Liked a comment on the item Athertons Reveal Team Lineup and Show More of New Bike 2/1/2019 1:52 PM

Probably because ”game recognizes game”.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Miranda's Fully Modular XMOD MTB Carbon Crankset 1/28/2019 2:57 AM

Comparisons to other sports are tricky for the application of carbon. F1 as your example, is raced on tarmac, not on rocks and dirt that move and hit the carbon. Also, when an F1 car is damaged, even minor scuffs, the part is replaced immediately or driven at >100%. I want my cranks to be able to perform at their full potential despite even major knocks. I expect most of my bike to withstand multiple crashes and bashes and still be 100% rideable.
F1 carbon transmission axles also use carbon's very acute directional strength to their advantage; a mtb Crank is subjected to multi directional stress that carbon simply can't entirely cover.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Miranda's Fully Modular XMOD MTB Carbon Crankset 1/28/2019 12:20 AM

Eh. I'd argue some of the highest stress parts are engineered out of carbon in other sports (F1 for instance - take a look at what drive axles are made of...). Its not an issue of material.

My $0.02 is is one of "being able to tell". Is your ride actually better with these?...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Miranda's Fully Modular XMOD MTB Carbon Crankset 1/26/2019 6:03 AM

Why on earth would anyone put fragile plastic cranks on a mountain bike?
I've never understood why brands continue to use a material that has again and again proven to be so utterly unreliable. They ALL break within 6 months when ridden aggressively or by riders over 70Kgs.
All. Of. Them.
Why d'you think Shimano don't make carbon cranks? Because they can't? Or because they won't.

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Added a comment about video 2019 World Cup DH Bike - Reece Wilson's Trek Session 9.9 29 1/18/2019 3:37 PM

Yeah I do wonder if Trek's sizing is a little dated.
I rode a friend's 2018 Session XL I few months ago and it felt really small. Trek and Spesh seem reluctant to make a DH bike with modern numbers.

By their current standards, they'd need to make in XXXL to fit me and not a giant at 6'2"

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Liked a comment on the item 2019 World Cup DH Bike - Reece Wilson's Trek Session 9.9 29 1/18/2019 3:28 PM

5' 9" on an XL. Sure, that sizing is on point...

Started new thread Wanted: Float DPS or DPX2 rear shock 215x63 1/9/2019 3:10 AM

As per title really. Please WhatsApp message me on 07966747949 Thanks Tristan

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/8/2019 10:34 AM

test the Commencal Supreme DH V4.3 - 27,5 or/and 29!!! Pls

Liked a comment on the item Knolly Fugitive LT 1/6/2019 7:22 AM

LOL
Yeah, forgot to change the bold for the photoshooting :D

Added a comment to Ntinos_P's bike check 1/6/2019 4:45 AM

Not in slack setting.
6/10

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Added a comment about press release Pace Cycles Introduces First Carbon Full Suspension Bike 12/28/2018 2:04 PM

Apologies for the cynical response, but it's a bit meh. No obvious USP or exciting marketing campaign.
Remember when Hope brought out their UK made carbon fibre bike? The whole world lost their $hit. It has about 8 genuinely USP's, a history video and had at least 3 jazzy shreddit riders including Adam Brayton.
I guess maybe some of that is still to come from Pace?

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Wants 12/26/2018 4:44 AM

If someone made a bike with modern numbers and a derailleur inside the front triangle, I'd buy it pretty much immediately. The Honda patent must be coming to an end soon. Gearboxes just aren't the future

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Added a comment about press release Nicolai Introduces Geometron-Inspired G1 12/18/2018 12:32 PM

Ahhhhh cool thanks.
I'm surprised they didn't mention that in the press release info.

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Liked a comment on the item Nicolai Introduces Geometron-Inspired G1 12/18/2018 12:27 PM

They adjust the headangle using different headsets, yes.

Added a comment about press release Nicolai Introduces Geometron-Inspired G1 12/17/2018 11:13 PM

Oh yeah found them, although I'm only left with more questions (not your fault).
Like how come the new frames have a ton of adjustment yet only 2 sets of geo figures are quoted? And how come both of them state the same head angle (for different wheel sizes) and different BB-axle drops? That's not possible unless the headset is adjustable?

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Added a comment about press release Nicolai Introduces Geometron-Inspired G1 12/17/2018 1:37 PM

Sorry to be a stickler for detail, but the geometry picture you've used is for the outgoing G16, not this new G1
https://www.nicolai-bicycles.com/frames/ion-g16/
(unless the geometry is identical, in which case my apologies!)

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Liked a comment on the item #EDDIEVISION Vital RAW from Thredbo Cannonball 12/8/2018 12:22 PM

Let's just say the Islanders then Kiwis included.