Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 9/12/2019 7:45 AM

So, pulled the trigger on a shorter bike and Im stoked. I lost about an inch of wheelbase and I think over an inch of ETT, reach maybe is half an inch shorter. Back feels much better, can power through the end of climbs without muscles tightening ... more »
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Added a comment to berserk's bike check 8/26/2019 12:30 PM

Have you measured the HTA? Seems to be some discrepancy as geo chart says 65, but reviews claiming anywhere between 65 and 64.

Asking because I just ordered one and Im super anxious to ride it lol.

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Liked a comment on the item Profile Racing AC-2 Hubs - Dual Angular Contact Bearings 8/22/2019 6:26 AM

There are limits to everything. They probably got too many returns at 200. Engineering = physics = production = warranty = better product.

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Added reply in a thread Transition Patrol Alloy GX Vs. Norco Range A1 8/20/2019 8:01 AM

Get patrol

I've been in love with the older generation patrols for years. Still haven't had a proper ride on the new bike, but parking lot tests tell me the geo is better.
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Added a comment about product review First Ride and Deep Dive: Zipp's Wild 3ZERO MOTO Wheels 8/9/2019 6:58 AM

Radially compliant rims will require a lot more maintenance I think. Moto wheels are an adjust spokes every ride kind of deal (motocross).

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Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 8:35 AM

I went full die hard on too small bike for a while(medium kona process), finally decided to try bigger (L patrol). I liked the L patrol so much that I just had to keep going lol, so I test ride the XL a few times and end up switching. My fork ... more »
Added reply in a thread best fork to hit stuff with like a cave man on 2 wheels 7/31/2019 9:48 AM

^ I struggled with my 36 in this regard for a while. Turns out in the first place I had too little HSC support, so I moved in 4 clicks and rode like that for a while, realized that I was still getting beat up but in a different way. So two clicks softer, ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 7/31/2019 7:36 AM

Thanks again for all the replies. Im running 40mm rise bars with a 1mm spacer on top of a 130mm head tube, 170 fork. So pretty high rise for a 27.5 trail bike. Im at the top of my steer tube now, but would go higher if I could. Deity makes a set of 50mm ... more »

Added reply in a thread best fork to hit stuff with like a cave man on 2 wheels 7/30/2019 9:50 AM

Long travel Fox 36 + Luftkappe is pretty cavemanny. Plush but hard as hell to bottom. I wish there was a way to add some positive chamber volume though. Im runnin 86 psi in mine, can handle 90 but there is no way i could bottom it.

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 7/30/2019 9:18 AM

Has anyone downsized for back pain reasons? Im 5'10" riding an old XL patrol, 1245 WB, reasonably short ETT. I love it but my back is messed up. I have been riding this bike for about a year, stepped up from a large frame, and I can go really really ... more »

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 11:55 AM

Pressure won't hold you up in big hits like HSC will. Even a really stiff spring will blow right through its travel without any HSC. I have tested this a little, definitely a sweet spot where both things are used lol.

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Liked a comment on the item Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/2/2019 8:27 AM

It's a 'My Dad bought me a Hightower' bike now.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Maxxis EXO+ Casing Tires - Minion DHF and DHRII 6/20/2019 11:56 AM

i‘m on a 27,5 DHF maxxgrip exo WT in the front right now, love the tire and the compound. would‘ve loved the get the same in exo+ next.

Added a comment about feature Tested: Maxxis EXO+ Casing Tires - Minion DHF and DHRII 6/20/2019 6:55 AM

I have convinced myself that it is mostly marketing. Maxxis doesn't sell nearly EVERY possible combinations of its ridiculous buzzwords.

I think their tires are in a constant state of flux and the sidewall just says what it does. From a guy who buys 2 DD minions every month.

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