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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 4/1/2021 5:46 AM

CG on BOS suspension. Genuine, poorly timed release?

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Added reply in a thread Which grease is best: FETT 2000, Motorex or PM600? 2/6/2021 6:26 AM

I took it to mean on BB threads and headset cups, not bearings. If it's bearings, I feel sorry for that bike.

Added reply in a thread Best front AND rear tire 1/27/2021 4:47 AM

For a moto-style tyre, the perfect option from the Schwalbe stable is the Eddy Current, surely? It's been interesting seeing DH pros running them, but I'm sure marketing managers aren't fans of it. They do like their product categories.

Added a comment about press release The MTB Industry Struggles to Meet Demand in Times of COVID-19 / Message from Hope Tech 10/24/2020 5:38 AM
peter.p.lloyd

That doesn't help if the bottleneck is machining operations, which sounds more likely from the press release.

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Added a comment about photo Edgar Carballo 9/25/2020 12:52 PM
Edgar Carballo

Surely, he didn't ride that out?!

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Added a comment about video Pro Bike Check - Greg Callaghan's Devinci Spartan 8/13/2020 9:41 AM

He probably said that because when you pump hard you actually end up using the 'platform' from the air spring beginning to ramp up.

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Added a comment about press release 2020 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM STRENGTHENS WITH MIX OF VETERANS, NEW FACES AND EXPANDED XC SQUAD 4/7/2020 7:16 AM
peter.p.lloyd

A race team from a major brand without a single female athlete is a poor show.

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Added a comment about press release Deviate Cycles Releases New High Pivot Trail Bike - the Highlander 3/6/2020 11:44 AM
peter.p.lloyd

Not another underwhelming bike release, in terms of content and bike. Great job.

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Added a comment about press release The All-New Antidote Carbonjack Enduro Bike is Here 3/3/2020 11:55 AM
peter.p.lloyd

Great reasoned input. Thanks.

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Added a comment about press release The All-New Antidote Carbonjack Enduro Bike is Here 3/3/2020 6:39 AM
peter.p.lloyd

On what basis? It's fairly common knowledge that large cross-sections are used around the BB to make the lightest and stiffest frames. Especially noticeable on XC bikes. Likewise, bigger tubes are stiffer for the same weight, as demonstrated by 35mm bars.

I'm happy to be proven wrong, but stating that you disagree, without giving a counter argument doesn't achieve anything.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 3/2/2020 5:50 AM

Jeff, slow people don't need heavy tires, strong wheels, or real brakes. This, in turn, makes their bikes much lighter.

Added a comment about press release The All-New Antidote Carbonjack Enduro Bike is Here 3/2/2020 5:44 AM
peter.p.lloyd

Also, it's a nice looking bike but from an engineering point of view, the cut outs, etc aren't the most efficient way to use carbon fibre in terms of weight and strength. Large section monocoque structures are.

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Added a comment about press release The All-New Antidote Carbonjack Enduro Bike is Here 3/2/2020 5:43 AM
peter.p.lloyd

No company can claim to have optimised weight balance without adjusting the chainstay length between sizes...

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Liked a comment on the item Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 8:22 AM

Hey Lee,

One question, did you pay for the fork? Any relationship with the company in question?

Having ridden one I can't fathom ever picking this fork over a normal fork in the 150mm+ application. In certain trail settings (120mm), I could see it being a cool alternative depending on...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 1/5/2020 7:33 AM
peter.p.lloyd

Potentially controversial opinion. Set screws are better than ones that thread in from the back for durability. When a through pin is chewed you destroy the alu body threads removing it but you can always use mole grips to remove set screws without damaging the pedal.

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Liked a comment on the item No More Beer in the Booth - Rob Warner on Becoming a Commentator 12/2/2014 8:29 AM

As a member of the "core audience" I was wondering why the commentary was so subdued for the 2014 season.
This post answer that!
And, I for one, do not like it! I do not need know stats/info about that riders and their team. I need to be reminder to look at the time and to...more

Added a comment to peter.p.lloyd's bike check 5/14/2013 12:54 PM
MDE Carve 6

The Carve 7 is nice but there isn't one in the country for me to test and then there's the matter of availability of parts from team sponsors, etc...

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