kudos100

Rediscovered MTB'ing 18 months ago after 15 years off. Love singletrack, DH, pump tracks and pissing about in the woods Smile

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kudos100 TheFEST's article
Jul 23, 2016 at 11:18
Jul 23, 2016
LooseFEST 2016, GoPro Course Check - Video
Insanity. Riding faster than most of us with ever ride a mtb.......................into a set of jumps.
kudos100 vernonfelton's article
Jul 5, 2016 at 14:32
Jul 5, 2016
Kona Launches New 2017 Models
@FindDigRideRepeat: Doesn't count if you use a chairlift or shuttle ;)
kudos100 vernonfelton's article
Jul 5, 2016 at 11:36
Jul 5, 2016
Kona Launches New 2017 Models
@FindDigRideRepeat: Guessing you don't ride uphill much then.
kudos100 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 5, 2016 at 11:30
Jul 5, 2016
First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension
@tantrumcycles: Also, one other point that I think is worth considering is that, it could be worth chopping half an inch of the ST length. 15.5, 17.5 and a 19.5 I have an inside leg measurement of 35" and can easily ride a 19" frame with a 150mm dropper. Having slightly smaller ST numbers would again give a bit more versatility between sizes due to difference in leg lengths and that most people run a dropper these days.
kudos100 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 5, 2016 at 11:20
Jul 5, 2016
First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension
@tantrumcycles: Yes I think that is the one thing I think most people agree on. Reach numbers have been too conservative for a lot of bikes and companies are starting to wise up and make longer numbers between sizes. I think you could bump it up by +5/10mm which would one; give taller riders 6'3+ a chance of fitting on a L without a long stem (lots of people won't run a stem longer than 60mm on a trail bike now), but also give those in between sizes, the chance to run a shorter stem if need be (35/40mm)
kudos100 vernonfelton's article
Jul 5, 2016 at 8:53
Jul 5, 2016
Kona Launches New 2017 Models
No word of a weight reduction for the process bikes, so I guess they are still heffers.......................
kudos100 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 2, 2016 at 7:03
Jul 2, 2016
First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension
@tantrumcycles: That sounds in the right ball park for modern geometry :) If I was in the market for a 20" frame, I wouldn't go for anything less than 460 reach and maybe a tad more. Most people will be happy to go a bit shorter on the stem than 50mm, but the amount of people who will ride longer than 50mm is becoming smaller and smaller. This article is worth a read if you haven't seen it: http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/size-matters-why-were-all-riding-bikes-that-are-too-small-321374 While I think Chris Porter is pretty extreme and I don't agree with everything he says, some of what he talks about makes sense. A lot of companies are moving towards longer reach figures and within reason, makes for a better handling bike.
kudos100 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 30, 2016 at 9:36
Jun 30, 2016
First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension
@tantrumcycles: Glad to hear, I wish you all the best with this, it seems like a genuinely innovative design, unlike the garbage new standards and 'innovation' we are fed every few years by certain big companies.
kudos100 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 28, 2016 at 13:28
Jun 28, 2016
First Ride: Tantrum Cycles Missing Link Suspension
Hi Brian, It looks like you have done something really interesting here and could be a big hit with certain riders. One thing I would say is that the geometry is outdated and I think if you are going to sell a decent number of bikes, they need to have longer reach and TT measurements. If you tweaked this and a few other bits (as mentioned the graphics) and make the link more aesthetically pleasing I think you will be on to a winner. As it stands a 20" ST with a reach of 440mm is just too outdated for most people to jump on board. I am 6'3 and ride a 19" bike with a 485mm reach. Ok my bike is at the extreme end of the spectrum, but something in between the two would stand a better chance of selling more bikes. I think it would be a shame to have such an well though out and innovative bike, being held back by such conservative geometry numbers.
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Jun 4, 2016 at 7:23
Jun 4, 2016
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