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Liked a comment on the item YT IZZO vs. XC Race Bike | Long Term Review 7/9/2020 11:30 AM

@Johan: really like your approach to test products. Thumbs up!

Added a comment about press release Niner's Newest, Biggest Bikes Have a Motor - Meet the e9 E-Bikes 7/9/2020 12:02 AM
boaz

Fitting name and you missed the point. E bikes are not mountain bikes. They have motors and should be ridden where motorized vehicles are allowed. Maybe go to an MX track and see what motorized bikes really can do

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Added a comment about press release Niner's Newest, Biggest Bikes Have a Motor - Meet the e9 E-Bikes 7/7/2020 11:29 PM
boaz

These look like they’d be fun to ride. I’ve enjoyed the handful of rides I’ve done on e bikes, but it’s strange to me people think of them the same as mountain bikes. They have a motor and that changes everything. E bike manufacturers are quick to point out that e bikes do ‘change everything’. I think e bikes should be ridden where motorized vehicles are allowed to be ridden. Maybe not a popular opinion, but that is my take. The soul of mountain biking is not motorized. Shuttling / lifts are different, you are still riding a bike with no motor. Should e bikes be allowed at resorts? That’s for the resort to decide. Should they be allowed on shuttle trails? If motos can, then yes, otherwise no.

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Liked a comment on the item Niner's Newest, Biggest Bikes Have a Motor - Meet the e9 E-Bikes 7/7/2020 11:21 PM

they have a motor. yes. Therefore acceptable use. Granted, motos may laugh at them....which is why they want to ride them on MTB trails.

Liked a comment on the item Commencal Launches the New 2021 Meta AM 29 6/22/2020 4:33 PM

Sooooooo some personal experience. My new Meta AM (previous gen to this one) with marzocchi coil front and back comes in at 39lbs before water bottle. The first few rides were a bit of a slog, but my fitness caught up quickly and I don't really notice it all that much now. Plus the...more

Added a comment about press release Commencal Launches the New 2021 Meta AM 29 6/22/2020 12:30 PM
boaz

Wow. Really good looking bike. Also very long, slack, lots of travel, and heavy. A question I’ve had for a while is if you have a 29lb enduro bike (big travel, slack, carbon, etc; probably in the 10k range) and a bike like this that has sick parts and geo but is heavy — looks to be 35-36lb, after you have done a couple big stages, how much does that 5-6 pound difference matter when you are tired? I’d think a lot but I’ve never had the opportunity to test this in a conclusive way. I don’t think it matters in the first 2 hours of riding. But after 3-4 hours it seems like this could be a big deal. Even MX manufacturers try to shave weight for this reason

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Liked a comment on the item 2021 FOX Suspension Lineup Unveiled 4/8/2020 8:53 AM

I was triggered by your initial question. The entire reason recent Fox CSU's creak is because in 2015 when they released the new 36 they made the crown 10mm lower at the steerer tube to minimize ATC height for the new taller 27.5 and 29" forks. The old 26" 36 forks had a super-tall bombproof crown, and...more

Liked a comment on the item Tomomi Nishikubo Just Blew Us Away With His Riding 3/27/2020 12:28 PM

That drop down to a concrete handrail was insane.

Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/21/2020 7:29 PM

The Runt works quite well and does what Diaz says it does. It is a great value and a sweet upgrade that goes into your fork in about 5 minutes.

I agree with the race vid analysis. BT pulls ahead of himself with just a few extra pedal strokes...more

Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/20/2020 10:35 PM

This is a question that we get a lot these days considering the mass offerings of coil spring conversions available on the market.

What we would say is that for a rear shock, the coil is a really great option. Rear air shocks require tight...more

Added a comment about video Lousa World Cup DH Course Preview with FrixFrix and Estaque 3/15/2020 12:20 PM

That looks amazing

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Added a comment about press release Evil Bikes Releases New Following 3/13/2020 8:56 PM
boaz

Really nice looking bike. Just wish the seat tube on the large was 430 mm instead of 470 mm

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Long-Term Test - 2020 Norco Sight 3/10/2020 11:35 PM

Forgive me if I am misreading you here, but do you think that is a step in the process we somehow missed? At the risk of being redundant, the clip in the video is for demonstration purposes, not a literal display of what we did once over the course of a four-month test.

Added a comment about product review X-Fusion's Lightweight H3C Coil Shock Reviewed 3/5/2020 10:55 PM
boaz

Really great review.

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Added a comment about video Dylan Stark Goes on a Solo Mission 2/23/2020 8:33 PM

Great riding. Really nice style

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Added a comment about video Bootleg Canyon DH POV with Wentz and AHK 2/17/2020 9:12 AM

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