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Added reply in a thread All (North) American Bike 9/20/2020 11:50 AM

There are a lot of similar companies. The unique thing, the challenging thing is being MADE in NA. It would be cool if you put your money where your mouth is and brought manufacturing TO SoCal. Continental makes their best tires in Germany. So clearly ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/19/2020 10:37 AM

Le Beignet Sinistre

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/19/2020 10:32 AM

You need low BBs to correct for short front-center lengths

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 10:00 PM

Do you know if there are adapters to run a 15mm boost front hub?

Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 9:59 PM
erikkellison

Agree. Mine is 38, no dual crown.

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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 9:57 PM

I'm digging the bike and your setup philosophy. I've been saying that agile/poppy/playful are just synonyms for unstable. If you are looking for speed stable is the way to go.

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 9:55 PM

Great article Paul! Im totally with you on this one, I think this 'underbiking' crap that has grown so much in popularity is mostly just bravado and general dumb assery. Same goes for gravel biking, 'look how much fun Im having! I have to walk my bike past every technical...more

Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 9:54 PM
erikkellison

I imagine you’re not asking me, but my G1 is pretty similar.
MTB analogy to cars w/o computers = hardtail, esp. SS.
Some are, but most are either pursuing what’s best, or just like the experimentation/journey.
I thought that, so I bought a Saturn14. It has its place, but I LOVE my G1. Maybe if I rode more XC I’d feel differently?
LEFTY.
Scotch.

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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 9:45 PM

My G1 pedalls as good or better than my previsously owned Yetis, which already climbed very well. I do not see a compromise. The G1 is great on the ups and downs.

Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/18/2020 9:42 PM
erikkellison

Agree with the legendary artist. I ride a large and I’m 183cm. Not sure on wingspan. I have 50mm stem and currently prefer that over 40 or 30. I’ve debated whether I should have bought XL to go shorter on stem, but happy with current setup. I have ~30mm of spacers and 42mm rise bar.

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Added reply in a thread All (North) American Bike 9/18/2020 8:38 PM

Spokes: I9 Rims: the I9 rims that WR1 makes for them (labeled as I9 though) Pedals, stems: I miss Twenty6

Added reply in a thread How do you clean/lube your chain? 9/12/2020 10:19 AM

PNW. Full clean w/ degreaser in an actual chain cleaner. Numerous water rinses until squeaky clean. Then air compressor dry, followed by Dumonde Tech to rollers. Cycle chain to spread lube to inner parts. Wipe off excess. Interim: wipe off dirt/gunk ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do you clean/lube your chain? 9/12/2020 10:07 AM

I call BS. No chain “packed w/ mud for 10 mos out of the year” will work well if you just keep adding lube without cleaning. The lube pulls dirt into friction parts, wearing them down, accelerating wear. You either don’t ride much, your chains are stretched, ... more »

Added reply in a thread How do you clean/lube your chain? 9/12/2020 9:59 AM

When did it become normal to actually wash (w/ soap) ones bike? This seems so unnecessary.

Added a comment about press release Gulo Composites Unleashes a New Spin on the Wheel 8/20/2020 7:29 AM
erikkellison

<1500g for an Enduro-ready wheelset? This is impressive. Would love to hear more about rim construction and hub specs. Looks very promising.

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Added a comment about press release Yeti's Very Limited Edition 35th Anniversary ARC 8/3/2020 1:01 PM
erikkellison

Looks like the anonymous SRAM Collective got together to downvote me. Nobody building a custom bike with choice of any component is putting those SRAM parts on it. Hope, Trickstuff... about a million other cranks, and ceramic King or Enduro would all be better. But wouldn’t make Yeti as much, or the bike would be even more overpriced!

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Added a comment about feature How Often Do You Wear Goggles? 7/31/2020 9:37 PM
erikkellison

I will believe it (fog-free) when I see it. I guarantee I fog goggles more than 99.9% of riders. I hate it, but it’s reality, and sucks in wet PNW riding, when I need goggles most.
Tell ya what - send me a pair and I’ll test them. I would love to find a pair that I can actually race enduro in! If they really don’t fog, I will write or record a review and you can publish the crap out of that. My endorsement would be significant for all the sweaty, overheating riders out there who have given up on goggles because none work. If they work, I’ll even buy a second pair.

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Added a comment about press release Yeti's Very Limited Edition 35th Anniversary ARC 7/21/2020 3:26 PM
erikkellison

Too bad better brakes, cranks, and BB weren’t chosen for a $10k hardtail.

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Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 9:50 PM

It's called cultural appropriation. And it's going out of style. Feel free to remain stuck in the past.