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Added a comment about product review Marin El Roy Steel Hardtail Review 4/1/2021 5:30 PM
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Im looking forward to the ESD writeup, it’s always interesting to read someone else’s point of view on a bike i know well. What i like about the adjustable dropouts is the long mode makes it very hard to lift front wheel, similar to comments on the el roy in this review, but feels awesome in high speed turns. Short chainstay mode makes it much easier to manual and pop off things. And I like to tinker so don’t mind the options.

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Added a comment about product review Marin El Roy Steel Hardtail Review 4/1/2021 2:11 PM
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I’m also on an ESD and can agree with other comments, it’s a super fun bike and the El Roy must ride very similarly. That price jack on the El Roy is crazy though: +$800 or 29% increase over the original cost?! And $3500 for deore drivetrain and M420 brakes? Hopefully the price increase includes a few upgrades as the test bike had. Would also like to see sliding dropouts. But its a cool bike im glad its out there.

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Added a comment about feature Built from the Frame Up - Privateer 141 Custom Bike on a Budget 2/15/2021 10:01 AM
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Anyone could nitpick a part change here or there but overall this build nails the budget/dream combo. I just can’t decide if I want my next FS bike to be around 140 or 160. If can manage to also keep my current mega trail then I’ll definitely go a bit shorter for the next frame’s travel.

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Added a comment about press release $2,099 - Size-Specific Wheel Sizes, Two Build Options, and Made in Canada. Meet Devinci's All-New Marshall Trail Bike 1/20/2021 7:42 PM
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Buy the stock deore build (same cost as SX build) then buy a Z2 for $500 and sell the rockshox new off the bike for maybe $200 to move it quickly. $300 extra and a screaming deal. My only complaint would be 2.4 tire limit but this is still an amazing bike for the $.

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Added a comment about press release Marin Brings its Affordable and Most Popular Mountain Bikes Into One Rift Zone Range 10/14/2020 9:53 PM
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26 ain’t dead! Who is this 26er built for? Probably smaller riders, I wonder how large the sizing on it goes. Cool to see this line up.

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Added a comment about product review Ochain's Active Spider Eliminates Pedal Kickback - REVIEW 8/14/2020 6:01 AM
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I was wondering the same thing and would guess:sort of but not really. Say you have a 6 degree hub, you will always be somewhere between 6 and 0 degrees depending on the moment so it will be inconsistent where as the o chain always resets to be ready for full use of rear rotation. But I’d like to hear from someone who knows for sure.

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Added a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 10:11 PM
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I have to disagree, I believe use of the term is context specific. As the company explained their point of view on their decision: Recently, we’ve learned our use of the term “Tribe” can be offensive to indigenous people, due to the violent history they have endured in the United States. The word “Tribe” is a colonial construct that was used to marginalize Native Americans and its continued use by non-indigenous people fails to accurately recognize their history and unique status as Tribal Nations.

If you are of a native group of people and can explain to me why you disagree with this I would love to hear your perspective.

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Added a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 7:46 PM
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I wonder if you don't realize or don't care that you cited a white source to back up a white point of view that marginalizes non-white people. Nice "citation".

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