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Added a comment about product review Long-Term Review - Fezzari La Sal Peak 6/23/2022 12:07 AM
MTB_SF

It's cool they let you choose what you want for not wildly high cost. That also seems less wasteful than swapping things right away.

I prefer silver spokes because they never squeak.

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Added a comment about feature REVIEW: 2023 Santa Cruz Hightower 6/22/2022 11:51 PM
MTB_SF

Rockshox is a little better than Fox on easy serviceability, although all my stuff is Fox.

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Liked a comment on the item We Ride the All-New Transition Scout 6/22/2022 12:03 AM

Changing stroke length doesn't change leverage ratio. It lowers ride height at sag and increases the travel on the bottom-out side of the travel, but the average leverage ratio stays virtually the same. Changing rear center length does change the leverage ratio and wheel...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Said Risk It, Jack Wasn't So Sure - Lourdes Race Run Analysis 4/14/2022 11:29 PM

Interesting insights there for sure! I find it interesting how downhillers have to put down their fastest complete run after 3 days of smashing laps on a world cup track. As he points out, his bike was theoretically capable of going faster but he was too worn...more

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Maxxis' Revised EXO+ Tire Casing 4/14/2022 11:28 PM

Great catch, the new exo+ does not indicate 120TPI

Added a comment about press release Say Hello to the Specialized USA Enduro Team 3/17/2022 5:09 PM
MTB_SF

Stoked to see Cody getting even more support. I had a feeling specialized wanted more out of him when he said last fall he was dropping fox apparel. Look forward to seeing the team at the CES races this season.

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Liked a comment on the item Neko Mulally Will Race Handmade Alloy DH Frames by Frank the Welder 1/2/2022 9:07 PM

The internet told me his reach should be longer and his chainstays should be shorter.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 11/16/2021 5:45 PM

I'm not sure I'd agree that EWS riders run a "slightly harsher" setup. In every rider interview I’ve read, heard,or seen they say their EWS bike is setup slightly or significantly softer than their DH bike because the races are so much longer, more physically draining, and they...more

Added a comment about product review Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 10/3/2021 6:40 PM
Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 10/3/2021 6:36 PM

I've had my Spire for around two weeks now and have been very impressed with it. It's interesting that you & other sites have said the rear suspension is harsh - that's just about the last word I would use to describe it. That super deluxe shock must be doing the bike...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions - Enduro Bikes 10/3/2021 6:24 PM
MTB_SF

Or even an X2. Pinkbike said it wasn't as easy to get a good setup with Rockshox. Mine has the X2 and the rear end feels great, but I can't compare to these others

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Liked a bike check Transition Bottlerocket fresh for 2021 9/13/2021 11:52 PM
Transition Bottlerocket fresh for 2021
Liked a bike check A BMXer's Transition Spire 9/13/2021 11:52 PM
A BMXer's Transition Spire
Added a comment about feature Transition's Biggest Bike Yet - Meet the New Spire 8/10/2021 8:52 PM
MTB_SF

Can't wait to build up my frame when it arrives. Bike of the day dreams.

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Added a comment about product review Long-Term Review: We Are One Composites Union Wheelset 3/29/2021 3:32 PM
MTB_SF

Sounds like they may make sense for you, but I'm not that hard on rims. In 29er there is a weight savings as well, just not 650b. I still would want to get something that was at least a bit lighter than alloy if I'm going to pay the carbon premium, and other brands seem to make that happen. Even Stan's carbon Flow rims (which cost more and may or may not be as durable) save 60 grams over the alloy version (and 65 over these).

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Liked a comment on the item Long-Term Review: We Are One Composites Union Wheelset 3/29/2021 3:27 PM

If you go through multiple alloy rims a year, a carbon rim can make sense. That's at least how I justified the expense.

Added a comment about product review Long-Term Review: We Are One Composites Union Wheelset 3/29/2021 1:04 PM
MTB_SF

I almost ordered these rims to do a custom wheel build, but they did not compare favorably to alloy options. In 650b 30mm wide, a Stan's Flow MK3 rim is actually 5 grams lighter and a DT Swiss XM81 is only 5 grams heavier. Considering those rims cost about $100 each and these go for $450 each, I just don't see the point. If I'm going to pay the premium for carbon wheels, I want both improved ride quality and lower weight.

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Added a comment to cblesius's bike check 2/18/2021 2:47 PM
2021 S-WORKS STUMPJUMPER EVO

38 on the Evo is a dream rig. I'm gonna demo an S-Works from Specialized HQ in a few weeks and can't wait to see how it feels.

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Added a comment about press release RAAW Introduces the Jibb 2/18/2021 2:44 PM
MTB_SF

Another beautiful RAAW bike. I usually like colorful bikes, but these things just look fast standing still. I wish I could find one in the US to take out for a test ride.

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