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Liked a comment on the item Cam McCaul Gets Serious About Racing 10/19/2019 10:15 PM

Thanks for watching! Fun time for sure. Maybe catch ya there some other year

Added a comment about video Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 8:54 PM

I feel the same based on many years of riding and racing experience. I trained and rode hard and raced very aggressively for years. I rarely pushed my equipment to the limits but when I did it was always the steeper head tube/fork angles and compact bikes - on the downhill. They were amazing climbing but with a high penalty. I take less chances these days and I ride less aggressively. Most of the time. I would love to try out a bike which is DH focused but tailored to be more accommodating to other styles of riding. As an avid non-pro rider I no longer care about pushing my bike or skills beyond their limitations because the penalties are high. I like some of these concepts and I would eagerly welcome a bike that would be rideable on any trail but provide me with a buffer to compensate for the mistakes I know I am going to make (whether they are poor technique or sacrificing Form due to fatigue).

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Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 8:40 PM

It’s a fabulous feeling to get on a bike that actually works like the G1 does. I encourage you to try a test ride.

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 8:40 PM

i can really relate to what you are describing, and I agree that Chris is on to something. Even as a young rider in like 2000 i worked with Time to design a custom time trial frame. What did we do? Long, Low, Slack... for exactly the reasons Chris gave for...more

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 8:40 PM

I appreciate the trend of longer / slacker / more travel bikes which brings stability speed and safety at the mountains (like a ski’s) - because it leads into the geometry change for the short travel bikes.


I purchased my last bike purely based on geometry,...more

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 8:39 PM

I think most bikes have to low a bottom bracket height for realistic trails that include rocks and roots.

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 8:39 PM

In reference to the dual crown comment I immediately thought of the MRP Bartlett, probably because i'm one of the few people who have one. Seems like it would be the perfect fit for that bike and what they were talking about. Low axle to crown to keep climbing in...more

Added a comment about video Cam McCaul Gets Serious About Racing 10/19/2019 8:37 PM

Long time fan Cam! Loved the article and the video. I have multiple friends who attended Trek CX Cup this year. They all made it sound amazing and their pictures supported that as well. This video confirmed that I definitely missed out by failing to attend and participate in the shenanigans. Bravo sir!

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Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 3:36 PM

I really appreciate Chris’s out of the box thinking and the input and influence he’s had on bike design over the last decade is impressive and welcome. But he’s not always right and I think too heavily influenced himself by motorbikes at (all) times. If I wanna go...more

Added a comment about video Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 3:36 PM

I agree with Chris 100% on his statements. I am certain there may be a few outlier applications (bar bar spins, very tight turns) but the notion that a dual crown fork is a major issue outside of downhill is as ridiculous as he illustrates. His mindset on measuring performance is spot on as well. Reminds me of an interview with Kyle Strait where he said rating stunts by a judge did a disservice to riders because it was subjective vs. measuring a clock to determine the winner.

I rode DH for many years. Started with 100mm travel. Progressed to a Santa Cruz Bullit and later a Specialized Demo with the Fox 40, etc. I got heavy into XC, bought a CX bike to commute (could this treat it more like a MTcool, and eventually also got into road cycling for the fitness and distance. I will never shave my legs though. Last year I raced a ton of Cross. I got me hooked again on the dirt, mud and off road in general, which I had been missing. Bought a fat bike and converted it to a 27.5 to hit the mountains during the summer. I plan to build up a legit MTB in place of my converted fat bike and I will give Geometron very serious consideration after watching this video.

I have been a fan of a more raked head tube angle for a very long time because of the benefits downhill. My Titus Racer-X was a beast climbing but it suffered tremendously on the DH. I like the approach of adjusting the steeper seat angle to compensate for the head tube angle on climbs. That approach really appeals to me and as he said, it is not a crazy concept but no one thought about it. Reducing weight should also not be the primary goal for any bike design. Especially above performance. Power:Weight does matter but you can hit the gym and train to improve power, explosive or endurance. The pros may need to be concerned about bike weight but within reason this has never been a major concern for me. Improving my fitness and bike handling skills have always had a bigger positive impact. I am interested to read what other folks have to say on this topic. I do not live in a vacuum and these statements are my personal opinion.

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