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Liked a comment on the item Kona's Big Bike is Big News 8/5/2020 5:08 PM

Full external cables! Please let this be the start of a trend.

Added a comment about press release Yamaha's New, Interesting, e-MTB is Here 7/29/2020 7:22 AM
Varaxis

More like other bikes make room for a water bottle by making the downtube lower.

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Added a comment about press release Yamaha's New, Interesting, e-MTB is Here 7/29/2020 7:20 AM
Varaxis

Just like the early 29ers... long ass CS, which never really found favor with the long time hardcore riders until the front end stretched out to balance them out

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Added a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/29/2020 6:46 AM
Varaxis

The mental gymnastics to test the logic that a bike with a motor extends the limits of bicycle components, which others seemingly claim to push to their limits without a motor... I have little patience for how long it takes people to disprove these stupid generalizations.

Also, finding that 4x4 and moto trails can be fun to ride... should be a duh, but I guess those climbs that go straight up the hill, without a smooth line at all, intimidated mtn bikers.

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Liked a bike check REVEL RASCAL LT by Flowrider Racing 7/28/2020 9:40 PM
REVEL RASCAL LT by Flowrider Racing
Added a comment to gee_hadi's bike check 7/28/2020 9:38 PM
Fully Custom POLE STAMINA 140

Interesting to see all the different interpretations of "maxed", "no holds barred", and "dream" bike builds. Quite some diverse interpretations. Would be boring if everyone picked the same parts. Good contrast to that Revel one I saw with Intend fork and shock.

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Added a comment about product review Aaron Gwin's New Kenda Pinner Tire - More Predictable Than Your Comments 5/11/2020 8:16 AM
Varaxis

How many miles you have on your Hellkat? I had an amazing first 300 miles on mine, able to ride trails without touching the brakes, taking corners all hotter than usual, but the grip fell off suddenly. I took it to a bike park and the knobs got trashed. Disappointing compared to the longevity and consistency of Maxxis.

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Added a comment about photo Foes Mono 5/11/2020 7:05 AM
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A floating brake. Those were before my time. Why'd they become a relic of the past?

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Added a comment about video 12-inches of Travel with 24-inch Wheels in Moab - Canfield and Krispy, 2001 4/17/2020 3:31 AM

At 0:45, Tydon's fork seems to disappear, creating an illusion of having some crazy leading link fork.

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Liked a comment on the item Rooster's Specialized SX Trail 4/16/2020 9:00 PM

My lust for this bike is as strong as it was when it first came out. #bringbacksxtrail !

Added reply in a thread Best front AND rear tire 3/29/2020 12:42 PM

I built a bike around the tire combo I wanted to run. It made so much sense that I wondered why more didn't optimize their bikes this way, rather than just spec'ing travel and wheel size or whatever. Some sort of do it for 29+, fatbikes, gravel, XC, ... more »

Added a comment about feature Are Mountain Bikes Too Expensive? The Inside Line Listener Response 2/27/2020 2:32 PM
Varaxis

I like the used market... I like high quality stuff, like heirloom-level stuff, rather than disposable designs. I don't have any compelling personal need to be on the cutting edge. I just have curiosity, and used fits my budget. As much as I'd like to ride a Enduro 2020 on trails I'm familiar with, I don't think I need to become an owner by paying $6000 or whatever, to enjoy that experience, especially if there were a way to rent/demo.

I wonder where all these bike products go. Especially all the shitty placeholder and stepping stone level parts.

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Added reply in a thread Why are there still no 200mm+ Enduro bikes? 2/25/2020 12:39 PM

I personally see all these various niche disciplines, like XC, Enduro, DH, Gravel, etc. as just frames designed to optimize the experience that each type of tire delivers. What do you see Enduro tires as? Are you optimizing the chassis around it? No ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Impact Pro 2/16/2018 7:31 PM
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Added a comment about video Ride the Waterslide! 2/5/2018 4:47 PM

Waiting for the follow-up video from that water park's administration. If I were them, I'd be like, you like to make videos? How about you come back in the summer and try it with the water on? Or else...

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Added a comment about feature What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking, 2018 1/17/2018 8:29 AM
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Things tend to not go away unless conveniently replaced by something better, that is easier to handle and more accessible.

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Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/22/2017 3:36 PM

I wouldn't dismiss such comments as complete nonsense. I'd just question how they came to such a conclusion. It may be a long bike, and it may not turn in a manner that they like, but the reason(s) could be something else. I'd immediately question if ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/21/2017 3:16 PM

Wheelbase is the primary # I use for determining what kind of ride experience I want in my quiver, for separation purposes. I do pay attention regarding how they come to such a number though: chainstay length, reach, HTA and length, headset stack, fork ... more »