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Started new thread Shimano... Magura... Shigura Brake Setup 10/14/2021 6:58 AM

I didn't want it to end this way, but this is the way it happened. I'm picky about my brakes, and I've been searching for a good setup for a while. I liked the Codes just fine, but there is a lot of lever throw for my preference. I've been able to shorten

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Added a comment about feature Tyler McCaul - The Inside Line Podcast 10/8/2021 8:53 AM
TRex

Super cool to hear about his evolution of suspension setup too, and how the slower is better mantra of some big line stuff isn't always the best for tracking or control. Curious how many of the guys have different opinions, like Ethan Nell's setup that just came out, where he says stiff and slow.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions - Enduro Bikes 10/6/2021 8:25 AM

Interesting. I've also been riding a mullet full time for over a half year, and definitely appreciate being able to move around the rear end more at 5'8". I can make a full 29 work, it just requires more work and precise movements. Mullet lets me get a little sloppy on steeps, jumps, or little...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions - Enduro Bikes 10/6/2021 8:24 AM

You guys need to get some taller testers :-) Short head tubes/low stack height are the bane of my life - the banshee sounds perfect for 6' and over riders who would otherwise be battling with too low bar height...

Liked a comment on the item RockShox Introduces Automatic Suspension System - Flight Attendant Review 10/5/2021 5:35 PM

More like paying two very small men to sit on your fork and shock, constantly turning your lockout switches for you.

Liked a comment on the item Three Trails. Three Styles. One Rider. - For the Love of Trails ft. Skye Schillhammer 10/3/2021 8:30 AM

That was really good. Thank you.

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions - Enduro Bikes 10/2/2021 8:39 AM
TRex

From my experience on a few different mullet bikes, the mullet stuff does handle smaller. It is an odd thing though, I feel perfect setup has a lot to do with tires. on a same sized wheel bike, typically 27.5 or 29", I'd run a 2.4 or 2.5 front, and 2.3 or something on the rear. I want a little more front grip than rear, as I don't want to end up on my face. The mullet bikes seem very different for what is best for me though. I definitely want the same sized tires front or rear. I currently ride the new Patrol mullet, and I had 2.5 front 2.3 rear tire, and it felt so stable in the front, and the back end cut out. I switched to 2.3 tires front and rear and it is balanced and the front has ever so slightly more grip than the rear, just how I like it. With more wheel, more rubber and more stability through rotation than the rear, I think setup is important, don't overdo it on the front.

For me, I think the mullet is the way to go. I like the traction and predictability of a 29 up front, and I have no issue moving it around. At 5'8", I also like/need the room to move around the back wheel that the 27.5 affords. I think this might be an opinion that most people under 5'10 or 6' could agree with, anyone who is tall might not need the extra room. Unless you have Brad's short ass legs. Then it is back to mullet.

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Liked a comment on the item 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/13/2021 12:15 PM

"Acoustic Bikes"? Hard nope there. Can we all just agree that the nomenclature for a normal fully mechanical non-motor assisted bike is a bike and a e-bike is an e-bike.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - Qualifying, Maribor World Cup Downhill 8/14/2021 7:47 AM

Yup he did! See if he can go back to back wins but Loris is going to make it tough as he goes for 3 in a row at Maribor. Race day is going to be bananas

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - Qualifying, Maribor World Cup Downhill 8/14/2021 7:46 AM

it feels like this is the most out of control i have seen WC riders in a while. but minaar is on another level of smooth and calm. can't wait to see if he has some tricks up his sleeve

Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/8/2021 1:45 PM

Or if you are the defending world champ, then your spot doesn’t count. The Brits can have 8 and Italians can have 8 on the men’s teams this year via defending champ and host country.

Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/7/2021 2:16 PM

There's a few different ways to look at this, and given Gwin's response to not being named, it seems like this was just an oversight on his part. USAC is following their own rules, which is a good thing, and they are being consistent and clear. Also ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Tomomi Nishikubo Puts His Own Style on the Pentathalon 8/3/2021 6:37 AM

You can tell Tomomi loves what he does. Always has a smile while he’s riding!

Added a comment to pnguyen3's bike check 7/22/2021 6:57 AM
2021 Forbidden Dreadnought

So true. I saw that bike and thought, "Well that's too big for the rider" right away. If owner is happy, then I guess it isn't, but seems weird to have a forward tilting and positioned saddle on that frame in particular.

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Liked a comment on the item Training Between Races with Danny Hart 7/22/2021 3:20 AM

great stuff-will be trying this workout tonight

Added a comment about product review Vital First Look - 2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 7/15/2021 8:20 AM
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Hmmm…

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Liked a comment on the item The Dorado Returns - Legends Never Die 7/12/2021 6:46 PM

If someone is dumb enough to set up a fork wrong because of the colors, they aren't the target for this fork.

Liked a comment on the item The Dorado Returns - Legends Never Die 7/12/2021 6:45 PM

Oh dear, I hope no one mounts it upside down by accident too. Fortunately they've printed the word 'rebound' in giant block letters next to to the adjustment knob, which should give the most tech savvy user at least a fighting chance of success.

Liked a comment on the item Unior's Electric Bike Stand Does Everything But Build the Bike 7/11/2021 4:52 AM

The remote control would be too tempting for shop shenanigans. Raise the bike an inch every time your coworker turns their back or steps away; see how high you can get it before they notice...