Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 1:52 PM

...anyone notice the blacked out Hope Cranks?

Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 1:51 PM

Interesting how many people are focusing on the DW part of the equation. Not taking anything away from the man, they myth, the legend, but I see the (much) bigger deal here being the ability for the Athertons to quickly prototype different geometries, getting a bike to fit them better than anything...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's Favorite Mountain Bike Rides in Sedona, Arizona 1/13/2019 10:08 AM

Amazing place. Can't wait to go back.

Liked a comment on the item Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/13/2019 9:23 AM

I believe your thinking is correct. In some situations like the video, a telescopic fork won't absorb the initial hit as well or smoothly as the Message but will dive to absorb the landing so the combination of the 2 events sometimes feels harsher on the...more

Liked a comment on the item Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/12/2019 1:27 PM

I have a little over 200 miles on my Message on a large variety of trails. I replaced a 140mm Pike on my Rocky Instinct and have ridden it with 29er and 27.5+ wheels and with and without headtube spacers. Setting up the Message is different than a traditional...more

Added a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/12/2019 7:25 AM

I can’t disagree with you there. On the following mb the axle to crown of the Message works well. It’s right on par with what I had on there ~535mm. I mounted it on an Offering and it worked also but that bike was too big for me. I’d need to go to a small and try again. I don’t see how it could work well on a ripmo or sentinel where a 160mm fork is recommended. Not because of the travel but because it is just a much shorter fork axle to crown so you’re bb is going to be a lot lower. Not without a spacer under the head tube like you said. easy to have one made. I spoke to a guy about having some machines last week and so I’m going to experiment a bit. I do think people who aren’t having good experiences are not using the fork on the right bike (too short axle to crown-wise) or they aren’t setting them up properly. You have to forget everything you know about fork set up. I made that mistake and then was set straight by one of the guys at trust and it made all the difference. I also felt like it broke in nicely after a bit.

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Added a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/11/2019 8:23 PM

I have had almost every iteration of forks over the last 10 plus years and for me this fork is a game changer. Period. It replaced a fox 36 140mm on my following mb, which is arguably an awesome fork and really made that bike very capable for only being 120mm. With the Message you can literally place your front wheel anywhere and it simply tracks. I’ve taken lines here in Sedona that I would have never taken with this bike prior. The axle path really makes a huge difference. Braking or mashing on the pedals do not make it dive. I never thought anything was wrong with my 36 but after riding this fork the last few months I really do believe it is better than a telescopic fork in every aspect. I don’t know if they’ll ever be the standard and I don’t realky care but I do know DW and his team at Trust are on to something here. Can’t wait for a 160mm version.

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Liked a comment on the item Another Direct-to-Consumer Contender: Introducing the Fezzari La Sal Peak 1/10/2019 2:25 PM

Hey Stiingya - While we are only able to publish a few modification on the website, we are able to customize the bike with about anything you are looking for. The best way to do this is shoot us an email with what you are looking for or give us a call. Let's get you the exact bike...more

Added a comment about video Riding the Island of Mallorca's MTB Treasures with Amir Kabbani 12/1/2018 7:22 AM

would love to know where this is exactly in Mallorca. anyone?

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Started new thread '18 Devinci Spartan Frame, Med 11/12/2018 10:43 AM

used very little this summer at the bike park, probably about a dozen rides or so. frame is in excellent shape. 1600, buyer pays shipping and fees. paypal.

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Kathy Sessler, Manager of the Santa Cruz Syndicate 11/28/2017 1:51 PM

Great interview. We all abuse the term "legend" but I think Kathy deserves it.

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Liked a comment on the item Is This the 2018 Losinj, Croatia World Cup Track? 11/15/2017 3:27 AM

That urban finish looks horrible....

Liked a comment on the item Is This the 2018 Losinj, Croatia World Cup Track? 11/15/2017 3:25 AM

I really can't see that being used, not exactly world class standard trails, and that ending could work if it was a typical urban downhill section but its more like a pedal to the shops.

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 9/14/2017 7:03 AM

Worth the wait. Such a good podcast. Thank you Sven for all you do. And thank you Spomer for creating this podcast. Makes my day go by so much better at work. Thanks!

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 9/14/2017 7:03 AM

Another awesome episode! Thanks for this guys! I am always waiting for the slideshows to come, because they are THE BEST and most insightful coverage! Really glad to hear all the colourful stories of Sven! Cheers!

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Sven Martin, Photographer, Storyteller, MTB Superfan 9/14/2017 7:03 AM

just want to say how much I appreciate this podcast series, fantastic work!
Especially getting to know what drives these mtb personalities from all different angles of the industry personally and how they got to be where they are now is super fascinating and creates...more