Added a comment about feature Intense Launches the 2020 Primer in Three Wheel Size Options 8/20/2019 7:19 PM

If you're going to "buck" the long reach trend, which these aren't exactly short. 460-470 reach is fairly common on larges these days. You should probably still jump on the short seat tube trend.....which they kinda did on the XL? Rest could lose an inch still....

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Pretty sure that’s DJ

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Liked a comment on the item FOX Releases Updated FIT4 Damper and New Bearing Shock Hardware 8/14/2019 9:40 AM

You’re in luck. Because of the shock extender the 150's X2 already pivots on cartridge bearings. I suppose you could use them on the frame mount but doubt it would make any difference as that end of the shock rotates fractions of a mm.

Added a comment about press release FOX Releases Updated FIT4 Damper and New Bearing Shock Hardware 8/14/2019 7:18 AM

Anybody running 32s and 34s...that upgrade has been long over due...

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Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 5:29 PM

Donnie Darko vibes for sure

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Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 5:29 PM

Weird and expensive. For every enduro sold how much is going to that ridiculous video? On a unit to unit basis, its more than $1. Over produced. Next to no riding. The story sucked.

Give me some raw ripping and fun-having. Leave the "I hope I get to produce the next Stranger...more

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 1:55 PM

...and with that, Jeff had fallen in love. #want

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 1:43 PM

With the bike, or the psychiatrist in the video?

Also, release videos have gotten weird “AF”
Jeffsy, Slayer Tease, now this....

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 9:05 PM

Put a XX1 shifter on an XTR der and cassette...still works, all 1:1 ratio. Get a shifter you like with a der that doesn’t stick out as far and has a rebuildable clutch. Also the option of 10-45t

Edit: and b tension that doesn’t have to be measured to a thousandth of a mm to shift well....

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 5:58 PM

So by your comparison of XTR to GX, you might as well take the next step and say I can't see how XX1 is any better than GX.

I'm quite tired of the finicky b-tension of eagle. I feel like it constantly needs to be adjusted and doesn't hold an adjustment for very long. XTR is...more

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:38 PM

You're assuming that SLX lines up to NX, when I don't think any brand is claiming that. These groupsets don't neatly line up to one another and simply ranking them in descending order and claiming they line up isn't accurate.

Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:31 PM

Shimano XT vs GX Cost (not including driver or crankset)
Cassette $160 - $215
Chain $45 - $33
Shifter $60 - $45
Der $115 - $125
Total $380 - $418

SLX vs NX
Cassette $100 - $100
Chain $32 - $26
Shifter $39 - $42
Der $75 - $107
Total $246 vs $275

I'd say they line up....out of time on here to list all the weights, but that nx cassette weighs almost 100g more than the SLX and has nearly 60%less range.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:19 PM

jeff.brines - I made a few references to "apples to apples" and what I meant there was XTR compared to XX1. I tried to write review assuming most folks to be looking at most of my comments from that point of view. My hope is that people looking to spend money on XTR/XX1/other...more

Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:42 PM

I’m too lazy to go looking at numbers right now. But seeing as xt and slx are both in stock and ready to order. I’d prefer to see actual comparisons.
XTR vs XX1
XT vs GX
SLX vs NX

The last one seems a bit pointless as NX is one of the most junk drivetrains ever made, IMHO...

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:33 PM

Having ridden this stuff myself, albeit short-term tests only, I disagree with the statement that it "doesn't do anything better." The shifting performance under load is impressive, far better than Eagle, and it does also offer 1 extra cog of range. It also seems less sensitive...more

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:33 PM

XTR has never been, and will never be, about value for your dollars for a value conscious rider looking to max their experience while minimizing their expenses. So its not fair to hold it to that expectation.
The reviewer is holding it to it's intended standard. Which is being...more

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:32 PM

There was less of an outcry, because at the time, people were still on the fence about the whole 1x thing to start with. SRAM did only roll out the license to a select few manufacturers to start with, but it opened it up fairly quickly after that (note that the XD Driver is an...more