Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/26/2020 7:04 AM

I’m also quite surprised how much these bike weigh. Been doing some fun endurance races and thought maybe my enduro bike wasn’t the best choice. I was actually looking at the optic from Norco. But it’s the exact weight of my 165/170mm bike. Even the 120mm...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/26/2020 7:04 AM

I think the issue is that we want our short travel bikes to be able to endure the same kind of trail abuse as our Enduro bikes for the most part. Manufacturers have recognized this, and while they are using smaller forks and slightly narrowrr wheels on these bikes, the rest of the components are fairly similar in weight, as well as the frames weighing about an extra pound or two in recent years. The big thing I noticed going to a shorter travel 29er, was not the weight, but the agility while descending. These bikes are so flickable and a ton of fun on smoother, flatter terrain where enduro bikes can be dull.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/26/2020 6:58 AM

I wonder how the Knolly Fugitive ST would have faired. Mine is setup 140mm/120mm, 66.5HT/65.75HT, 76.5ST/76ST. Great test! Would love a new Banshee.

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Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Megatower Park V2 2/20/2020 9:28 PM

Fox missed the chance with the 38, when they should have been building a 36 dual crown.

Added a comment to Crown_Performance's bike check 2/20/2020 7:13 AM

Super cool break down. I saw the frame link and it is advertised as a 27.5, are you running it mullet?

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Added a comment to Jason Lew's bike check 2/19/2020 6:55 PM

High end drive train... low end fork?

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Updated bike check 2019 Knolly Fugitive ST & LT 1/31/2020 11:18 AM
Updated bike check 2019 Knolly Fugitive ST & LT 1/31/2020 11:18 AM
Added a comment to joaotenedoriofanzeres's bike check 1/21/2020 7:02 AM

no

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Ntinos_P left a comment 1/20/2020 12:36 AM

Hi!
To took the dhx2 as a set with the frame directly from knolly
Cheers
Ntinos
(ps sorry I do not know how to respond to the message you sent :-) )

Added a comment to TheFathership's bike check 1/19/2020 8:10 PM

How did you come across Sunrace 12 speed! That's wild! Do you like it? Why that over SLX 12sp or GX 12sp?

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Liked a comment on the item Knolly Fugitive LT 1/19/2020 8:05 PM

Thank YOU for the Fugitive <3

Liked a comment on the item Knolly Fugitive LT 1/19/2020 8:05 PM

RAD. Thanks Vital and Ntinos for the great build!

Liked a comment on the item Knolly Fugitive LT 1/19/2020 8:05 PM

76 degree effective seat tube angle as it sits.

Instead of bending the seat tube to look steeper, we use an offset straight seat-tube so people could use the length rather than face interference issues. When combined with shorter seat tube lengths, it allows for 170mm droppers to fit on all sizes of our bikes (and...more

Added a comment to fogstagram's bike check 1/19/2020 7:59 PM

Whats the HT angle with the offset bushings and 160mm fork?

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Liked a comment on the item 2018 Marin Hawk Hill Build - Shredding on a Budget 1/19/2020 7:52 PM

here's mine with its upgrades:

xfusion sweep hlr rc set at 140
hope pro 4 hubs laced to wtb I29 rims
rock shox reverb stealth dropper
race face turbine 740mm bar
thomson 70mm post
shimano ice tech rotors
weight: 31.13lbs

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Added reply in a thread Santa Cruz Chameleon...what's next?! 1/16/2020 8:40 PM

After years on full our enduro bikes, I built 2 different "All Mountain" hardtails similar to the Santa Cruz you have. Hard tails are cool and all, but, they are slower on rocky terrain for the average rider. I would recommend a shorter travel trail ... more »

Updated bike check Banshee Rune 2018 1/9/2020 9:43 AM