Added a comment about press release You Asked, We Delivered...$2100 M Series 6/25/2019 2:15 PM

Well now, I'll take 2 sets then!

Joke... but my rear hub is a Project321 w/ silent pawls so another option for the list plus anodized options like Onyx.

My carbon wheelset (china-direct $200 rims) w/ P321(r) and Hope(f) hubs has been uber reliable for over a year and a half now. Not 'cheap' by any means as the wheelset was still over $1100 to build up (nice rear hubs don't come cheap!) but you can build so much for so much less than this.

I like Enves rim strip solution though and respect their recent warranty improvements. I hope others copy their rim strip!

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Added a comment to GhostPatrol's bike check 6/21/2019 2:44 PM

right you are for the X2. For anyone who doesn't already have an awesome shock on their smug you can get a 210 x 52.5 DPX-2 (for Fuel EX) from a couple online retailers but they're pricey, over $500. Or the Topaz comes in 52.5 too. From other threads it sounds like seatstay bridge / seat tube clearance at full compression is already tight with the stock 50mm shock so even the minimal increase to 52.5 could be a no go. I'd like to hear if anyone's made it work.

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Smuggler - "The Mule" 6/21/2019 9:38 AM

What are you using to wrap your cables?

Liked a comment on the item Transition Smuggler - "The Mule" 6/21/2019 9:38 AM

1/2" Electrical Heat Shrink, purchased on amazon. Have to slide it over while cutting down brake hoses and cable housing.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Smuggler - "The Mule" 6/21/2019 9:38 AM

Bike of the Day June 21, 2019!

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Rad!

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Sick build!

Added a comment to GhostPatrol's bike check 6/21/2019 9:38 AM

Amazeballs! Curious whether you can run a 52.5 mm stroke shock to bump rear up to 126. Looks like that would go nicely w/ the 150 up front. Rad bike.

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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!