Liked a comment on the item Rocky Mountain Instinct OZ edition! 2/27/2019 8:08 AM

This is a bike built for a friend. I believe he has it in the slack setting at the moment. You could definitely run a coil on this bike! I think Jesse Melamed raced a few EWSs on a 140 coil.

Added a comment to Radbike's bike check 2/12/2019 12:05 PM

Muy Bueno.

While running a 150mm fork, what ride-9 position do you use? I am thinking of building a very similar bike.

Do you think the 140mm Instinct is progressive enough for a coil?

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Started new thread SC Hightower BRAND NEW w/ X2 , Eagle, XT brakes Brand new, never ridden frame 3600$ 1/28/2019 9:30 AM

have this Santa Cruz Hightower C - Size Large - that I built up aggressive. The frame is BRAND NEW AND HAS NEVER BEEN RIDDEN. The components have all been well-maintained including fork + shock services, brake bleeds, and new chains. https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2505809/

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/31/2018 12:52 PM

The wheels of the Kona of course

Liked a comment on the item Beverly - Trek Fuel EX C Frame Custom build 12/27/2018 11:33 AM

Sick bike !! I've been thinking about sticking that fork on my EX.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/13/2018 2:18 PM

Yeah, I suppose your right. A lot of potential between those two. I am sure rolling with a couple up and coming riders is a lot cheaper than opening up the checkbook for some established top 5 type racer.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/13/2018 10:07 AM

The Reece Wilson to Trek thing seems to be gaining some steam on la bicicleta rosado. It would seem to me if Trek does indeed part ways with the Athertons, they probably have another rider up their sleeve. Swapping the Athertons for Reece Wilson doesn't ... more »

Started new thread Santa Cruz Hightower Custom - Float X2, Fox 36 150mm, GX Eagle, XT brakes $ 3000 12/4/2018 12:59 PM

Hello, I am Santa Cruz Hightower 2018 Carbon C that I built up aggressive. Please read the description in its entirety. It should answer all of your questions. IMPORTANT: The bike comes with the WTB wheels shown in the snowy photos NOT THE RaceFace wheels

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Added reply in a thread Upgrade decision: New fork or Carbon wheels?? 11/27/2018 7:24 PM

I'd have to vote fork too. Probably a better value per dollar upgrade. I will say this though: I am not saying carbon wheels justify the price tag. They are really expensive and you could buy a fork and shock for the cost of most carbon wheels. That ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/20/2018 8:24 AM

I didn't hear that about the Glory. It's too bad really. Pretty solid, affordable park bike for a lot of people, even if it isn't winning world cup races. I gotta say it makes sense. Giant probably sells 20 Trances or Reigns to every one Glory

Added a comment about video BIKES VS. STAIRS IN MEXICO!! Urbano DH Ensenada - VITAL RAW 11/17/2018 9:46 AM

I'm waiting for some of those rear wheels to turn up in the Buy/Sell section....I am sure they are in tip-top shape after the race.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/13/2018 10:49 AM

Could be just unloading his 2018 bikes to get the 2019 versions?

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/12/2018 4:15 PM

Trader Joe's employees always seem pretty stoked, with their "fun" Hawaiian shirts and all. But in all seriousness, that's a good point.

Added reply in a thread Trek Slash with dhx2 coil 11/12/2018 11:28 AM

Somewhat related, I heard there might be a redesigned Slash coming this summer?

Added reply in a thread Help me choose! 11/8/2018 9:14 AM

I've ridden both bikes extensively. The Remedy is pretty balanced. I rode the aluminum Remedy 8 pretty solid build kit for $4,000, Lyrik, GX Eagle, SRAM Guide Brakes, respectable rubber..... that said, she wasn't one bit light. The Remedy 100% needs ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 10/17/2018 10:00 AM

I rode the Wolf Ridge at Northstar... Despite its homely looks and some questionable specifications (2.3-inch tires), it's a pretty slick bike. Surprisingly good climber. Would I buy one? No Either way, I could see the DH bike be stellar

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 10/17/2018 9:30 AM

Athertons to Marin would blow my mind. Even more bizarre than the Bryceland to crack and fail cannondale

Added reply in a thread Eagle NX Groupset (1x12) VS XT Groupset (1x11) 9/24/2018 7:33 AM

Good point. If you turn the clutch off, it does feel much much better.

Added reply in a thread Eagle NX Groupset (1x12) VS XT Groupset (1x11) 9/24/2018 7:20 AM

I had a couple bikes with the XT/E13 combo. I have to agree, the lever feel on the XT shifter is terrible. When your tired on a long ride, it takes a fair bit of effort to shift into a lower gear...start working out those thumb muscles. That said, I ... more »