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Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 11:19
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Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
@gbeaks33: cool man. How do the bars rolled forward feel? Any downside? I'm also on a 50mm stem and 35mm Highrise bars. I could easily do 50mm rise (stem slammed) but I'd have to switch to Enves M9 and a new smaller stem.... Ugh. Money what bars are you on? I hear you on the angled seat. I've tried that and it's not cool with that extra pressure on the hands/thumbs.
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 10:59
1 days
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
@gbeaks33: The nice thing about STA is you can slide your seat around to make small 10mm adjustments to sit centered (or a bit forward). I'm 6-4 with a normal ape index and ride a bike with 487 reach, 66HT and 75d STA (actual is steep with no kinks). I slide the set forward a bit to climb in the middle of the bike, very nice. The reach is nice too and is a bit more playful than the long bikes. Easier to get the wheel up and move around. Going a lot longer would be nice for really steep/sketchy stuff but I'm already on a 29er with Fox 36...that added playful feel is nice to balance the big bike/wheels. Stumpy tho...man that's a short bike.
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 17, 2019 at 10:39
1 days
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
I think with 29er wheel sizes and finally getting that geometry really dialed...we don't need the extreme sides of these bikes for most people. 29ers are already fast and stable with great rollover and big wide-trail DHF's etc. For a regular rider, I just don't see the need. That being said the regular stumpy is odd too...its really short in reach, even or like 4 yrs ago. Switchblade has quite a bit more than it? I think the Ripmo/Jeffsy29er/Offering have pretty much nailed the aggressive trail geometry and the Stumpy should have gone that route. There isn't much downside to it and it fits a wider range of riders (profit). The Evo tho...its a specialty bike for guys that need it. Seems cool for the hard riding crowd. Getting closer to MX geometry, prob a good thing for guys that don't need to climb a lot.
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 13:35
3 days
Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019
Is there a history of that? What happened?
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 13:34
3 days
Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019
At a packed place with a zillion people, it did seem a little off putting. I can't imagine Brett Tippie acting like that... tho maybe he was a jerk in his younger years? Brett Tippie videos are the best BTW... That guy running around these shows is legend...dary.
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 10:58
Apr 15, 2019
Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019
@cycleco: Non-sense. There are quite a few 26" kids bikes :)
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 10:57
Apr 15, 2019
Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019
I have loved working with Fox. I've called them a bunch time and I'd bet at this point that Ed even knows my dogs name. Not to mention that LBS can do good stuff for you for Fox too. I dropped a Fork off with a shop where I didn't even buy it, and they sent it in and had fox look at it. For free. Pretty dang impressive!
Svinyard pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 10:13
Apr 15, 2019
Video: 7 More New Products - Sea Otter 2019
whoa what really??? Thats freaky light?
Svinyard RichardCunningham's article
Apr 15, 2019 at 9:09
Apr 15, 2019
Sunday Randoms - Sea Otter 2019
That's a fair bit cheaper than they used to be lol. You are way off here man and are a bit ignorant to that bike if that's what you think. For starters, if you get the kid on a proper sized bike, you'll get 2 seasons out of it. My kid is in the 99th size percentile and got two seasons out of his Spawn 20". Little brother is coming so that'll prob be 3 seasons for him (he's smaller) and 5 seasons total then we'll sell it for 60% of the cost. Good bikes have great resell for kids. Now the bike you are talking about converts from 16" FS to a 20" FS. So approx 4 seasons of riding out of a 2400$ bike. Its only for the uber shredders at that age, but their are plenty of them these days. u10 DH racing is also STACKED with talent that flies, both boys and girls sending it. Why is a nice bike important? Because some kids shred hard and go from zero to hero in mere months. My kid went from jumping small ramps in the driveway on his 16" beater bike to clearing 10ft table jump lines in about a season on his 20" Spawn. So while that was only one season, a LOT of development and stoke and downhill good times were had. Best "Dad Moments" of my life. Most of it wouldn't have happened if we hadn't invested into a very capable bike so the kid could ride legit trails going down. Mom shuttles are the best. Now you know. BTW, PB buy/sell is full of trash mostly. Sad that its so empty of quality bikes.
Svinyard Tajlucas's article
Apr 14, 2019 at 21:08
Apr 14, 2019
5 Safety Tips - Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich
@sngltrkmnd: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp legit talent
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