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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 4/1/2021 10:08 AM

"Options for a later date are still being examined with a final decision to be announced in the next few weeks." There is still hope for the event to happen this year. It would be a massive disappointment for Reece to be wearing the rainbow stripes and ... more »

Added a comment to Masjo's bike check 3/25/2021 2:01 PM
Flower Fuel (Trek Fuel EX Carbon Custom)

Hey Luto82, this was a custom build so I did not ever ride the bike with a reduced offset (44mm) fork, so I cannot comment on that. I do really like the bike with the 150mm, 51mm offset fork and think it rides very well in the low mode, even with the slightly slacker seat tube and head tube angles. I have tried running it in the high mode, and it may climb a touch better but it does not feel quite as confident on steeper tracks.
I do have a friend with a Fuel EX 9.8 XT with reduced offset fork, so if I can try his back to back with mine at some point I will let you know the difference.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/24/2021 7:21 PM

New Shimano announcement for MTB? Do we have any thoughts on what that would be? Or is this maybe a reference to new Dura Ace or Di2 wireless

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/26/2021 4:01 PM

The BMC logo is just 'BMC' italicized, so what you can see could fit the bottom left of the 'B'. That might be a bit too long of a logo for that tube though.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/16/2021 5:17 PM

Unfortunately for those hoping for a new mtb, it is. I'm curious as to why the Fazua system isn't spec'ed on lightweight eMTBs, but maybe its a packaging issue or its not up to some standard of toughness. The mix-match seatpost is also cool- having the ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/3/2021 4:33 PM

There's also the full-bike vs frame-only tax when shipping in to the US. I believe there was some sort of previous political squabbling that led to that, and maybe manufacturer's are now passing the cost on to the consumer with new models.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/9/2021 6:44 AM

I could be wrong, but I assumed whoever he was talking about had limited social media presence. 'Let(ting) the riding do the talking' would mean little to no outside exposure, so no Instagram, ride days with customers, or other things to generally help ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/3/2021 4:24 PM

+1. Some brands have reduced model ranges to make up for this as well in order to prioritize parts to the 'best selling' models. I can't think of a specific mtb example, but a road one: Norco dropping the carbon complete cyclocross bikes (though frame ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/1/2021 10:40 AM

Isn't Vali Holl still on the SRAM-TLD program, or did that end too? I figured she was just moving frame sponsors and keeping everything else consistent. She could be on board a Session but not part of TFR if that were the case.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/31/2020 12:49 PM

I agree that this is probably the case. Sure, anyone can buy a telemetry kit now, but what do you do with it? What do the numbers mean, what's good and what's slow? Sometimes having more data is just as big a problem. Those that have been developing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does Reach = Hip to Shoulder Length? 12/13/2020 11:26 AM

Good point on how to measure. I was imagining hinge points, so ideally hip hinge point to centre of shoulder (i.e. shoulder socket). I measured this in a neutral stance, but I suppose pushing shoulders towards the ground would be better. I'm sure there ... more »

Started new thread Does Reach = Hip to Shoulder Length? 12/13/2020 7:01 AM

I was inspired by some of the other geometry discussions going on in the forum to think about my own setup and what works and what doesn't. At first I was thinking about body position with respect to handlebars and how I have been working to more actively

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/1/2020 6:23 AM

In the post-race interview on redbulltv, the interviewer did ask him about it. He said that he was tinkering with something mid-run on the fork because something felt off, I believe low speed compression. She then asked specifically about the rear shock ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/5/2020 12:37 PM

I have heard this has been a huge problem with components, not just frames. Some companies appear to have loads of frames ready but there aren't enough brakes/drivetrains/suspension bits to go around. That may be why you see production-level frames that ... more »

cedrico left a comment 9/27/2020 6:59 AM
cedrico

Hey, I'm interested in your North American bike project. I can't find a way to message you directly here. Can you message me on pinkbike? Here's my pinkbike user profile: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/cedrico/

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/26/2020 7:34 AM

Quebec and specifically Montreal are not doing so hot with covid right now and projections are for a pretty terrible fall/winter unless things turn around quickly. I don't live in Quebec, but I'm also pretty sure there has been a ban on large gatherings ... more »

Added reply in a thread All (North) American Bike 9/20/2020 1:09 PM

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Glad to see such interest in a project like this. For me, the important thing would be having the product manufactured in North America. It seems like that would be an impossible build since some parts are just not ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question: Modular Standard/Ebike? 9/18/2020 6:17 AM

You can do that with the battery on the Fazua-equipped road bikes, but it is pretty hefty. A Trek Domane+ is 30 pounds with battery and 23.5 pounds without. That still includes a drive system, but considering the regular Domane can be built to ~16 pounds ... more »

Started new thread All (North) American Bike 9/17/2020 12:41 PM

I have realized that a lot of my life is sourced/purchased from less ethical sources, either due to environmental or humanitarian regions. I have been inspired by recent news articles that have shown bikes made from components only manufactured in the ... more »

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/19/2020 5:25 AM

You are definitely correct! I was thinking gear range, my bad.