Liked a comment on the item Crazy Bike Tech from Taichung Bike Week 10/19/2019 11:28 PM

Wow! I made it through!

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 9:30 PM

I do get what you are saying, for sure. I just added a Trek Top Fuel (2020) to my garage along with a new Enduro. Guess which bike is more fun on most of the trails I ride? Yup, the XCish one. I can load the bike so much easier on the tiniest of trail features and...more

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 9:30 PM

@teamrobot isn't wrong. Robots are never wrong.

What you are describing however isn't new, nor is it isolated to mountain biking. I have zero idea what the number is but my two cents worth of a guess is 95% of all the shit marketed to dudes never gets used near...more

Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 9:26 PM

He's just a salesman.. his tactic is to get the consumer to question what they already have by pretending to be the 'expert'.

Added a comment about video Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 2:12 PM

I don’t disagree with ya man. I truly do appreciate Chris’ influence and everything he’s done for mountain bikes.
And you’re right of course he’s looking at bikes in a different way to me although I did spend a good part of this decade hangin on everything he did, rode some pretty big bikes myself and had a blast.
But my path turned away from the Darkside. And now I ride a transition scout with a bmx seat and the suspension locked out :D

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Added a comment about video Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/18/2019 11:51 AM

I really appreciate Chris’s out of the box thinking and the input and influence he’s had on bike design over the last decade is impressive and welcome. But he’s not always right and I think too heavily influenced himself by motorbikes at (all) times. If I wanna go ride in the woods with my mates (as he says in the interview) I’m not looking for a motorbike without an engine, I don’t want the slackest, longest or even the fastest bike. I’m looking for something simple, familiar and consistent and easy to throw about.
People started making longer bikes and it caught on quick because you can go stupid fast stupid easy but sooner or later you start to miss those little side hits and cheeky loops through the dirt jumps. At least I did.
Eager to see what he’s got in mind with the seat post but to help clarify my own feelings above - my bike has a bmx saddle on it with a rigid pivotal seat post. That’s how I go ride in the woods with my mates.

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Added a comment about press release Bryn Atkinson Shows the Trail Capability of the All-New Norco Optic 10/15/2019 12:27 PM

I love everything about it

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Liked a comment on the item Commencal Launches Fresh New Bikes for 2020 10/10/2019 5:25 AM

I'll be 50 next year. when my son turns 15 in 10 years, I'll be happy Ebikes have gotten so good! Thanks bike industry for progressing faster than my rate of aging.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Ripcord is Back in Stock 10/10/2019 5:04 AM

Great bike for a little shredder. On a side note, interesting how the frame only option is 1k, while the sentinel or adult bikes are double the prices. Obviously a little shock upgrade, and more material, but a 1k increase is crazy.

Added a comment to willwot's bike check 10/1/2019 3:49 AM

I dunno how the heck you’re gonna ride that monster at a skatepark but it’s a nice ride. Glad to see more Marino’s and real custom machines popping up. Rad

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Added reply in a thread Three-Quarter Lids: Gimmick or Cool? 9/29/2019 12:11 AM

I think they’re a great idea. I wear a ff almost exclusively and on the rare occasions I do go out on a trail ride putting my half lid on feels like putting a wet flannel on my head.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol Goes Coil 9/26/2019 11:40 AM

That's a foolish way to think about it. There's a lot of grey area when it comes to whether something is a manu defect or consumer error. Companies with lifetime warranties are saying they can cover that grey area indefinitely. That costs money, because every single manufacturer has problems at some...more

Liked a comment on the item Discover the All-New Shimano SLX and XT 12-Speed Drivetrains, Brakes and More 9/20/2019 7:24 AM

The new XTR hubs aren't dead silent though- that technology never got released. I've heard they are quieter than most, but the "Scylence" technology does not exist in real life.

Liked a comment on the item Discover the All-New Shimano SLX and XT 12-Speed Drivetrains, Brakes and More 9/19/2019 8:33 AM

you must not have heard of Onyx, Chris King, I9 or DT Swiss

Liked a comment on the item Only Nine Speeds. Is Simpler Better? BOX Launches Prime 9 Drivetrain 9/3/2019 4:18 AM

I think it’s funny that people think they need more than seven or eight gears .
If it’s the same ratio of gears why do we need more?
We are more than seven gears right now because no one who rides a bike understands we’re better with seven. It works better, you have the same...more

Added a comment about feature Only Nine Speeds. Is Simpler Better? BOX Launches Prime 9 Drivetrain 9/3/2019 12:58 AM

This is a good idea that will appeal to many riders, it certainly does to me..
I’m currently riding a home made 6 speed 11-42 cassette and very happy with it. As others have said I’d tend to double or triple shift on previous 10 and 11 speed cassettes so I thought I’d just pair it down and so far so good. I mainly ride backwoods gravity stuff in the UK but have done a few long rides with it.
Back in the day we all started pulling off the front cogs which lead to the production options we now have in 1x...perhaps we’ll see another rider lead development with wide range cassettes with fewer gears? I guess people don’t tend to ‘bodge’ stuff like we did when I was a kid though.
Btw 2nd to 1st gear on this thing I’m using is 28t-42t and it works absolutely fine.

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Liked a comment on the item Only Nine Speeds. Is Simpler Better? BOX Launches Prime 9 Drivetrain 9/3/2019 12:43 AM

I had been thinking about changing to a 1x10 from my current 1x11, just because of always having to change two or more cogs at a time. This has convinced me 1x10 is the way to go.