Added a comment about press release YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 3/28/2019 12:56 PM

But tbf it does look pretty sick. But i bet the mismatched wheels size was a last minute change meant to stay en vogue with the newest trend.

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Added a comment about press release YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 3/28/2019 12:54 PM

WTF?! Is that how they teach their kids self reliance and the satisfaction of work in Hollywood? Fkn lazy ass Dad raising a lazy ass kid.

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Added a comment about press release YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 3/28/2019 12:51 PM

could you imagine having to ship back that fat bastard ebike when your motor starts acting up? I agree warranty is always a heavy consideration when buying direct. to be fair it looks like they're using the same (proven) motor that others are.

Hopefully the battery won't catch the carbon frame on fire like the occasional Tesla!

"I can't ride tomorrow guys, my ebike melted."

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Liked a comment on the item YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 3/28/2019 12:49 PM

Ya & with the difficulty of YT parts / warranty claims. Not sure I'd buy a first generation carbon e-bike from YT when Specialized is in the same price range with years in the ebike market.

Liked a comment on the item YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 3/28/2019 12:49 PM

Surprised at the pricing. You can get the specialized Kenevo for the same price at a shop.

E bikes = one of the horsemen of the apocalypse for mountain biking

Added a comment about press release YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 3/28/2019 12:48 PM

Holy sheet, the margins in ebikes must be yuuuuuuuuuuge!!! I know the front triangle is carbon on the base model and I have no issue with the drivetrain and brakes, but if a non-e equivalent YT is $3,500 then you're paying $1,500 for a motor and battery (and "low" end suspension). Fk.

Also, the Decoy is not a surprise by any stretch. Follow the money. Always.

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Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 3/13/2019 1:29 PM

I just realized the Topaz comes in 210 x 52.5 (for me no need to go all the way to 55mm) which in my experience is a better shock than the dpx2. I'd wager that would add some sensitivity to the rear end while still allowing for a ton of adjustability with the pos/neg spacers and air spring curve (secondary air chamber). It would also bump travel up to ~147mm so not superenduro like some of you hardcores are doing by long shocking w/ coils, just endurolite. That combined with a 160 air shaft in the 36 and the high setting and this thing sounds about perfect. Maybe I'll do that when my bike sells (waiting for the snow to melt here in Utah).

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 3/13/2019 1:21 PM

Great review Jeff. I echo a lot of what you said in the video. Great spec for the price, tires don't really hook up as well as they look, and rear suspension feels like it ends short. Like it's good, it's good, then the end. As I'm sure you know the stock shock is a 210 x 50 mm. I had...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/25/2019 1:41 PM

The Moab stuff was Amasaback, and thanks! As I alluded to below I actually did try a different shock on the bike, though this was omitted from the review. It was an improvement, but certainly not enough for me to say "the DPX2 is the reason the bike's rear end felt harsh". Maybe a...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/25/2019 1:41 PM

Excellent review Jeff. Dpx2 is not a plush shock, would have loved to see a coil specd on the EVO, but looks killer otherwise. Was that T.W.E / Moab? 2nd part looks killer with berms and jumps!

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/25/2019 1:41 PM

Both Graves and Keene were on Stumpys.

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:39 PM

That's the plan, Roots. The wheelset I have built and ready already has an xd driver so I'll throw a gx cassette on there because why pay for a $120 project321 standard driver just to be able to run a boat anchor cassette, would rather drop $200 on a gx cassette right out of the gate. And yes, I'm stoked that Tranny is offering a carbon Sentinel at a reasonable cost.... i rode the Sentinel in both alu and carbon and the alu is offensively heavy. The NX Ripmo is $4200 but I've ridden both and like the Sentinel better.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:35 PM

Sounds like you'll be happier with the Sentinel. My gut feel.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:35 PM

Nx sentinel is a killer deal. I would recommend saving up a few bucks and finding an xd driver or wheelset (atleast rear wheel) with an xd driver and getting a gx cassette for it. That nx cassette is a boat anchor

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:33 PM

Yup - my 27.5" S3 with a 170 fork and effective high position has a BB height of 335mm, 11mm higher than stock of 324(!) which is just too low.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:33 PM

I agree 100% on integrated HS. We lose so much geometry flexibility with integrated, it sucks. I think a longer travel fork with the rear in the High position would make a big difference in BB height. Could probably gain close to 10 mm. Can't wait for the carbon version in the next...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:27 PM

First off great review. I have both of the bikes tested plus an HTLT as well and would echo your experiences in climbing. The Evo is very underrated in this area and it absolutely crushes the climbs. I find that the steep seat tube means that I don't have to fight to keep the front...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

Put a 170 fork and run it in the high position with a 55 stroke shock and you will have a long travel weapon with a higher BB

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 1:23 PM

I have a 29er with a 160mm fork and its great. The 29er has a shock stroke of 50mm, it will clear a 52.5mm giving it a rear travel of 150mm and from the looks of it will clear a 55mm stroke giving it 160mm rear travel, but im not sure about how low that will put the BB at full...more