I'm a Trail rider through and through. I'm never satisfied, Thus I am constantly searching for the perfect trail bike. This being the case. I spend lots of time and money demoing bikes. I generally don't comment on bikes unless I've ridden them. I sacrifice pretty much everything for the sake of owning really nice bikes.

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Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Mar 18, 2017 at 8:53
Mar 18, 2017
Opinion: The Table
@hamncheez: It's a Lynsey. Don't get me wrong it's a fantastic bike. It does ride beautifully and I'm lucky to have it. But There's something about my steel beater. Its just so much fun to ride. Then again I rode a steel 27.5 plus bike last spring that rode like a cheap aluminum bike. Way too stiff. Had 0 spring and felt totally dead. Pretty much the opposite of what steel should ride like. When I asked the rep why they made it so stiff? He said it's a trail bike and that's the way they ride. I've owned a lot of bikes in my time and, I couldn't disagree more. My Lynsky, my Mad Dog and my 5010 all walk that fine line of being stiff and compliant in all the right places. I've ridden more than a few carbon bikes that are too stiff and dead feeling as well. Both mtn and road. Not all frames are created equal. I'm 180 pounds with gear so it's not like I'm lite. Find the right builder and I don't think you will be disappointed with Ti, Steel, or carbon. But don't be disillusioned by the media and think all bikes these days ride really well. There are still a lot of just ok riding bikes out there.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Mar 16, 2017 at 21:05
Mar 16, 2017
Opinion: The Table
@kiksy: Awesome I own 3 bikes one carbon 1 steel and 1 Ti. My steel bike is my favorite by a wide margin. It cost the least and is the most fun to ride and I'm faster on it in unlikely places. There's nothing quite like the ride of a good steel bike. Think it might be time to start building my one frames.
Bikethrasher RichardCunningham's article
Mar 16, 2017 at 20:42
Mar 16, 2017
Opinion: The Table
Totally agree. The only complete mtn bike I ever bought was my first one I ever bought. A Trek Antilope 830 back in 1992. Every bike since then has been a custom build.
Bikethrasher SCOTT-Sports's article
Mar 2, 2017 at 4:50
Mar 2, 2017
Chasing Trail Episode 10: Exploring North Van's Trail Kingdom with Geoff Kabush
Geoff is a legend and a bad ass on a bike. Props to him for making a life out of riding bikes.
Bikethrasher rachellefrazer's article
Feb 11, 2017 at 6:10
Feb 11, 2017
Getting to Know Rae Morrison - NZ's EWS Contender
Livin the Dream girl! Pedal til you can't.
Bikethrasher Canyon-PureCycling's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 6:05
Feb 2, 2017
Canyon Preparing for US Launch
I sure hope so. Their prices are beyond ridiculous. Their quality isn't any better than Canyon or YT. Their parts specs are a cruel joke.
Bikethrasher AJBarlas's article
Jan 24, 2017 at 6:33
Jan 24, 2017
Developing the DMR Sled - Interview
Sweet bike guys. I'd love to see you make 130-140mm travel trail bike.
Bikethrasher mikekazimer's article
Jan 17, 2017 at 5:51
Jan 17, 2017
HT T1 Pedals - Review
Exactly I paid $50.00 for my most recent set of XTRs. They are easily found for around $80-90 dollars. XTs are in the $60-80 dollar range and as little as $40.
Bikethrasher parker-squires's article
Jan 13, 2017 at 14:09
Jan 13, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Maintain Your Full Suspension Frame?
@t1000: I agree to that. But with the wacky weather we have here in Colorado lately. I rode fresh pow this morning and managed to get in a quick ride this afternoon. Good Day of riding
Bikethrasher cedric-gracia's article
Jan 6, 2017 at 12:30
Jan 6, 2017
C├ędric Gracia's Santa Cruz Hightower Bike Setup - Video
@Racer951: Have you ridden a DJ on regular trails? I ride mine everywhere and it's hands down the best cornering bike I have ever thrown a leg over. So naturally getting that seat out of the way helps me. Adding a 170mm dropper to my trail bike made a big difference in how fast I can go through a corner. Who are you to tell me what length post I use? I'll put whatever parts on my bike I want. That's what's great about bikes. Find out what works for you. Not Bikeshop Guy, not Internet guy, not your friends, you. Thankfully the industry isn't listening to short sighted people like you.
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