Added reply in a thread Former Trek Executive's Open Letter to Bike Industry About E-Bikes 2/7/2020 12:42 PM

An eMTB may not do as much damage per compared mile, but more per compared time. Say you have a 1hr long lunch to go for a ride. On your normal ride on a normal bike, you’d do one loop. Now on the eMTB would you be able to fit two laps in during that ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/5/2020 9:58 AM

Whoa hold up - I'm pretty sure Spomer said "any seat angle on the wrong side of 76 degrees gets docked a star..." Is the boss man gonna step in and override this rating? Sup?

Seriously though, great review. Bike looks dope.

Liked a comment on the item A New Kind of Evil - Bike Check with Graham Agassiz and Tom van Steenbergen 1/30/2020 2:34 PM

reading is hard. from article "and while an air shock is in these photos, he has an X-Fusion coil on another bike and will be swapping that over."

Added a comment about video Ruben Alcantara, Garrett Byrnes on Homemade Full-Suspension, Fat-tire BMX Bikes 1/28/2020 8:38 AM

The legend. Can’t wait to see more!

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 1/7/2020 6:22 PM

Want some more time still to have a better comparison and write something more “formal”. But so far it’s similar to my previous experience having them on separate bikes. The EXT has a slightly sharper feel, as in you know what you’re riding over on the trail, but without it feeling harsh. It feels slightly poppier because of this. The dedicated climb switch performs a bit better as a pedal platform, and the hydraulic bottom out is huge improvement over the standard design.
The push is still incredibly smooth and has a very planted feel. I’ve always been impressed by how the push handles big hits also, it is super controlled. the dual circuit damper isn’t as true of a climb switch, but it does make bracketing and dialing in your shock super simple. You can make changes and easily test back to back. I did actually find it super useful this fall, as I was riding a lot of flow trail and jumps we are building, then switching back to a more trail friendly setting. You can still make it poppy and jump friendly but it will come at the expense of some of the smooth suppleness this shock is capable of. And if you need the switch as more of dedicated climb switch, you lose the real benefit of the dual damper.

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol - Project Patience 1/7/2020 6:01 PM

So how's the Storia against ELEVENSIX?

Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 1/7/2020 6:00 PM

That’s man!

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol - Project Patience 1/7/2020 6:00 PM

Beautiful build dude, nice work.

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Liked a comment on the item Mullet-Custom Bird Aeris 145 Wasabi-Ketchup-Design 12/8/2019 2:05 PM

Never seen it ran on the outside.Looks awful

Added a comment about product review Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 10:07 AM

I personally haven’t found it to be an issue, owned on a dh rig and trail bike. The somewhat “soft” engagement on the onyx makes it pretty much unnoticeable and consistent feeling. Whereas a traditional hub with let’s say 5* engagement doesn’t always mean you get 5* of slack for pedal kick. You may get 0 you may get 3*, the later of which I feel like is honestly the worst, that’s when you get the hard catch where you can hear and feel the ratchet/pawl engaging abruptly

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Liked a comment on the item Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 10:02 AM

The best part of the onyx is the zero drag of these hubs at speed.

Added a comment about product review Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 10:00 AM

Very. In depth rebuild videos on their website. Just require a very specific (and not cheap) lube made by Kluber. They will sell you a “single serving” blister packet for cheap or a larger tube if you need. Doesn’t take much per rebuild though.

I would also like to make note of the amazing customer service from these guys. Dan and crew run a fantastic and very transparent business. Responses are always quick, professional, and honest. Small American business that will continue to receive my money and support. Getting ready to order my third set of hubs.

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Liked a comment on the item Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 9:55 AM

Good question. For bikes that have a LOT of kickback, maybe. It depends on how sensitive to it you are, what type of pedals you're running, etc. It will also be more pronounced/audible/noticable on hubs with traditional pawls (ie not Onyx).

Added a comment about feature 2020 Norco Sight - We Ride the Radical New Geometry of this Next-Generation Trail Bike 10/30/2019 2:34 PM

Good looking rig and nice numbers. But why the two bearings on the bottom shock mount? Unnecessary weight and parts for a "pivot" that as seen in the video doesn't rotate more than a couple degrees....I'm assuming there is no bushing in that eyelet anymore and just a solid piece of alloy hardware. Combined with the trunnion mount, there is no allowance for misalignment from frame flex, and the bushings in the shock itself will be taking all of that force and deflection leading to premature wear of the shock. The bike industry's hate for bushings in the proper spots continues to baffle me.

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Added a comment about video The Canyon Flipper | Brendan Fairclough's POV from Red Bull Rampage 2019 10/27/2019 11:47 AM

He got 4th at what was probably the most competitive Rampage to date. Just to make the top 10 this year you had to have a pretty remarkable run. Not to mention the amount of media he's gotten in the last year and especially the last couple of weeks. Your comment, and the thousands of others like it across the internet, shows that he is being recognized. Not to mention his tribute to Jordie. It sucks he didn't get best trick or peoples choice, which is surprising. But I don't think Brendog needs a participation award to feel good about what he accomplished this week either. He achieved his goal of top 5 and walked away with some banger shots from his canyon gap like he was hoping for.

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