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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's $2,000 Mountain Bike Comparison 11/21/2019 5:13 AM

This may be the best group testing I've ever seen on here. I have always thought it would make more sense to test the base models from any company over their halo products. This really tells one what the frame and suspension is going to do without any shiny stuff providing a distraction. I went through this last weekend when I demoed a base level (still $4K) Reign and the rep was trying to apologize for that, ha!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: iXS Trigger Knee Guard 10/3/2019 8:18 AM

@Lankycrank: It's been hot as hell this summer on the east coast. It's actually forecast for a high of 97 today in October for chrissakes! Plus we have the oppressive humidity to go along with it.

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Liked a comment on the item New Bikes from Banshee! Introducing the All-New Titan 29 and Rune V3 9/18/2019 5:55 AM

What isn't very clear in any of these images I realize is that there is a huge space in front of the bottom bracket for any mud or water to fall out... much like on the Legend. I've been riding versions for nearly three years in Scotland... Trust me, mud is not...more

Liked a comment on the item New Bikes from Banshee! Introducing the All-New Titan 29 and Rune V3 9/18/2019 5:54 AM

Had a 16' Spitty 140mm with built up with 36/X2 .
It was definitely a DHers trailbike. Had a lot of fun at Whistler on it.

Added a comment about press release New Bikes from Banshee! Introducing the All-New Titan 29 and Rune V3 9/16/2019 7:28 AM

I had a '14 Rune that kept for three years riding it 3-4X+ a week. The only thing I ever had to do with it was swap the bearings out (easy). It was bombproof.

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Liked a bike check 2018 Evil Insurgent (Update) 9/13/2019 4:33 AM
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Even though I am not a Yeti fan, the paint looks tight. Did you do it yourself?

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Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 12:53 PM

Then there is the brand that no one likes to talk about...Evil, with their low shock placement since forever.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 5:40 AM

Fair point, a lot of my sentiment is based around the fact my Eagle stuff has been damn near invisible (I don't think about it - it just plain works) to me. That said, it does seem picky with respect to b-tension, and of course if something gets "beat up" all bets are off to...more

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"Fair point, a lot of my sentiment is based around the fact my Eagle stuff has been damn near invisible (I don't think about it - it just plain works) to me. That said, it does seem picky with respect to b-tension, and of course if something gets "beat up" all bets are off to whether or not you can keep it running smoothly. I'm not sure I'd want to vouch for a beat up anything in the bike world!"

Exactly. I have listened to riders bitch about wide range drivetrains since they first arrived 6+ years ago. In my personal experience I think they have performed fantastically especially compared to what preceded them. Regarding issues with Eagle, it has remained trouble free for me over the last several years. Yeah, it takes an additional minute or so adjust it (bfd) and may not work as well when it gets thrashed (if that's the biggest issue then ride a single speed). I agree with @jeff.brines in that I am sure XTR 12 (and XT, SLX) is swell, it isn't really breaking any new ground. That's okay though as it provides another option and gives Shimano fans a comparable kit to Eagle. Some will like it and some will not. So what? Ride on.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 5:26 AM

@noahcolorado Though I did mention cost and weight I also specified my lap times likely wouldn't improve nor would my overall ability to ride my bike better.

Moreover, I never said XTR sucked and nobody should buy it, I was however trying to articulate that I'm not sure its...more