Added a comment to Rems's bike check 10/19/2019 4:49 PM

According to the mtbr thread, with a 55mm shock you get around 155mm of travel.
Right now the bike is feeling pretty awesome, really balanced for enduro racing. I'm considering lowering the front travel to 150-155 to get a little more relaxed geo though.
For the 53mm stroke, its just a 2mm travel spacer to add to a 55mm shock. It's possible to do it without going for a full service on the shock.

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Added a comment to Rems's bike check 10/19/2019 4:16 AM

You guessed right. No issue with the rear wheel. According to the mtbr.com thread, it's possible to get a good 160mm of travel without hitting the tire (possibly only on the high position though).

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Liked a comment on the item Stumpjumper Evo 29" 10/1/2019 4:27 PM

Nice bike, very clean !

Added bike check Stumpjumper Evo 29" 9/24/2019 5:24 PM
Added reply in a thread Discussion: Sped up and manipulated MTB footage 5/30/2019 12:45 PM

Disregarding the social media aspect and questions of why would people speed things up, here is a quick though: In the photography world, we know there is a lot of photoshoping and editing going around. Now People tend to say this about any photo that

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Added reply in a thread Discussion: Sped up and manipulated MTB footage 5/28/2019 10:48 AM

Well, intentionally speeding up is definitively lame. I remember being a teenager (before instagram even existed) and being impressed by a semi-pro european movie (Virtuous from Ionate). And my older brother-in-law who worked in tv production told me

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Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 6:06 AM

Well reading all the posts I struggle to grasp where @jeff.brines is being emotional and defends RR and JG. To me (overall) he's just saying "wait until the hearing and let the riders have a chance to defend themselves in front of the institutions" On ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 4:22 PM

@jimmy Who is talking about giving a pass ? We're talking about staying put and measured as long as we don't have all the facts and the sentences from governing bodies. I can see two opposite points of view in the above (here with a touch of caricature)

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Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 3:20 PM

@jeff.brines I hear you, and overall I think like you that we should remain cautious and measured about all this. I mean it would be crazy to punish the same way someone being caught while speeding 2 mph above the limit and someone driving recklessly ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/15/2018 10:27 AM

Except for 2 details: We should check the rules but from what I understood the B sample testing is mandatory, the rider only gets the right to be present or represented during the testing process. And I'm sure about the fact that samples A and B are ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/15/2018 7:14 AM

A couple more things not directly related to the testing process: from a medical point of view each individual should be considered as unique. It just means that every person is reacting differently and for some biological parameters or drug metabolism ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/15/2018 5:37 AM

I think it is good to clarify a couple of things, if I'm not an expert on doping and what kind of products are used, I know a bit how the testing methods work. First thing, doping is a race and the better anti-doping is getting, the smarter the dopers

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Added reply in a thread New Trust Performance Linkage Suspension Fork 10/24/2018 12:10 PM

But nothing posted is ever gone on the internet:

Even so I wish it could, because this is an image I will never be able to forget... Please stop trying to bring revolution to the suspension world with design uglier every time.
Added reply in a thread Diagnose this noise 10/8/2018 4:49 PM

Sounds a lot like some disc rub, most likely because of a slightly warped disc (and possibly a slightly "out-centered" caliper)

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 8/25/2018 2:52 PM

Nor really a rumour but Maes confirmed in interview that he's very likely to race DH more regularly next year...

Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 8/24/2018 6:10 PM

The thing is by doing this you really don't "measure" fork flex. Your looking a the resulting flex of: -the bar itself -bar/stem interface -stem torsional rigidity -stem/pivot/headset interface -frame/headset interface -fork itself -fork/hub interface ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 8/24/2018 12:40 PM

I don't see this happening for real anytime soon, but some are already doing it:

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/27/2018 2:47 PM

Well, there was an insta teasing with JC and Roppo about a new wheel/tire product.Considering their common sponsor (Sram/rockshox) and this story post I would believe too to some new high end offering from sram.

Added reply in a thread Not another suspension setup question.. 4/26/2018 8:01 AM

Well for me fear of bottoming out is as "irrelevant" as the idea that you should absolutely use all your travel. The issue when bottoming out is the stress you are putting on the suspension, frame and you. When it is occasional there's nothing to fear ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/12/2018 5:54 PM

Pretty sure the rude post is a photoshop... And if you look at greg's vid you'll see at the end that it's very likely a standard DX2 coated with mud/sand.