More 1/22/2018 12:10 AM

just want to mention that dirt has been putting these vids out for a month now. equal attention should be given by vital to nico, peaty, warner and rachel for their thoughts on the sport as well.

Added reply in a thread Have You Gone from 27.5 to 29er But Then Back to 27.5? 12/14/2017 1:37 AM

Same here too. I'm 1,8m tall (5'9). I've been riding a Banshee Spitfire 2015 and 2017 (27,5) for three years and recently added a 29er xc/marathon from Canyon. It was my first try ever at a 29er and it was an eye-opening experience. Like having your ... more »

Added reply in a thread What's Your Opinion on Downhill in the Olympics? 1/16/2016 12:37 PM

In my opinion it is the most direct way to bring DH to the masses. It's so frustrating when you have to explain from the ground what DH is, because most people don't have a single clue of what it means. Sometimes one fella has seen Kelly's backflip over ... more »

Added reply in a thread What Do You Think of the Rio 2016 Olympic XC Course? 1/16/2016 12:26 PM

Cyclocross is making is way back!

Added a comment about video Red Bull Hardline POV with Gee Atherton - So GNARLY 9/12/2015 3:27 PM

I can't recall a WC run with all those "uuuuh, woouuf, ooh" from Gee on a jump or a tech part. Tells a lot about the gnar IMO

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Added a comment to Jdasco's bike check 8/16/2015 10:38 AM
Banshee Spitfire 27.5 Raw

Wow, thanks! I love this bike so much, it's an absolut ripper!

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Added bike check Banshee Spitfire 27.5 Raw 8/11/2015 3:10 AM
Banshee Spitfire 27.5 Raw