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Added a comment about feature Tested: Maxxis' Revised EXO+ Tire Casing 4/15/2022 7:21 AM
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I ride a wild 19psi front with 30psi rear on SoCal stuff, since my tires just weren't surviving with less in the back. I run a heavy-duty aggressive tire on both ends too. With 30 psi, I ditched the rear insert, leaving it only up front, which is there to reduce the buzz that gets me to tense up and cause arm pump. The insert in the rear wasn't protecting the rim/tire so well anyway, and was more about ride quality.

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Added a comment about product review Vital Review - Specialized Status 160 4/4/2022 3:56 PM
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Was iceman considered middle-of-the-bellcurve, or did you really want someone more on the extreme fringe?

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Added a comment about photo Austin San Souci's Canfields sitting pretty 4/2/2022 1:14 AM
Austin San Souci's Canfields sitting pretty

*drool*

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Added reply in a thread tire side knob angle question 3/6/2022 6:34 AM

I remember testing out how hard I could push the traction of various tires in fast, widely sweeping turns. I've had a feeling that my tires did a non-drift to the outside of the turn on a Schwalbe tire. I want to use the term "shoulder knobs walking ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tire casings and poor line choice 3/5/2022 2:36 PM

Yep, it's the 120 tpi fabric Maxxis uses in EXO and DD. It's a supple, but not so durable casing. They just announced that EXO+ will use 60 tpi fabric. I switched to Schwalbe SG tires, since I couldn't sustain the tire replacement costs, and the casing ... more »

Added a comment about press release Canfield Bikes Unveils All-New Jedi 29 12/8/2021 4:50 PM
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Is there a rider's right line at that section? Doesn't look that bad when staying left, but the way that Jedi is angled...

https://youtu.be/1i0zMgsSul8?t=669

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Added a comment about press release Cotic Is Developing an E-Bike 11/29/2021 5:35 AM
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That guy actually rode it with the brake line that close to the rotor shocked

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Added a comment about feature Wheel To Wheel Comparison - Reserve's 30|SL VS Roval's Control Carbon 9/24/2021 2:32 PM
Varaxis

Question about DT hubs: I've had some 350 freehubs fall off from the weight of the cassette, basically yard-saling the guts out onto the ground. All my experiences with 240s hubs never did this. I presumed that this was one of the cons of the 350s. Is this still the case?

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/12/2021 6:58 PM

Yea, that's an interesting illusion. There's that 3rd facet at the rotor edge that makes one side brighter too. Can seem like it's a thicker 2 piece, but it's could also be one piece, with colored arms and a rounded edge.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/30/2021 4:40 PM

Spire Don't think it's replacing anything. Looks like they wanted to build around the Fox 38, and picked 29" wheels F&R (judging by how much BB drop there is). The Sentinel is 150mm travel rear, so something designed ground up to be bigger ... more »
Liked a bike check ARBR RB2 5/5/2021 8:39 AM
ARBR RB2
Added reply in a thread BB-height, cornering and why mullet bikes might turn better. 4/23/2021 6:05 PM

Long wheelbase bikes need a taller BB for another reason - to gain ground clearance due to bigger stuff being able to fit between the F and R wheels. For example, if you go slow off of a rock roller or a rooty ledge, the edge of the rock/root can contact ... more »

Added a comment to ScottMac's bike check 4/3/2021 5:28 PM
Swarf 155

Where's the flex-stay part of it supposed to be? Mid-way up the seat stay?

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Added a comment about feature MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #2 2/11/2021 5:51 PM
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Why not an angleset to steepen the HA for more weight on the front? Combine with short offset fork and fewer spacers under the stem.

I'd go as far as suggesting an eccentric BB to increase CS length too, if you have an compatible BB shell (PF30).

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Added a comment about feature Three Mountain Bike Brands Doing it Right in 2021 1/8/2021 12:02 AM
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99% of the other bikes out there have CS too long in small, including Nukeproof here.

Privateer has it figured out. Marin seems good for shorties too. I don't feel bad for tall guys, cause you got like dozens of options, and Marin could be a choice for those who actually want short CS for getting steezy.

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Added a comment to anndrewkim's bike check 12/18/2020 11:31 PM
COMMENCAL Meta TR 29 Custom

Frame size?

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Added a comment to meSSican's bike check 12/18/2020 11:30 PM
2021 Commencal Meta TR 29

Frame size? Large?

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Liked a bike check Early Rider Hellion 16" 12/4/2020 5:58 AM
Early Rider Hellion 16"
Added a comment about photo Pro Bike: Kyle Strait's Commencal Absolut SX Slalom Rig 10/7/2020 4:41 PM
Pro Bike: Kyle Strait's Commencal Absolut SX Slalom Rig

It's rare to see the chainstay fit between the chainring and tire like that.

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