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

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/10/2017 11:06 AM

One of the best product shootout articles I have ever seen. Amazing work!! And thank you for doing all the testing for us. I will definitely be on a Revive for my next build

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/8/2017 1:12 AM

the concept of more wheel sizes creating an unfair advantage in terms of cost/access is ridiculous....every single one the racers complaining has had access to prototype/one-off components for years. i don't recall anyone flipping out over SC creating a $100k...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 11:13 AM

I read this all the time too and have to scratch my head a bit. I've really seen no evidence of this at all other than than the odd section like what was done to 100m of MSA last year (and if anyone can remember back to the old MSA start straight from 2007'ish...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 11:07 AM

I still can't get over how the underlying assumption that big wheels are always faster is the case. I still stand by the idea that it depends on the track, the rider, the conditions, other attributes of the bike etc.

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 11:07 AM

Again, looking at the qualification times, it's was super tight and nothing really out of the ordinary other than Loris having a blazer, but he was a top 10 contender all last year as was shaw. I guess we still need to see where race runs place them, but I see...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 11:06 AM

The problem is if you limit the wheel size you are then giving the advantage to the smaller and lighter riders who fit the 27.5 platform better. What is next limiting everyone to flat pedals because clips give you more power, everyone has to run 165mm cranks...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 11:05 AM

Somebody else commented on DH being cycling's Group B. For those not in the know, I give you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INwqyPct8qY -- Group B was rally's unregulated "send it" class. Cars were pushing 900 horse and weighed 2000 pounds. Crazy amazing...more

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Trek Remedy 27.5 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5/6/2017 11:01 AM

A detailed review as always. I would however have marked the bike down for the price. Thats extreme and it doesn't even come with a Reverb or Fox dropper post.