EnduroRider1986 mikekazimer's article
Jun 13, 2019 at 4:32Jun 13, 2019
Review: 2019 Santa Cruz Megatower - Stiff & Solid, But Not That Sensitive
Great review with exactly the cons i experienced when riding it. It could be longer (said the Nicolai G15 XL rider with 535 reach) and it's suspension could be better! Think the coil shock could do this trick! DHX2 plus a 36 up front could be the ideal combo! The seat angle could be steeper (73°+) but overall this bike handled so well and had so much grip when it got really rough and fast! It's a pure race bike, nothing for everyday trails! Like my Nicolai but with soooo much more Stack, that it almost seems too high!
EnduroRider1986 nkrohan's article
Jun 6, 2019 at 3:47Jun 6, 2019
10 Men's Kits Tested - 2019 Summer Gear Guide
I did like the last tests more where i could see which short is the best etc.!
EnduroRider1986 MacRamsay's article
May 24, 2019 at 3:51May 24, 2019
Photo Story: Loch Morar - Riding Through Wildfire in Scotland
Stunning pictures and awesome writing. Sounds like a must visit but i would carry a satellite phone in case of emergency, although a lack of mobile phone Connection is nice sometimes. Keep coming those articles, Jess and Ramsay. Greets, Rob
May 7, 2019 at 4:06May 7, 2019
Randoms: FSA, SixSixOne, Magura, Ringle, & More - Garda Trentino 2019
That jacket is super intresting if you finally can carry a bladder and back protector at the same time! New Rose looks like a KTM.
EnduroRider1986 mikekazimer's article
May 6, 2019 at 22:48May 6, 2019
Video: Are 29/27.5" Mullet Bikes Faster Than 29ers?
Next big time "2975"? The first brands (Alutech for example) are showing complete bikes with this mix but only models which are usually equipped with 27.5 wheels and then get a 29er front wheel. Maybe with an angle set the added stack height and shortened reach wouldnt be a problem! I think not so tall riders just take the next bigger frame size to convert this and then have nearly the same geometry then with the normal 27.5 bike only with the higher stack and so it will work better in really steep sections.
EnduroRider1986 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 4:07Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
I agree! More bikes weights more, as some S bikes are almost too long for really small People. 29ers are heavier than 27,5" and most bikes now run proper tires instead of compromised lightweight ones! In size L/XL weight should be around 14-15 kg to get a stable and reliable setup! With today's Suspension Layouts like VPP and steeper seat angles you can pedal some 15+ kg bikes better up the hill than some direct sales lightweight 13 kg bikes! My Trail/Enduro 'do it all bike' weights 15.8 kg's with Super Gravity tires but it's XL and super long so lots of material surely weights even with Carbon handlebar and cranks.
EnduroRider1986 mikelevy's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 4:00Apr 26, 2019
A Closer Look at Cannondale's Wild 2-Shock DH Bike - Maribor World Cup DH 2019
Seems they thought modern bikes are not complicated enough, so lets give it not one but two shocks! I'm intrested if their thinking about selling this concept to customers too!
Apr 26, 2019 at 3:51Apr 26, 2019
Review: Dainese's Updated Enduro Knee Guards - Second Time's the Charm
@generationfourth: Agreed! When it's not hard shell it slides of the knee no matter if its kevlar, tissue or "rubberish" top of the protector. But if the protectors are pretty tight you cant pedal them properly. It's always a compromise. I'm quite happy with my 661 Evo knees for the rougher tracks where its most times down the hill and my Bliss Minimalist+ if lots of pedaling and uphill is involved!
Apr 10, 2019 at 23:42Apr 10, 2019
Bike Check: Mick Hannah's Mixed Wheel Size Polygon XquarOne DH
Such a truly nice guy and a racer idol to look up to! Nice to see the team giving Box a chance to proof in the World Cup and always nice to see these Trickstuff Brakes on more and more World Cup bikes! Hybrid build or MX (whatever you want to call it) is perfect for steep downhill tracks! My wife runs their Canyon with 29 front and 27,5+ rear and this Thing flies down the hill!