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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2019 Devinci Troy 29 GX LTD 1/23/2019 7:52 AM

If you’re after steep STA and slack HA, you might like my next one...

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2019 Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29 1/15/2019 8:11 AM

For me, the Process felt more at home on gravity-fed trails rather than rolling trails. The Troy is also great on gravity-fed stuff, but better on rolling trails. Less travel probably contributed, and it also rode higher in the travel than the Process. The 153 was super fun to wheelie/manual and snap around corners, but the rear end didn't feel as composed as the Troy, especially when braking.

In my experience all bikes are pretty solid these days. Either one is EWS-capable and really, it probably comes down to personal riding style and what/where you ride that makes one "better" than the other.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2019 Devinci Troy 29 GX LTD 11/27/2018 7:24 AM

I didn't have the saddle slammed forward, so that could have steepened things for me. I found it to be similar to most of the other modern bikes I've ridden lately. Like the rest of the geometry, the seat angle isn't "progressive", but I never felt like I was out the back door while seated.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2019 Devinci Troy 29 GX LTD 11/26/2018 1:39 PM

Using the upper mount (pictured), I had room for the tube/canister, plus a piggyback shock. A nice option for sure.

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Added a comment about video Chris Akrigg: Big Wheels Keep on Turning 11/10/2018 9:38 PM

One of the only people producing content that I watch start to finish every time. So rad.

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Added a comment about video GETTIN' SOME! Vital RAW, Crankworx Les Gets DH 6/22/2018 2:24 PM

#winningpractice

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Added a comment about product review First Rides: The Unique 2018 Eminent Cycles Haste 3/29/2018 7:23 PM

We love nerding out, no thanks needed. Definitely lots of great bikes out there, which makes things tougher for us in many ways. I think 'enduro' can be defined in more than one way: a) as a race discipline and b) as meander up, shred down, daily driving. My sense is that Eminent wanted option B with the Haste, whereas the Pole Machine looks like it might be more about the clock and gravity, less about daily driving anywhere comfort. Doesn't mean that the Haste isn't capable of winning as is, but I would guess that if pure racing was their focus the crew at Eminent would have produced something a little different. In the end, just another solid option to make your next bike purchase that much more challenging, especially if you want something unique.

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Added a comment about product review First Rides: The Unique 2018 Eminent Cycles Haste 3/29/2018 6:09 PM

I had this conversation with the guys at Eminent. I mentioned in the article that they settled on the numbers as a happy medium deliberately. They looked at more 'progressive' numbers, but didn't want to sacrifice a great daily driver to align with the longer, lower, slacker trend. It has a shorter front end than what I've been riding, but I was at home pretty quick.

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Added a comment about product review First Rides: The Unique 2018 Eminent Cycles Haste 3/29/2018 7:57 AM

That's right. It doesn't rattle however. A little moto foam or electrical tape would seal them off completely if that's what you're after, but they're tight enough as is in my opinion.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2018 Kona Process 153 CR/DL 27.5 1/5/2018 3:16 PM

That's my fault actually. I had zero pad left on my rear brake at that point. They don't squeal like that when there's actual pad there...

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: The All-New 2018 Canyon Spectral 12/11/2017 9:53 AM

Fair enough. Speaking personally I would say that the label doesn't mean much to me if it performs as advertised, which it did. I'm hoping to get my hands on one to ride at home.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: The All-New 2018 Canyon Spectral 12/11/2017 7:05 AM

We noted the same thing. When we asked Canyon's engineers to label the rear end, they defined it as Horst-link nevertheless.

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Added a comment about product review Halo Sport Neuropriming Four-Week Training Update and Results 11/24/2017 8:10 AM

"Finally, we will compare athletes improvements with Halo Sport to their historical data to see if any significant differences exist". The control data that we'll be comparing to is testing results from the past few seasons, on a similar training plan, using identical testing protocols.

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Added a comment about product review Training Average Joes and Super Pros with Science - Halo Sport Neuropriming First Look 10/21/2017 7:42 AM

I agree with what you're saying - a scientific conclusion can't be made. You're bang on that there are too many uncontrolled variables. That said, we've got a few years worth of data to compare to for either rider, their training programs won't differ much from previous seasons. If their long-term improvements are more significant we can infer or suggest that it had something to do with HaloSport, but we can't prove it.

Either way, there is evidence from a number of studies to suggest this is worth checking out. Worst case scenario, it won't make a difference. Best case scenario, it works.

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Added a comment about product review Gunning For The Top - Meet The 2018 Intense Carbine 29 6/29/2017 6:25 AM

So far so good, even after a few days of rock flinging in the bike park and a few shuttles. Peeling will take time, but I'll update if anything appears.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/7/2017 1:03 PM

I'd say you're on the right track if you're after a super capable daily driver. It would excel in places like Prevost and Forbidden, but will still be fun on easier trails. If you're familiar with Squamish: I pedal up to Cakewalk, Angry Midget, etc. comfortably. 160mm didn't feel like 'too much' to me - you might prefer it if you end up at Mt. Washington. If I lived on the Island I'd still run 160mm/150mm without travel adjust.

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