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Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 9, 2022 at 3:07
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Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
Yeah, this is sort of a problem. Norcos are very hard to get in Europe and they are also disproportionately more expensive than in North America.
Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 16:49
16 hours
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
The cheapest version of the Fluid FS costs $1.999. That's pretty damn good, even compared to D2C brands.
Muscovir ericolsen's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 16:35
17 hours
What Geometry Numbers Do the Top Enduro Racers Actually Prefer?
Thanks, you get it! I've been saying this exact thing for years. Jack Moir is the best example to your theory. He's the tallest of the racers here at 186cm and rides a race bike with 475mm reach because if he'd go bigger, that would make the bike unwieldy on tight switchbacks in the french alps. His personal trail bike that he rides at home has 510mm of reach though. I can't stress enough how much you really, really can not infer any "universal truths" about bike sizing and geometry (especially reach) from the setups of pro EWS racers.
Muscovir ericolsen's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 16:22
17 hours
What Geometry Numbers Do the Top Enduro Racers Actually Prefer?
Ok, but here's what I don't get: Why do you feel like you need validation for what you like?
Muscovir ericolsen's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 16:20
17 hours
What Geometry Numbers Do the Top Enduro Racers Actually Prefer?
Oh but they do get fixated on geo. Like you wouldn't believe, actually. You can't ever shake the feeling that the optimal setup would make you faster. It's a thing that gets in your head. The pros are not immune to that. For example there's a video on youtube of Jesse Melamed changing his headset to an angleset. He takes out a tape measure and meticulously measures everything in the process and how the changes affect his setup and notes it all down. You can really see how serious he gets with this kind of stuff.
Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 8:31
1 day
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
@MT36: It's definitley a real issue. Many of my friends have expressed the willingness to get into mountainbiking after borrowing bikes from me and having a good time on the trails. It's always heartbreaking to see them walk away once they realize how much money they would have to spend to get into the sport. We enthusiasts might not care that much because it's our hobby. But for someone unfamiliar or new to the sport, even spending 2-3k for an entry-level mountainbike will seem like a lot and in many cases can be a deterrent.
Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 8:24
1 day
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
Sure, Norco does go for the more planted and stable approach when it comes to geometry, setup and suspension kinematics. But considering they are from the north shore, I think it's a reasonable approach. At least you know you get a bike that won't fold in half if you point it down a black diamond trail.
Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 8:15
1 day
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
@wyorider: That comment made me, y'know not quite laugh, but chuckle and audibly exhale through my nose.
Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 8:03
1 day
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
...which has cable routing through the headset, geometry straight out of 2017 and probably isn't that reliable, given Commencals recent history. I'd still rather buy the Norco.
Muscovir mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 7:59
1 day
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
"I didn't feel 7000 dollars difference" That sentence right there basically says it all.
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