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Added a comment about press release Spinergy Launches New MTX Wheel Line 9/14/2021 12:37 PM
taldfind

According to thier website, the PBO spokes are a "Flexible High-strength Zylon Fiber." Basically something similar to a small diameter rope. I've heard good things about them, but I haven't had the chance to try them myself.

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Added a comment about feature $3,499 YT Tues Comp Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 9/6/2021 8:37 PM
taldfind

Even with the same reach, the slacker head tube angle of the dh bike will put the front wheel farther away than and enduro bike's wheel, which could make the dh bike feel bigger. And if the dh bike has more stack, the handlebars could be farther away from the bb on the dh bike than the enduro bike, which will definitely feel bigger.

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Added a comment about feature $3,399 Canyon Sender 6 Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 8/14/2021 2:51 PM
taldfind

If you buy consumer direct, "...you're indirectly telling a bike shop to pound sand..."
Well, by selling a low spec bike for $6,699 and the high spec bike for $13,099 (like the new Pivot Firebird) bike shop manufacturers are telling new, low income and young riders to pound sand. And any shop that won't work on a bike because "it's consumer direct" or "we don't carry that brand" deserve to go the way of the T-rex.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Are Bike Prices Going Up? And Up? 6/18/2021 5:46 PM

Well before you could buy the 2 year old close out bike at great prices. Now everything is in such limited supply those bikes are still full price if you can even find one.

Added a comment about feature Why Are Bike Prices Going Up? And Up? 6/18/2021 7:33 AM
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I had been wanting to get a new bike for a few years leading up to the pandemic, but the money just wasn't there. Last summer I decided the only way to raise the cash was to sell both of the bike I currently had. They haven't really sold according to plan, and other life expenses kept eating the money I was raising from selling the bike parts.

Then this spring with with rumors of huge lead times and increasing prices, I decided that if I wanted to have a bike to ride at all,I needed to buy sooner or have to wait until much later. With a combination of stimulus money, tax return and credit card, I had enough to get a RM Altitude A50 that was in stock at a dealer in a neighboring county.

Now I'm just waiting for a new shock pump (my old one croaked) so i can finish setting the bike up before it's maiden ride.

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Added reply in a thread Handle bar rise and stems 6/10/2021 4:45 PM

How tall is a "taller" rider?

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 3/10/2021 5:35 PM

Just Listened to the Downtime Podcast with Aaron Gwin. Very near the end he mentions new sponsors for this year. He's still on Intense, so what could he have changed up? Maybe he is back with Onza Tires or a new drive-train?

Added a comment about feature MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #2 2/11/2021 4:15 PM
taldfind

To be clear, you are referring to onX correct?

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Added a comment about feature REVIEW: Cascade Components Linkage Upgrade for Transition Sentinel and Kona Process 1/29/2021 10:13 AM
taldfind

Steve at Voorsprung Suspension takes about the difference between HSR and LSR in one of his Tuesday Tune videos on YouTube. He even puts a Float X2 on a dyno. I bet the answer to you question is there.

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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/15/2021 4:06 PM

Yesterday, Cam Zink's Instagram story featured a KHS dh bike, could that be his new frame sponsor? Sorry, I didn't get a screenshot in time.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/11/2021 5:39 PM

Swing and a miss for me. Whitley ran 23 Degrees. And to think math was my strong point in

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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/11/2021 9:28 AM

Wasn't Martin Whitley's athlete management company called 21 Degrees Racing or something like that? Maybe he is the owner of this Commencal 21 team. If so, will he still be involved with the YT Mob?

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/1/2021 6:02 PM

True. I was looking at the Specialized Gravity team's Facebook page before I posted, and none of the Bruni photos I saw had a good view of his google strap. Most had his arm covering them. All the pics with a clear view of a google strap were of Finn ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/1/2021 9:54 AM

Specialized was on Fox last year for eyewear and clothing. So either the team changed to match Vali, she is going somewhere besides specialized or staying put with a new frame sponsor.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/23/2020 8:50 AM

Fox surely wants to promote both brands, but not as competing brands. Seems thier approach is to promote Fox for racing and Marzocchi for freeride.

Added reply in a thread 275 Downduro machine or slightly off balance mullet? 12/18/2020 3:07 PM

Well, if you worried about balance, and willing to fork out the money to get a new fork, why not just buy a coil shock that will give you the same travel as the air shock?

Added reply in a thread Knolly Suing Intense, Claiming Patent Infringement 12/15/2020 8:41 PM

As I understand it, the patent refers to the relation between the bottom bracket and where the axis of the seat tube meets the down tube, not the seat tube angle. See my illustration (red shows the angles and placing that is protected by the patent.

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