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Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/11/2022 2:25 PM

That Marz shock is super intriguing. Assuming it is extremely competitively priced like the Bomber CR, it could be a great option for a lot of riders. In a world of $700+ shocks, it would be awesome to see a decent air shock that can take some abuse ... more »

Reply to Pros & Cons of High Pivot or Idler Equipped Bikes 5/22/2022 1:22 PM

I’ll start by saying that never ridden a bike with an idler. I typically ride all mountain/enduro-lite bikes in the 150-ish travel realm. I like long rides with gnar and there is often some heinous climbing involved. The benefits of a high-pivot bike ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/17/2022 5:41 PM

Some might say pizza is better at room temperature when all of the grease kind of congeals and the pizza components solidify a little bit

Reply to Low-maintenance and reliable suspension 4/12/2022 2:41 PM

Thanks everyone. Really great information and knowledge

Reply to Trail vs Enduro What should I purchase? 1/25/2022 8:14 AM

I agree with BulletBass.Without knowing the terrain in your area, I think day-to-day a trail bike is the way to go. It is more fun and likely faster on most terrain save for the true super gnar. It’s pretty insane how hard you can ride a 140mm trail ... more »

Reply to Michelin tires thread! 1/6/2021 6:31 AM

A few people already pointed this out, but it really is unbelievable how bad that Michelin website is. It's not very intuitive to understand the differences in compounds if you don't know what you are looking for. The Maxxis and Schwalbe websites aren't ... more »

Reply to Michelin tires thread! 1/5/2021 7:26 PM

I am a huge fan of the Wild Enduros too. Tread, weight, and size are all spot on. I rode them in some pretty cold temps (20s) and I didn't really notice them hardening up, but that's probably not something I would pick up on

Reply to 35mm Carbon Bar Flex 4/7/2020 12:40 PM

I kind of go back and forth on this. I have had a few sets of RF Next and Chromag bars that I thought felt fine. Then, I got some of those Truvativ Descendant bars and cut them down to about 770mm and personally found they were a little harsh. I ride ... more »

Reply to Best front AND rear tire 3/29/2020 5:35 AM

I will toss a curveball out there. The Michelin Wild Enduro Front and Wild Enduro Rear (clever name) are a fantastic combo. The front tire is light and has killer bite in the corners. Loose, wet....doesn't matter it tracks well. Super confident at speed ... more »

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 12/31/2018 12:52 PM

The wheels of the Kona of course

Reply to 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.

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 11/13/2018 10:49 AM

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

Reply to 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.

Reply to Trek Slash with dhx2 coil 11/12/2018 11:28 AM

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

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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

Reply to 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