I'm a Trail rider through and through.
I'm never satisfied, Thus I am constantly searching for the perfect trail bike. This being the case. I spend lots of time and money demoing bikes. I generally don't comment on bikes unless I've ridden them. I sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of owning really nice bikes.

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Bikethrasher vernonfelton's article
Sep 20, 2016 at 4:54
Sep 20, 2016
Hey, Where Did Everybody Go? - Interbike 2016
Outerbike is great. But so are all the other bike festivals and demo days where we can ride bikes on our own trails. I'd much rather demo bikes here at home in Colorado on trails I ride all the time. Haven't been to Interbike in many years. No intentions of going back.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Sep 17, 2016 at 7:35
Sep 17, 2016
Tradeshow Trendspotting - Opinion
@MTBrent: I stand corrected. That makes them a Moped. Hmmm when was the last time I saw someone pedal a moped? All I know is that mtn bikes don't have motors or throttles. I don't have a problem with Mopeds. Just don't put them in the same catigory as regular pedal bikes. That's pretty much like lumping us with Motorcycles. And if you live in America and follow politics even a little bit. You know being attached to motor bikes is a Death blow to trail access and usually leads to trail closures. Sorry, but we have worked extremely hard to separate our selves from the motor weilding crowd. It's taken years to prove our sport is low impact. Again I'm sorry but anything with a motor is Not low impact. Don't for a second give me that. Well it's only pedal assist Bullshit. Bullshit! Bullshit! Damned. You people obviously know very little about today's motors and batteries. It's not too difficult make your 20mph Moped into a 50mph tire smoking, trail shredding Monster. Lots of People are already doing it. The only Moped I've seen on the trail was able to spray roost at the twist of the throttle. It was strange without the usual Braaap. Shit even the manufactures are making Moped specific tires and Suspension. Albeit they are heavier and much sturdier to handle the abuse of the power just waiting to be unleashed. With that kind of power and speed the climbs are lots of fun, but our trails get torn to shit in a hurry. But at least now you can Roost the shit out of those angry hikers! They don't care. They would'nt be pissed enough to tell anybody their pissed. They don't vote either. Get a clue People. Mopeds Are Not Mtn Bikes! Industry people you need to segregate this shit before it hurts your real business. IMBA you will not receive another Penny from me or anybody I know until you take a firm stand. Stating. "Mopeds /E-bikes are not Mtn bikes and you don't support their use on non motorized trails". You are a Mtn bike advocacy group not a Motor bike advocacy group aren't you? You should also demand their name be changed to E-MOTOR BIKES OR Mopeds. To further clear up all the confusion on this topic. For those of you who don't live in the US. You can do what ever you want. I'm not here to meddal in your business like our government does. Full disclosure. The actions of our government Do Not Represent the wishes of the majority people living in this country. Only 2% get heard here. The rest of us get the bill and little more. This isn't a complicated topic. It's Black And White. Don't make it Grey. Make it what it is. A Moped. Period end of Story.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Sep 15, 2016 at 4:47
Sep 15, 2016
Tradeshow Trendspotting - Opinion
Mike glad you pointed out that EBikes aren't Mountain Bikes. They have a motor witch makes them, well a (Motor Bike) . End of story.
Bikethrasher stevemokan's article
Sep 10, 2016 at 8:04
Sep 10, 2016
Chasing Epic Announces 2017 Trip Dates
I've been to all these locations many times lots of great riding. For those of us on tight budgets there's good camping at all these locations. Local bike shops are always a good source for trail info.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Sep 3, 2016 at 5:52
Sep 3, 2016
21 Bikes From Eurobike 2016
That Zerode Hands Down!
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Aug 30, 2016 at 18:21
Aug 30, 2016
Shimano Launches Pro Bike Components Koryak Dropper Seatpost - First Look
I'll keep my 9Point8. Reasonable price and it works great. 170mm of Drop. Oh Yeah! I slowly stopped using Shimano parts except for pedals. OX was a game changer and XX was the final nail in the coffin. SRAM knows what I want and they Deliver. My SRAM drivetrains just work and I don't really have to think about them. Never owned a Reverb and the ones I've used have been just ok. The new Guides are defiantly better than any Shimano Brake I've used. Then again the only Shimano brakes and drivetrains I've used in years have been on demo bikes. The performance is usually good but not great. But that's just my experience. Seriously does anybody use a front derailleur anymore? Even my kids bikes are 1x.
Bikethrasher vernonfelton's article
Aug 28, 2016 at 20:01
Aug 28, 2016
Dear Bike Industry - Opinion
I have a nice hoard of 26" tires and a couple wheel sets as well.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Aug 27, 2016 at 19:57
Aug 27, 2016
Trek's Prototype DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2016
The Trek Remedy I rode. Was named Bike of the year by many mags and sites including this one. It's a nice bike. All the 9ers I rode where nice. My friend who is on a beat to shit Mojo SLR. Rode the new Ripely and HD3 and was also underwhelmed with both. All five of us rode at least one plus bike as well. All agreed they would be great on groomed snow but none of us would want one as our everyday bike. My point is 9ers and now Plus bikes aren't for everyone as the Bike Industry and many 9er owners insists they are.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Aug 27, 2016 at 18:59
Aug 27, 2016
Trek's Prototype DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@d-man: The 9ers are much better than any of the Plus bikes I rode. The best bikes I rode were the Trek Slash and the Intense Spider 27.5 Carbon.
Bikethrasher mikelevy's article
Aug 27, 2016 at 18:32
Aug 27, 2016
Trek's Prototype DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@d-man: I rode the Ibis Ripley the Trek Remedy, Spec Enduro and Stumpy Which one is wrong? Sorry 9ers aren't for everybody. I'd say if your tall, heavy, or produce lots of power they might work. But I'm none of those so maybe that's why they don't work for me.
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