Added a comment about press release OneUp Releases New Carbon Bars, EDC-Ready Stem and Lock-On Grips 4/12/2019 10:51 AM

Is literally everyone having their grips made in the same factory? What’s minimum order? Want some pro Iqbals that have are the same as everyone else’s but just have a single longitudinal line one em so I feel symmetry. Iqbal Sym grip. I’d buy em. Big up one up though.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: TRP 4-Piston G-Spec Trail SL Disc Brakes 4/6/2019 2:28 AM

OG Transition Patrol with intact chainstays?

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Added a comment about press release Forbidden Bike Company Launches the Druid 4/4/2019 8:53 AM

I reaaaally like the idea behind this bike. I had a supreme and I thought the ride quality to be quite something. The rear end feels like butter when in fact it is sharp, pointy rocks. The chainstay growth I found to be a little difficult to get to grips with after years learning on a hardtail then mostly 32t chainring pivots, it tricks you inta thinking a manuals on but as the front end comes up and the shock squishes the back wheel pisses off somewhere behind you and you look lame(r than usual). I Found this made it a bit sluggish and not very manouvreable for a short rider (but man it was nice to ride) so I feel the properly sized chainstays are ever more important on high pivots.
I also think there are a lot of things to like about shorter travel trail bikes but suspension quality usually isn’t the high light. The high pivot ought to help it feel like a much more capable bike.
I want it pls.

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Liked a comment on the item What's Stock, What's Not - Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega for Tasmania 3/28/2019 11:40 PM

Interesting how he doesn't have the inside pins installed on his pedals.

Anyone know what kind of tape that he's got on his crank arms? I've seen on it on some other bikes as well I think. Would provide protection and some...more

Liked a comment on the item Jumps for Show, Corners for Dough... or Is It All for Dough? Brendog and Olly Wilkins Throw Down in Capetown 3/27/2019 7:20 PM

I don't know about most bikers, but I like cranks that are efficient in pedaling. The video didn't show either rider pedaling until the 1:14 mark. In fact, they showed Olly pushing his bike before anyone actually pedal.

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Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/23/2019 12:26 AM

Not exactly science (I’m really stupid) but when tipped over the smaller wheel will (in theory) turn with a tighter arc than the larger one. Though I haven’t read anything from anyone who’s yet to have felt any affect from this whether negative or positive. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/22/2019 12:47 PM

I trust whatever Neko says implicitly. And he’s already told me and the rest of instaland “meh”. In all seriousnous I don’t think it’s gonna stick around for long, maybe not even long enough to score a win and even if somebody does get a win it won’t ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The Science Behind CushCore - Downtime Podcast 3/15/2019 1:55 PM

Interesting. My only small grumble is that a tyre does have its own damping - from the rubber.
Rubber dampens both the carcass and through the tread itself. Different compounds and treads make easily noticeable differences in tyre dampening

Liked a comment on the item The Science Behind CushCore - Downtime Podcast 3/15/2019 1:55 PM

absolutely agree. Very bouncy tires will benefit more (Maxxs exo, Sch snakeskin, Continental Der K/Der .. but when you change from one of these to DD/DH or Sch SG there is a world or improvement in damping/traction from the tire alone... Not saying that cushcore wouldn't be better,...more

Added a comment about press release The Science Behind CushCore - Downtime Podcast 3/15/2019 1:42 PM

I actually run DH casings on the front purely for the damped feel. For me it’s a bit like a slacker head angle, I find it confidence inspiring being able to point the front wheel at nasty lines and know it won’t bounce off. It was a a huge thing for me the first time I rode super damped tyres and I’ll never go back. But still haven’t tried cushcore...tbh the added hassle and cost don’t seem worth it but I guess until I try I can’t talk smack.

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Liked a comment on the item The Pro's Closet Launches Certified Pre-Owned Bikes 3/13/2019 12:25 AM

It doesn't sound like they really have much of a warranty, either.

Liked a comment on the item The Pro's Closet Launches Certified Pre-Owned Bikes 3/11/2019 12:53 PM

They offered me $150 for last years $1800 carbon wheel set. And $700 bucks for a year old $3200 carbon frame.

Added a comment about press release The Pro's Closet Launches Certified Pre-Owned Bikes 3/11/2019 6:51 AM

Absolutely, if you don’t mind and would rather hand over cash and trust somebody else more than yourself to check a bike over then have at it. I do mind, that’s all I was saying. I agree it’s a decent business idea but that’s a long ways from me thinking it’s a good service for myself and the people they aim to serve.
I buy an sell bikes often purely because spending money isn’t part of the sport for me. There isn’t a lot of money in it and nor should there be. Which means these guys must be buying low and selling high (very high looking at the website) by slapping a ‘warranty’ on it. Create your own warranty people (after all it is in the hands of the buyer in the second hand market) and learn to simply buy with care is my advice and keep businesses out of the second hand market.
Of course if you disagree, I’m perfectly baboon.

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Added a comment about press release The Pro's Closet Launches Certified Pre-Owned Bikes 3/11/2019 12:56 AM

Just sounds like a car dealer ship with slightly better marketing. I’m perfectly capable of selling my own cars and bikes thank you. And I’ll do better out of it both financially and from a service point of view. If I want to get shafted I’d at least by an actual new bike.

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Liked a comment on the item NS Bikes FUZZ 1 29” 3/6/2019 7:05 AM

Curious why XT brakes and not full DH stoppers like Saint?

Liked a comment on the item Riding Marin's Completely Redesigned Mount Vision Trail Bike 3/5/2019 2:15 AM

good luck climbing that bike - the seat angle would have your ass behind the rear axle. pass.

Liked a comment on the item 22.73 lb Yeti SB100 3/2/2019 7:57 AM

wheels haven't broken yet, so thats good

Added a comment about press release Introducing Revel Bikes 2/28/2019 12:18 AM

I like the linkage design. I’ve often messed about with quick and dirty sketches along the same lines. Something about the aesthetic implementation looks a little industrial but the charts look good and I bet it rides nice. I also like a low bottle mount but maybe that’s a discussion for elsewhere...

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/21/2019 1:01 PM

Do you think the harshness is because the wheelpath seems almost totally forward? A decade ago when i had to short-shock all of my trailbikes to get decent geo, the square edge performance always sucked afterward.