Added reply in a thread Current Enduro Bikes, One bike to rule them all, or all hype? 1/30/2018 5:21 AM

If the "job" is to have the utmost confidence when plunging down some DH course or in fact be competitive in a DH race (Sam Hill's abilities notwithstanding) then the right "tool" is a DH bike. Otherwise, modern trail/enduro/all mountain (or whatever ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/29/2018 7:40 AM
hbelly13

Bahahahahahaha!!! I'd be the oldest "hipster" you know, but sure I'll accept the compliment.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/29/2018 7:37 AM

suck it up, hipster.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 5:51 AM
hbelly13

Hopefully for $85 it will hold up better than a Butcher.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 5:50 AM

It looks exactly like a Butcher

Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 5:41 AM
hbelly13

I'll peek at it when they have 29er version with a trail-friendly weight.

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Liked a bike check Evil Following More Better'er 1/12/2018 12:54 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2018 Kona Process 153 CR/DL 27.5 1/5/2018 6:49 PM

Except that press fit...

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Added reply in a thread Have You Gone from 27.5 to 29er But Then Back to 27.5? 12/14/2017 4:44 AM

I rode 27.5 bikes for the last four years and this May switched to a 29er. I have zero intentions of returning to a 27.5. That not say there are not some fantastic 27.5 bikes, but the pros for my riding with a 29 are not worth giving up.

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Added a comment about video Sam Hill: A Legend's Journey 10/6/2017 8:49 AM

Damn,he can ride! I'd kill to have a tenth of his cornering ability.

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Added a comment about video Can Danny MacAskill Break the New Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels? 10/2/2017 9:49 AM

So the main points are that Santa Cruz's new wheels will eventually break, but riding with a tire will make it take longer??? unsure

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Liked a comment on the item Purpose Built Top Level Enduro Bike, But Beware of New Shock Technology 9/15/2017 9:56 AM

I had the 2016 Slash 9.9 27.5. The bike was expensive and a pile of S&^t. The bike was so long it was super difficult in corning and a pain in the ass to climb. The rear triangle cracked twice. I ditched the bike with in 6 months. I don't suggest anyone waisting their money on a Trek....more

Liked a comment on the item Purpose Built Top Level Enduro Bike, But Beware of New Shock Technology 9/15/2017 7:47 AM

I completely see where you are coming from here. I really meant, "as a racer, I'd like to see a bar mounted lockout or compression adjust". It does look ugly, complicates the bar setup and really not that useful for your everyday rider. But for a racer, it can shave seconds off a time,...more

Added a comment about product review Purpose Built Top Level Enduro Bike, But Beware of New Shock Technology 9/15/2017 7:15 AM
hbelly13

"Overall I think a bike that is designed for EWS racing should be designed to eat bumps as well as it can, even at the expense of pedaling. "

I am not exactly sure where I heard or read the following quote, but after riding the bikes in question I am inclined to agree. "If you want to win races get a Slash. If you want to have fun, get a Wreckoning."

"Side note - I absolutely would put a bar mounted lockout on this bike."

^^^My biggest issue with this bike. I have always felt that a great suspension does not warrant any levers, buttons, custom shocks or other nonsense for it to excel.

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Added a comment about product review Purpose Built Top Level Enduro Bike, But Beware of New Shock Technology 9/15/2017 5:52 AM
hbelly13

I know a couple guys that have the '17 model and are quite fond of them. My big knock against them are the same as pointed out in this review. Proprietary stuff with minimal benefit, pressfit BB (meh) and more so an overly active rear suspension when climbing necessitating reaching for some kind of lever on the shock. The previous is an issue across the board with Trek bikes APB design and hence among the reasons I am not a fan. That plus house brand components at that price? Nope.

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