Liked a comment on the item ENVE and Industry Nine Team Up to Offer Lower Price and Better Engagement 2/14/2019 7:59 AM

I like my hubs like I like my children. Very Quiet. Give me Onyx Hubs all day.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/10/2019 9:07 AM

this was rad

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/10/2019 9:07 AM

Ever time yourself on the same track? I've timed myself down the same track with the same bike in the same condition in back to back runs and can absolutely guarantee I will see at least 1 second variance for every minute on course. Would a WC rider be more...more

Added a comment about press release Nicolai Introduces Geometron-Inspired G1 12/17/2018 8:24 PM

boaz I’m also 6’1” and did a bunch of XL demos this year, each around 500mm reach like the Sentinel, sb130, Process 153 29 and some others. They were the longest bikes I’ve ever ridden but with modern climbing positions and short stems they felt pretty damn good. Still long bikes especially the Sentinel as it’s all raked out but I was surprised how comfortable and normal they felt. Highly recommend finding an XL Sentinel demo or otherwise. Also, FWIW I loved the Sentinel and sb130, the Process not as much. Good on Nicolai, others are starting to follow their lead and Pole’s.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Spank Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheels 11/15/2018 12:33 PM

goes something like this 'bongggggg'.

Added a comment about product review Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/11/2018 12:33 PM

Jukulae - any other Stumpy EVO thoughts? Too dh oriented for a trail bike? EVO pricing is good and I’m considering it. I’ve ridden the Sentinel and really like it and due to the similarities am looking at the EVO also. The alu Sentinel is too heavy and looks like the EVO S3 29 comes in about a pound heavier than the carbon Sentinel which is still 1.5 lbs lighter than an alu Sent. The new Genius looks good too with the updated rear shock.

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Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/11/2018 12:24 PM

I recently test road the S2 and S3. I’m 6’ and can say I could get along with either size. The S3 is big but I managed just fine. Loads of stability. I ride a 2018 Scott genius and compared to that the stumpy evo doesn’t climb near as well. Downhill the evo is awesome but honesty...more

Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/11/2018 12:24 PM

The medium suited me well. Bikes over the 460mm reach mark are hit or miss for me. Many feel a bit like seesaws in steppy sections, so I tend to stay in the 440-460mm range.

We do have a Stumpy EVO review video in the works for the coming months.

Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/11/2018 12:23 PM

Would you go for L size or not? I think about 29" for a new bike and Im afraid of loosing the playfulness but even more I'm not even sure what sizing to take. I was looking at Stump EVO (any review plans?) S2 or S3 or recently on newly launched Radon Swoop 29" enduro. I prefer...more

Added reply in a thread Transition Smuggler vs. YT Jeffsy 6/12/2018 9:22 AM

@ryan_daugherty @astrizzle @manco Ryan, your Jeffsy looks amazing in red! I like what manco said about the Pole. Astrizz - not to throw more at you but if you’re looking for an aggro outlier in that price range the new Stumpjumper EVO ( aka Specialized ... more »

Added reply in a thread Transition Smuggler vs. YT Jeffsy 6/11/2018 11:04 AM

If you were considering the carbon versions of each, I'd go Smuggler all day every day. Enough travel, better geo. But with aluminum, i think the Jeffsy is the clear winner. The alu Smuggler is heavy as fook. I did an aluminum Sentinel demo and also ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 4/27/2018 9:18 AM

Slaughter update: I ditched the Aggressor 29x2.3 for a new Slaughter 29x2.3 Grid this week and had my first ride on it this morn. I didn't realize the tire had been updated until I got home and went to install it. The tread pattern has been changed a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/27/2018 8:46 AM

@traildog -> good points. I guess we'd need to compare apples to apples. The SS and RR blue addix would be equivalent to the Slaughter Control as opposed to the Grid. And we'd have to compare the Grid to the SS Double Down or RR Super Gravity. Someone

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Added reply in a thread Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/26/2018 11:32 AM

DHF 2.5 WT up front and Aggressor 2.3 rear currently, on a Stumpjumper 29. Slaughter is my fav rear tire of all time for most of the year conditions in northern Utah, and in my experience the Slaughter beats the Minion SS and the newest Schwalbe Rock

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/9/2018 8:58 AM

Thanks for the replies Dave & Meeko. I'll try to demo one this summer. Funny my Lyrik 160-130 for my Stumpy was a new take off from a Slash. I'm not against going all in next time and trying a coil on my next bike as long at it meshes well with the kinematics and has a climb switch.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 3:05 PM

I definitely think you are missing a bike...
But solid review nonetheless, really enjoyed that!

Although I think you went halfway on this. You wanted to do a back-to-back, strict comparison of the bikes. Well bike makers don't make the parts, so why would you have different parts on each...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 3:04 PM

In a DH or DS race, sure. I do think this is one of the best comparative bike reviews I've seen to date, although on race day I'm going for a red bike because everyone knows red is the fastest color.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 2:40 PM

"Which is the fastest bike?" Easy, the one with the fastest rider

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 2:37 PM

I'd like to throw the Slayer in this mix

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 2:34 PM

Thanks Dave. How does your Slash climb? Curious as this is one of my two hesitancies to swapping to a longer travel 29er (1. climbing, 2. making descending too easy / boring in non-tech terrain).

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