Liked a comment on the item Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 11:58 AM

That's about right assuming that the casings are the same. I have always preferred the added sidewall stiffness of a DH casing, in addition to the footprint. I think the WT will just about replace the 2.3" in a fairly short time.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/14/2016 6:48 AM

So if I understand this correctly, the difference between these and the previous model is basically like the difference you feel between DHF 2.3 and DHF 2.5?

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Liked a comment on the item Steve Smith Passes Away at Age 26 5/11/2016 6:01 AM

A couple of seasons back I watched Stevie race at the Hafjell world cup. The conditions were dry for practise but rain was forecast for race day. Stevie sessioned his wet lines for both practise days, displaying his unique, loose but powerful style. I watched as he hit the exact same lines, time...more

Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/6/2016 11:59 AM

Indeed. the point was it seemed weird to highlight a brand's entire product range with a frame that makes their vector product (chain guides) inconsequential.

Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/6/2016 11:59 AM

Blatant advertisement?

Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/6/2016 6:51 AM

That's been said before.
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I have a set of TRS+ rims on my hardtail, had them four years now, light, tubeless, stiff, gorgeous. Really, really good rims, laced to King Hubs because the E13 ones crapped out, got replaced under warranty, crapped out again, got replaced a second...more

Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/6/2016 6:51 AM

Gwin broke a bunch of spokes at the last race. The difference in drive/non-drive spoke tension and the extreme spoke angles might not be working together so well. You don't see broken spokes at a world cup often. E*thirteen needs to crank up the forces on their wheel tests.

Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/6/2016 6:50 AM

Only this season homie!

Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/6/2016 6:50 AM

bturman, you are missing the point... badly.

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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 1:25 PM

Gwin doesn't even need a chain to win a race, so calling out the chaingide he uses is pretty moot point. Pro riders parts need to last one run... using that criteria as the basis for what you and I run isn't sound. That said, have had nothing but great luck with e13 chainguides and have been using them since Gwin was back in 9th grade.

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Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 9:21 AM

The greatest players are the ones you can always count on.

Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 9:20 AM

It's a shame they haven't solved the problem of terrible sealing on their hubs. Every set of TRS wheels I've seen (including the ones gathering dust in my shed) have had the freehub fail.

Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 9:20 AM

Had a similar experience with their XC cranks... I did everything right, went back/forth with e13, even broke out the ol' calipers to measure my bb shell. After 3 seasons of pops and loosening, they are going in the trash. Replacing with Shimano XT that was 1/3 the price and will surely last a long long time w/o issue. Their DH cranks on the other hand are performing admirably - no issues at all!

Funny that onethewhiskey mentions their chainguides... those are great... we have DW to thank for a lot of that heritage.

I can't seriously consider e13 anymore. Their stuff looks nice, costs a LOT and the performance is average at best once you get into it.

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Liked a comment on the item Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 9:14 AM

I have very mixed feeling towards e*thirteen. I have respect for their problem solving ways, and anytime they release a new product, it always seems like a good idea; it agrees with my armchair engineering and I normally say "hey, that's a great idea!"

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Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Devinci Troy Carbon RR 5/2/2016 12:46 PM

Pressfit and boost and everything internal and a 35 bar. Promising geometry, ruined by chasing every recent dumb idea the industry's had.

Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 10:10 AM

Bingo.

Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 9:03 AM

I used to see gazza 3.0 all the time. Now it's pretty rare - perhaps only once a year riding on the street under a 15year old DH bike caught in a time warp. But in reality... nuschool-plusboostninerwhatever ... never. If I did, I would avert my eyes. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Tokoroa Pumping 4/29/2016 5:05 PM

That time a video doesn't do the track justice because there is no hardtail shredder popping, pumping and gapping.

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 29/27.5+ 4/26/2016 1:06 PM

zebras!

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Added reply in a thread Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/25/2016 9:16 AM

this looks pretty brilliant: https://www.instagram.com/p/0vZgQCiu2E/?taken-by=m_moga