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CaMKii jessiemaymorgan's article
Nov 3, 2023 at 10:58
Nov 3, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: What Are Your Must-Have Features On a New Mountain Bike?
Interesting that the majority of respondents want full 29ers. Just reinforces my suspicion that mullet bikes is just an industry ploy to sell new bikes.
CaMKii jessiemaymorgan's article
Nov 2, 2023 at 8:46
Nov 2, 2023
First Look: Transition TransAM Steel Hardtail
Eh, I have a 150mm Lyrik on my Norco Torrent. Feels great. With such a slack static HTA, I never felt like the front end got too steep even in heavy compressions.
CaMKii dariodigiulio's article
Oct 30, 2023 at 10:10
Oct 30, 2023
Field Test Review: 2024 Trek Slash - Rides Like a Session
@milanboez: Or "Can I beat Jackson Goldstone down MSA on an Enduro Bike?" No.
CaMKii henryquinney's article
Oct 23, 2023 at 20:02
Oct 23, 2023
Field Test Review: 2023 Unno Burn - You Know You're Curious
@drbino: I just saw Enduro's North American bike brands shootout today and was surprised that they criticized the Lowdown and the Arrival 170 as being poor climbers. Are the Euros just smashing out massive watts or maybe they just have smoother less techy climbs?
CaMKii henryquinney's article
Oct 17, 2023 at 11:00
Oct 17, 2023
Field Test Review: 2024 Commencal Meta 5 SX - Supercross for a Reason
@g-42: Yep. I had the same feeling about my 2021 Meta AM 29 - incredible with steep or speed, but unwieldy otherwise. That bike had even more extreme geo with 63.5 HTA, 495 reach and 433 chainstay. My theory was that the unbalanced FC/RC caused this but this bike is much more normal in that sense and Henry still feels the same way so I'm stumped.
CaMKii henryquinney's article
Oct 17, 2023 at 9:03
Oct 17, 2023
Field Test Review: 2024 Commencal Meta 5 SX - Supercross for a Reason
Did we read the same article? I thought NSMB's point was focused around the high stack, and requiring either high speed or steep descents to make the bike work properly.
CaMKii mikekazimer's article
Sep 4, 2023 at 11:48
Sep 4, 2023
Review: 2023 Orbea Oiz M-Pro - Don't Call it Downcountry
Seems like if they go through the trouble of a dual lockout, they might as well use a suspension design that performs better going down? Why have two solutions to the same problem?
CaMKii mikekazimer's article
Aug 18, 2023 at 11:25
Aug 18, 2023
Review: Reserve 30|HD AL vs Race Face Turbine Wheels
For warranty what about when the wheels get severely dented and bent, still holds air, but basically impossible to true without crazy uneven spoke tensions and is popping spokes all the time? That seems to be the failure mode I've experienced with aluminum wheels. My WAO Union/Strife wheelset has been 100% reliable.
CaMKii mikekazimer's article
Jul 26, 2023 at 21:57
Jul 26, 2023
Randoms Round 2 - Crankworx Whistler 2023
Offsets have been trending lower... they're pioneers with a negative offset!
CaMKii henryquinney's article
Jun 29, 2023 at 10:33
Jun 29, 2023
First Look: 2024 Commencal Meta SX V5
I'll preface that I'm a fan of Commencal and still loving my 2021 Meta AM 29. Just hit 5,000kms on it a few weeks ago with around 200,000m of vert since getting it in Fall 2020. But is it just me or are these prices out of control? I know inflation has been crazy but even relative to other brands - they are now putting themselves in the price range of shop brands and are not competitive with any of the other DTC brands like Canyon, YT, Polygon, etc. And as much as I love my Meta, considering the frame quality in terms of alignment, hardware, build, it'd be tough to choose them vs a shop brand at the same price or at a premium vs the other DTC brands.
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