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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 7/13/2021 9:35 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large 2021 build Mk3

the Spyke caliper works great, but eventually the threads in the pistons will wear out, I had to swap them recently, but it lasted a long time, so not a surprise it had to be replaced. but the brake levers are not perfect, not a fan of riveted wire puller, and the play in the lever. but no problem with power, but the return spring requires more finger strength, so it was fatiguing until I got stronger in my fingers, but then it was not a problem.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 5/2/2021 5:43 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

18.70 kg now with acerbic X-Elite hand guards and swapped Box One for Shimano M6100 SGS, Michelin Wild Enduro tyres.

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Added a comment about press release On-Bike Performance Meets Hiking Versatility - Five Ten's Trailcross XT 4/29/2021 7:17 AM
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that happen too, after 2nd ride, with the gaiter seam too.

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Added a comment about press release On-Bike Performance Meets Hiking Versatility - Five Ten's Trailcross XT 4/28/2021 11:45 PM
mtbboy1993

no discomfort? the red & black stitching the pulling loop at the gaiter are really painful I was in great pain while wearing these with summer socks. I lasted 4 hours with it, but it was horrible. but I could not take it much longer, the pain got worse and worse it got to the point I had to loosen the laces all the way down, so the shoes were very loose, I could still feel the stitching scratching my skin.

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Added a comment about press release On-Bike Performance Meets Hiking Versatility - Five Ten's Trailcross XT 4/28/2021 11:33 PM
mtbboy1993

I have Mid Pro version, the red & black stitching the pulling loop at the gaiter are really painful when wearing summer mtb socks, like my Mavic Crossmax, but wearing wool socks solves it.
but I need a better solution. also the stitching at the sleeve and the loop has loosened after only 2 rides.
and the adhesive holding the outer part of the shoe to the D3O pad has failed.
for me the gaiter is too loosely fitting, so I have to use the laces to block things from getting in. I wear size 44 due to the width of my feet fit this size perfectly, but length wise I am at 42 -43. this was the case for years with Adidas and Five Ten shoes, so nothing changed fit wise.
I went on a ride where the end of the ride a snow storm came which started with brutal wind and snow, the shoes don't seem to be more breathable than Freerider High in that scenario, after putting a jacket and warmer gloves on , I continued the exploring, I had the Mavic Crossmax socks, I did feel colder, but I did not freeze, then the wind got much milder, then I rode down a dirt road fast, without freezing. I don't know the temp. But I will continue to test them. I rember in summer I could feel the air flow trough the shoes when riding fast down a trail, but I could not feel that with these shoes, But I will see if I can get to a scenario where I will.
These shoes are resistant to splashes, but if you pur water on it it will get trough. I tested this in the shower when cleaning the shoes, I used gentle spray, some water got in, and underneath the inner sole., which can be taken out.

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Added a comment about product review Simply outstanding 4/28/2021 11:00 PM
mtbboy1993

Same thing happen with the rubber band, but I lost it, it's gone, no clue where. it was the cap covering the head.
I still have my pump, I've put gorilla tape around the pump in case I need to tape something on my bike or damage my jacket.

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Added a comment about product review Lezyne SV10 Multi Tool Long-term review – the chain breaker bent 4/26/2021 12:28 PM
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2021 update: The review will be updated soon, as I've bent the chain breaker.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 4/22/2020 5:19 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

I did weigh the bike without lights, and with summer High Roller 2 2.30, otherwise exact same, it is at 17.80 kg.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/8/2020 6:01 PM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

nothing funny about this bike, this is a great bike. maybe your comment is irony. of course I could put carbon rims, carbon seat, stem, install Cane Creek ee-Wings titanium cranks, a once piece CNC's cassette. so far what I have here works for me now, but a thing I want to upgrade is hubs, I want something with better engagement. So of course Onyx Vesper or I9 Hydra are some of the best options it seems. with stem I would not save much weight on, nor a saddle, but it all adds up, Cane Creek ee-Wings are the lightest cranks you can get now I think, even lighter than carbon cranks from all the common brands, unless there is some rare crank or custom option I forgot about or don't know of.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/8/2020 5:54 PM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

