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Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/14/2020 10:51 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro
Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/14/2020 10:51 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro
Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/14/2020 8:31 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro

Thanks. It looks even better in person according to some mates.


Only brushed a few times while sprinting otherwise it's like they're not there

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Added bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/13/2020 5:42 PM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro
Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/12/2020 3:48 AM

Just a one off. It's one thing to design bikes as a hobby and another to actually make a business out of it. Frame's done by the way. Will be testing it out soon and make a bike check.

Added reply in a thread Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/22/2020 3:00 AM

You have to design everything yourself. You have to make sure of the clearances, the necessary thickness of the tubing and cnced parts as the company in China won't do any of that for you. As for the price, it's slightly more expensive than a high end ... more »

Added reply in a thread Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/22/2020 2:48 AM

In China. Although I wouldn't exactly recommend it. Plenty of headaches, delays and changing the agreed upon price. Maybe it's better to procure the frame building tools and make it yourself out of steel lol. I just tried it out to see if I could design ... more »

Added reply in a thread Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/22/2020 2:39 AM

If you look at my bike check you'll see that I use a 215mm travel dh Enduro bike. It actually works brilliantly. I also have this incoming. The suspension layout is similar to that prototype Norco dh bike. This is the future.

Added reply in a thread Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/20/2020 10:02 PM

They should just make dh bikes dropper post compatible and have provision for a water bottle then call them hyper Enduro bikes. Problem solved

Liked a bike check MARINO Mezcla 10/17/2020 6:31 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/8/2020 4:39 PM

Well done Commencal. Ignorance and intolerance are a worldwide problem and those that disagree can just go TossOff!

Added a comment about feature Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/7/2020 9:10 PM
_Lan

I'm disappointed that you hold this viewpoint Jeff.

If it does nothing then why are you affected by it?

It does something for me. While I'm not black, I've been at the receiving end of racist remarks. A friend hated the Chinese and said they all should be bombed and killed. Even if I wasn't part Chinese I couldn't let a remark like that go. In the end though, no one else from my group of friends stood up for me so I left. When Commencal or any other bike brand "virtue signals" like this, it gives me hope that despite my feelings being neglected by people around me for the sake of appearing impartial, at least the world as a whole is willing to take a stand.

Those of us never at the receiving end of racism and prejudice might feel that the "political" message of anti-racism is encroaching on things that we enjoy but try to be more empathic and understand that some people have to deal with this kind of bullshit day in day out.

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Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/16/2020 12:40 AM
_Lan

Every bike check should be as detailed as this. Great work man.

I have one question, the pictures show a 325lb spring and I read somewhere that you are 75kg so are you getting 60mm sag from that setup?

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Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/16/2020 12:29 AM
_Lan

I remember Lee also advocating for short reach bikes. The reach and RAD number of your bike seems way off what he would recommend for your height.

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Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 9/15/2020 3:26 AM

haha, I actually removed the one below the downtube. Frame is almost done. That bike check of Paul Aston and the recent popularity of mullets had me thinking what it would feel like with a higher BB and a 27.5 rear wheel. I suppose a different chainstay

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Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/14/2020 4:45 PM
_Lan

Lol, there are many of us. I'm waiting on my 2nd frame with 210mm of rear travel but with not as outlandish geo numbers.

I asked the same questions after using my downhill enduro bike and found it good for everything.

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Added reply in a thread How do you clean/lube your chain? 9/9/2020 11:58 PM

I didn't try just paraffin so I can't compare. I came upon the concept watching oz cycling's videos on youtube. Well, they say teflon is inert and the little amount that gets left in the environment from our biking probably doesn't compare to other contaminants ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do you clean/lube your chain? 9/9/2020 11:33 PM

I recently just started doing this too but with a 1:10 ratio of teflon powder to paraffin. No need to use liquid chain lube after. Works great and lasts a long time even in the muddiest conditions. I'm surprised not many people do this. It's cheap and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 5/3/2020 9:23 PM

I have. seat tube length is 410mm. Should fit a 185mm or longer dropper for me being 6ft

Started new thread Bike design as a hobby 5/2/2020 7:27 PM

Having a lot of free time during the lockdown had me itching to design another bike. Here is the result. Almost the same geometry as the first one. 475mm reach 110mm head tube length 436mm chainstay length 80 degrees seat angle 63.5 head angle 200mm/210mm

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