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mecabeat davidarthur's article
Sep 28, 2016 at 0:41
Sep 28, 2016
Gore Bike Wear Power Trail 2in1 Shorts+ - Review
@davidarthur: That would have been good to include in the review. If it was just an oversight, I can understand, but it seems a little suspicious to leave that info out in a review with zero negative points. Is this an objective review, or are you trying to stay in good standing with the company?
mecabeat davidarthur's article
Sep 27, 2016 at 17:35
Sep 27, 2016
Gore Bike Wear Power Trail 2in1 Shorts+ - Review
@davidarthur: So, you chose to mention the front zipper, but not mention it's complete uselessness? That omission, gives the impression that this short has a feature that would be a huge selling point for many people. This is either a case of compromising journalistic integrity, or just plain laziness. Either way, it's unprofessional.
mecabeat davidarthur's article
Sep 27, 2016 at 10:36
Sep 27, 2016
Gore Bike Wear Power Trail 2in1 Shorts+ - Review
@davidarthur: Do you have these exact shorts, or are you talking about bib shorts in general?
mecabeat davidarthur's article
Sep 26, 2016 at 23:36
Sep 26, 2016
Gore Bike Wear Power Trail 2in1 Shorts+ - Review
@slimboyjim: The zipper must go all the way through. It would be ridiculous if it didn't. But it's weird the review didn't specify, so I don't know.
mecabeat pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 11, 2016 at 17:50
Sep 11, 2016
Results: Finals - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
There was a replay at the end of the broadcast. He simply messed up. It didn't matter what tire he was running. Any tire would have blown off the rim under the force of that mistake.
mecabeat pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 11, 2016 at 17:02
Sep 11, 2016
Results: Finals - Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016
My comic book style theory is that Ratboy's motivation for so many years was beating Gee. When he was finally doing it in 2014, but then choked at world champs, blowing up his foot and giving Gee the win, he lost his momentum. The following years saw them both no longer at the front of the pack. With his nemesis dethroned, his mortality confirmed, and his team disbanding, he has decided to retire his superhuman identity. His heroism is no longer needed. If Gee does return, Commissioner Warner will light the Rat Signal, and hopefully the hero we deserve will fight to restore balance once again.
mecabeat mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2016 at 15:31
Aug 15, 2016
Carson Storch's Prototype Rocky Mountain - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@ninjatarian: 18" seat tube in medium. That is not what I'm describing. I'm talking about a dirt jump bike that can climb. 14" max seat tube height for me at 5'9". This kind of setup is only available as a custom build. My M4X is the best I've ridden yet, but very expensive. Before that I had a Transition Double that was great but heavy and had less suspension performance. Before that is was many years of hardtails; Jackal, Staats, NS, all the way back to the Boss 26" BMX that I put a Marzocchi Z1 Bomber on in 1998. So I'm talking about a climbable bike that can be seriously thrown down on as well, preferably with 26" wheels. There are not many frames out there like that. This is a thing that people want, though. The owner of BLKMRKT had a Killswitch built up this way. One employee of Pivot has a similar M4X build. I think at least a couple people at Transition had Doubles that could get into the backwoods. I think more of these frames could be sold if these other build options were showcased. Some people can only afford to have one high quality full suspension bike at a time. If you want a jump/slope bike and a trail bike, but can only afford one, there you go, set one of these up for both. But I've never seen this idea advertised. It could also be a great way to put all the old 26" parts that are laying around to use. The other thing I said about regular trail bikes changing to shorter seat tube lengths per frame size is a separate issue that I think would make just trail riding more fun. Think about huge bunnyhops with the seat low like a trials bike. Boosting over rough sections in a tuck air with the seat completely out of the way. The Thunderbolt would be cooler with a even a 2" lower seat tube, but for the reasons mentioned above, plus the fact that the seat tube would either need to be reinforced somehow, or be a larger diameter, it probably won't happen anytime soon.
mecabeat mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2016 at 10:50
Aug 15, 2016
Carson Storch's Prototype Rocky Mountain - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@RockyMountainBicycles: I get that. I just think you should make that frame, and market it as more than just a slope-capable bike.
mecabeat mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2016 at 10:13
Aug 15, 2016
Carson Storch's Prototype Rocky Mountain - Crankworx Whistler 2016
@chyu: That's a good call, I hope so. Companies don't realize how versatile a bike like this can be. Combine a slope bike with enough seat tube, a dropper post with a qr, and full rear gear range, and you have a bike that can be trail ridden out to your jumps in the woods, or do laps on a flow trail. I've built up several slope/4x bikes for that purpose, most recently a Pivot M4X (which I'm selling right now unfortunately) and it's awesome. Comfortably climb to the top of the jump trail, telescope the dropper all the way down to the frame with the qr, and get sideways all the way down. Raise the post, climb back up and repeat. I look at trail bikes and I always wish that seat mast was gone. A medium frame could easily have a "14 seat tube instead of a "18, a large could have a "16, and so on. I understand why they don't, though. For one thing most people wouldn't understand the sizing. It would make selling to more casual riders difficult, explaining reach and effective top tube. They would just think low=small. The frames would also have a much smaller range of seatpost/tube overlap. There would be a lot more idiots breaking their frames. I think the way to do it would be integrated droppers built into the frame that have an adjustable upper limit setting. We could have 200mm travel droppers, no seatpost clamps, and super low & strong trail bikes that we could ride 30 miles and then do no foot cans on.
mecabeat mikelevy's article
Aug 15, 2016 at 0:35
Aug 15, 2016
Carson Storch's Prototype Rocky Mountain - Crankworx Whistler 2016
"no plans to take it to production." So whats the point of sponsoring the rider to ride something you don't make? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
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