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Liked a comment on the item 2021 X-Games Real MTB Video Submissions 4/19/2021 8:34 PM

DJ's edit feels like a banger ski/snowboard movie segment riding stuff that isn't meant to be ridden which I'm a huge fan of... but Brage... calm down dude! Every shot, mind blown

Liked a comment on the item Canfield Bikes Prototype Stolen in Salt Lake City 4/5/2021 10:03 PM

Don't blame the victim here, guys. The real shame is that we have to purchase locks in the first place, because scumbag thieves take shit that doesn't belong to them.

Liked a comment on the item MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #2 2/11/2021 3:07 PM

For those interested in unsanctioned trail endeavors-

Download the Onyx hunting app. It'll give you property owner info. Make sure you aren't on an individuals land who might be around a lot. Public land that isn't protected is ideal, figure out who the land managers are though. Might save your ass...more

Added a comment about feature MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #2 2/11/2021 1:44 PM
Roots_rider

Thank you for bringing up the point that low engagement hubs are not an improvement for "pedal kick". The only thing I've noticed from them personally, is that when it does engage the pawl/ratchet on a hard compression, it's a much more aggressive thud and yank on your feet than in a high engagement hub. High engagement hubs have a more consistent feel to them that is easier to adjust to, than wondering when you'll get a sharp tug against your feet.
The best remedy for pedal kickback imo, a bike with well designed suspension that allows for less. I had the previous gen Fury with the last of the i-drive, and the calmness in the cranks was certainly noticeable. The other point to pay attention to, what gear you are in. Bikes (vast majority) don't have the same pedal kick throughout the gear range when using a standard cassette. If you have the ability to run https://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/ on your computer, I'd suggest doing so. You can find your bike in the archive (check for highest accuracy) and figure out where in your cassette the pedal kick drop to near zero or below zero degrees. Any time you are descending, try and be in that gear or higher as soon as possible. Viola, your pedal kick is technically gone. The feeling of your chain is not....



I've linked this before, but is relevant here again for those that aren't familiar. Something to bear in mind with stack height. https://www.pinkbike.com/news/intends-new-stem-actually-improves-cockpit-stiffness-review.html

Adding spacers reduces reach and causes more flex in the cockpit and steer tube. You may not notice the flex, but you'll probably notice more creaking and wearing out headsets faster. If you are ocd and align your headset spacer logos, you'll notice they probably don't stay there forever, even with a perfectly torqued headset. Taller bars and a stem with rise are better solutions than spacers. More important in single crown world obviously.

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Added a comment about video Dive Deep Into Jack Moir's Bike Setup - Canyon Strive EWS Bike 1/31/2021 10:03 AM

One the nice perks of the Ibis bars with threaded inserts. Less time spent swapping and experimenting when setting up customers. It’s generally pretty obvious when a person will need narrower than 750 (ie small person). Otherwise people can cut the alloy inserts and play with various widths until they’re happy, and not stress about cutting a bar too narrow. Got a bin full of the inserts, so it’s never a concern to swap some out to help customers.

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Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/28/2021 7:54 AM

What has happened to Waki?
Did he go cold turkey on it?

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/28/2021 7:53 AM

Unpopular opinion: Brake jack isn’t a real thing. Your fork is too soft which is causing weight shift during heavy braking.

Liked a comment on the item The Fox Is Out Of The Bag - Commencal Partners with FOX and DHaRCO 1/27/2021 4:26 PM

There's already a Fox/Jordi video up on YT that is solid gold.

Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 4:20 PM
Roots_rider

Put him on a 26" rigid single speed for a day? Must've just forgotten what it means to ride a bike, you know, having fun and all. Everyone in the world of bikes must ride/buy what he says, otherwise I guess we're all doing it wrong. Wonder why the marketing dept of a large company hasn't picked him up yet, with all of his valuable insight.

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Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 4:16 PM

Some people like to 'play' when they ride MTB. 27.5" is more responsive to rider input and changes in direction/acceleration/braking. Speed isn't everything, sometimes its more about the sensation with the bike. Wheels/tires/frames/forks are always lighter, don't need carbon rims to keep...more

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 4:14 PM

smile))))) What drugs do you take?! Krokodil?

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 4:13 PM

@lickmycrinkle This dude is a joke on the forums in our local community, now he just takes all the embarrassment to an international level. It's really funny to see him write about speed and product management, while 1. he couldn't properly ride if his life depended on this, not to mention...more

Added a comment about feature Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:48 AM
Roots_rider

He just needs banned to Pinkbike. They're looking for a Waki replacement

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Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:47 AM

EugenM, if you disagree with their decision, maybe you should ask Vital for a refund for all of the coverage you are paying them for.

You're not a product manager, nor do you have the ability to think like one. What's wrong with giving people a choice? You bought a 29", what do you give a...more

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:07 AM

story of my life.

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:07 AM

We have some really cool projects in the pipeline centered around 29er bikes (including this Giga) that will appeal to all sorts of riders.

It's a shame you came in so hot, there's merit to your question, but under these pretenses, it's difficult to address legitimately.

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:05 AM

FAkE NEWS!!! It's a false flag operation, designed to extract Vital from the global conspiration!!

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof's 2021 Giga Line Has Finally Dropped 1/27/2021 10:05 AM

EugenM, here's the Mega 290 we covered 3 months ago - https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Nukeproof/Mega-290-RS,31658#product-reviews/3937 among a pile of other 29ers in the last year.