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marshalolson

marshalolson

Lives in: Denver, CO USA

Member since: 03/07/11

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Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 2:34 PM

Good question. For me at least, I could only close damping (both R and C) so much before the fork would get harsh... so one less click than that. But would have preferred more damping. Just couldn’t get there without numb hands

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 1:21 PM

Brines. Interesting post. Gone the opposite way lately to greatly results. Formerly focused on spring via cutting tokens small changes to PSI (rockshox lyriks), and then turning in until the fork got harsh. Now, and with much better results (Fox grip2), ... more »

Reply to Which bike do you regret buying? 7/19/2016 5:24 PM

1999 moots ybb

Reply to The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 5:42 PM

I feel there are a few layers to this conversation +How many times has the person ridden the trail? 100 times on a dh bike and f/f without crashing? might feel inclined to back off the protection after climbing for an hour to get there +What does the ... more »

Reply to Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/25/2015 8:33 PM

This thread is funny. There are specific bikes designed to race at a high level, which have significant compromise for more general use outside the template they are designed. Competition formats: Xc Enduro Dh Slope style There are also more general ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/11/2015 10:08 AM

its the next size bigger wheel -- 700c

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/9/2015 5:22 PM

Vpp was developed by Outland Bikes in the late 90's and then licensed by Santa Cruz and intense. Neither developed it.

Reply to List off the mountain bikes you've had 7/1/2014 10:10 AM

brines, that BCD still lives, and my brother still rides it. :D

Reply to List off the mountain bikes you've had 6/30/2014 11:51 PM

oh man. trek 930 1997-1998 - first real mtb specialized m2 sworks 1998-2000 fat chance yo eddy 2000-2002 fat chance ti yo eddy 2002-2004 surly 1x1 2002-2004 ibis mojo 2004 marin team ti 1x1 2004-2006 moot ybb 2005 kona chute 2005 azonic steelhead 2006-2007 ... more »

Reply to "Small differences, looming large" and the perceived increasing cost of MTB 5/22/2014 1:34 PM

bikes are not more expensive, they are just better. more expensive means that the same thing (i.e. $500 then) requires more money now (i.e. $1000 today). that is not the case. bikes are so radically better now they are not comparable to what was here ... more »

Reply to "Small differences, looming large" and the perceived increasing cost of MTB 5/21/2014 6:17 PM

^^^ aside from modern X9/SLX being less expensive than m950 was a decade ago, its also about 1000x better performing.