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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 2:21 PM
PositronicJohnny

Not too often really. Typical meets are lower speed. This guy was really moving and obviously riding beyond his skill level. I'm surprised he didn't crash when trying to brake, TBH.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 10:23 AM
PositronicJohnny

So... what you want is a motorcycle..Seriously. You are describing going further and faster with little to no pedal effort. That sounds less like a bicycle and more like a motorcycle. Why not just take your 4-10k and buy a nice dirt bike and be done with it? In my neck of the woods, there are plenty of single track riding areas for moto. You would get that single track thrill and be less pedal tired (although riding a dirt bike requires you to be physically fit anyway).

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/7/2020 11:42 AM
PositronicJohnny

e-Bikes are certainly exciting! My heart went into overdrive last week when someone almost took me out on an e-Bike! Something about riding on trails (illegal in my area mind you) too fast for the trail, and in this individual based on the whites of his eyes, beyond his skill level. Yeah, not a fan. But, I did see a fellow on one a few months back with oxygen to his nose. That is the only use case I can get behind.

And damn, those prices! you could buy a dialed top end bike for that money and still have cash left over.

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Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/22/2020 12:19 PM
PositronicJohnny

Appreciate the response. There are some compelling features, mostly the side siping, that are interesting to me. Alas, I run 27.5 smile

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Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/22/2020 10:01 AM
PositronicJohnny

Seems that if you can offer a bulk discount that you have room to move on the price for a single tire...
I was expecting more like CST pricing when I read the headline.

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Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/22/2020 10:00 AM

$65 with no middle man strikes me as kinda expensive. MAP (minimum advertised price) for most Maxxis models is less than $70. A direct to consumer cost of $45-$50 would put them on par with the wholesale pricing of the the most expensive mtb tires available.

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Not very earth-shattering at $65 dollars. If they were $40-50 that would be more newsworthy. When you have a boutique carbon FS bike, top of the line suspension and carbon hoops you usually don't lose any sleep if you spend 10-15 dollars more per tire. Not diminishing the performance of the...more

Added a comment about press release YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 4/2/2019 7:36 AM
PositronicJohnny

Sigh.

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Liked a comment on the item YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 4/2/2019 7:36 AM

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.

Liked a comment on the item YT Industries Launches Its First E-MTB: The DECOY 4/2/2019 7:34 AM

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 reply in a thread Specialized Goes Sort-Of Direct - Click and Collect 3/18/2019 12:31 PM

I hope Intense applied for a patent for their hybrid sales model!

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - Transition Patrol Carbon or Yeti SB130 Turq? 11/6/2018 1:14 PM
PositronicJohnny

I still don't see the price to value on carbon. the sweet TR Patrol weighs in at 31.8. My Jeffsy weighs that without pedals. Add a half pound more weight for that and it puts me at 32.3. My complete YT plus pedals and grips cost less than the frame alone of the TR. I could easily put lighter cranks or carbon bars, etc, on it and come in at or under. And the YT climbs fairly well.

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Added a comment about news blog TRW Active Enters the Mountain Bike Drivetrain Market 11/6/2018 1:01 PM
PositronicJohnny

Fast. Cheap. Good.
Pick two.

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Added a comment about feature SPOTTED: Electronically-Actuated RockShox Reverb Dropper Post 10/31/2018 2:03 PM
PositronicJohnny

Hm. Maybe I'm lucky with my Reverb, but I haven't had a single problem with it in 9 months of riding. No bleeds, no lock outs, no hot weather problems (90 degree summer), no cold weather problems (snow rides).
At some point I might put a Wolf Tooth on it because I hate the plunger, but it isn't because it doesn't work.

I'll give you less effort on the shifter. The rest of it? meh. Internal routing. Accuracy? That remains to be seen.

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Added a comment about product review Another New Yeti: See the SB130 Trail Bike 9/20/2018 9:31 AM
PositronicJohnny

$5,200 for a GX build. No wonder DTC is eating their lunch.
Bike looks awesome, though.

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Added a comment about news blog Trump Approves Tariffs on Chinese Goods Including $1 Billion in Bike Products 9/20/2018 5:43 AM
PositronicJohnny

The real question is whether they will be consumer oriented and just raise the price by their wholesale cost or if they will be dicks and raise prices based on full retail and yell tarrifs, what can we do?

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Added a comment about press release PNW Components Launches Premium-Level Loam Lever for Cable Actuated Dropper Posts 9/6/2018 2:26 PM
PositronicJohnny

Hey, fair enough! It is pretty good that you are on here responding to user comments. And that adjust-ability really is legit. I think the original question was via email on Amazon.

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Added a comment about press release PNW Components Launches Premium-Level Loam Lever for Cable Actuated Dropper Posts 9/6/2018 11:54 AM
PositronicJohnny

That lever really looks sweet. However, I have to say, I was pretty turned off on your company, PNW, when a query about a dropper post went unanswered a while back. Never got an answer so I went with your competition. sad

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Added reply in a thread Newb interested in trying MTB again. 9/5/2018 1:09 PM

Not to sound too much like a jerk, but you quit after one ride? Here is the bottom line: Mountain biking is HARD. It challenges your physical and mental capabilities. It will also NEVER get easier. You constantly push your limit and continue to grow

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