Added reply in a thread The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/31/2020 11:38 AM

In order of importance, but also considering bang for the buck: 1) A bike rear suspension design that pedals well. Nothing matters more to me and creates more overall speed. 2) Tire inserts, front and rear. I like Tubolights. 3) Then lots of tire experimentation ... more »

Added a comment about press release Mondraker and the Birth of Modern MTB Geometry 2/8/2020 7:44 PM

Mondraker builds fantastic bicycles that were not only ahead of their time, but they seem to understand where the correct geometry balance is where other manufacturers, chasing trends, went too far. I own 2 Foxy's in fact.
That said, I don't love uber short stems, I feel like they hinder front end traction on flat turns.

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Updated bike check 2019 Mondraker Foxy 29 XR Large 2/4/2020 7:45 AM
Added a comment about product review Compliance and Tool Storage: OneUp Carbon Handlebar and EDC Stem Tested 1/14/2020 9:26 AM

How does the OneUp bar compare to the Renthal FatBar CarbonLITE in compliance? No one shows that and I'd really like to have a comparison.
Thanks

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Added reply in a thread Overcoming Fear - How Do You Guys Do It? 1/4/2020 7:18 PM

Drink a beer before you ride. I did this once inadvertently and proceeded to set a KOM and a handful of top 10s and I'm pretty average, and 48 (and started at 43). I rode so loose and comfortably it was like an entirely different experience. Also seemed ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Even MORE Negative Volume! RockShox MegNeg Review 1/3/2020 2:34 PM

Thanks for the reply Jeff and I agree about the one size fits all approach. I was running no tokens 3 bands and weighed about 200. I think if I'd stress anything about the Megneg is that it's a change/different not an "upgrade". I think in a lot of cases "not yours"...more

Liked a comment on the item Even MORE Negative Volume! RockShox MegNeg Review 1/3/2020 2:33 PM

Used the Megneg About 6 months on a dead linear bike (current Slash) it did make the bike more progressive but it. Made the small bump noticably worse. Also for no reason I can explain I was getting significantly more pedal strikes at the same sag. Went back to the...more

Updated bike check 2019 Mondraker Foxy 29 XR Large 12/16/2019 1:55 PM
Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's $2,000 Mountain Bike Comparison 11/30/2019 9:56 AM

Great content! Thanks for the meaningful review of more affordable bikes.

One thing I would love to see — does spending 10K on a bike actually make you faster than a rig you can put together in the range of $3500-$4000? I’d absolutely love to see a review that includes timed tests in conditions...more

Added a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 5:18 AM

I like the idea of an exception for E-bikes on public lands made for those with handicap plates. Keep riding Joe!
However Joe represents a very small minority of E-Bike users.

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Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 5:17 AM

Different story Joe. I don’t think anyone has issues with impaired people riding them. However, that’s max 5% of the eBike market.

The rest are just lazy, instant gratification types that are all too common in society these days.

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 11:41 AM

A bike that turns everyone into Nino Schurter on climbs, allows beginners access to the highest (often rowdiest) trails and doubles the distance/trail degradation they can do in the same time is a completely different sport.

Yes I’ve ridden a couple. My comments stand.

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 11:39 AM

Does it have a motor? Is it a 'cycle"? Then?...

Unless you're disabled or over 70 yrs old, stop being a lazy fat-ass and pedal a bike without a motor on non-motorized trails. If you want a motor, get a dirtbike. I do both. Both are mega-fun. But let's not jeopardize trail access of MTB by riding MOTORCYCLES on...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 11:35 AM

Riding since 88 and you never attained enough fitness to make climbs at least tolerable?

Updated bike check 2019 Mondraker Foxy 29 XR Large 10/15/2019 7:52 AM
Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:37 AM

We measure AS on this setup when designing the bike because it's the one the professionals are using on the race. Also on trail most of the pedaling is done on this gear. We want the AS to be on falling rate so that it wont affect too much on suspension. Also there is less wear on...more

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:35 AM

Vital should consider ditching the star ratings. Of the fifty bikes Vital has recently reviewed, 46 were 4s or 4.5s (2 5s and 2 3.5s). Yeah, I know, modern bikes are really good. But telling us the vast majority are either "excellent" or "outstanding" isn't helpful, and it makes the ones...more

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:34 AM

I ordered 2. UPS collected $277 from me before they would turn the frames over.