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Added a comment about video Arthur - A Home Collection - Mountain Bike 11/28/2021 3:05 PM

I think that’s what everyone wants their best riding days to be like.

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Added a comment about press release Enduro Bearings Continues Maxhit Line with New Bottom Bracket 11/19/2021 5:23 AM
TRex

I'm truly shocked at the people pointing out the 'flaws' in this from their armchair engineering desks. This BB might solve the side load/inconsistent preload problem some cranks have, isn't crazy expensive compared to other high end offerings, and has a lifetime warranty against wear AND corrosion, not just manufacturing defects?

And the one comment from LLLLL about 'just buy a Chris King BB and grease tool'? He/she's essentially saying "Don't buy this $160 thing (without even using it) and buy what I did for a total retail price of $230". Do people want innovation to just stop? That just sounds idiotic. I mean, this option is less expensive than the King BB alone, and you don't need to take care of it if you don't want to. That sounds like 10X better to me. I mean, I like the King stuff, its nice, and so are others, but this OPTIONAL thing that some people are offended by seems cool too.

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Added a comment about feature Great New Kid's Mountain Bikes - 2022 Specialized Riprock Review 10/26/2021 4:17 PM
TRex

I see your point, there are a lot of ripper kids. However, I wouldn't harsh on these bikes. $700 can be a lot for a family, and $1500 or something can be a mortgage payment if you have two little rippers. I don't see many downsides for these bikes as these prices. If you want a dropper post and suspension, can't you just add it yourself? It could be done for $200 for the dropper and maybe a used straight steerer older fork for $3-400? That would still be $1300 or so with a little work on mom or dad's part. The hub spacing, disk brake ready frames seem to be ready for upgrades you might want down the road.

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

Hmmm…

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Added a comment about press release Scott Introduces the All-New SPARK RC and SPARK 900 6/10/2021 7:29 AM
TRex

Seems like the Scott designers tried really hard to make stuff look clean, and keep it easy on the eyes. Except for the actual rider, where there are still four cables for the left hand to work and cleave off your thigh if anything goes wrong. Unrideable.

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Added a comment about press release BMX Destroyer, Brad Simms on Canyon 6/9/2021 7:01 PM
TRex

I’ve followed Simms for a while now, and aside from the mind blowing riding, I often pull up one of his clips when someone is looking a drop or something on a trail and says “That landing looks harsh, do you think it is okay?.” They see any of Brad’s clips, then the conversation ends.

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Added a comment about feature First Ride - Transition Bikes' All-New Patrol 6/1/2021 8:37 AM
TRex

I’be heard that headset spacers are still available despite other bike part shortages.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Revel Ranger X01 5/28/2021 7:00 AM
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Added a comment about video Built on Baggies Episode II 5/8/2021 9:43 AM

Best product vid I've ever seen.

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Added a comment about press release NEW DOWNHILL TEAM - Steel City Media's UNION 5/1/2021 7:52 AM
TRex

This is awesome, especially Ben's description.

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