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Added a comment about feature Vital's Favorite Mountain Bikes Headed into 2022 11/27/2021 7:49 AM
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You can mullet the Transition Spire...

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Liked a comment on the item Vital's Favorite Mountain Bikes Headed into 2022 11/27/2021 7:47 AM

something with a touch more travel preferably. Bike pedal so well these days I'm on the over-bike train haha

Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/16/2021 6:27 PM

We get those guys/gals at the shop all the time. Most just say F-it and keep spending the money. Sunk cost fallacy seems to be the theme. A few just continually flip bikes - buy it, ride it for 6 months, sell it, buy another, etc.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 11/16/2021 7:02 AM

I've had my Spire for around two weeks now and have been very impressed with it. It's interesting that you & other sites have said the rear suspension is harsh - that's just about the last word I would use to describe it. That super deluxe shock must be doing the bike...more

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/8/2021 12:36 PM

A fair number of Specialized's "comfort" bikes have Schraeder valves that are fully threaded and have a small ring that screws down to the rim. I imagine they do it for the exact reason you specify - the valve gets pushed into the rim when you try to ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Abbey Bike Tools Launches Three Brand New Tools 11/2/2021 7:45 PM

Ask and you shall receive!

https://youtu.be/OifKP1WL7P4

Liked a comment on the item Abbey Bike Tools Launches Three Brand New Tools 11/2/2021 7:44 PM

A lever alignment tool?? What's next. . . A tool to make sure your handlebar is exactly 90 to your front wheel???? (Yes please).

Liked a comment on the item Abbey Bike Tools Launches Three Brand New Tools 11/2/2021 7:44 PM

If you can't cut a steerer while its installed, you shouldn't even have safety scissors. No point in completely un-cabling an integrated steerer system to cut 5mm off a steerer. The associated costs would be stupid.

Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/29/2021 8:22 PM

Isn't Kona out of Washington [state]?

Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/29/2021 8:21 PM

That's Norco or Devinci?

Added a comment about video Long Live Chainsaw | The Stevie Smith Legacy - OFFICIAL TRAILER 10/28/2021 5:55 PM

I don't think I can watch this. I can barely get through the trailer. #somethinginmyeye

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Liked a comment on the item Long Live Chainsaw | The Stevie Smith Legacy - OFFICIAL TRAILER 10/28/2021 5:53 PM

I've watched this 5 times and that clip at the end with Stevie's Mom gets me every time. #onions

Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/25/2021 1:30 PM

Any Team Brenda [Miranda Miller] rumours? She finished right behind ALN in the overall, but it seems like everything is up in the air, which I find odd.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/14/2021 8:01 AM

The [large] shop I worked at made most of its money off of bikes [hybrid/urban, mountain, road in decreasing order], although clothing and accessories had better margin. Service work was effectively break-even [lots of free tweaks and adjustments for

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Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz, Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, Cervélo and More Will All Be Owned by Pon Holdings 10/12/2021 8:58 AM

Looks like somebody has a case of the mondays!

Liked a comment on the item Wheel To Wheel Comparison - Reserve's 30|SL VS Roval's Control Carbon 9/26/2021 4:03 PM

Have you tried using a through-axle? It also helps keep the wheel attached to the subframe

Added a comment about video Huge MTB Industry Summit and Some New Bike 9/21/2021 5:11 PM

In the Before Times, Rocky Mountain put out full-squish 26" and 27" bikes aimed at young shredders [and still do, if you can find them]. Not cheap, but they came with non-shit components and we had some parents slapping their old weight-weenie XC parts onto their kid's bikes to make them lighter. XTR, 685mm carbon bars, Hope Pro 2 wheelsets, random Ti bits, etc.

I sold lots of XS 27" adult hardtails to kids as short as 4'10". 26" offerings are limited for sure.

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride - Transition Bikes' All-New Patrol 9/13/2021 10:19 PM

...but what about riser bars?

Liked a comment on the item First Ride - Transition Bikes' All-New Patrol 9/13/2021 10:18 PM

I’be heard that headset spacers are still available despite other bike part shortages.