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Metacomet mikekazimer's article
Jan 3, 2019 at 18:20
Jan 3, 2019
Metacomet brianpark's article
Dec 25, 2018 at 16:12
Dec 25, 2018
Field Test: 12 Bikes Hucked to Flat in Gratuitous Slow Motion
Agreed. I think it’s the frame itself. You can actually see his hands oscillating back and forth quite a bit as well, and the movement is hinging from the bottom of the headtube.
Metacomet danielsapp's article
Dec 18, 2018 at 8:10
Dec 18, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 12 Jackets for Wet Weather Riding
Agreed. Loved the chart at the bottom. Only thing I wish was included in the chart was a breathability rating, and maybe a perceived waterproofness rating. I think this would give a very complete and fair picture of each product, and where their respective strengths are.
Metacomet molowko's article
Aug 6, 2018 at 8:22
Aug 6, 2018
Video: Shralping & Sending Downhill on Orange's Cyclocross Racer
I might be interested in cyclocross if this is what the courses looked like.
Metacomet Bikepark-Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis's article
Aug 3, 2018 at 6:13
Aug 3, 2018
A Grom Uprising at the International Rookies Championships
@peytodog: Thats awesome! Thanks Jackson! :-) Best of luck at the races and other events!
Metacomet Bikepark-Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis's article
Jul 27, 2018 at 7:50
Jul 27, 2018
A Grom Uprising at the International Rookies Championships
@MonsterTruck: I've been pretty lucky with how much use we've gotten out of the ripcord. Nearly three full seasons on it now, and its evolved a lot in that time to make it more capable while shedding weight. He's 4'11" and about 95 pounds, so coming right into the end of its usable size for him before his knees have nowhere to go. Drilled a hole for a stealth routed dropper, replaced the fork, wheelset, brakes, and drivetrain for the start of this current season. The thing is dialed now right in time for him to outgrow it after this year. lol. Will put the oem stuff back on when its time to sell though and the other parts will go towards other projects.
Metacomet Bikepark-Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis's article
Jul 27, 2018 at 7:35
Jul 27, 2018
A Grom Uprising at the International Rookies Championships
Thats awesome! Your boy is a crazy ripper! How tall is he, and how many years do you see him getting out of that bike? Commencal supreme jr has a reach of 359 and my sons current bike, the Transition Ripcord is 366. Really leaning towards a nomad in XS or S, which have reach figures of 390 and 420 respectively. Would love if this could be his only bike without sucking the life out of him on our local trail rides. I also have a 13 yr old daughter who is just a bit taller than my son, so I've also been contemplating a capable hardtail for her, that he could also ride for the XC terrain. Lots of good grom bikes for sure. Its these tweener years that I'm having a harder time with, especially as skills and aspirations are evolving as quickly as their height.
Metacomet Bikepark-Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis's article
Jul 26, 2018 at 22:09
Jul 26, 2018
A Grom Uprising at the International Rookies Championships
My son has a Transition Ripcord and it is a fantastic bike for kids, and still within reach price wise for a bike of its quality and usability and is super capable even in its stock form. Buuut, it has 24" wheels and he's on his last season with it. We ride the local bike parks quite a bit and will continue to get more and more into DH riding and truly technical descents and bigger jump lines, but he needs a capable, pedal-able and not totally XC bike for the local trails for his next bike. WTF am I supposed to do next? Can he realistically pedal a size small nomad without completely hating anything that turns remotely uphill? He's 10, nearly 11 at the moment. Would a nomad be a better DH bike for him for the next 3 years than an actual DH bike? Or a used DH bike and a hardtail of sorts? 2 bikes!? He'll be 11 For heavens sake! There are really very few bikes that fit this bill and I'm conflicted. Also thinking about something like a SC SOLO, Transition Scout, or something along those lines. But is that small of a bike in the hands of a 11 year old going to hold back progress more in the park than a nomad for example, and ultimately not fill the overall goal. Come on PB, I double dog dare you to do the bike check or a full blown article complete with interviews on the topic.
Metacomet Bikepark-Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis's article
Jul 26, 2018 at 9:35
Jul 26, 2018
A Grom Uprising at the International Rookies Championships
Any chance we can get a bike check on some of these with the rider age/height/weight? Would be really useful to see what is working for the -+ ~5' height crowd. Difficult height for young riders especially when trying to decide what would be the better investment. XS/S 150-170mm enduro type bike with hopes they can still pedal the thing around local XC trails and use it outside of the DH park. Or just a full DH bike and accept its going to have a really tall stack height and weigh a ton for them.
Metacomet paulaston's article
Jul 12, 2018 at 6:09
Jul 12, 2018
More Randoms - Eurobike 2018
@mjcutri: Have you ever been to or watched a BMX race? You'll have a very hard time finding anyone beyond a few outliers running flats. I've yet to try a belt drive, but have heard fromfolks that have that the design purges mud, sand, snow etc. really well. The problems I have heard associated with the belt are that it cannot deal with a stick or small rocks getting in there at all and can quickly lead to a broken belt, and the precise tension and alignment requirements present some other challenges.
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