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BaeckerX1 sarahmoore's article
Nov 6, 2019 at 12:15
Nov 6, 2019
Consumers Threaten to Boycott Backcountry.com as Retailer Sues Businesses for Using the Term ‘Backcountry’
I've bought a bunch of stuff from Backcountry in the past, due to their low prices, fast shipping, and customer service, but I don't think I will be anymore. This is some BS. I had already been hearing about it in many news articles before Pinkbike reported it, so I'm hoping it gains a lot of traction. However, I think the real problem is with the Trademark process in the US that allows multiple organizations to trademark their brand, yet still get sued for using it. That's ridiculous. These small businesses have trademarks as well.
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Spot Rollik 557 Large

$2900 USD
Spot Rollik 557 - Size Large - 27.5 inch wheels - Like new condition Textreme carbon frame with 140mm rear travel and Fox Factory DPS shock Rockshox Lyrik RCT3 160mm fork Hope Pro 4 with Stan's Flow MK3 wheels GX eagle DUB drivetrain Shimano Zee brakes with ice-tech rotors and pads (200 mm front, 180 mm rear) Easton Haven carbon bar RaceFace 50mm stem or Renthal Apex 60mm stem (you choose) Fox Transfer Factory dropper Minion DHF 2.6 WT front tire with DHF 2.3 rear Chromag Trailmaster DT saddle Deity T-Mac flat pedals Ergon GE1 grips

BaeckerX1 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 19:02
Oct 7, 2019
Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match
@pelli: you don't know me. Probably wishful thinking on your part.
BaeckerX1 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 7, 2019 at 12:15
Oct 7, 2019
Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match
@pelli: I'm 6 foot, 220 and no issues. Not sure why you're having a problem. I still love mine.
BaeckerX1 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Oct 1, 2019 at 7:54
Oct 1, 2019
Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match
I disagree. I think the Re:Aktiv shocks are great. I mean, here in Colorado we have absolutely massive climbs and it allows my Slash to pedal better than my 115 mm travel Smuggler ever did (even with a DVO Topaz on it), yet still rip on the downs. It pedals great with no bob, yet you can blast through rock gardens at speed without blinking an eye. I'm not sure why you had that experience or what year shocks you had, but mine is a 2019 so maybe the 2019s are better? So far I'm in love with the shock, but I think personal preferences come into play here also. Some people like a much plusher shock and that's OK. I like racier, more supportive shocks that don't give up their travel like a virgin on prom night. The shock is not a coil, that's for sure. Also, keep in mind Trek isn't making shocks or trying to be a suspension company. The shocks are still made by Rockshox or Fox. I also think that the feel reviewers mention on the Fuel has to do with how they tuned it. The Slash feels pretty firm and supportive so it's hard for me to imagine the Fuel feels that way. But it seems they tuned their trail bike for everyday riders and not the super aggressive ones (that would gravitate towards the Slash), which makes sense given its intended purpose. As mentioned in the review a different shock tune or bigger volume reducers (not necessarily a different shock) would probably change that if that's what you're going for.
BaeckerX1 rossbellphoto's article
Sep 24, 2019 at 12:22
Sep 24, 2019
Bike Check: Thomas Vanderham's Rocky Mountain Instinct BC Edition
@aceface17: yeah, I've been feeling the same. Some bikes you just are really stretched out on, and they can cause back pain on really long rides, plus put additional pressure on your wrists. We're gonna look like road riders pretty soon with how long bikes are getting. My new bike barely fits on my bike carrier tray because of how long it is! :P
BaeckerX1 rossbellphoto's article
Sep 24, 2019 at 12:17
Sep 24, 2019
Bike Check: Thomas Vanderham's Rocky Mountain Instinct BC Edition
@islandforlife: yeah, I got back on my 27.5 bike the other day and wrecked almost immediately because I was riding it like my long, slack 29er. Ha. It's crazy how different bikes can "feel" once you get used to another. It's just really hard to judge how a bike will ride by just one geo number, or even its entire geometry. Plus, with bike companies playing with different offset forks, it's become even more confusing trying to tell how a bike will ride by geometry numbers alone.
BaeckerX1 rossbellphoto's article
Sep 24, 2019 at 11:32
Sep 24, 2019
Bike Check: Thomas Vanderham's Rocky Mountain Instinct BC Edition
@islandforlife: people get far too hung up on reach as a sole defining number. Longer reach doesn't always mean a longer bike, or certain ride characteristics, and it's only one part of the equation of how the bike will ride based on its holistic geometry. For example, my large 2019 Trek Slash is a 453 mm reach in the low config, and my large 2017 Transition Smuggler is 457 mm. However, that 2017 Smuggler has a head angle of 67.5, where the Slash has a 65.1. The Smuggler's steeper head angle means that is has longer reach, but shorter wheelbase. The Smuggler's wheelbase is 1189 mm and the Slash is 1219. Chainstays are about even between the bikes at 436 for the Smuggler and 435 for the Slash. So even though the Slash has a shorter reach, it feels even more stable at speed than the Smuggler due to the longer wheelbase (and slacker head angle), yet my climbing position is slightly better and more forward over the BB with the shorter reach (seat angles are almost the same between the bikes).
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