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Added a comment about video Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/20/2020 4:24 PM

Good video. I think having dialed suspension and a bike that fits properly are the 2 biggest things in a bike riding well. For some reason a lot of people aren’t into the custom tuned suspension thing, never really understood that when people drop 4-10k on a bike but then won’t spend an extra $300-400 to get the suspension perfect. They will buy a product that they can put into their fork or shock, like the Runt, but won’t go for a full tune. The fit thing is a different conversation, drives me nuts when I see people running super wide bars with narrow shoulders. It’s ergonomics not rocket science.

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Added a comment about video Lousa World Cup DH Course Preview with FrixFrix and Estaque 3/15/2020 9:02 AM

It looked like some of those tech sections had multiple line choices. Not to mention that sprint toward the bottom could mix up the times.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/14/2020 10:57 AM

Anyone know when Honda’s patent on their gear box is up? Back in the day I remember hearing that Honda patented every version of what they did. By the end it was basically a derailleur mounted in a can on the frame. If that’s the case when the patent ... more »

Added reply in a thread Where to go for a two week summer MTB vacation? 2/14/2020 7:48 AM

I live close to Issaquah and North Bend, we have some great stuff but not worth a 2 week vacation. If you drive to whistler it would be a good 1 or 2 day stop. I would suggest Whistler, between the bike park and the stuff outside the park there is months ... more »

Added reply in a thread Santa Cruz Chameleon...what's next?! 1/16/2020 8:30 AM

I haven’t rode either bike but people seem to be loving the new Norco Optic and Specialized Stumpjumper Evo. Both bikes are shorter travel, supposedly climb well and have aggressive geometry which I’m sure you would appreciate coming from a moto background. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Overcoming Fear - How Do You Guys Do It? 11/9/2019 7:30 AM

All the input here so far is really good. I would also add go for a few rides that are easy, really easy. Don’t do anything that would have felt even mildly hard precrash. Do that a few times and you will start feeling comfortable again.

Added a comment about press release Ride Longer, Ride Stronger. The Inside Story of SPANK's Vibrocore Solution for Arm Pump 10/18/2019 9:09 PM
thejake

Please enlighten the rest of us then. I agree with TEAMROBOT about stiffer suspension and higher bars but braking bumps and blown out sections of trail at high speed are rough.

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Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 9:13 PM

I think damping is more important. It’s pretty easy to get your spring rate correct, coil or air. Turning all those knobs can get confusing. I’ve also noticed that unless the trail is short and your shuttling it’s difficult to pinpoint specific changes ... more »

Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/4/2019 10:01 AM
thejake

I think making it so it doesn’t fit coil shocks and high volume air shocks was intended. It’s not like this was slapped together in a weekend. I really don’t get why though, same with the Bronson. Maybe it’s to encourage the hard charging coil shock riders to be on a Nomad or Megatower?

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Added reply in a thread Jared Graves Diagnosed with Brain Tumor 6/28/2019 9:14 PM

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Added reply in a thread Tires and inserts 6/26/2019 8:55 PM

Thanks for the info guys. After reading the replies has anyone tried Double Down casing back to back with DH casing?

Started new thread Tires and inserts 6/25/2019 9:27 PM

I went to the bike shop today and was kind of amazed and overwhelmed by the choices I had with just Maxxis tires: Exo, Exo plus, Double Down or DH. Then do you want to add Cush Core? I’m curious what other are running, riding style, terrain, what you ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 2:16 PM

Wonder if the spring part of the shock is designed to take side loads while there is a separate damper just for dampening. Wasn’t Ohlins saying it was difficult to design a shock for mountain bikes because it’s structrual and a dampener? This could be ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/10/2019 8:47 AM

To all you guys talking about self adjusting electronic suspension. What if it was set to adjust at a certain GPS coordinate? Basically set way points down a track and then program the suspension. It would only work for racing but it could be a large ... more »

Started new thread Add to the stable or not 12/26/2018 8:06 PM

I have a Devinci Spartan that I like but have a few things I dislike about it. I would like something like a Santa Cruz 5010, Evil Calling or Transition Scout, basically fun but also more on the trail side of the spectrum. Big question is if I get a ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/21/2018 4:44 PM

It really looks like an FSR design with linkage driving the shock.