Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/25/2017 9:29 AM

bturman - How does the new Patrol handle at slower speeds in tight technical trail sections? Also any noticeable differences in climbing? Ive been on the Patrol since its release and absolutely love the bike, just wondering if the new changes make less of a trail bike and more of a...more

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/25/2017 9:28 AM

Second hand info here, the reduced fork offset supposedly does negatively impact slow speed/climbing performance, at first anyway. I'm going to wager its like most changes - it just takes some getting used to. 10 years ago if you'd tell someone your trail bike would have a 64-66 deg...more

Added a comment about photo Dan Wolfe's Prototype Transition Sentinel 8/16/2017 10:39 AM

It looks stupid to me right now - and I've owned a big slack 29er - but I get the feeling in a few months 'stupid' will look like the next big thing. Still nervous about what they're gonna do to the Scout though.

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Added a comment about video Ferda Girls (HUMBLE. Parody) 8/16/2017 10:34 AM

Shit. The. Bed.

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Added a comment to karpmete's bike check 8/13/2017 12:35 PM

Want

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Added a comment about product review Tested: TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes 8/8/2017 6:30 AM

Depends on whether you want
Strong initial bite and lots of power
A shit brake
Enough power to stop a truck
Or to be like Gwin

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Liked a comment on the item 2017 Ohlins XX1 Custom Santa Cruz Hightower 7/31/2017 12:16 PM

Pretty much the most costly mountain bike you can build. Pretty sweet. Reminds me of video game cheat codes.

Liked a comment on the item Do Cheap Chinese Carbon Wheels Last? Two Years of Abuse on Light Bicycle's Carbon Rims 7/28/2017 1:40 AM

Can still buy infinite aluminum rims for the price of one.

Liked a comment on the item Do Cheap Chinese Carbon Wheels Last? Two Years of Abuse on Light Bicycle's Carbon Rims 7/28/2017 1:40 AM

So to keep riding, you have to buy 3 rims...so $180 x 3 = $540 in rims to keep you riding?

How much money would you have gone through with aluminum rims assuming your typical amount of expense for the aluminum rims for the same amount if time as you spent on the carbon?

Added a comment about feature Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/30/2017 1:39 PM

Faster the better, rough or smooth.

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Added a comment about feature Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/30/2017 12:29 PM

To me specifically? Yeah. I have specific needs!

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Added a comment about feature Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/30/2017 12:23 PM

I was also wondering about that seat tube length, thanks Vital for putting the important info up ;-) 400mm on a medium is nice and short (I'm a short arse who usually sizes up so I welcome shorter seat tubes). But is there any point when a dropper won't go all the way in anyway? The extra reach means I'd go down to a small which is great but not if my seat post has 3" poking out the top of the frame.
I'll be honest I'm considering buying up a few OG Scouts while I can cus I'm worried the new ones are gonna suck.

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Added a comment about feature Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/30/2017 12:04 PM

I'm a little concerned now I've seen how slack they're going with this. I tried a 29er at 64° and even at 46mm offset the steering sucked :-(

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Liked a comment on the item Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/30/2017 12:03 PM

Rad stuff. Be curious to put a longer stem (like a 60 - gasp) on the non SBG bike and also note the findings.

I think another way to look at all this is weight distribution. Ideally, we find ourselves in a neutral position weighting both wheels equally.

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Liked a comment on the item Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/30/2017 12:02 PM

Would have been cool if they had done it blind. Tester's show up, aren't told which bike has new goodness. Let them rip bikes back to back and see if they notice anything. Otherwise I'm suspicious of placebo.

Liked a comment on the item Maybe 26 Ain't Dead. Is Laurie Greenland Being Serious? 6/29/2017 3:24 AM

I think that all mountain bikers should look at wheel size, like golf clubs. There is now good match for different track conditions & fetures.
Super Ruff 29
Middle ground 27
Super tight and technical 26
Wheal radious will gain benefit based in the trail conditions & features....more

Added a comment about product review Awesome Aluminum Trail Slayer 6/23/2017 10:10 AM

Nice write up, I was most impressed by the rear suspension as well. Tonnes of grip, very active but more mid stroke than most air shocked bikes and it had that awesome feeling of the bike coming up underneath you on jumps as if you were clipped in even though you're not. I've got a Transition Scout now that I love but the rear end feel isn't as nice as the Remedy I tested.

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Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill's Prototype Nukeproof Mega 5/27/2017 9:36 AM

Hill has been running the metric shock on an alu proto Mega all of this season. Now the carbon part... Looks damn good!

Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/11/2017 9:10 AM

29er Boxxer. Awesome