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 vernonfelton's article
Aug 4, 2016 at 16:18
Aug 4, 2016
2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail - First Ride
@mikekazimer: Find me a review where you have flat out said something sucks......... I doubt you will find much. Even the stuff that is bad is sugar coated as per the examples you cited. By all means protest that you write fair balance unbiased reviews, but judging by a lot of the comments the readers (and myself) don't think you do. It's alright, we understand you can't or are afraid to bite the hand that feeds you ;) You want to know what an interesting review looks like? Go and watch Top gear and Jeremey Clarkson. Ok it might be over the top and somewhat silly, but no sugar coating whatsoever.
kudos100 vernonfelton's article
Aug 4, 2016 at 9:27
Aug 4, 2016
2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail - First Ride
Pink bike reviews are pretty much advertorials now. Almost never say anything bad about the products and sugar coat everything they say. I tend to look at the comments to see a more honest appraisal of the bike. $5000? how much? Bloody boost, sod off. Enve wheels? Maybe I can sell one of my children. Much more realistic for the average buyer :P
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.
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