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Liked a comment on the item No Apologies - Norco's New High-Pivot Shore 10/15/2020 3:06 AM

Norco is in the ballpark of progressive geometry. The Shore's size L is almost similar with Pole Evolink 158 and Nicolai/Geometron G1 in size M. Long bikes are here to stay.

Liked a comment on the item Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/8/2020 4:19 AM

Well done Commencal!

Liked a comment on the item Commencal Speaks Up for Peace, Unity, and Solidarity with Worlds Bikes 10/8/2020 4:18 AM

and here we are. commenting on a bicycle forum. about race. thus having a conversation about it.

whether you agree or not, having words like this in "seemingly useless or non-applicable place [ie - mt bikes]" gets more people talking about race. and not talking about...more

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/16/2020 5:52 AM

Yes, I think we both agree that a bike that is designed to be pedaled should climb well. My point was that gravity oriented bikes like dh and "enduro" bikes should be designed with descending in mind. However theres no reason why enduro bikes shouldn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/15/2020 1:09 PM

DIN is the mechanism that keeps your heel in place. Dynafit is a binding where you can have your heel loose from the ski itself for walking uphill and then you snap your heel into them at the top. Of course randonee skiers aren’t walking up with their ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 9:54 AM

Thanks Blade! Bike checks seem more an more diluted nowadays so I really wanted to do something extremely in-depth.

Thanks, Paul

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 9:54 AM

Best. Bike check. Ever.

Way too much bike for 99% of our local trails but that was a very thoughtful and enjoyable read.

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 9:53 AM

Not sure, I don't bother weighing bikes nowadays - my focus is on performance and durability.

To be honest, I did try and weigh it yesterday, but it's been so long since I used the scales the batteries are flat!

I'd guess around 36-7 lbs

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 9:52 AM

What an amazing read. The product knowledge and each decision made or thought and why’s that went into each component for this rig is just mind-blowing. Also, I don’t know if anyone else noticed the rubber inserts to dampen vibration between the stem and the upper crown?!...more

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/14/2020 10:58 PM

I disagree with your opinion there, thats like saying that randonee skis should be designes with climbing being the priority because you're going up the mountain 99,9% of the total time spent skiing. Your percentage of time spent going up/down doesn't ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/14/2020 10:23 PM

I wish I could have a beer or 6 with Paul.

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/14/2020 11:49 AM

Yes, steep seat tube angles are great for seated climbing, but you arent always seated going up. My point was that a longer rear center would benefit the weight distribution of the bike when going down.

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/13/2020 2:46 PM

I think that geometry still has room for improvement when it comes to the front-/ rear center ratio, especially when it comes to bikes in larger sizes. Having a long front end and a short chainstay forces you to really weight your front wheel when cornering ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Commençal Supreme 29 / 27 High Polished 9/8/2020 2:37 PM

God it looks good with that finish.

Liked a comment on the item The Downduro Project: Dual-Crown and a Dropper Post, Öhlins DH38 m.1 Review 9/7/2020 6:17 AM

Not much into reading are we? w00t We ran it at 180 mm for this "downduro" test.

Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/3/2020 5:21 AM

As an onyx hub owner i understand that blessing and curse of a silent hub. Always hunting down creaks and rattles.

These are intriguing.

Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/3/2020 5:20 AM

I would be really interested to see a test comparing the drag on these hubs compared to the Onyx. Also it should be noted that the Onyx Vesper hub has a claimed weight of 389g which would make the Box is about 22% heavier. Another thing I wanted to point out is about the "sponginess" that you talked...more

Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/3/2020 5:18 AM

Is there any chance of a hub shoot out, Box vs Onyx vs DT Swiss etc etc..?

Liked a comment on the item Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/2/2020 10:28 PM

Downhill bike content! God yes!

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/1/2020 12:32 PM

Loics mud tire looks to be a cut down michelin dh mud