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Added reply in a thread I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/16/2020 10:20 AM

There are a lot of issues that go into building trails. A key one is the landowner and/or manager. If you don't own the land, you have to abide by their rules and regulations. Has to be x wide. Has to be x max gradient. Has to include x user groups. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item No Apologies - Norco's New High-Pivot Shore 10/15/2020 7:31 AM

Yeah! 27.5 for 2021. Hope more companies join in and make fun bikes to ride rather than whats the fastest against a clock.

Added a comment about product review Is This the Benchmark Trail Bike? The All-New Specialized Stumpjumper Line 10/13/2020 2:03 PM
Mr. P

In the damping and spring curves is a bump gobbling machine (very active), not a heavy hitter (support), that type of riding is a perfect fit for the 34. Want more aggressive trail? The Evo is for that. The 34 is a good and probably underrated fork.

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Added reply in a thread All (North) American Bike 9/18/2020 1:55 PM

Paul for stems White Industries for chainrings, hubs, headset, BB

Added a comment about press release PayDirt - Here’s a List of Organizations that Hit PayDirt for 2020. 9/9/2020 2:08 PM
Mr. P

Nice one Santa Cruz!

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Added a comment about press release E-Bikers, the Wait is Over - Shimano Launches All-New Steps EP8 E-Bike Motor 9/1/2020 7:13 AM
Mr. P

I did not realize gearboxes had taken over a large segment of mountain biking. tongue

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Added a comment about feature MTB Tire Insert Comparison Test - CushCore Pro vs Nukeproof ARD vs MegaNorris 8/20/2020 7:28 AM
Mr. P

10 years ago DH tires and some "AM" tires had an "anti-snakebike" insert at the bead. I wonder where those have gone...

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/1/2020 11:25 PM

It is lubed when new, so lubing it so early - no. I would be worried if I washed my bike with water often. In theory it could be ruined if you washed your bike with a hose after the first ride, and then it sat with moisture in the clutch for a month. The amount of rust that builds up is kind of...more

Added a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/1/2020 10:51 AM
Liked a comment on the item Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/1/2020 10:49 AM

If you want a review of what we have seen in the shop regarding this drivetrain, I have it.

Pretty much everything he described is accurate, but the rear derailleur has one critical flaw:
The sealing on the guide pulley pivot/ clutch mechanism is sub par. At least 1/4 of the many xt 12s drivetrains we...more

Liked a comment on the item Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 8/1/2020 10:45 AM

Make sure your spring in between the pads is nice and stretched out really pushing those pads out and I have had people but the soft side of some velcro tape on the caliper right below the fins. Hope those tips help!

Added a comment about press release EXT Introduces the ERA Enduro Fork 7/30/2020 8:21 AM
Mr. P

Wow! Supreme execution on ATT (All The Things) technology!
I can't afford it but would love to give it a feel.

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Added a comment about press release Yamaha's New, Interesting, e-MTB is Here 7/29/2020 8:04 AM
Mr. P

Nice that Yamaha is stepping into the market. They certainly have their MTB buzzwords figured out wink
That frame tho... seems very... minimal. Perhaps this is more of an "every-persons" eMTB?
The pivot locations remind me of off-the-shelf frame bits.

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Added a comment about feature The New Santa Cruz 5010 V4 vs. the Old 5010 V3 6/16/2020 11:30 AM
Mr. P

Get a wider rim to support it.

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Liked a comment on the item Ibis Introduces the New Mojo V4 6/10/2020 1:36 PM

I feel happy when I see a tradicional brand like Ibis launching a mountain bike with 27.5 wheels.

Added a comment about press release Ibis Introduces the New Mojo V4 6/10/2020 1:36 PM
Mr. P

I had a Mojo 3. The Fox shock was fine. Combined with wide rims and 2.6 aggro tires, it punched way above it's "Trail bike" status in rough terrain at speed. But that supple midstroke was not for huckers. A 5010 has a more solid midstroke to ramp up if your looking to huck your meat - but that also means more feedback in rough and fast terrain. Pick your poison. I'm now on a 5010.

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Added a comment about video Do You Lose Air When Removing the Shock Pump? 5/24/2020 9:26 AM

Is it not even relevant if air escapes or not? The guage is a guide to get you to your sag number, then you fine-tune adjust based on riding feel and what you want. If the amount of air escaping or not escaping is consistent, the result should be the same. I would even venture that all guages are not equal as well. Regardless, I prefer to know that air is not escaping and do the air hose preload trick.
Awesome video! So well done. The significant other "listening" had us rolling.

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Added a comment about press release 12-Speed for All - Shimano's All-New DEORE Drivetrain and Brakes 5/7/2020 10:56 AM
Mr. P

This makes me happy for all those mid-to-low-range mountain bikes! This range now has good suspension, good brakes, good wheels, good droppers and a good drivetrain. I hope the price of bikes are low to spread the fun.

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Liked a comment on the item Flip van Veen's 2010 Specialized Enduro 4/16/2020 8:30 AM

i had this beaty, still own the 2010 170mm lyrik, now its in my hardtail

Liked a comment on the item Dangerdave's Specialized Pitch Pro 4/16/2020 8:29 AM

This is still my primary bike. I clear the A-Line moonbooter for the first time last year with it...