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Liked a comment about press release Niner's Newest, Biggest Bikes Have a Motor - Meet the e9 E-Bikes 7/7/2020 6:23 PM
chrisjohnson22

it takes about 1/8 of a second to scroll past the article

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Liked a bike check Deviate Highlander 6/29/2020 9:34 PM
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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 6/28/2020 2:20 PM
P_BATEMAN

Same, my crank bros highline required a new cartridge after a couple months (replaced for free under warrantee) the lever requires enough effort to give you tendonitis, and I could make dinner reservations in the time it takes the thing to fully return or go down.

No complaints really with the KS lev, transfer, bontrager, or raceface posts i've ran but the the PNW is a serious value.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 6/28/2020 2:19 PM
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Crazy to see how expensive these "one trick pony" parts are. $400 for the seat to go up and down, when you can get the cheap ones to do the same thing for 1/2 that. I am all for spending good money on parts that really make a difference, but having used multiple KS Levs, multiple Fox Transfers, Race Face, and a couple of others, my CHEAPEST post (close out PNW Rainier G2) with a Loam lever works every bit as well as my Factory Transfers did.

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Liked a bike check Santa Cruz Super 8 .1 "California Dreamin" 5/29/2020 12:58 PM
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Liked a comment about member blog E-Bike Laps in Squamish with Remy Metailler 4/30/2020 3:40 PM
F1234K

Good video. I’ve borrowed my dads ebike a few times and really enjoy it but I do think my regular bike is much better in carrying speed. After this video I’m suspecting some suspension setup changes could solve most of that.

Those trails look amazing!

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Liked a comment about photo Prototype REEB Full Suspension Bike 3/9/2020 2:39 PM
Prototype REEB Full Suspension Bike

The lower shock mount does not adjust geo, it adjusts leverage rate. Front hole “business” is a more linear setting, lower leverage ratio. As the shock moves back to “more party” it increases leverage ratio, and results in a more progressive curve. Keeping the spring rate the same, the front hole will pedal higher in the travel, and feel more “efficient.” The rear setting with the higher leverage ratio will allow you to sit into the travel more, increase sag “negative travel” to smooth out rougher trail. It’s literally all just tuning options to try different setups. Production models only have two hole positions, with each one being ideal progressivity for air or coil shock options.

If you are stripping threads on a shock mount, go home. You’re drunk.

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Liked a comment about press release More Range With Two Batteries - This Is the New Scott eRide Line 11/8/2019 9:05 PM
Tommy_Huber

You seem nice.

Here’s a free tip: don’t like e-MTB? Don’t get one and scroll past any stories involving one. You may be less angry.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 7:12 PM
Raine

Tell Julein Absalon that.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 7:11 PM
Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 7:06 PM
styriabeef

For an opinion post and one of the more relevant mountainbikesites, and you being a journalist, this article is surprisingly biased. I've been drawn by your headline because I recently had a conversation where my point was just that. E-Mountainbiking is just not the same as traditional biking. Therefore it's a different sport. My point was, that you can't generally share a ride between the two because the physical difference and intend of use of it's owners would be to big.
However I've seen and experienced the exception. Sometimes weird - him being soaking wet and out of breathe, while she was hardly sweating. Sometimes awkward, riding "with" someone who overtakes you and does laps wile you do one and is still "riding together" with your group and chatting in between breaks. And also sometimes not even noticeable when a couple weaker riders just blended in.

I don't own an emb but an EBike which I use as a vehicle of transport not leisure. My experience with an emb is also limited. But as an advocate for Trail-legalization, spokesman for Trail-initiatives I try to find an unbiased opinion.

So far that is:
- I don't think there's a difference in landuse and don't get the excluding arguments. If all, ebikers go more often down the same route in the same time as mtbers would. So if you admit to damage being made by ebikes that doesn't make a good point for mtbs either. Where I live mtbing is generally forbidden on trails and fire roads. Public land is little and also forbidden. So here we fight the same battle.
- Ebikes bring more people to "the trails". Point. Generally spoken that's a good thing because it's more people and attention for the sport. For the trails it means not only more but also different use, since the limiting factor how steep uphill you can go has been shifted. I see that this can be a problem. But it's also a new possibility of outdoor recreation especially in alpine countries.
- The classic consumer here (Austria, Europe) is 40+ to 60 and hasn't thought about mtb king before. I think it's a market that gets saturated quickly, but it's huge. As for the "classic" beginner mtber, there will be the money topic, and topic of pureness. As is with BMX, and skateboarding. Entry level to mtbing is already quite high compared to other sports. To ebikes even more, so I don't see embs outgrowing mtbs.
- I've heard pros (voulloiz cough cough) and friends speaking about the benefits of training with an emb, and I dispise it. I can't help it, it's deep in my stomach and it's a hard one to overcome by logic. In competition, e.g. training at enduro races its even cheating in my book.
- If I had one, I for sure would use the benefits, like being able to squeeze in a lap before or after work. But I also do like to suffer. Having both would be a luxury I can't (and don't want to) afford. There are concepts that reduce the added power and therefor weight, which could make me rethink. But I also like to keep it simple, and stay true to myself.

So yes - a different sport - but none that should be fought from our side. Live and let live.

If you made it that far, please let me know your point.

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Liked a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 7:04 PM
HARv

Shame on Vital for allowing such nonsense to be posted... This author is an absolute tool.

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