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

Added a comment to Kingstar's bike check 1/16/2020 6:37 AM

Nice looking thing. Tall head tubes ftw

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Added a comment about press release Transition Bikes Welcomes Hannah Bergemann 1/9/2020 9:39 AM

Kinda interesting shift with certain brands seemingly going more freeride and others concentrating on enduro and the race scene...then Canyon just bought all the properties on the board. I’m calling shenanigans, there’s no way they got all that dough and all I’ve got is this 50 note. I haven’t even been to jail damnit.

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Liked a comment on the item What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/6/2020 11:33 PM

Yeah... we are getting raped unfortunately... $5000 bikes with NX/GX are bulls**t.

Liked a comment on the item What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/2/2020 7:24 AM

So much!!! I have a $10,500 bike right now, it's not $7,000 better than a $3,500 bike! Maybe $2,000 better at best. Thinking you need an expensive bike is a result of marketing and 90% of the reviews being of >$8,000 bikes. "CC" frames aren't more fun than "C" frames dammit! Funny you mention...more

Liked a comment on the item What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/2/2020 7:24 AM

How about some more freeride/slopestyle coverage? FEST, US Open, Nine Knights, etc. All these downcountry/ebike trends are pretty wack.

Added a comment about feature What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/1/2020 7:12 AM

What’s in: sacking off the 11grand bikes, remembering what it’s all about, buying a 6yr old 26” DH rig and heading back to the local spot to jump some shit. And getting back into BMX.

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Liked a comment on the item Commencal Vallnord: The Best Of 2019 12/31/2019 2:53 PM

yeah, that was what I meant...

Added a comment about video Commencal Vallnord: The Best Of 2019 12/31/2019 4:32 AM

So the hint is that there will be a new title sponsor but not a hint of whom it may be? Or did I leave my brain in last week? It could definitely have happened.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer – Ready for Action 12/28/2019 12:29 PM

How many indirect beigebike broken frame field test references do we have here?

Liked a comment on the item Homemade Enduro Race Bike 12/27/2019 9:24 AM

Ha! It's not that hard. Call me old school, but by the time im outa gears I'm going walking pace anyway...

Liked a comment on the item TRAIL BIKE MULLET EXPERIMENT - Vital Gear Show 12/23/2019 11:49 PM

I'm guilty of running my Super8 in 26/24 guise. That thing could turn so sharp! And handled those stair gaps so well!

Liked a comment on the item Cotic Rocket 12/21/2019 12:14 AM

Splendide ! Presque aussi beau que le mien
D'accord avec Thom, la photo avec la selle en bas, c'est top, ça devrait être obligatoire pour ne pas dénaturer la ligne du vélo !

Added a comment to schnapspraline's bike check 12/17/2019 7:59 AM

Want for the chainstay plate alone. Lovely looking thing

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Added a comment about press release Cotic Launches 2020 FlareMAX 29er Trail Bike 12/4/2019 12:23 AM

Oops kinda beat me to it there. I should type quicker

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Added a comment about press release Cotic Launches 2020 FlareMAX 29er Trail Bike 12/4/2019 12:00 AM

This a trail bike man. The biggest isn’t always the best.
If you want to pedal a super steep seat angle on a 125mm trail bike that goes for miles on flatter terrain and not just uphill there are plenty of brands that will sell you one. Cotic could have just maxed out the numbers to stay ahead of the trend but they chose a more considered approach.
Wait for the reviews, the more rounded bikes are the ones that take it in the trail category.
I’m glad there are brands that still have some identity in their design philosophy rather than just making bikes based on how much longer they are than the competition.
Ps if you know a way to design a 100+ travel, 29er bike without an offset seat angle id love hear it They also got the upper link on there...I take your point (seat tube offset is frustrating) but this is about as good as it gets as far as bent seat tubes go.

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