Liked a comment on the item Discover the All-New Shimano SLX and XT 12-Speed Drivetrains, Brakes and More 9/19/2019 8:17 AM

you must not have heard of Onyx, Chris King, I9 or DT Swiss

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/28/2019 8:42 AM

luca's water bottle got switched out

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/28/2019 8:42 AM

FWIW, I came to this realization back when I had my first generation Transition Smuggler with a 160 (gasp) fork on it. That bike was f'ing awesome. It was way too heavy, but it showed me what an XC/trail bike could/should be. To date, that remains one of my favorite...more

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/28/2019 8:42 AM

Im afraid if I ride it, ill want it.....wait a minute, that sounded weird.

Added a comment about product review Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/28/2019 8:40 AM

The bike tested in this test was an XL. I am also about 1.96m or (6'5") and we originally decided to test the XL because it was the most relevant to the bike that I'm currently on, which is an XL Trek Slash. That would give me the best perspective of someone going from a current XL to a bike with this amount of reach increase in the XL size.

All that said, I really really really want to start testing some XXL bikes. We're going to start seeing a lot more bikes in this size range, and I am finding that there are actually a ton of people in XXL size range that want to know about how a bike with 515+ reach rides. I've been receiving a lot of questions from tall guys everywhere who want to know about the XXL.

Anyway, maybe we'll make it happen.

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Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/28/2019 8:23 AM

I’m 196m tall too and was wondering if the size tested in the review is an XXL?

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/20/2019 7:13 AM

This

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/20/2019 7:13 AM

Love this. Really hope other XC bikes follow suit. As I get older, I sign up for a handful of XC/"Ultra XC" events per year. I wouldn't mind adding a 115-130mm bike to the quiver, but I don't want something overly heavy or with lame road bike geo.

Very good review...more

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"frame-integrated storage compartment"
Hello SWAT ))

Interesting, how they managed it? I mean licensing from Spesh for that type of storage..

Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 8/8/2019 8:57 AM

I think the important thing to look at here is going to be overall fit of the bike and whether you ultimately want 27.5" or 29" wheels. The reach is vastly different between the two bikes, along with a few other small geo differences. Aside from that, I would say the two bikes are similarly capable on descents.

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Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 8/8/2019 8:49 AM

I remembered another one. Most of the POV is from Treasure Trail.

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Liked a comment on the item Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 8/8/2019 8:48 AM

For further reading see "plus-size wheels and tires"

Liked a comment on the item Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/3/2019 8:07 AM

definition of 'dad bike' please:

Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/3/2019 8:05 AM

I would not summarize the update of this bike as concentrating on monster-trucking the downhills. If you dig into it, you'll see that the updates are comprehensive for a better all around ride, i.e. the steeper seat tube angle. I do think that all types of riders would benefit in some way from these updates, whether it gives them more confidence on the steeps, improved VPP performance, or simply a nice seated climbing position.

That said, the old Hightower is still a really rad bike, and I'm sure lots of people still have an excellent time in the woods on it. That is what's really important.

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Liked a comment on the item Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/3/2019 7:56 AM

Shootout time: Hightower vs SJ Evo vs Sentinel vs Ripmo, SB130, et al.