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Liked a comment on the item SuperMega 8/21/2020 6:28 AM

Tremendous tremendous ride you've got there.

Liked a comment on the item Yeti 115 8/16/2020 7:07 AM

I’d pay more for the bike if it said “tribe” on it.

Added a comment to lucythefin's bike check 8/7/2020 7:37 AM
Annette's Custom Classy Scout

The gold/bronze decals and details look sweet.

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Added a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 7/31/2020 4:30 PM
thejake

I’m pretty sure the previous owner never bled the brakes and just did lever bleeds to top it off. The lever got stuck down and I took it to the local shop and they recommend new brakes. They said fluid was so contaminated that it caused some internal damage. So I’m getting a new set. They told me Shimano has a rebuild kit but that they haven’t had good luck doing that. If anyone has other experience rebuilding Saint brakes I’m all ears.

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Added a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 7/31/2020 11:04 AM
thejake

I have 2 pairs of Saints, one has zero issues and the other, which came on a used and abused DH bike, have the wandering bite point. I’m a little hesitant to try the new XT stuff, I’ve heard XTR doesn’t have that issue. I’m replacing the second pair with new ones. The lever bleed keeps the lever feeling like you have brand new pads as the pads get worn down, highly recommend.

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Liked a comment on the item New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/27/2020 5:12 PM

As I heard of the Floyd issue, I did not bother to watch official or independent media and instead just looked up official police and FBI statistics as well as some statements of the founders and leading BLM heads themselves and some of their posts on Twitter. Then...more

Liked a comment on the item New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/26/2020 3:40 PM

Case and point. I'm sure you are an intelligent person. Why did you have to ruin it with a post like this?

It's usually a sign of someone who can't defend their point

Added a comment about feature New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/25/2020 7:14 AM
thejake

It’s really sad to see you getting down voted for stating facts. If you don’t believe what he said do some research and learn to think critically. It’s a tall order these days but it can be done if you take a few steps back and look at things subjectively and quit believing the propaganda that is being shouted.

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Liked a comment on the item New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/25/2020 5:51 AM

It is NOT a human rights movement and it is totally politically based!

I could get behind a BLM movement if that was indeed what it was really about! Instead it's supporters (not all I grant you) often are hurting the communities and people they are claiming to...more

Added a comment about product review Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/17/2020 7:00 AM
thejake

I don’t currently have Fox suspension but I have in the past and I thought their set up guild for the shock was pretty good. They have the little graph that tells you rider weight and leverage ratio and puts you in a “zone” for the adjustments. How far off those baseline settings did you get?

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Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 6/14/2020 9:25 PM
thejake

With all the bitching about pricing I’d think this was pinkbike. Last time I bought tires I paid about $80 per tire. I got Maxxis DHR and Assegai in double down casing, not much of a deal from my local shop but I know the owner and I’m happy to put an extra few bucks in his pocket when I buy tires. I did how ever look online and I couldn’t find deals on the casing and compound I wanted. So I would say $65 is pretty good if they have what you want, in stock, no hassles, just put it in your cart and check out. When they get 27.5 tires I’ll check them out.

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Added reply in a thread Do you say fork or forks? 6/5/2020 5:29 AM

Forker is what I prefer

Added reply in a thread help with deciding bike 5/16/2020 1:00 PM

Transitions seem to be very popular here in Washington, they seem to be pretty tough too. Im sure you could pick up a first gen Sentinel pretty cheap right now and then buy a second bike for your road rides. If you are just going a mile or two on pavement ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The NEW 2020 World Cup DOWNHILL Schedule 5/16/2020 10:44 AM

Finally no MSA and Fort Bill on calendar
At least one good news!!

Added reply in a thread Random musing: Road vs. MTB frame prices 5/4/2020 9:10 PM

I think the bike industry knows what status symbol chasers will pay for road bikes.

Added a comment about video Noisy Bikes, Small Bikes - Vital RAW - 2010 World Cup DH 4/27/2020 10:16 AM

I think it wasn’t being thought about as much. Bikes were evolving in other ways. I remember Mondraker came out with their DH bike and it had longer reach and a 62 degree head angle. Most people thought it was over the top.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/25/2020 1:38 PM

I have a MRP Bartlett and it is the best fork I have owned. Stays up in its travel and feels very plush. I really like having a direct mount stem. I have no idea what the weight is I know my size large Evil Insurgent with the Bartlett, coil shock, DD ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best and Worst World Cup DH Tracks? 4/5/2020 2:34 PM

I don’t think any of the tracks are “bad” but I’m completely bored with MSA and Fort William. I know, bring the hate. I wish the UCI had a rule where a track could not be run more than 2 years in a row, then one year off, then back.

Added reply in a thread The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/31/2020 4:14 PM

Tires, pedals and grips. Doesn’t matter if your on a dirt jumper hard tail or a full on DH race bike, if those 3 items suck you will notice.