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Sep 15, 2021 at 9:31
Sep 15, 2021
Jakesmith32 henryquinney's article
Sep 14, 2021 at 15:19
Sep 14, 2021
Field Test: 2021 Commencal Meta Power - The Aluminum Sledge Hammer
@tttyyler: I went from a Charge Spoon (which I love) to an Ergon SM Enduro (which gives me a sore ass). It was more out of luck and wanting to try a different saddle.
Jakesmith32 henryquinney's article
Sep 14, 2021 at 12:06
Sep 14, 2021
Field Test: 2021 Commencal Meta Power - The Aluminum Sledge Hammer
@tttyyler: I have the same issue on my 2019 Meta TR with a 210mm OneUp. Luckily I have long enough legs that it was solved my shimming it to 200mm and using a seat with a little less stack height, but disappointing nonetheless.
Jakesmith32 henryquinney's article
Sep 9, 2021 at 13:47
Sep 9, 2021
Field Test: 2022 GT Force Carbon - Longer, Lower, Idler
Honestly I payed more attention to how hideous that helmet is than the article itself. Looks like something straight out of Spaceballs in the second photo.
Jakesmith32 seb-stott's article
Sep 9, 2021 at 13:23
Sep 9, 2021
Opinion: The Case For Being 'Over-Biked'
Being over-biked means you can never make the excuse of "oh I'd totally hit that if I had more travel" and being under-biked gives you street cred for hitting the same stuff that the other guy made the excuse for. So the correct answer is to pick the 130-150mm "trail" or "all mountain" bike. I can put a 2.3 DHF and a Rock Razor on my Meta TR and feel efficient and lively on XC trails or I can put a 2.5 Assegai/DHR and feel sluggish but have enough traction to ride park all day.
Jakesmith32 mattbeer's article
Aug 26, 2021 at 7:43
Aug 26, 2021
Rocky Mountain Releases the 2022 Blizzard Carbon
My Kona Woo has adjustable 420mm chainstays with a 26x4.8 tire, a nice long reach, and is an absolute blast in the snow. The headtube is a little steep at 69 degrees, but with a 130mm 29er fork and a -2 degree headset should be a great trail bike in the summer, now if only I could get ahold of parts to lace up a wheelset for it. I honestly don't mind the relatively steep headtube in the winter as most of my riding is on mellow trails and commuting
Jakesmith32 sarahmoore's article
Aug 17, 2021 at 10:21
Aug 17, 2021
Jakesmith32 SramMedia's article
Jul 30, 2021 at 15:07
Jul 30, 2021
Photo Story: Ben Hildred Climbs 1 Million Feet in Just 200 Days in 'Forced Habits'
oh yeah, that one guy with the insane seatpost extension!
Jakesmith32 GuerrillaGravity's article
Jul 27, 2021 at 8:46
Jul 27, 2021
Guerrilla Gravity Announces Mixed Wheel 'MX Rally Build' on Megatrail & Shred Dogg
@PTyliszczak: I really wish they weren't such a fucking unattractive business because I do think the shape of the frames looks quite nice
Jakesmith32 dan-roberts's article
Jul 12, 2021 at 14:48
Jul 12, 2021
First Ride: Manitou's New Dorado
@wcr: I've been running a Markhor on my shitsngiggles bike and now on my partner's first mtb. It's such a good fork for the money.
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