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Added a comment about press release Bryn Atkinson Shows the Trail Capability of the All-New Norco Optic 10/15/2019 12:27 PM

I love everything about it

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Added a comment to willwot's bike check 10/1/2019 3:49 AM

I dunno how the heck you’re gonna ride that monster at a skatepark but it’s a nice ride. Glad to see more Marino’s and real custom machines popping up. Rad

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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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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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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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Added a comment about feature So Here Is Sam Hill's 29er Enduro Race Bike... 5/8/2019 11:22 PM

Don’t care just wanna seem him beat Maes.

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Added a comment about press release OneUp Releases New Carbon Bars, EDC-Ready Stem and Lock-On Grips 4/12/2019 10:51 AM

Is literally everyone having their grips made in the same factory? What’s minimum order? Want some pro Iqbals that have are the same as everyone else’s but just have a single longitudinal line one em so I feel symmetry. Iqbal Sym grip. I’d buy em. Big up one up though.

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