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Added a comment about product review Tested - 2021 Alchemy Arktos 150 9/3/2021 7:49 AM
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Added a product review for 2021 Alchemy Arktos 29 170F/150R X01 Bike 9/2/2021 7:15 AM
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Added a comment about product review Long-Term Review - Maxxis Tires' All-New Shorty 2/22/2021 1:48 PM
hurricanejoel

These are a different animal. I would personally still run an Assegai at Dry Hill for the rock and root, but these would hold their own, especially if the track became peanut butter. Way more predictable in all conditions, and better in the slop than the 1.0.

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Added a comment about product review Long-Term Review - Maxxis Tires' All-New Shorty 2/22/2021 10:26 AM
hurricanejoel

I would say that the Assegai is more comparable to the Magic Mary. The Shorty 2.0 doesn't quite have the versatility, but is better in the conditions for which it was intended.

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Added a product review for Maxxis Shorty Tires 2/19/2021 9:35 AM
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Added a comment about feature Head to Head: Transition Spur vs. Yeti SB115 Bike Review 1/23/2021 8:02 AM
hurricanejoel

I described it as more of a rudder than a tire. Super fun for this bike, and shockingly versatile. I also liked the Rekon, but I tore a hole in the sidewall that couldn't be plugged. Either one is a good fit for this bike.

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Added a comment about feature Head to Head: Transition Spur vs. Yeti SB115 Bike Review 1/23/2021 8:01 AM
Added a comment about feature Head to Head: Transition Spur vs. Yeti SB115 Bike Review 1/23/2021 7:57 AM
hurricanejoel

I haven't. I have always gotton along well with Trek's suspension though, and have heard good things about the Top Fuel. The Spur might be the ticket for you...

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Added a comment about feature Head to Head: Transition Spur vs. Yeti SB115 Bike Review 1/22/2021 8:49 AM
hurricanejoel

Thanks. We are excited about how this turned out, and I'm definitely keen to do a few more comparisons like this down the line.

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Added a comment about feature Head to Head: Transition Spur vs. Yeti SB115 Bike Review 1/22/2021 7:34 AM
hurricanejoel

I didn’t go nuts on these bikes, but I would say that if they handled what I rode they’re bloody tough.

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Added a comment about feature Head to Head: Transition Spur vs. Yeti SB115 Bike Review 1/22/2021 7:26 AM
hurricanejoel

I have an Optic too. Love it. The Spur isn’t quite as capable, but is more efficient. They’re both great, but I wouldn’t want an Optic if I planned on racing beyond beer league.

Forbidden Druid vs. Norco Optic would be a tougher debate for me. I already reviewed the Druid and loved it too... but then you’re pushing to to a new category of bike entirely.

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Added a comment about product review Using a Specialized Turbo Levo SL e-Bike to Train for Mountain Bike Racing 1/9/2021 8:24 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Using a Specialized Turbo Levo SL e-Bike to Train for Mountain Bike Racing 1/9/2021 8:22 PM

As someone who raced pro downhill and has coached a lot of top pros I highly recommend ebikes for part of your training. I wish they were available in my racing days.

We have a short two minute downhill in town with about 500 feet of climbing (or shuttling per...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 11/19/2020 2:28 PM
hurricanejoel

I'm a little taller at 5'11". I prefer a 485mm reach, but have ridden Pole's bikes, along with the Geometron G1 and find that they're longer than I prefer, but not too long to ride well. The numbers are just about the same between the two, so I'm sure you'd be just fine.

The Druid is a unicorn and the guys at Forbidden are first class. Do it!

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Liked a comment on the item Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/21/2020 5:12 PM

The second one. You can see this "rearward offset" language in Norco's Ride Aligned suspension setup literature. They call it "Offset 1" if you ride more forward on the bike, needing a stiffer fork and softer shock, and "Offset 2" where you're more rearward on the bike and need a softer...more

Added a comment about video Corner Like Finn Iles...Or at Least Try To 7/22/2020 6:54 AM

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Added a comment about video Corner Like Finn Iles...Or at Least Try To 7/22/2020 6:45 AM

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