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!"

On the trail, or in...more

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 ยป

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

Added reply in a thread Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/21/2016 11:17 AM

Seeing those velosolutions tracks makes me hate my city... not a single one!

Added reply in a thread Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/21/2016 7:30 AM

phil, that jump spot looks mint! Recall you posting about it over the years... looks really nice now and quite a change from the early days!

Added reply in a thread Arthur Garces, 2 years old and Shredding dirt!! 4/15/2016 7:09 AM

woo, yeah little man!

Liked a comment on the item 11 Years in the Making - The Hope HB211 Bike 4/14/2016 3:02 PM

I love all these pot shots at the mega-companies soulless ordering of every bit and piece from unscrupulous piece part brokers in countries whose toxic sludge won't show up on our doorstep for a long time to come.
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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP: Riding the 2016 Yeti SB5.5c 29er in Moab 4/13/2016 10:57 AM

Give him a break, he's on a road bike.

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP: Riding the 2016 Yeti SB5.5c 29er in Moab 4/13/2016 10:56 AM

Just sayin' but... Actual soil is precious in those parts. Why do all those kickouts and scrub it all off?

Liked a comment on the item Jared Graves Injured in Argentina, Will Miss EWS Round 2 4/1/2016 6:37 AM

LOL @ Wayne Nagata's comment: "Is it too late to go back to the Yeti?"

Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Evil The Following X1 3/31/2016 11:52 AM

Wow sending that Carbon bike through the rocks was just some crazy BDSM knifeplay to that Evil. Just image one slip and you got a Tyrone Biggums of a frame


And you forced me to buy a 29er Vital okay are you happy!?

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Added a comment about video Kamloops Kickout World Champs & UrbaNduro Ultimate Fight Club with Santa Cruz 3/31/2016 7:24 AM

unwatchable

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Added reply in a thread Will team changes impact results at the first world cup? 3/30/2016 1:37 PM

What use is a chainguide when he doesn't even need a chain to win?