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Liked a bike check Deviate Highlander 11/17/2020 5:02 AM
Deviate Highlander
Liked a comment on the item The DeLorean - 2021 Commencal Mullet 11/15/2020 6:28 AM

non-drive side photo fail!
Looks fast AF tho!

Updated bike check Ibis Ripmo AF - Double Coil 11/12/2020 12:22 PM
Ibis Ripmo AF - Double Coil
Liked a bike check Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 90 Rally Edition 11/3/2020 6:57 AM
Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 90 Rally Edition
Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 11:59 AM

Brines and Eddie are right- this ain't a new problem at all. I speak from personal experience in the late 90's when I ate an extremely hard to get $600 on a plane ticket I couldn't use to travel to Italy, Slovenia, and France for 3 WC DH races. Why couldn't I go? Because my UCI...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 11:59 AM

Brines and Eddie are right- this ain't a new problem at all. I speak from personal experience in the late 90's when I ate an extremely hard to get $600 on a plane ticket I couldn't use to travel to Italy, Slovenia, and France for 3 WC DH races. Why couldn't I go? Because my UCI...more

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/26/2020 11:56 AM

Can't speak for other countries, but if you're a US rider you pretty much need to be rich to get into World Cups. DH isn't a cheap sport, but traveling the country for 5 races that get you UCI points (and not even that many) is crazy. Expecting people to max out credit cards and...more

Liked a comment on the item Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/21/2020 7:13 PM

Agreed that it's pretty hopeless to get one shock tune that works across size runs and for most rider skill levels. In a perfect world, companies would either use different shock tunes for different sizes (Like Ibis "Roxy tune") or would use a slightly different shock mount for every size...more

Liked a comment on the item Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/21/2020 7:11 PM

Whether a company has a “stock” fox tune, or a custom tune (yeti, ibis, Norco) doesn’t really matter if it’s the same across the size range. Bolting the same shock on an xs all the way up to an xl, still leaves the ends of the spectrum at a disadvantage. Ibis did the roxy tune for a long...more

Liked a bike check 2021 S-Works Enduro Ohlins Edition 10/21/2020 8:11 AM
2021 S-Works Enduro Ohlins Edition
Liked a bike check MARINO Mezcla 10/17/2020 5:51 AM
MARINO Mezcla
Liked a bike check Shiny Shonky 10/16/2020 7:13 AM
Shiny Shonky
Added reply in a thread Madison WI 10/15/2020 8:46 AM

There are some fun descents around here but I can only think of three trails that are dh-bike-worthy and they are ~6hrs. north.

Updated bike check Ibis Ripmo AF - Double Coil 10/14/2020 6:54 AM
Ibis Ripmo AF - Double Coil
Liked a bike check Commencal META AM 29 Custom 2021 10/13/2020 5:10 AM
Commencal META AM 29 Custom 2021
Liked a comment on the item Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/7/2020 6:11 PM

Well done Commencal!

Liked a comment on the item Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/7/2020 6:11 PM

even a bigger fan of Team Commencal now..!

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Liked a comment on the item Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/7/2020 6:09 PM

and here we are. commenting on a bicycle forum. about race. thus having a conversation about it.

whether you agree or not, having words like this in "seemingly useless or non-applicable place [ie - mt bikes]" gets more people talking about race. and not talking about...more

Added a comment to jabber127's bike check 10/5/2020 11:02 AM
Ibis Ripmo AF - Double Coil

Thank you! Lots of subtle differences but the biggest thing I noticed is how the dw link remains more active in situations where the linkage-driven single pivot of the Meta tends to lock up a bit--I first felt it when putting power down on techy climbs, but it became really evident when leaning the bike through bombed-out, rutty corners--the bike just feels more composed and less choppy. That said, I can't really say how much of this is down to the coil, as this is my first coil and first dw bike.

Overall the Ibis feels more lively and rides a bit lighter than the Meta. I have noticed a little more flex in the AF, but it's worth the tradeoff.

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Added a comment to jabber127's bike check 10/5/2020 5:30 AM
Ibis Ripmo AF - Double Coil

Thank you iceman!

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