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Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 2/13/2019 12:41 PM

I'm 6'4". I got a Bird Aeris two years ago. 528 mm reach, short stack at 608 mm. 64 HA. I learned two things: -stack is important, like many other tall riders, I like my handlebars up high. I'm running about 60 mm of spacers under my stem, so I'm effectively ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: X-Fusion's All-New Trace 36 HLR Fork 12/17/2018 8:22 AM
fast_bastard

I'm having similar issues with my DVO Diamond. It comes with a coil negative spring. Otherwise its a great fork, but the coil negative spring is a huge PITA.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/13/2018 9:05 PM

Amaury had an amazing season, and definitely deserved his victories. That being said, the Commencal Supreme 29er was over represented in World Cup results. There was definitely something going on. (I suspect its simply the combination of one of the most ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/6/2018 9:41 AM

Yoann Barelli to Pole EWS team.

Added a comment about press release UpDown Funn Dropper Post in 175mm Travel 10/31/2018 8:19 PM
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225 mm? I just found my next post! (I'm 6'4" - my current has 200 mm, and I frequently find myself wishing for more).

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Added a comment about photo Commencal TR 29 UK Edition 6/7/2018 9:18 PM
Commencal TR 29 UK Edition

Please, please, please make an XXL size! I am a big fan of your bikes, but (other than the new 29er DH), they are sized well too small for me. Please make an XXL, I want to buy this bike Commencal!

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Started new thread 2018 Konas look sick! 9/11/2017 9:54 PM

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:vyd5fOHPtoIJ:www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/2018-carbon-kona-process-50748/+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca

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Added a comment about feature So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8/22/2017 8:20 PM
fast_bastard

I am in the same boat. I'm 6'4". My current bike has a reach that is 2 inches longer, and a seat tube that is an inch shorter.

Looks pretty, but I think they made a big miss on the geometry.

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Added a comment about photo Commencal A La Carte 4/21/2017 8:55 AM
Commencal A La Carte

Damn - I really like Commencal. I just bought a bike, and wanted to get a Commencal. Unfortunately I am super tall, and there wasn't anything big enough in their lineup for me. Come on Commencal - offer an XXL - I'll buy one in a few years when its time to upgrade again!

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Added reply in a thread XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 3/29/2017 1:43 PM

The bike industry is by and large pushing bikes that are too small, IMHO. I'm a tall guy - 6'4". I'm tall, but no freak. I just bought a new bike, and it was a real struggle. I found that only a handful of manufacturers are making bikes big enough to ... more »

Added a comment about feature First Look: Commencal Launches New Meta TR V4.2 9/20/2016 1:23 PM
fast_bastard

I really like the geometry on this bike. The bb height and reach are pretty much right what I want. I do prefer a burlier bike, so I really wish the 4.2 had these same numbers ... I would order one immediately.

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Added a comment about photo Nicolai's Extemely Long Low and Slack Bikes 9/5/2016 7:43 PM
Nicolai's Extemely Long Low and Slack Bikes

2017 Konas are using a very similar geometry - even a touch longer. I think 2017 will be a very good year for Kona, and a full bike is roughly the same cost as a Niolai Frame.

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Added reply in a thread [DIY] FREE Suspension Data Acquisition (Video) 2/8/2016 2:42 PM

Wow! This is really impressive. I'm going to try this out on my bike once the snow melts a bit. Thank you Andrextr, this is one of my alltime best forum posts I've seen!

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/27/2016 10:35 AM

I believe its a conspiracy to ensure that anyone who says they ride "Enduro" is perpertually dressed like a dork. Although I actually really like that Troy Lee Lid ... damnit, does this mean I have to ride Enduro with half shell and goggles now???

Added a comment about news blog Starting at $2999, Commencal Offers Four Versions of the 2016 Supreme DH V4 Bike 1/24/2016 10:08 AM
fast_bastard

This is a very cool bike, but terribly undersized. The Reach on the XL is over 2 inches shorter than a number of competing brands ... get your sizing together and you will have a wicked bike!

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/27/2015 6:31 PM

New Ream Tumours Posting: https://www.instagram.com/p/_iUsHiGa9E/?taken-by=ream_tumours Looks like: "Matt ***** on Cube / Bliss protection"

Added reply in a thread Will + bikes take over the MTB world? 12/7/2015 1:06 PM

Every review I've read by skilled riders on a 27.5 + bike pretty much says the same thing: "Damn, I can't believe how much fun I had." This makes me think plus size bikes are here to stay.

Added reply in a thread slack, long-travel, pedal-able 29ers? 11/22/2015 5:44 PM

I've got an Enduro 29er, and I swapped out the yoke (the Y shaped piece) that connects to the rear shock. If you run the one from the 650b Enduro, it slacks out the bike ~ 1.5 degrees, and lowers the BB about 0.5 inches. So good. It cost me $30, and ... more »

Added a comment about news blog Trek To Start Selling Bicycles Online 8/4/2015 10:40 PM
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Read my experience below in dealing with Bdop Cyclings Taiwan support. Service was the best I've ever received.

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