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Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 1:04 PM

Well, I have a Yari with luftkappe, so it's basically all spring

. I should have upgraded the damper instead of the spring first, as the luftkappe was rather expensive for still being stuck with a pretend damper, but that's not a knock on the ... more »
Reply to Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 7/31/2018 10:34 PM

Man so many awesome bikes on these lists. Either mountain bikes were more fun when they still sucked, or I'm just like every other generation and idealizing my own youth. Up till about 2015 I only bought frames and just kept an ever-evolving groupset ... more »

Reply to Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/27/2018 10:13 PM

@Matt dogg, hahaha love the nerddom. You yhrow price into the the mix and we're really never going to figure this out. I know what you mean, forekaster and NN are hardly real tires but im feeling to outta shape to push fun rubber this year

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Reply to Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/26/2018 8:04 PM

@Matt Dogg, do you really feel like the slaughter rolls comparably to Minion SS or shwable RR? I have the stock wheels and tires on an enduro 29 (butcher/slaughter grids, on i29 rims) and honestly it feels like molasses, this is coming from 27.5 EXO ... more »

Reply to PRO ENDURO BIKES - 2018 3/22/2018 10:04 PM

Suspension nerd in me: thank god, all bikes should be horst link with 80-110% AS and somewhat progressive LR. Bike rider in me: add GT to the list of completely indistinguishable modern mountain bikes. Gonna miss Maes winning on that clunking, ripping ... more »

Reply to Does Having Junior Categories in World Cup DH Make a Difference? 11/27/2017 9:01 PM

This was one of my favorite Inside Line episodes- such a depth of knowledge and great stories shared. That said, my eyebrows had a hard time with her interpretation of "rider development." Maybe taking the phrase a little too literally? The way I see ... more »

Reply to Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/22/2017 6:26 PM

Is it just me or do those side knobs look reaaaallly tall?

Reply to XT- SLX, Magura Mt2 brakes? 2/17/2017 5:24 PM

The maguras have injection molded plastic lever bodies/master cylinders. High-end ones like mt8 have a lot of carbon mixed into the plastic, but the low end ones like MT2 look like standard gf30 nylon. They are super light and work well enough, though ... more »

Reply to Boost 28 Spoke VS Standard 32 Spoke Wheelsets 1/21/2017 10:49 AM

almost took the bait there

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/6/2017 9:49 AM

Re: specialized, I don't really traffic in rumors but this one seems like a no-brainer, at least on the suspension side. Maybe something weird for drivetrain like Box?

Reply to Canfield Brothers Unveils CBF™ Suspension Patent 7/28/2016 6:43 PM

@varaxis, you're right, check it out here: why they are claiming you need anti-squat deeper than 50% travel is beyond me. anti-squat curves are completely reproducible ... more »

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/8/2016 8:51 PM

Almost all of them, really; some day when I'm rich I'll just buy another without selling its predecessor. But if I had to pick one, it'd be the steely blue Banshee Scirocco from about 2004

Reply to If You Could Learn One Trick, What Would it Be? 7/1/2016 5:32 PM


Reply to Wild Looking 2017 FOX 32 SC Fork 4/1/2016 4:31 PM

smart way to not have to design new CSU

Reply to Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/27/2016 11:52 AM

I don't disagree with the reasons the proponents are claiming, I just don't like the feeling of putting so much stress on my wrist at the limit of it's range of motion. But I'm hyper-mobile in general and have to watch out for the range of motion stuff. ... more »