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Liked a comment on the item Marin's New E-Bike Offers a Crazy-Good Spec for the Money 12/1/2020 9:00 AM

Putting aside my opinion on ebikes, Marin is killing it on all fronts recently!

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Added a comment to grizzatom's bike check 11/20/2020 10:05 AM
Norco Fluid Grinch Edition

I ran the bike with no volume spacers in the shock. The linkage already has plenty of progression built into it, so you don't need them. Remove your air can and take out the volume spacers. You may want to run one, but I ran zero. That way, you can run the bike at 30% sag and still use all your travel as intended. Here is a tutorial video on how to do it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhm2A5XPslU

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Liked a comment on the item ENVE Announces Alloy Mountain Stem 11/19/2020 9:30 AM

This marks the first time I've ever been tempted by an Enve product.

Liked a comment on the item Blown Away - Nukeproof's New Mega 290 RS Delivers on All Fronts 11/18/2020 2:11 PM

Is "anti-squad" another term for "social distancing?"

Updated bike check grizzatom's 2021 Commencal Meta TR 29 11/16/2020 9:06 AM
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Added a comment to grizzatom's bike check 10/29/2020 12:39 PM
Norco Fluid Grinch Edition

I ran this shock, and it worked great even though it is a little older model. They can still be found for less than 400 USD.
https://planetcyclery.com/rockshox-monarch-plus-rc3-rear-shock-750x200-190x51mm-b3-rs8789?gclid=CjwKCAjw0On8BRAgEiwAincsHAdY7Zpd6GJHJqxIVGdTMqce9oS9A1YyHFBN_1-0XRgWp-bfcobh2hoCc98QAvD_BwE

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Added a comment to grizzatom's bike check 10/29/2020 11:51 AM
Norco Fluid Grinch Edition

One thing to note about a coil shock is that the spring does take up more space around the shock eyelets. I don't own this bike any more, but I don't believe a coil will clear the rocker link, that's why the stock shock is turned upside down. I would recommend an air shock only on this rig.

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Added a comment to grizzatom's bike check 10/29/2020 11:45 AM
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I'm not aware of a Marzocchi shock in the 190mm x 50mm metric sizing, but they do offer a 7.5" x 2.0" imperial option, which is basically the same. If you can get either of those sizes, the shock will fit perfectly. As far as the fork goes, I think 150mm is the most I'd ever run on this frame. If you go too long, your Reach, BB height, and Seat Tube Angle start to suffer. You should be okay at 150mm, maybe just run a bit more sag in the front to keep things in line. Best of luck, these bikes are awesome.

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Added a comment about product review Blown Away - Nukeproof's New Mega 290 RS Delivers on All Fronts 10/14/2020 4:54 PM
grizzatom

I love it when my anti-squad is dialed. It makes for less petal kickbach, and fewer Bobs when I'm ass-ending.

For real though, looks like a great bike with good numbers and spec options.

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Liked a comment on the item Ochain's Active Spider Eliminates Pedal Kickback - REVIEW 9/3/2020 2:27 PM

dsmdan18 That's why Stephen Colbert goes with his gut. “That’s where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. Now, I know some of you are going to say, ‘I did look it up,...more

Liked a comment on the item Ochain's Active Spider Eliminates Pedal Kickback - REVIEW 9/3/2020 2:26 PM

Cool thanks for pointing out the technical differences.

Liked a comment on the item Ochain's Active Spider Eliminates Pedal Kickback - REVIEW 9/3/2020 2:26 PM

"Very slow DH speeds, doing very low-speed drops to flat, or locking your rear brake through big compressions." I think you accidentally but perfectly described a squid. This may also be O-Chain's dream customer.

Liked a comment on the item Ochain's Active Spider Eliminates Pedal Kickback - REVIEW 9/3/2020 2:26 PM

Good luck on your quest grizzatom. In the USA at least, everyone's opinion matters. Suspension experts, physicist, mechanical engineers etc. with provable facts are no more important than what someone feels in their gut is happening on the bike beneath them. Actually someone...more

Added a comment about product review We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 2:22 PM
grizzatom

You're not wrong when comparing two identical 29" bikes, but how many 29" wheeled enduro bikes have your ridden with 2.5" tires and a 2x10 drivetrain? I'm just pointing out the fact that those conditions never really existed concurrently. 2 x 10 with a 22 tooth small ring was almost exlusively specced on 27.5" and 26" wheeled bikes, which are effectively "geared" lower by virtue of their wheel size. I'm just trying to state that if anyone has enjoyed the 22/36 ratio on a traditional small-wheeled bike in the past, the 30/52 ratio will result in very similar final gear ratio on a modern 29er with big tires. Crank length also plays a factor, but that's another matter.

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Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 1:18 PM

Sorry, but a 30t chainring coupled with a 52t largest cog cassette isn't "useless", at least where I live. I would be more than happy to spin up on that setup on some steep and loose fireroad climb.