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Added a comment to POWsLAYER's bike check 11/23/2020 7:19 PM
Gary Fisher Sugar 2+ Mullet/On Coil

Very cool! But I remember the rear end being a bit if a wet noodle. I'm sure modern wheels helps a lot.. ?

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/16/2020 5:30 AM
Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro

looks like a trials bike with a DH fork...

I had no idea a patent prevented you from making something for personal use. Interesting...

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Added a comment about product review Is This the Benchmark Trail Bike? The All-New Specialized Stumpjumper Line 10/15/2020 10:36 PM
stiingya

Maybe you should have said "progressive"? No argument that there are bikes with steeper STA's.

But 76/65 and 76.5/65.5 are modern numbers, especially for a 130mm trail bike. I wouldn't say those two bikes were apples to apples with the Stumpy. Both are more travel, the TR I believe a review said was a "mini enduro" bike. The 141 literally "is" a mini enduro bike since it's mostly a 161 with a tweak and shorter travel. So those two are probably somewhere between the new Stumpy and the Stumpy Evo. But for sure someone might consider all of them as their next trail bike. Pluses and minuses to all of them...

Something to keep in mind, a significant number of mountain bikers don't want a 78.8* STA. Now maybe in 5 or 10 years they will? IDK.

"A 500ish reach and 76ish degree STA is going to put a tall rider to far back for a trail bike when climbing IMO."

My experience on a bike with 76ish STA and 500 reach would not support that opinion... I think that might be an interesting "poll"' to see how many riders agree with you.

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Added a comment about product review Is This the Benchmark Trail Bike? The All-New Specialized Stumpjumper Line 10/15/2020 12:35 PM
stiingya

Who's "today's standards" are you referring to? Seems pretty comparable to similar travel bikes?

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Added a comment about product review Is This the Benchmark Trail Bike? The All-New Specialized Stumpjumper Line 10/15/2020 12:29 PM
stiingya

I'll bet a TON of people are going to buy the aluminum model and over fork it. (190x45 shock seems like there is a travel limiter in the shock that might free the rear end up a bit if tire and ST clearance plays out?)

It can take over for the MIA Smuggler... smile

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Added a comment about press release Giant's All-New Trance X 29 8/5/2020 2:55 PM
stiingya

Just didn't try hard enough the first time...??smile

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Added a comment to Ryniio's bike check 6/14/2020 8:55 PM
Antidote Carbon Jack 29

Sweet ride, but don't get how this is between DH and Enduro. It's just Enduro...

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Added a comment about feature Not a Mini-Enduro Bike – NEW YT IZZO 4/24/2020 9:41 AM
stiingya

I thought the for shizzle was Snoop dog? smile

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Added a comment about product review Should You Buy This Bike in 2020? 4/24/2020 8:55 AM
stiingya

I'm almost 6'3" and I disagree. The XL Sentinel is feeling just a touch too small to me. (Also cause I'd rather run a 32mm stem) I'm looking for one of the xxl frames for a good deal so I can try sizing up.

I did a quick mullet run, (love my steel Honzo mullet) but the geo on the Sentinel is already so good it wasn't the night and day difference it was for the Honzo. Have meant to try it again with a narrower rear wheel/tire cause the set up I tried rubbed like crazy ..

Can't wait to see what the new Sentinel and Smuggler bring.

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Added a comment about video Bike Check: Nick Nestoroff's Killer KHS Trail Bike 4/11/2020 5:24 PM

shows how good some open mold bikes are these days...

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Added a comment about press release The Fuji Auric LT is the Enduro Machine You’ve Been Waiting For 3/23/2020 5:29 PM
stiingya

How is this an intro? They already had an Auric LT?

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Added a comment to Daniel_Tudor's bike check 3/14/2020 10:28 PM
YT Capra 27 CF 2018 - Freeride Mullet edition

Sweet ride...

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Added a comment about press release X-Fusion Shox Announces H3C Rear Shock and Coil Spring System 3/8/2020 8:03 PM
stiingya

Right, seeing it on that bike I'd thought they were gonna have some progressive adjustment option ..??

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Added a comment to bubbaz's bike check 2/29/2020 5:01 PM
Transition Scout carbon 2020

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Added a comment about press release Metal Lives! Canyon Bikes' Metal Revival With the Spectral and Neuron 2/27/2020 3:39 PM
stiingya

If only they'd revive their geometry... smile

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Added a comment about product review Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/8/2020 4:32 PM
stiingya

How many bikes out there have actual 76 degree STA? Pole? Nikolai?

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Added a comment about press release Mondraker and the Birth of Modern MTB Geometry 2/7/2020 2:09 PM
stiingya

Long, low, slack and "steep" should now be the saying... No more slack seat tube angles please! ( At the very least stop making the XL STA slacker than the medium...)

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Added a comment to FanatikBikeCo's bike check 1/20/2020 9:02 PM
Transition Sentinel- The Raw Dawg

Xander Cage?

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Added a comment to FanatikBikeCo's bike check 1/20/2020 9:01 PM
Transition Sentinel- The Raw Dawg

DAMN... that is sweet. Nice!

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