Added reply in a thread The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/30/2020 10:59 AM

Volume reducers = mid stroke support reducers. If you want more support you’re best throwing them in the bin and using more spring pressure. I actually think that damping can be overlooked these days. I also think there’s a misconception that moar spacers ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/30/2020 8:43 AM

I’ve said this many times... The best thing I ever did was put DH casing tyres on my bike. I’ve tried some pretty whacky stuff, stupid head angles, fork offsets, stems, all manner of shocks and forks, bikes 2 sizes too big for me. The only thing that ... more »

Added a comment about video How near, How far - MTB Trials 3/30/2020 8:31 AM

Incredible, loved it! Felt like watching Evolve but not filmed with a potato from the late 90s. Even the bike is reminiscent of those we used to ride before the 24” street trials things came along. Insane level of riding too. Shame it was so short!

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Added reply in a thread Best front AND rear tire 3/30/2020 2:09 AM

The only tyres I’ve ever used at both ends of the bike are DHF and DHR but rarely both at the same time. If somebody told me I had to run the same tyres front and back I’d go for DHR for sure. But my actual preference is for very different tyres (at ... more »

Added a comment about press release Evil Bikes Releases New Following 3/15/2020 6:18 AM

Hey slack seat angles ain’t good for short people either!
But...I have spent time pedalling my enduro bike with a steep seat angle and dipped nose on flatter terrain and it gets tiring. A bike designed for all terrain (and that included flats) needs to have true all round geometry and imo this ain’t far off.

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Liked a comment on the item Evil Bikes Releases New Following 3/15/2020 6:14 AM

150/157 hubs work with Super Boost.

Added reply in a thread The No-Racing-We're-All-a-Little-Grumpy Forum Thread 3/13/2020 11:14 AM

If you’ve ever been to a European, or more to the point, a French ski resort a common thing you’ll hear in the bars is that the queues are a joke and that “the french don’t know how to queue”...spend a little more time there and it quickly becomes clear ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 3/3/2020 6:46 AM

Having ridden this type of bike, its not just weight, its the feel the bike gives the rider. Put another way, one could argue having a 500 horse power trophy truck is just the same as having a 500 horsepower sports car in that they are both fast.

...but one...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 3/3/2020 6:42 AM

Saying the Ibis is completely linear is misleading- for the first half of its travel its rather sharply rising, then it falls (like most DW link bikes). Right in the middle of your travel its at the lowest leverage ratio, so it will keep you pretty high on most...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 3/3/2020 6:41 AM

Does anybody complain about the Ibis? On the longer travel models, yes, but not on this short travel. It rides great.

I'm not saying that "DW link requires a rising to falling rate", I'm saying thats whats very common with shorter travel DW link bikes, probably...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the All-New Transition Scout 2/17/2020 2:57 PM

Changing stroke length doesn't change leverage ratio. It lowers ride height at sag and increases the travel on the bottom-out side of the travel, but the average leverage ratio stays virtually the same. Changing rear center length does change the leverage ratio and wheel...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the All-New Transition Scout 2/17/2020 2:57 PM

I think I'd prefer a CS adjustment so the rider has some choice. I'm not entirely sold that I'd want longer CSs on my (hypothetical) large

Added a comment about press release Commencal Launches the Meta TR SX - Short Travel Shred Weapon 2/13/2020 12:04 PM

Always jealous of right-hand-rear brakers for the ability to lump the shifter and brake lines together. Makes a bar spin setup easier and is just tidier in general. I’ve often considered trying to mod a front shifter to control the rear mech but never tried it.

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Liked a comment on the item Stripper "Steve" 2/12/2020 10:50 AM

tell us more about the bike!!! travel, angles, who made it? that thing looks awesome!

Liked a comment on the item A New Kind of Evil - Bike Check with Graham Agassiz and Tom van Steenbergen 1/30/2020 11:28 PM

I hope not. One, because I would rather see them finally get another DH bike, and two, because they already gave the world a new Wreckoning for model year 2019, the Wreckoning LB.

Constant model updates just make prices go up without enough gains in performance to...more

Added a comment to JDM's bike check 1/27/2020 8:52 AM

Wanted one so bad. A friend had one with a very similar spec but his was the burnished one and had HS33s. Very cool thing, thanks for renewing my jealousy.

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Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/27/2020 4:48 AM

From a builder’s standpoint, we now consider a “flow trail” one that (generally) is machine built, minimal natural features, designed and shaped top to bottom with mountain bikes in mind. I’d say that, although I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting WBP, A-Line is a...more

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/27/2020 4:45 AM

We're in an age where the average trail bike is WAY more capable than they were 10 years ago, but we're found riding more and more trails that are less demanding. I love a good flowy trail, but they encourage riding faster and faster to make them harder. Beyond how it...more