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Liked a comment on the item Sprindex Adjustable Coil Reviewed - Find Your Perfect Spring Rate! 7/2/2020 8:23 PM

Preload adjustment is very different from what the Sprindex does. Preload has always been adjustable on any coil shock via the spring nut. Sprindex is an adjustable coil spring spacer. By surrounding and cradling several coils,it allows you to effectively change the...more

Added reply in a thread Flatlanders - how's that modern bike working for you? 7/2/2020 12:43 PM

... you do realize "knee over toes" is a way to describe rider position, not a literal description? it's just a way of pointing out that you are over working some of the ligaments in your knee (particularly the patellar tendon) if you don't have a good ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flatlanders - how's that modern bike working for you? 7/2/2020 11:10 AM

I'm definitely on team "2.6 feels weird and vague." I actually liked the plus tires in 2.8 to 3.25 more than i like the 2.6s. at the very least, I can't ever see myself putting one in the rear. I mean casing matters too though. 2.6 with a stiffer casing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flatlanders - how's that modern bike working for you? 7/2/2020 8:05 AM

I've literally, personally, had knee pain from it, from having a seat slammed too far forward when I was young and dumb. it's not some myth. it's the basic bio-mechanics of how your leg muscles and joints work. You're not going to explode your knees ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flatlanders - how's that modern bike working for you? 7/1/2020 11:37 AM

every degree steeper has been an enhancement in climbing ability and seated weight distribution for me, so far. that said, my biggest worry about it is knee problems. slack seat angles existed (and still exist on road bikes) so that you don't end up ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flatlanders - how's that modern bike working for you? 7/1/2020 9:30 AM

Only thing I'd add is that bikes are way more capable than they were 7 years ago, so it sometimes makes sense to go down in travel. My Patrol is about the same travel as bikes I rode for everything at that time, but it's super boring on easy trails, ... more »

Added a comment about press release eeBrake El Fuego - The Latest Baller Bike Part From Cane Creek 6/1/2020 3:21 PM
groghunter

Make Rim Brakes Go Away Again.

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Added a comment about member blog Brake Levers...What is the correct set up?! 5/7/2020 2:09 PM
groghunter

I keep trying it because it makes sense, but it's always really painful in my wrists. never even lasts a whole ride.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/11/2020 10:56 AM

Last I looked at specs, belt drive is one of the weight saving measures required to get a gearbox to a comparable weight of a deraileur setup. If i was buying a zerode, I'd probably opt for this.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/9/2020 12:46 PM

I know this is what MRP does with the Ribbon/Bartlett, and I'm fairly sure the same is true of the Lyrik/Boxxer. Edit: Identical lowers/internals, that is.

Added a comment about press release Parts Unlimited and INTENSE form Exclusive Distribution Partnership for Tazer MX E-MTB 3/9/2020 8:52 AM
groghunter

I get that they did it to put a big fat battery in there for the powersports crowd, but that downtube looks like a toomah. neeagghh.

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Liked a comment on the item Prototype MRP Jackson Air Shock 3/9/2020 8:36 AM

Passed all vortex testing with flying colors.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/27/2020 7:23 AM

This is honestly my most anticipated tech news right now. Saint is loooooooong in the tooth.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/26/2020 7:37 AM

do you have a source on that? only article i can find on the subject says that they did it because the vertical axle path let them move the engine, and therefore the rider, more forward on the bike.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/25/2020 3:07 PM

I'm not going to address every point made in the last 4+ pages about inverted forks, but one thought did strike me reading the conversation: I would bet money that the slacker your head angle, the more advantage an inverted design will have with regards ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/21/2020 8:40 AM

Damn. I was kinda hoping he put a hand on somebody else's bike just to troll team rumors.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/15/2020 10:50 AM

The point being, that was true when people were buying their bikes, too. Because their image sold a lot more bikes than the quality of their bikes. I'll give Yeti the fact that their bikes don't entirely suck, but their pricing reflects their brand image, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/14/2020 3:22 PM

And then buying the SB165 because it's new and they have to have it. Of all the old school brands that traded highly on brand loyalty to justify their pricing and cachet, Yeti is about the only one who's managing to still use it as a sucessful business ... more »

Added a comment about product review Compliance and Tool Storage: OneUp Carbon Handlebar and EDC Stem Tested 1/13/2020 10:51 AM
groghunter

My problem is that, largely due to publications suggesting it when the EDC was first introduced, it's become "accepted fact" that it will void your warranty, when said publications could, with the barest bit of research into what a manufacturer can legally claim to invalidate a warranty claim, understand that it's a completely unreasonable statement. Which is literally their job, as journalists. Heck, the comment below mine aptly demonstrates that they didn't even ask OneUp about the matter. Even Pinkbike doesn't trot this horse out anymore, and it's time for it to die.

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