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Added a comment about product review 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/1/2020 2:02 PM
Salespunk

They are an XC/Road company similar to Ibis or Colnago, but being German even more conservative.

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Added reply in a thread I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/16/2020 6:56 PM

Although I empathize with your sentiment and count myself lucky to have access to miles and miles of raw backcountry trails with amazing descents, let me provide a little perspective. Come on down to San Diego. SDMBA just got banned from working on some ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should the UCI do more double headers? (in non-pandemic years) 10/19/2020 11:04 AM

I think one way to solve it would be running it like an outdoor MX national in the US. A single qualifying event followed by two points paying races in the same weekend. Qualifying Friday, race 1 Saturday, race 2 Sunday then an overall weekend winner. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Shimano Working on a New Saint Derailleur? 10/19/2020 10:20 AM

I really hope Saint brakes don't go backwards like XT/XTR with the floating engagement point.

Added a comment about video SQUIDVID - Enduro World Series POV with Sven and Crew, Pietra Ligure, Italy 9/18/2020 9:53 AM

Best ending to a GoPro video over

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Liked a comment on the item SQUIDVID - Enduro World Series POV with Sven and Crew, Pietra Ligure, Italy 9/18/2020 9:53 AM

The GoPro bomb at the end was classic!

Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 11:31 AM
Salespunk

Same but different, I have come to similar conclusions over time. I have been playing with the setup of my 2020 Kenevo and mounted up 29 wheels (stock is 275). 63.5 HA/450+ CS and ~361 BB and this is coming off a SJ Evo with a 328 BB. Short CS and low BB are remnants of a long past time with road bike geo.

The low BB was needed due to the short WB/steep HA to reduce the number of times people get pitched over the front of the bike. Even with the size of the WB, long CS and slack HA this bike (and my Specialized Enduro) climbs steep tech, including tight switchbacks, better than my old XC bikes.

The only place these bikes are slower is through flatter tight singletrack. Any time the pitch increases either up or down the advantages become clear.

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Added a comment about press release Who Will Master the Matterhorn? 8/26/2020 9:56 AM
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Due to her injuries I believe she retired.

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Added a comment about video Finn Iles Makes His Case for the Best Trail in Whistler 8/26/2020 9:46 AM

We rode the last day at Whistler last year and thought we were sneaking over to some trails that were closed (we are from Socal). When the Whistler trucks came up behind us as we were pedaling up the fire roads our expectations were for them to turn us around. Has happened in the past at Mammoth and a few other ski resorts. Instead they just gave us a thumbs up. The idea of open/closed trails is so ingrained in us from our local riding that when you get to someplace where they have normal expectations and rules it is shocking.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Tire Insert Comparison Test - CushCore Pro vs Nukeproof ARD vs MegaNorris 8/20/2020 10:15 AM
Salespunk

Having run most of the options out there extensively the CushCore works well. There is a specific situation where I have flatted multiple times though. When leaned over in a corner at speed the rocks will slide up the side of the insert and cause pinch flats. Have done this 10+ times always in the same situation. Other than that I have only had a few straight up flats that were massive hits/spikes straight through everything. This is over 3+ years and thousands of miles with them.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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