Accessibility Widget: On | Off
Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 2:40 PM
Salespunk

FYI we get closer to 8K elevation on the newer Levo/Kenevo in mostly trail settings with a little Turbo mixed in. Turbo is really overkill for most climbs. It is easy to "ride the bubble" which is basically pedaling enough to get motor support, but not so much you are blowing yourself up. It is much easier to nuke yourself on Turbo because you can't stay in front of the motor.

This feature has 50 comments.

Added a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 7/31/2020 2:13 PM
Salespunk

Have been running Saints for years across 5 or 6 different sets and never had a bite point issue. 99% sure it is a bleed issue for you. Flush the fluid and follow the directions from Shimano exactly to ensure there is no air in the system.

This feature has 55 comments.

Liked a comment on the item Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 7/31/2020 2:10 PM

Make sure your spring in between the pads is nice and stretched out really pushing those pads out and I have had people but the soft side of some velcro tape on the caliper right below the fins. Hope those tips help!

Added a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/31/2020 1:51 PM
Salespunk

Just my opinion, so it is worth what you just paid for it, the advocacy groups better get on board quickly. On most rides I see more eBikes than analog by a large margin. Whether it is ignorance or lack of caring, they are on every trail now. Unless they are going to put someone at every entrance of every trail the trend is only going to accelerate.

This feature has 32 comments.

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/31/2020 1:45 PM

No doubt the growth of e-MTB will continue to be divisive for some time while simultaneously increasing in popularity. With this in mind, I see a long term battle coming to define where e-MTBs belong. OHV trails are currently the only "no brainer" option for e-MTB in the US.

...more

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/31/2020 1:44 PM

Spot in Salespunk. Your experience mirrors mine exactly. And most of the riders I’m riding with have pretty much made the switch after years regular rides. It’s just makes everything more fun. Even the boring trails. No longer are you avoiding trails that don’t have quite the...more

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/31/2020 1:43 PM

Its funny that the most comments i get at the bike park are from kids. Usually its "hey, nice bike!!". Like the computer age, kids were on board enthusiastically from the start. G ma and g pa still working on getting the vhs on the go. Next gen will be after eebs

Added a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/30/2020 11:47 AM
Salespunk

This is going to be fun. A bunch of riders who have never tried one complaining that it is a different sport, they don't belong on trails, they are motorcycles, they cause more trail erosion etc, etc, etc. Pretty much the exact same argument that the Sierra Club used against mountain bikes.

As the owner of both I can say it is all a bunch of hyperbole. If you haven't ridden one on trails for a day or two you won't get it. eBikes make climbing fun (yes I am fit and can climb just fine on my standard bike) and we go 2-3x farther on a regular ride. Of the 10-15 people I ride with normally the majority of them are either riding eBikes exclusively or the vast majority of the time. These are people that have been riding for 10+ years.

This will continue to be a divisive issue, but they are going to continue to increase in popularity.

+4 8 4

Members who like this comment

This feature has 32 comments.

Added reply in a thread Coronavirus and MTB Events 7/16/2020 11:42 AM

Nobody should be surprised by this. Socal is back on lockdown and it is unlikely to get better anytime soon.

Added a comment about product review YT IZZO vs. XC Race Bike | Long Term Review 7/9/2020 11:23 AM
Salespunk

Great concept for the video. The one thing that would have made it even better is to swap wheels and repeat. Then we will know the real difference in the bikes!

0 0 0

This product_review has 15 comments.

Liked a bike check Specialized Enduro 6/18/2020 8:15 AM
Specialized Enduro
Added a comment about press release The New Eminent Onset MT 4/30/2020 11:15 AM
Salespunk

Yep, stack is really tall as well

0 0 0

This press release has 5 comments.

Added a comment about feature Pros and Cons of Wireless? Long-Term SRAM AXS Review 4/28/2020 10:45 AM
Salespunk

I have been running AXS shifting for a few months and I am still struggling with the shifter. No matter what I end up hitting the wrong button several times per ride, especially when I am gassed. Have tried reversing (still happens) and the front button feels unnatural as well. Seriously considering taking it off and moving back to a wired system. Not sure why they felt the need to change the thumb motion that has been ingrained in all of us for so many years, but it kills the experience for me.

This feature has 24 comments.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/5/2020 8:07 AM

Already got the email that they are considering cancelling the event

Added a comment about news blog 2020 U.S. National DH Series Calendar (Formerly Pro GRT) 2/1/2020 5:34 PM
Salespunk

This is really the total of races that they can put together for a National series? USAC has zero interest in MTB obviously.

0 0 0

This news blog has 9 comments.

Liked a comment on the item Even MORE Negative Volume! RockShox MegNeg Review 1/3/2020 8:28 AM

works well with bikes having more linear, less progressive leverage curves
Stump Evo here I come

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 9/5/2019 9:39 AM

I am 100% on board with the SBTS view of eBikes. Getting more people on trails is always a good thing. People get passionate about recreational opportunities once they experience them. All of the old time riders bitching about eBikes are no different ... more »