the frame is basically a DH frame intended for less travel, thus it's a proper enduro bike. larger the bike heavier it is, disciplines like enduro or DH require a beefy bike. I saw a pic of a bike that was crashed so hard on a jump that steerer tube bent, the rear wheel was crushed, but the bike survived. So I trust this bike to handle stuff I will never do. it's worth investing in a trouble free bike. My trek Fuel ex could make someone mad, so many issues it was much lighter, but it had air suspension, shorter reach, steeper head angle, short wheelbase, but long chainstay, geo, sizing was bad match for me.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/8/2020 5:48 PM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

this bike won't feel like riding a hammock, not will it be twitchy, it's easy to ride, cus it's so stable, so long, reach is perfect, and head angle is so slack, but as with any bike you need some getting used to, find the balance points, I am feeling at home on this bike already, with such a different bike, you just need some time, so don't let one test ride fool into thinking it's a impossible bike to ride unless only riding a trail, you can actually manual it, wheelie, make it drift, do fakies, throw it in the air, just like my previous bike.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/8/2020 5:43 PM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

Updated it, it's actually about 18.5 kg with this tyre setup of course it will be heavier with studded tyres. I have re calibrated the scale, so it shows closer weight, but I don't trust it to be 100% accurate.
this bike is beeefy yes, it's a large, so it has 515mm reach, but the reach and geometry on this bike makes sense, so it's a long bike, it's long, the bike is set up with coil front and back. for me it's important to have a durable, reliable, bike, so I don't mind the weight. and yes the tubing is thick, the down tube is the same as on G19, their DH bike. the seat tube is also thick, this is why it's 30.9 not 31.8.
the bike is stiff enough for me, it fits me great, it's planted, stable, corners great, very stable steering, the whole package is in a different league to my previous bike, my previous bike was very flexible, had plenty of issues, silly flaws, Trek does not even offer a frame in the reach I need.
to me G1 was the only bike that fit my requirements.

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Added a comment about feature First Ride: Leatt DBX 2.0 and 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes 3/6/2020 3:57 AM
mtbboy1993

I have a review where I show the wear, I have reviewed both Freerider & Freerider EPS.

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Added a comment about feature First Ride: Leatt DBX 2.0 and 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes 3/6/2020 3:56 AM
mtbboy1993

The Impact wears a lot slower, but it has a a stiffer sole, the mid sole is about 1 cm higher, the outer sole it self has taller dots, but it's a warm, heavy shoe, which is not suitable for summer use, nor winter, rain use.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/5/2020 10:27 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

If I had to ride to work a lighter Xc or trail bike would be more suitable, but I would keep riding full suspension cus of my back, neck, it's really easy to throw them out, so I could not ride a hardtail on gnarly stuff, and if riding a hardtail it can only be on easy, smooth trails or asphalt. but I am working out so I hope it will help, I definitely have gained some stability in the lower back , but still very easy to be messed up.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/5/2020 10:23 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

I will probably answer a lot of the questions in a post I am working on, on my website, it will be a while before I am finished with it, but I got a lot done. this bike is my do it all bike, so all multi hour rides, gnarly trails, both up and down, but also a lot of bike paths and dirt roads, my rides involve a mix of most types of riding, So I need a bike that can handle it all well.
No this is not my commuter bike, I don't work, I am retired, and suffer from many problems, back,neck, wrists, I even have to ride with wrist supports cus my wrists are so floppy, no more missed turns with wrist supports.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/5/2020 10:17 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

You will definitely find this bike standing in a dark alley.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/5/2020 10:14 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

The other pics with bike in that rack was also just for testing purposes, and taking photos, it only went in one way.

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Added a comment to mtbboy1993's bike check 3/5/2020 10:12 AM
Nicolai/Geometron G1 Large Mk1/first build

As stated, the lock on the bike is for testing purposes, I tested the mounting bracket, it failed the test, I wanted to see if the bracket would hold the lock securely with smashing the bashguard, doing big drops, riding hard, I have a review on my website, and the lock is gone, I only mounted it there to test it, I no longer have it there, it's a good idea to have several locks and having a lock with an alarm is not a bad idea. the other questions has already been explained in the comments.

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Added a comment about feature First Ride: Leatt DBX 2.0 and 3.0 Flat Pedal Shoes 3/5/2020 5:51 AM
mtbboy1993

I won't buy a shoe unless it's a high top version like Five Ten freerider. cus it gives me more protection, I see Five Ten released a new shoe which has impact protective padding at the ankle, which is a great idea.

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