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alexsin brule's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 12:14
1 days
Day 2 Randoms - Sea Otter 2015
If your 6'3" racers are using all kinds of spacers and weird hacks to get their bars tall enough on an XL bike (which is supposed to fit a person of that size) - maybe you should make the head tube longer. Nobody wants to ride a 46mm rise bar. Most tall people, myself included, would prefer to have a long head tube and run regular bars and stems. It's surprising that the new V10 didn't get a longer head tube.
alexsin mikelevy's article
Apr 18, 2015 at 11:06
1 days
ENVE, Gravity, Michelin - Sea Otter 2015
They could make the bike with a taller head tube. XLs pretty much always need longer head tubes.
alexsin mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2015 at 8:40
2 days
FOX's New Suspension - Sea Otter 2015
I'm sort of shopping for a new bike later this year or next year. 11spd XT and the new Fox stuff looks awesome. Next year could be awesome.
alexsin mikelevy's article
Apr 16, 2015 at 20:26
3 days
Manitou's New Magnum Fork - Sea Otter 2015
I have some WTB Vigilantes on my Enduro 29 which are very high volume. Actually there wasn't enough room in the rear yoke to fit the rear end of the bike and I swapped back to an HR2. I hate the ride of higher volume tires. It feels inaccurate and insulated on a 6" 29er. On a hardtail maybe it makes more sense. But on this bike it just feels weird.
alexsin mikekazimer's article
Apr 16, 2015 at 12:55
Apr 16, 2015
Trek Stache 9 - Review
110mm head tube on the XL size. Really? Because tall guys around the world are struggling to get their bars lows enough? Maybe Trek is heavily invested in the headset spacer business.
alexsin Polygonbikes's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 13:07
Apr 15, 2015
Kurt Sorge Joins Polygon Bikes in 2015
Where one trail ends... the next begins. Did you even watch the movie??
alexsin mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 7:35
Apr 15, 2015
OneUp 44 Tooth X-Cog - Review
On my first attempt at this I ran a 30t chainring and a 11-36+42 out back. Pretty good but there's still a big jump to the 42. Now I'm on a 28t chainring with a 11-36+40 out back. Now I've got all the gearing I need and no jumps. The whole point of this exercise is to get away from these big shift jumps and this 44t cog seems to add them right back in. Which is weird because it was OneUp that was moving us away from these jumps in the first place. I'm not sure why, for many SRAM users, a smaller chainring might not be a better option. Especially considering this cog is the same price.
alexsin paulaston's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 15:13
Apr 10, 2015
First Look: Bold Linkin Trail
I'm being sarcastic in response to his sarcasm. I am surprised to have to explain this.
alexsin paulaston's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 7:23
Apr 10, 2015
First Look: Bold Linkin Trail
I got some issues with the Boost thing (which isn't necessarily an issue if the bike comes with nice hubs) and the internal shock (which is kind of a hassle but once you're dialled you really can forget it, and I don't really use my lockout) and the fact that it doesn't come in XL (presumably there's no tall people in Switzerland?). But I like it. I think it's an interesting idea. In a world of carbon construction stuff like this should be possible. It makes for very nice lines.
alexsin paulaston's article
Apr 10, 2015 at 7:20
Apr 10, 2015
First Look: Bold Linkin Trail
Not if you're tall it ain't.
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