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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/10/2022 5:54 PM

brash, It's 1987 all over again:

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/10/2022 5:18 PM

Re: Neken stem Sometimes more is more, sometimes it's not. We all want a more comfortable and controlled ride. To that end, many riders want to add all the suspension: tires, rims, spokes, chassis, stem, bar, grips, gloves. The problem is that not all ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Pivot Cycles Launches the All-New Shadowcat 4/8/2022 9:03 PM

Smaller wheels hitting every bumps and slowing down is considered fun I suppose!?
Yeah 29er are no fun at all,going faster and cornering better is no fun.

Liked a comment on the item Pivot Cycles Launches the All-New Shadowcat 4/8/2022 9:03 PM

“Our goal with the Shadowcat was to build the best bike for having fun,” says Chris Cocalis, founder and CEO of Pivot. - noted..all there 29ers aren't fun.

Liked a comment on the item Cannondale Launches the Moterra Neo eMTB Line 4/8/2022 9:00 PM

More pregnant bikes, more big motor, more big battery and more staggered wheels...kickstand??!
I was really hoping ebikes were going towards SL version, like the rise or Levo SL. But now they are really an hybrid between a Moto and an bike. Different sport all together in my opinion....more

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Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/12/2021 3:51 PM

I'm talking about creating new tires that are designed for a lower aspect ratio, not putting existing tires on wider rims, for exactly the reason you describe. Some tires, such as Kenda's 2.6" Hellkat, have enough tread wrap and lug height to work on ... more »

Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/12/2021 5:03 AM

Yeah, that's why I want to keep the width, but not necessarily the height.

Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/11/2021 11:31 PM

Yes, I discussed it with him. It's an EXO casing, so it's about the same weight as a 2.4" Double Down. The 3" nominal size is actually 2.85" on my 36 mm rims, and the 2.8" nominal size is barely over 2.6". His experiences have been similar to my own; ... more »

Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/10/2021 8:36 AM

Typical "trail", "enduro", or whatever we're calling "regular mountain biking". 2.6" - 2.7" on the rear and 2.8" on the front are the largest casings I can cram into my bike; it also seems to be about the right balance. They roll more efficiently than ... more »

Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/9/2021 2:04 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I've been testing 29" × 2.5" - 2.85" (actual casing widths, not the often "optimistic" nominal widths). Similar results with the larger casings being very beneficial in rough and/or loose conditions, and mildly detrimental on ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Angel Suarez's Prototype Commencal 8/9/2021 12:28 PM

Connector strut between upper/lower links looks fully machined (1 piece) vs the original adjustable length setup. He's also not running the seatstay bridge, but maybe its just off the bike in this picture.

Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/9/2021 12:20 PM

What are your thoughts on wider tires vs. larger diameter? Any thoughts on how you might like wider tires and larger diameter? Maybe some mix-and-match of these options for the front vs. the rear?

Added reply in a thread Re: Spoomer ca 2017. Anyone gone from 29er back to 27.5? 8/9/2021 10:01 AM

Nice to see my Normalized Reach dimension popping up in the wild! A suggestion, though: 600 mm is a very low stack. The stack you choose matters (a little), so it's best to choose one roughly in the middle of the bikes you're comparing. The other change ... more »

Added a comment about video The Syndicate Enters into the Coil vs Air Debate 4/27/2019 11:29 AM

The EXT Arma is fantastic - I'm currently using one - but there will still be a difference between position-sensitive damping, spring rate, or both. A progressive coil spring would make both variables available to a coil set-up, though a progressive spring is nowhere near as progressive as an air spring, especially with some volume reducers.

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Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 3/11/2019 6:38 PM

ninjichor wrote: Sounds like you convinced yourself that you didn't have to adapt to the bike's geo, and felt the negative traits of heavy weight bias up front, which I expected. Sounds like you made up your mind a long time ago and won't hear anything ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 3/11/2019 6:11 PM

1. My weight was closer to the front and my arms were a bit more tucked, which was a less strong position. By the time I reacted to poorly anticipated impacts - even fairly minor ones - I was dangerous far forward and in a weak position. 2. The lack ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 3/11/2019 5:33 PM

I think this is correct. Geometry does have an influence on position, but moving the centre of mass an inch isn't going to change a rider's body position as much as the rider's riding style. Skiers have known this for decades. A high level racer will

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Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 2/15/2019 11:50 AM

Regarding the actual bike - turning that short, skinny-chainstayed thing into a chopper with mismatched wheels and suspension - it's going to be awful. The rear will be difficult to manual or flick, the front will dive into oblivion if it bottoms out, ... more »