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Climbtech ifhtfilms's article
Mar 20, 2024 at 3:15
Mar 20, 2024
Video: Kids React to Mountain Biking
These kids know what time it is: "Why do you think they would do this?" "To make good content."
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Women's Specialized Ruze Expert, Medium

$1000 USD
This bike is in excellent condition. It was ridden gently, has low total miles on it, and was well maintained. Stock specs are below. Upgrades include complete fork service w/new seals, under-bar style dropper lever (to replace the awkward over-the-bar stock lever), and fresh rear brake pads. Clear protection tape applied to frame and fork from new. The bike runs 27.5x3.0 tires for incredible confidence in rocky or uneven terrain. Setup tubeless. Needs nothing. A great first bike or a solid hardtail for the fleet. Link to Specialized site: Frame: Specialized M4 Premium aluminum, 148 x 12mm thru-axle Pedals: Aluminum platform Hubs: Specialized Stout XC Pro Tires: Specialized 6Fattie Ground Control, 650B x 3.0 Fork: Manitou Magnum Comp 6Fattie+, 110 x 15mm thru-axle, S: 100mm travel; M-XL: 120mm travel Grips: Specialized Sip Grip Stem: Specialized XC Brake: Levers SRAM DB3 Brakes: SRAM DB3, 160mm rotors Wheel Set: WTB Scraper i45, tubeless compatible, 45mm internal width Chainring: 28T Shifters: SRAM GX Cassette: Sunrace, 10-speed: 11-40 Crankset: Specialized Stout XC Pro Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Type 2.1 Handlebar: Specialized Stout XC Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Myth Comp Seatpost: TranzX YSP03 dropper, S: 80mm travel; M-XL: 100mm travel

Climbtech mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2022 at 10:56
Apr 29, 2022
Value Bike Field Test: Fezzari Cascade Peak - The Classic Trail Bike
@Mike-Jay: Exactly. It's pretty funny about how people go on and on about 5 mm on a geo chart making a massive difference (mildly by the reviewers and fervently in the comments) and then they have to eat crow when any testing is done. Don't mention the YT from the enduro field test last year!
Climbtech mikelevy's article
Apr 29, 2022 at 10:47
Apr 29, 2022
Value Bike Field Test: Fezzari Cascade Peak - The Classic Trail Bike
@Wthomas: exactly! You can tell that all the reviewers tend to prefer enduro bikes and tend to use them as the measuring stick when evaluating any bike. "Good" geo and parts are what you would find on an enduro bike, even if it's a downcountry bike. In his defense, Levy tends to do a good job playing devil's advocate, but it seems he's just playing with them.
Climbtech mikekazimer's article
Apr 29, 2022 at 9:54
Apr 29, 2022
Field Test: YT Izzo Core 2 - Ready to Climb
A 60-mil stem?!?!?! Yer' gonna die!
Climbtech henryquinney's article
Apr 11, 2022 at 5:15
Apr 11, 2022
Galfer Release New Disc Shark Rotor With Bold Claims
@sewer-rat: That's not what confidence intervals indicate, but very funny anyway.
Climbtech jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 1, 2022 at 11:59
Apr 1, 2022
World Cup Burning Question: Why AREN'T You Running a High Pivot?
@Moonie2123: Massively underrated comment right here. This one could be posted under nearly every article for the past decade!!
Climbtech henryquinney's article
Mar 2, 2022 at 6:20
Mar 2, 2022
First Look: 2022 Pivot Shadowcat - A New 27.5" Trail Bike
@eugenux: Agreed with most of your comment, except one aspect I like is that I appreciate a better ETT/reach ratio on a trail bike. This ratio has gotten somewhat out of whack lately with longer and longer reaches combined with steeper seat angles decreasing top tube. On an enduro bike or for which and plummet riding, the more upright position is likely fine, but for a trail bike, I expect a lot more time in the saddle (YMMV), so a more optimal pedaling position with less weight on the hands is preferred for some riders.
Climbtech henryquinney's article
Mar 2, 2022 at 5:51
Mar 2, 2022
First Look: 2022 Pivot Shadowcat - A New 27.5" Trail Bike
@justinfoil: Maybe, but the outgoing Mach 5.5 had ample clearance with a 2.6 tire in Boost 148 spacing and identical chainstay length. I really don't think the decision is design-based, since 157 clearly isn't needed on 27.5, even for a burly bike with short stays. I think it's more likely a marketing/perceived uptake choice. Very few companies have gone 157 on 27.5, so it certainly isn't too much of a challenge. The outlier here is the Mach 6. That choice seemed peculiar to me.
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