Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/12/2019 10:10 AM

Pretty sure there's only 10-15 people on here who even remember cortina lol

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/23/2019 6:19 AM

That's interesting. The thing is though, the front wheel turns on an arc as the bars turn and the rear doesn't follow the same path. Also the rear steps out and tends to drift more than the front. Perhaps the fact that the rear wheel is spinning faster ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/22/2019 9:07 PM

I'm loving my firebird 29 in the high setting with a 27.5 rear wheel, it's just a tad lower and slacker. I certainly like the rear clearance and the ability to pump manual over holes on rough tracks and off ledges. A bit less traction though and a little ... more »

Added a comment about product review Offset Crowns in an Adjustable Package 12/21/2018 1:54 PM

Sounds about right, 26" forks are around 37 i believe and I've heard a lot of good feedback about that offset for 27.5. Thanks for the update.

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Added a comment about product review Offset Crowns in an Adjustable Package 12/20/2018 1:12 PM

Do you know the offset of your 27.5 Boxxer? Do you know where it is now?

Did you try to alter the head angle and then try different offsets? I'm a little surprised you didn't try more setups since there are so many choices, maybe your setup could get even better!

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Added a comment to Bouba's bike check 10/17/2018 5:09 PM

The clevis is really short on this bike.
There are also other coil shocks with larger shafts like DVO and Rock Shox that would probably work. Of all the shocks out there the Cane Creek pictured is probably my last choice as far as the shaft and seal head bushing goes. The Double Barrel does have great damping and a cushy bottom out bumper though.

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Added a comment to Bouba's bike check 10/17/2018 5:04 PM

Here is what Pivot has to say about it,

Although the Firebird 29 features a rising rate design that functions with coil-over shocks, the clevis design adds additional leverage to the shock shaft and internal piston bushing that can result in premature wear of the shock or in the case of some shock brands, a total failure of the shock shaft so we do not recommend running a coil-over. For maximum performance and durability, we recommend staying with the Pivot spec’d FOX Float X2 shock (or DPX2 on our race builds). The FOX Float X2 air shock, Rock Shox Super Delux or Vivid Air and most any other DH based air shock design features a tunable spring curve for better overall performance with the Firebird 29’s linkage design. The Pivot Factory Racing DH World Cup team has the option of running either the FOX X2 air or coil and each member of the Pivot Factory Racing team has found the air shock to offer better performance and control and ultimately faster times on the race course. If you absolutely insist on running a coil-over shock on your Firebird 29, then either run the FOX X2 and be prepared to service the shock at short intervals to prevent failure and potential damage to the frame or the PUSH industries ElevenSIX shock which features an oversize shock shaft and bushing, as well as a captured spring at both ends of the shock. If you choose to run this shock, it is the user’s responsibility to follow the tune guidelines that PUSH provides and also service the shock at much shorter intervals. Any frame damage occurring due to shock failure from using any shock other than the Pivot supplied FOX Float X2 or DPX2 will not be covered under warranty.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - FRENCH NATIONAL DOWNHILL CHAMPIONSHIPS 7/30/2018 3:50 PM

Oh if Loris could've held that drift....would've been all time

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Leigh Donovan 5/10/2018 8:29 AM

So, i've spent nearly every moment with this woman since 1993...thought I knew every ounce of detail and story-but even I learned a couple bits! Was nervous to listen haha, but she did great, nice job babe!

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Leigh Donovan 5/10/2018 8:28 AM

Holy shit that was incredible. I will always think of you as a goddess. I just now realize that I most assuredly made you extremely uncomfortable back in 1999, and I apologize!! I had no idea you disliked the attention so much! You were a hero of mine back then and a source of inspiration!!!

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Revin Cycling E27 Pro Wheelset 3/16/2018 8:57 AM

PSI is pounds per square inch, if a mtn tire has twice the volume it has twice the square inches which puts twice the pressure on the rim. That's equivalent to 120 psi or more since mtb tires have so much volume these days.

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Added a comment about video The Art of Adventure // Chapter 1: An Obsessed Upbringing 1/10/2018 2:36 PM

Sweet Lenz!
I love the original 46 lb 303 rail bike too!
Inspiring vid.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2018 Kona Process 153 CR/DL 27.5 1/6/2018 9:34 AM
Added reply in a thread This May Be One of the Greatest MTB Articles Ever Written by a Big News Company 12/5/2017 6:01 PM

The bike I rode in 94 was 10 lbs lighter than the bike I ride today.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Forekaster Tire 11/17/2017 8:50 AM

Interesting to hear that 2.6" wide tires performed well in muddy conditions.

That 120 TPI casing is quite supple and rolls well, but doesn't tolerate sharp rocks. Good to hear you didn't have any flats or damage.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Bontrager's High-Value Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheelset 11/14/2017 5:52 AM

What's the warranty? Good to hear it's hassle free, details please.

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Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 1:51 PM

Totally, damping is a bandaid solution for bad spring rates, but if your shock feels dead, damping is still an available bandaid solution.

This one of many reasons why I love air suspension- it's so hard to dial in spring rate with coils, and you can't do anything about spring curve progression-...more