Added a comment about feature Nickname, Debris Trail - Kirt Voreis on The Inside Line, Part 1 of 2 11/21/2018 2:14 PM
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Damn. I’ll have to settle for half enlightened for now I guess. Excellent. Can’t wait for it.

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Added a comment about feature Nickname, Debris Trail - Kirt Voreis on The Inside Line, Part 1 of 2 11/21/2018 12:40 PM
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...went out to fetch more firewood and beer for this. May have had too much beer already cus the first time I tried this comment went under sick bikes XD

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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 10/8/2018 7:40 AM
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Thanks for that dude! I’m still awaiting a response from Commencal R&D guy....very helpful to get a number from another rider, appreciate it man

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Liked a comment on the item Old School MTB: Kirt Voreis Throws Down in 'Evolution' 10/6/2018 5:26 AM

About 20 viral IG clips in there. 5010 circa 1999

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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 10/6/2018 2:26 AM
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I’m quite certain it was bad luck, cold morning etc. But they have the single bolt listed as a spare part, I’m also quite sure they know it’s a weak spot. And looking at it, it’s clear to see the Allen tool recess goes too far which is exactly where it sheared. 10-15nm on that is gonna fail at some point. Unless they’ve started using an updated design.

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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 10/5/2018 11:37 PM
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Quick head up for you guys, the U-Link bolt sheared itself off (it was properly torqued) while hoping about in my yard setting spring rate. They want me to file a full warranty claim...so I’m gonna buy one rather than wait but that’s €33 shipped to UK. So be careful with that 5mm Allen head axle bolt on the left hand chainstay

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Added bike check Commencal Supreme SX 10/4/2018 11:34 PM
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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 10/4/2018 10:52 PM
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@ Raine I should have clarified, I first noticed it riding not when I got the angle finder out - it feels like a dh bike which ain’t really what I wanted from the bike. If I’d known it was 63° I wouldn’t have bought it, plain and simple. I’d have bought a dh bike or a trail bike. I was even considering a dual crown on this one at some stage but that will take it to around 62° which is far too slack where I ride, 63 is already tank-like. The Lyrik at 180 is surprisingly stiff though, feels stiffer than the 170 36 I have.
I’ve considered the angle set route but right now I wanna get to the bottom of whether it’s an issue with my frame (in which case it’s being shipped back to Commencal) or if they got it wrong with all of them (in which case I may be stuck with adjuster headsets unless they’ll swap it for a Clash).
There’s also the option of an offset bush at the top of the shock...I’m just a bit pissed I paid so much cash for something that apparently ain’t what it says it is.
Ps why can’t I reply to the comment I want on here? Driving me crazy XD
Edit: ah the comments is an issue with the mobile site. The full site is fine

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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 10/4/2018 12:36 PM
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@daway Yeah for sure I imagine most people would be happy to learn it’s slacker than stated but the fact it isn’t crazy slack on the chart was a major factor in my decision. I’m riding in UK bike parks and they tend to consist of tight corners and steep lips, slackness isn’t the best way to go.
I’m speaking with Commencal who’re being very receptive but would love to hear some measurements from you guys if you get bored enough ;-)
I’m also gonna get some solid numbers all round and crunch em to see if I can figure out what’s up.
My best guess is that the geo chart should simply state the head angle at 63° rather than 65°...seems unlikely I have a frame welded 2° out but then the Supreme DH is 63°
I dunno. Just wish I’d got a Gambler if I’m to be stuck with the slackness.

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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 10/3/2018 8:08 AM
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Hey dude, I finally finished my build and have a query for ya if you don’t mind. I’ve measured and remeasured my head angle at 63° rather than the stated 65° and the wheelbase is a corresponding 10mm longer than the geo chart....the BB is right where it should be from the chart at 10mm drop.
Although I built it from the ground up it’s the same spec as an off the peg bike. Lyrik 180, 230x65 shock, tyres both the same DHR2.
Seems to me Commy got their numbers wrong. Or something wrong with my frame. Seems a simply case of the wrong head angle on the chart?
Is this something to do with why they discontinued them?

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Liked a comment on the item 2018 Commencal Supreme SX (Updated 10.03.18) 8/20/2018 11:47 AM

The height it's at in the photos is as low as I can get the OneUp 150mm in there without the cable mechanism binding on the HPP pivot. A KS Integra 150mm might go lower (my original 125mm Integra could slam down) but I don't know for sure.

Added a comment to Raine's bike check 8/20/2018 7:47 AM
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Ok thanks man. I want to iliminate chain growth as much as possible to enable running the shortest cage mech possible. I dig what you say about the chain:chainring contact though, that was also one of my first thoughts.
How low can you get the oneup dropper?

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Added a comment to Raine's bike check 8/19/2018 2:47 AM
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Nice bike man and enjoyed the detail in your descripsh.
I’m just building one myself, considering using a lower chain guide to help alleviate chain growth. Wonder if this is what you’ve aimed for too and whether you’ve succeeded?

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Added a comment about feature Norbs Has a New Ride! Meet the 2019 Evil Wreckoning LB 7/20/2018 10:58 PM
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Kwapik is mostly correct. I’ll have to try a Transition to validate my internetting opinions if nothing else.
Roots - totally agree. Choice was really my initial sentiment. If everyone does a transition then we’ll have no choice so I applaud anyone not playing the longer is better/ more stable is better game. And any chance to rag on Transition.

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I doubt it. Mr. Dawson bases his opinion on the fact that he tried his own "sbg" project on a Nukeproof 29er with an angleset and reduced offset fork. Since it didn't work for him and he didn't care for it - Transition bikes are gimmicky. And I don't doubt that the Nukeproof didn't...more