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Liked a comment on the item Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/2/2020 8:33 AM

Too bad Specialized, yet again, can’t be bothered to make one for us tall people.

Added a comment about feature MTB Tire Test: Michelin Wild Enduro vs. e*thirteen LG1r EN MoPo 5/19/2020 5:15 AM
Tristan_Mayor

Yeah reluctantly agree.
About once every 3 years or so I get tempted into trying something else, and I sometimes find something that is maybe even 80% as good, and you think "yeah these are thoroughly not bad".
But then I go back to Maxxis/Schwalbe and I'm like "mmmm yeah still the best".

Shout out to Continental who have consistently made utterly terrible, plastic coumpond tyres that should come with a health/career warning.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB Tire Test: Michelin Wild Enduro vs. e*thirteen LG1r EN MoPo 5/19/2020 5:09 AM

The difference is that the Nevegal was popular with SLOW people (editors, MBA readers, your dad, etc) and was never popular with pros (see: sharpie sales in 2007), whereas the DHF was and still is popular with pros.

Also, I didn't say the DHF, I said Maxxis. Maxxis makes other...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Tire Test: Michelin Wild Enduro vs. e*thirteen LG1r EN MoPo 5/19/2020 5:08 AM

I don't understand why you would buy anything other than Maxxis or Schwalbe. 10 years later and still no one else can match these two brands. Maybe the new Michelin DH tires will work, but why wonder? I don't ride enough to want to potentially waste rides seeing if other tires...more

Liked a bike check Banshee Titan Mullet 5/13/2020 1:31 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Banshee Titan Mullet 5/13/2020 1:28 PM

Manufacturers said boost optimsed front gear is necessary, but the difference is just 3mm. Titan has longer chainstay, it mean the effect of chainline is less than other bikes and can get enough clearance between chainstay and chainring.
...But finally, I choose M980 because of the good design.

Liked a comment on the item Banshee Titan Mullet 5/13/2020 1:27 PM

The 980 /985 is the best Shimano crank ever (fight me).
104bcd, normal tension and pinch bolt fitting, and with the 3x version space for a bashring...

Liked a bike check 2020 nicolai saturn 14 5/13/2020 1:18 PM
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Added a comment to ykzwd's bike check 5/10/2020 12:14 PM
Banshee Titan Mullet

2 generations-old cranks - presumably because you're a fellow believer that 104 BCD and 50mm chainline is better than modern so-called standards. I been bangin on about this for ages

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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/27/2020 11:32 AM
Tristan_Mayor

It isn't average, that's my point - it should be though, for all mtbs.
So when bikes are under 65 they can be described as 'slack', and equally when bikes are over 65 they can be described as 'steep'.
I'm not entirely saying steep bikes are inherrantly wrong (ok, I kinda am), but they are that - steep

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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/27/2020 9:34 AM
Tristan_Mayor

65° should be seen as 'about average' for any mtb in 2020. You wait, in 2022 the Reactor Mk2 will have this 'revolutionary' new geometry.
Face, palm...

I've actually got a Vitus Mythique and it's great now I fitted a Superstar -2° angle set.
At least you used a 44/56mm head tube, so it's a simple fit

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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/27/2020 2:12 AM
Tristan_Mayor

Yet another brand new high end bike that requires an angle set straight out of the box. Why are we still obsessed with near-vertical head angles?
It's 2020, I thought we'd been through this?

To be clear: 66.8° is not, has never been, and will never be what should be considered "slack" or even close to.

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Liked a comment on the item The Capable Trail Tamer - We Test The Alchemy Arktos 29 4/17/2020 1:14 AM

I rode the 29ST all last summer. The sine suspension really is very close to how a yeti feels in terms of support when climbing, but also letting little travel feel deeper than it should when things get hairy. The only reasons I sold it is the somewhat dated geo as said here,...more

Added a comment about press release Introducing Ochain - A Clever Chainring Spider Designed to Reduce Pedal-Kickback 3/31/2020 10:44 AM
Tristan_Mayor

I tried something similar myself that I made, for free. I replaced 8th gear with a cassette spacer, so the chain just engaged nothing so had no effect on the suspension in that gear.

It made zero noticeable difference, but I think my bike (Nicolai G1) doesn't really suffer from kickback. Maybe it would be of some value to a single pivot system?

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Added reply in a thread Best front AND rear tire 3/29/2020 11:53 AM

Bravo chaps, this is breaking new ground in boring forum topics

Added a comment about photo Sprindex on Schley's Fezzari 3/9/2020 2:18 PM
Sprindex on Schley's Fezzari

There's no doubt it's a great idea, but surely you wouldn't want that Sprindex thing on your bike full-time?
For a shop to own and lend while you figure out spring weight, yeah great.
Similar to a Shockwiz - there doesn't seem like much point in owning it long term.

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Liked a comment on the item Prototype REEB Full Suspension Bike 3/9/2020 2:10 PM

The lower shock mount does not adjust geo, it adjusts leverage rate. Front hole “business” is a more linear setting, lower leverage ratio. As the shock moves back to “more party” it increases leverage ratio, and results in a more...more