Added reply in a thread Three-Quarter Lids: Gimmick or Cool? 9/29/2019 10:14 AM

Very few people look cool on a bike to non mountain bikers so honestly just wear what makes you feel safe

Added a comment about product review BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/25/2019 9:52 AM

With a 34 tooth chainring, probably. But most people run 32 or 30 which will bring those numbers back up

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/18/2019 8:13 PM

Right but the trend of increase AS increases pedal kick and decreasing AS decreases pedal kick is generally the same, they can’t be tuned independently from one another

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 3:46 PM

You’re sort of right. A high single pivot bike with 100% AS in a 32/10 combo will have a bunch of pedal kick (especially if it’s longer travel), but that pedal kick is negative, and actually occurs when the suspension extends instead of compresses. AS is a phenomena that has more to do with force vectors than actual chain growth, contrary to poplar belief.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 3:43 PM

Anti-squat and pedal kickback are two sides of the same coin. More of one, more of the other. If you want a bike with 100% anti-squat so it "pedals better" you will also have a bike with pedal kickback when it goes through bumps.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 3:43 PM

It’s honestly not more independent. Adding AS adds positive pedal kick and taking away AS adds negative pedal kick. The same as any bike.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 3:41 PM

I think you’re absolutely right. It’s a 130 bike so you will (probably) spend most of the time on less steep terrain where spending all your time in the middle of the cassette makes more sense

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/17/2019 6:54 AM

“The pivot and idler placement can also nearly eliminate pedal feedback” this isn’t entirely accurate in the case of the Druid. The graph shows a “traditional bike” with about 13° of pedal kickback, which is typically true for bikes when they’re in the middle of the cassette. Most bikes when in a 32/10 gear combo have 2-6° and I’d reckon that the Druid is in the 2-6° range as well in that gearing, just negative instead of positive.

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Liked a comment on the item Only Nine Speeds. Is Simpler Better? BOX Launches Prime 9 Drivetrain 9/2/2019 6:56 PM

12>9 Slx ftw.

Match your chain ring size to your bikes suspension antisqat and the terrain you ride. Big days out I'm surprised how much a big cassette helps.

Added reply in a thread 2019 World Champs from Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/30/2019 9:16 PM

When was he on 27.5? His fork had 40 decals on it but it always looked like it was a 29er

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Fun fact: all Calvin and Hobbes merchandise is bootleg. The artist never licensed it out

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 8/22/2019 9:54 PM

I wonder if we’ll ever see a racers union and what that would even look like

Liked a comment on the item Shootout: Tire Inserts Tested by Independent Lab 8/1/2019 6:19 PM

Every competitors product tested EXCEPT Procore and Nukeproof ARD... I DARE Cushcore to release that data.

Liked a comment on the item Voodoo or Not, Commencals are Winning 7/31/2019 6:03 PM

This is BS and we should call it out as such.

Liked a comment on the item The Ultra-Playful Yeti SB140 Reviewed 7/29/2019 8:02 PM

Shorter offset should be more settled

Liked a comment on the item The Ultra-Playful Yeti SB140 Reviewed 7/29/2019 10:54 AM

Funny how 3 years ago, this bike would have been seen as ultra long, ultra stable, but not playful at all.

Added a comment to trytochaseme's bike check 7/28/2019 10:39 AM

The dorado has an exceptionally long Axle to Crown length, even with reduced travel. Did the new crowns help you get around that?

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Nice build! However peaty's sealant is pish!

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I’d like to think they linked it wrong but I have no idea

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