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Reply to Lets talk mullet bikes! 9/30/2020 4:17 PM

Reality check: Wheel size is 324th on the list of mountain bike variables that affect performance, and it's definitely behind suspension setup, BB height, head angle, and tire size on that list.

Reply to All (North) American Bike 9/19/2020 8:45 PM

I think you could get pretty close to a full North American build if you were building up a singlespeed cross bike. Velocity rims, Paul brakes, Paul and White Industries drivetrain. You can get a road-nerd carbon one-piece bar and stem from "Predator ... more »

Reply to Damn, Fire in Santa Cruz and points North 8/20/2020 4:16 PM

I take great comfort in knowing this is all just seasonal variation and climate change is fake.

Reply to Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?? 8/19/2020 1:28 PM

Full suspension mountain bikes kinda suck on steep jumps, regardless of wheel size. If you're hitting jumps that are steep enough for BB drop to be a significant factor, I think you're going to be more bummed on your 2.5" super tacky tires at 25 psi ... more »

Reply to Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?? 8/18/2020 11:15 PM

"Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?" No.

Reply to Fox and Slik Graphics 7/27/2020 2:55 PM

Two thoughts: 1) If Fox offered this product Slik wouldn’t have to. They're filling a market hole in the market that Fox refuses to. Do you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to get ANY aftermarket replacement decals through Fox for a fork that’s ... more »

Reply to Bentonville, Arkansas, Trademarks *Mountain Biking Capital of the World* 7/1/2020 12:10 PM

“TEAM ROBOT stakes claim that headlines like this are officially considered clickbait.”

Reply to When was the last time you had to hack a mountain bike repair? 6/22/2020 8:44 PM

One time I borrowed 8 rotor bolts off a wheelset and forgot to put them back on before a ride, leaving 2 rotor bolts per wheel. I rode for maybe 2 hours before my bike started to make a horrible knocking noise and pulsing when I braked. Turns out I'd

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Reply to is more expensive stuff worth it ? 6/13/2020 9:00 AM

Great list, Jeff231. I totally agree. Beyond those products, it all becomes tuning the parts on your bike for your personal preference, like bar width and angles, bar height, stem length, which brand of pedals you're comfy on, which saddle you like, ... more »

Reply to Eliot Jackson, Santa Cruz Bikes, and racism in our community 6/4/2020 12:25 PM

If you watched the video, you know that what happened to George Floyd was horrifying and wrong. Eliot is one more person in a round chorus of black voices who've expressed that what happened to George Floyd wasn't unusual or surprising, but is a normal ... more »

Reply to Santa Cruz reserve wheelset 5/27/2020 11:48 AM

Watching Jeff's video reviews, I mostly just want to go ride all those trails scattered throughout the mountain states.

Reply to Santa Cruz reserve wheelset 5/26/2020 1:01 PM

I prefer 27mm rims to 30mm rims, but Shawn's point is valid- the 30 will be a tougher rim. As far as WT tires being "Better matched to wider rims," that is 100% marketing gobbledygook. I've mounted non-WT 2.5 DHFs to wide rims and to narrow rims, and ... more »

Reply to Tubeless Wheel Issues 5/18/2020 11:43 PM

If you install the tires in a room that's already inflated to 25 psi the rims won't leak.

Reply to FORUM HOTSEAT - MRP 5/14/2020 11:47 AM

Ramp Control- I've never understood this product. How is this better than position-sensitive tokens on your spring and to and speed-sensitive high-speed damping? For instance, I'm running my HSC relatively open to keep my fork supple on high-speed chatter ... more »

Reply to UCI World Cup DH nerd question re: 60 qualifiers 5/11/2020 9:31 AM

Digging into my memory banks, 1. Brendan Fairclough crashed in quali and finished 70-something at Pila in 2005, finished 3rd in the race 2. Mark Beaumont crashed and finished 77th in quali's in Vigo in 2007, won the race. Rain in the finals was a factor. ... more »

Reply to 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/7/2020 12:16 PM

Dave, that's the idea. With fresh pads and a thick rotor there would be nowhere for the pistons to retract to, thus closer bite point. Sounds like it could work. Imma try it and let y'all know.

Reply to 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/6/2020 9:26 PM

reseRved, have you noticed a change in feel at the lever with your bigger rotors?

New thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/5/2020 1:59 PM

Has anyone tried running 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes, or on any other brake system designed for 1.8mm rotors? I'm sure this is the worst idea ever, and I'm sure there's a very good reason why this won't work, but I've got tons of clearance on my pads ... more »

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Reply to Random musing: Road vs. MTB frame prices 5/4/2020 10:30 PM

At least no one price gouges like that in mountain biking.

Reply to Brake bleed isn’t working 4/22/2020 9:44 PM

So pumped that Patrick joined our conversation. I'd love to see his business card.