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.

Liked a comment on the item The All-New 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Unveiled 8/26/2019 11:42 AM

I feel like not having an all Marzocchi option was a missed opportunity.

Liked a comment on the item Kirt Voreis Owns Whistler Mountain Bike Park 8/13/2019 9:16 AM

You didn't hear? They straight up gave him the park.

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 3:12 PM

Lol.

For the second time, did I say it sucked? I just said I'm *not sure it deserved the 5 star rating*. Simple.

I never said Shimano shouldn't make 12 speed. I never asked for 14 gears. I never suggested a pizza worthy 60 tooth was the answer to a problem I never...more

Liked a comment on the item Pit Puzzle - Greg's V10 with New/Longer Rear End 7/6/2019 12:35 AM

Kiran MacKinnon (works for SC) using the same idea: shorter reach, backwards buzzworks and longer stays. He and I talked about it at Tamarack and he thinks it's all relation of body weight/position to BB. he also thinks longer reach is yanking riders too far forward these...more

Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 7/1/2019 12:25 PM

Completely understand where you’re coming from Mr Brines. Pretty much flat isn’t flat but theres no need for me to get semantic, my point is that the LC hasn’t worked since its insheeption in 2012 (actually 2011 come to think of it?) and they’ve done nothing to change it despite me emailing every other day to tell them how much it doesn’t work. If all they’ve done this time around is made the flippin thing longer I shall be quite disappointed to see a bike that was once innovative and forward thinking reduced to the “MOAR REACH” sales tactic.
Better fire em a quick email, I don’t know if they’ll read this.

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 10:09 AM

I bet that’s the one. 450mm reach on the medium makes sense. Now I’m more interested to see if they’ve finally addressed the leverage curve. Nobody does that old school regressive-progressive stuff anymore. It’s 2019 NP and that shizzle didn’t work in 2012 come oooooon with the leverage curve already. Jeez

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 10:02 AM

Check out the NP owners forum on the ‘other’ site

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 9:55 AM

They were one of the very first to have a small sized seat tube on a medium frame and also one of the first to do steeper seat angles. They’ve had their geometry dialled since before being a geometry geek was even a thing.
But a 16.5” seat tube and a ~470mm (current large) reach? Like Ralph Fiennes said - “that’s going over board mate”

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 6:45 AM

That’s what I thought...5mm maybe? 440mm reach on the medium would seem more appropriate?

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Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 6:44 AM

Pretty sure this 50mm is a typo. Compare the pic to the current L & XL and it’s nowhere as long.

Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Updated Prototype Nukeproof Mega 29 with SRAM AXS 6/30/2019 3:21 AM

Seems a bit odd. Sams been running the medium 435mm reach bike since forever. If he wanted more reach I’m fairly
Sure he could have just run the large...? In any case if they increased the reach by 50mm on all sizes then it’s now a massive bike and the small would now be almost as long as the old large!? I don’t really wanna open a can of worms about sizing preferences but as a small-medium rider and a lover of the Mega this is bad news as the bikes are now too big for me thats if this 50mm thing is correct of course and makes its way to the production bikes

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