Added reply in a thread Will + bikes take over the MTB world? 12/7/2015 12:12 PM

@Colin McCarthy I hear what you're saying dude, its true you can find grip by using skinny tyres to cut through the the slop or even snow. I was thinking about particular sections where I ride that are actually bog, the more you sink the closer you come ... more »

Added reply in a thread Will + bikes take over the MTB world? 12/7/2015 10:04 AM

I am very interested in plus bikes. I'm currently building some new 650b wheels and I'm factoring in potential for plus size tyres next year by using WTBs i35 rims. I'm also very interested in the new slack 29ers like the new Mega 290, etc. In my mind, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/3/2015 11:55 AM

Yeah I agree with phobospwns - when I started riding bmx/ dj bikes at skateparks and stuff I noticed a big difference when I get back on the trail bike. Suddenly with some squish and gears everything looks smaller. Does feel like you roll a bit slow ... more »

Added reply in a thread Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/3/2015 10:04 AM

Don't worry about going too fast, try to help gravity pull you down the hill faster by being fluid and braking carefully. Try to use your brakes efficiently to get you through a corner or a techy section quicker, not so much to slow you down in general ... more »

Added a comment to moreda_5's bike check 12/3/2015 9:51 AM

Wow. Such colour matchy. But I almost like it...also notice that the stem is S.L.A.M.M.E.D
...well that took a long time to type
Oh yeah and the Pike beats everything, ever. Even Monarchs are better than Fox these days, everyone knows that. Debonair, superb performance. The simplicity is a triple edged sword. Performance, reliability, serviceability.
Oh yeah and you wanna put the zip tie on your marsh guard through the leg holes the opposite way so it wraps the guard around the leg of your fork, less crap gets in there etc. A wrap of elec tape will stop the zip ties rubbing your fork and barely visible on the Pike.

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Added reply in a thread Are You Riding the Right Bike? 11/28/2015 2:23 AM

This is quite coincidental, I've been thinking about the same question since I bought a Vitus Escarpe which is a 135mm/150 trail bike. Previously Ive been riding 160mm Enduro bikes and the new Escarpe with a debonair monarch on it rides wayyyy better ... more »

Added reply in a thread slack, long-travel, pedal-able 29ers? 11/23/2015 11:17 PM

Been asking myself the same question. I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement 650b made to my ride. They were noticeably quicker, faster rolling. I could also tell they were ever so slightly slower to spin up as well but it was negligible. I think ... more »

Added reply in a thread As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/19/2015 9:20 AM

The best thing that we can do as consumers looking for a new ride or component is compare it to what we have. I know the geo of my bike and the best way for me to compare a new ride is to see a proper, accurate, no BS geo chart. Discussing any querks ... more »

Added a comment about video If You're Not Crashing You're Not Trying - Getting Canuck'd Up with ShapeRideShoot 11/18/2015 9:36 AM

Reynolds has entered the next level. Lads gone full mental.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look/First Ride: 2016 Nukeproof Mega 27.5 and 29 11/10/2015 1:05 PM

Sam Hill may have been one of the first to start going wider with his bars back in the day, but he stopped well short of today's 780/800 "standard". He usually runs 750 or so, which probably makes his bars among the shortest of all the pros today.

Liked a comment on the item GT Bicycles and Atherton Racing Part Ways 11/9/2015 10:49 PM

It's not a tumor. /Arnold

Liked a comment on the item Rampage Riders Battle Over Limited Land for Lines 10/12/2015 9:58 AM

Agreed with @sspomer - there is limited space to build, and I've judged similar competition formats once upon a time in the big mountain freeskiing realm... My thoughts:
If you built it, you should know every inch of it better than someone 'poaching' it, thus you have...more

Added a comment about video Beast Coasters 8 9/30/2015 11:31 AM

Yep. That's a proper video.

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Added a comment about video Best of Red Bull Rampage: Worst Crashes 2001-2014 9/25/2015 9:41 AM

Why did they cut the end of all the crashes!? It's not a bloody trailer..well I guess it is but come on now. Feel like throwing my phone out the window.

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Added a comment about press release On One Introduces the Codeine 27.5 9/18/2015 4:46 AM

I'd agree with your friend, Primoz. That's certainly what I've found. My old 2012 Mega was one of the best climbers I've had, think that one was 74 or 75. I now try and find bikes as close as I can to 75° because it was that easy. I also had a 2013 Mega which was 72° and it was awful by comparison on the climbs. I always ride with the seat slammed forward no matter what SA so I reckon I could go steeper still...

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Added a comment about press release On One Introduces the Codeine 27.5 9/17/2015 10:42 PM

El Viejo, totally agree dude. Also think you're right Primoz - 72° appears to be the virtual/ effective angle. And on the dropper thing too. Glad to see I wasn't the only one thinking 72° a bit slack.

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Added a comment about press release On One Introduces the Codeine 27.5 9/17/2015 12:04 PM

Ok, I concede I was exaggerating slightly. It is a bit longer than the short bikes of yesteryear. Still with longer and longer bikes being made I think a claim of a super long reach on this is also an exaggeration. I find it odd that they're pretty specific on the chart (c-c, c-t, etc) but the SA fails to mention whether virtual or actual and give measurements for both. Anyway, in case it's not obvious, I'm disappointed!

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Added a comment about press release On One Introduces the Codeine 27.5 9/17/2015 11:14 AM

Been waiting a long time to see this. But...the reach isn't "super long" it's medium. The top tube is super long...because the seat angle is 72°, which is pretty slack these days and harder to climb than steeper SA IMO. So when you're sat down you're stretched out, then you stand up and you really are stood up...like an xc hard tail. As usual, not sure what took em so long tbh.

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