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Added a comment about feature 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/14/2021 9:37 AM
matmattmatthew

My animosity towards e-bikes has waned in the last few years, mostly because it's obvious they are here to stay whether I like it or not. But I have a legitimate question about their seemingly quick acceptance. Would other outdoor sports accept (electric) motors being introduced to their sport as widely as e-bikes? Would whitewater kayakers suddenly be ok with kayaks with motors? Would hiking areas start allowing offroad electric segways for people who aren't able-bodied enough to hike? Electric cross country skis to get into the backcountry quicker? I'm not being a smart ass, this is something I've thought about for years and have never heard anyone address.

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Liked a comment on the item 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/13/2021 6:36 PM

E bikes are bad for mountain biking. It’s a shame they are used on most of the same trails (for now). At least be honest and have a throttle on it — it’s an overpriced weak moto (and yes all these e bikes can be hacked to go ALOT faster) I can’t think of why a mtb website would review these other than $$$, vital you should be...more

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Production Privee

Is that a hole in the weld?

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Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/10/2021 1:47 PM

It's almost like they're completely different companies with marketing tailored to different audiences and price brackets. Weird.

Added a comment about press release GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/10/2021 6:51 AM
matmattmatthew

"Integrated Storage" aside, it looks like a phenomenal bike at great price points. Kudos to GT for having their highest-end model top out at 6k.

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Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/9/2021 12:32 PM

Reason #27 that USAC doesn't get a penny from me. I decided years ago to avoid any race that required a USAC license and I've stuck to that.

Added reply in a thread Mathieu Van der Poel OTB at the Olympics 7/27/2021 10:18 AM

Don't feel bad. I Google'd this morning at 6am "Women's Olympic Mountain biking schedule" to find the time of the broadcast, and BAM! embedded by google within the search results was a little graphic showing the medals and recipients. Spoiled...

Added a comment about press release Unior's Electric Bike Stand Does Everything But Build the Bike 7/9/2021 12:27 PM
matmattmatthew

Not taking away from the "coolness" of this, but don't these kinds of bike stands exist because Europe has some labor rule about lifting heavy objects at work and these first started popping up to comply with that rule when working on heavy E-bikes?

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Added a comment to DaneStevens324's bike check 7/4/2021 10:48 AM
EXT'd Transition Spur

The reservoir clears the downtube?

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Added reply in a thread Les Gets Road Gap Carnage : ( 7/3/2021 9:49 AM

Not sure if it was Pre-redbull but the worst "live broadcast" crash I've ever seen was Cam Cole's crash in Andorra. I think he might have retired after that crash.

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Qualifying, Les Gets World Cup Downhill 7/2/2021 4:52 PM
matmattmatthew

I feel like Intense had a waaaaay better presence (and results) on the WC DH scene in the couple of years with Jack Moir and Dean Lucas.

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Added a comment about photo What's Under That Towel? 6/28/2021 11:45 AM
What's Under That Towel?

That's some Minnaar level stem spacers.

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Added a comment about press release After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/28/2021 11:39 AM
matmattmatthew

This bike is total overkill for my local trails but I'm trying to convince myself I'd take a trip every weekend to real mountain/bike parks to ride it.

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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 6/28/2021 10:34 AM

Damn. Need to see pics of the section that took both of them out.

Added a comment about feature Why Are Bike Prices Going Up? And Up? 6/21/2021 8:18 AM
matmattmatthew

I was so paranoid about lumber getting stolen from one of my job sites a couple of months ago, I had my excavator park a giant piece of equipment at the entrance to the job over the weekend to block any vehicles from getting back to the house. 12 years in the Home Building industry and that's the first time I've done that.

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Added a comment about feature Why Are Bike Prices Going Up? And Up? 6/18/2021 7:33 AM
matmattmatthew

Try being a small custom home builder right now. I sometimes work with clients for 8-12 months before actually starting construction on their house. I have a house I'm about to start that is over 65k more today than when I wrote the client's contract 8 months ago. And it's not just lumber, I've had 5 price increases on insulation in the last 12 months.

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Added a comment about product review 2022 Specialized Kenevo SL Review 5/14/2021 10:24 AM
matmattmatthew

I know the genie is out of the bottle on the E-bike thing, but we are having issues on 2 of my local trail systems with guys riding "e-bikes" that are modded to move without pedaling and some are straight-up e-dirt bikes. The trails are all bordered by little spur trails that come off of neighborhoods so guys will dip into the park trails ride 4-5 miles roosting the whole way then hopping on another little spur and heading back to their houses. The whole "e" movement is already starting to jeopardize trail use around here.

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Added a comment about press release Transition's Lightest Bike Ever - Meet the All-New Spur 4/10/2021 8:23 AM
matmattmatthew

I bought the Spur. I absolutely love it. It did take 6 months to get my frameset but that's par for the course.

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