Added a comment about product review Super Size Me: The 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 10/27/2017 12:47 PM

Bryceland has been running the coils on all his bikes lately but also runs a much firmer spring rate than most of us mere mortals would. I think if you’re gonna do that they coil makes sense to retain a little compliance off the top but otherwise on these bike it doesn’t seem to make much sense.

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Added a comment about video The Steepest Rampage Line Ever - on POV! 10/27/2017 8:20 AM

Goodness gracious

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 12:22 AM

In my opinion we are all too quick to turn to the coil as a ‘burlier’ option to air when in reality it may be the opposite for many bikes around today. As has already been mentioned sticking a coil on a bike designed around an air shock may mean you ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Rampage Bikes 10/4/2017 1:55 PM

All I want to see is Reed Boggs do a fuck off whip off a cliff and I’ll be happy.

Liked a comment on the item 2018 Commencal Supreme SX 9/26/2017 12:38 AM

I had to mention it because I had to buy two chains =X a 116-link wasn't long enough

Added reply in a thread POLL: Who Has the Best Looking World Champs DH Bike? 9/7/2017 11:27 PM

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Added a comment about feature Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/26/2017 11:17 PM

I have tried a 29er at 64° and 42mm offset (like the Sentinel) and the wheel flop just plain didn't work where I ride. We have a lot of short, steep trails where often as much naturalness has been actively protected so to keep as much tech in as possible. I found roots and rock and even camber would grab the front wheel and pull the flop over and send you offline. It was just clumsy. When you could open it up like in the park type trail above it was pretty good but even then I found so much trail wasn't better in every situation as I'm being led to believe of the new Transition bikes.
I should qualify this by pointing out I was using a 50mm stem (which i stubbornly stick to to provide steering stability, not fit) and had a bike with 450mm chainstays. So quite different to the new Transitions. Even so I'm struggling to imagine the TR bikes being somehow miraculously better for me on our trails.
Can't wait to demo one though!

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/26/2017 11:04 PM

"they'll hook you up for a really fair price." 50% off normally. I agree im sure TR would (being nice guys) be pretty fair if there was a manufacturing issue but would it hurt them so much to increase their warranty to 5 for peace of mind? I love my alu Scout but wouldn't buy a carbon...more

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/26/2017 11:03 PM

Still waiting for a longer warranty period before I replace my scout. Same price model as Santa scruz but no lifetime warranty, come on chaps step it up.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/25/2017 9:30 AM

Killing it with the original content! Keep it up

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.