WasatchEnduro

Weekday warrior, 100+ rides per year. 1st mtb: 1994 Bridgestone MB-4.

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WasatchEnduro danielsapp's article
Feb 12, 2019 at 8:18
Feb 12, 2019
Review: Industry Nine's New Hydra Hubs Have 690 Points of Engagement
@rootsandrain: Hey, it'll give the dentists an excuse. "Yeah, my Strava time was slower thru the rock garden today because my new 690 pt hub was throwing off my rear suspension." No hate on i9 or high end hubs.... non dentist/doctor here and happy Project321 owner. Silent pawls. Worth the money. And I'd consider these for my next build. I do like the more subdued sound. Nice vid on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFyZM1vMwnI
WasatchEnduro jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 11, 2019 at 10:44
Feb 11, 2019
Chromag Announces Doctahawk, a Super Aggressive 180mm, 29er Hardtail
remember when Kona did it with a dual crown fork..... good times!.... or something!
WasatchEnduro danielsapp's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 10:45
Feb 7, 2019
Review: Continental's Updated Trail King Tires Are Impressively Predictable
@Axxe: To each his/her own. With so many good options there’s just no reason to give Conti another try from me. I also didn’t like the rolling resistance or durability but that was several years ago. I’m on e13 this year, SS rear, TRS+ front. Super stoked. And Maxxis is always there like and old friend who welcomes me back. Trustworthy, consistent, honest.
WasatchEnduro danielsapp's article
Feb 7, 2019 at 8:38
Feb 7, 2019
WasatchEnduro RichardCunningham's article
Feb 6, 2019 at 15:45
Feb 6, 2019
Review: Niner's New RIP 9 RDO 29
@jlf1200: I appreciate the feedback. And I am curious about the longer stays on the evo, that bike looks pretty well thought out tho the bb is pretty low. So quick question - size wise I’m right between a L and XL Sentinel (ridden both) so wonder how a L with a 60mm stem would handle to: a) give me my preferred cockpit feel, b) keep the wheelbase in check, and c) help keep the front weighted. Just thinking....
WasatchEnduro RichardCunningham's article
Feb 6, 2019 at 14:47
Feb 6, 2019
Review: Niner's New RIP 9 RDO 29
@panaphonic: to each his/her own. my first gen Salsa Horsethief had stays in the 460mm range and although straightline climbing and descending was good, it cornered quite like shite. Not once have I wanted to go back. I do like the idea of size-specific stays though, which a few brands are doing, albeit by only a few mm.
WasatchEnduro RichardCunningham's article
Feb 6, 2019 at 14:45
Feb 6, 2019
Review: Niner's New RIP 9 RDO 29
@jlf1200: jilf! the big S grew the stays on the stumpy EVO, which i thought was kinda cool. I may buy one this year. also, have you ridden a 130? i demoed 8 bikes last year and if i had to choose one today it would be the 130, but the EVO and carbon Sentinel NX are more in my price range this year. i know you opine based on experience, and principles are principles, but 435 stays on an aggressive slacked out trailbike won't make the world implode. the sentinel's fast as hell with those short stays. Also rider preference trumps everything as does the almighty demo. Something that looks right/wrong on paper may feel orgasmic on the trail. Also, I could make the new Stumpy work for me with some setup tweaks, but it was nowhere near as fun to ride as the 130 or Sentinel.
WasatchEnduro mikekazimer's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 18:56
Feb 5, 2019
Review: Roval Traverse Carbon Wheels
@Ttimer: Ttimer I feel like a broken record here but consumers have way too many viable carbon options these days. Several of my endurobros and myself built up China direct wheelsets using LB, Nextie, or Tandell and their quality is high. Pick your price point based on how Gucci you want to go with your hubs. Plan on paying (just) 2x an aluminum rim. Like many others who made the switch for me it was a performance reason and it’s been worth it. The value is definitely there for many riders who ride hard. But that’s also subjective.
WasatchEnduro mikelevy's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 12:23
Feb 5, 2019
Video: Spengle's 3-Spoke Carbon Wheels
agreed. these are going to be stiff as a poker and crack like an egg during hard riding or just buck the rider straight off the bike. bad f'n idea. preposterous marketing. looking forward to the review!
WasatchEnduro RichardCunningham's article
Feb 5, 2019 at 11:28
Feb 5, 2019
Review: Niner's New RIP 9 RDO 29
@HARv379: Same here. Did a parking lot test on the old Rip RDO and it's gorgeous in person. Niner makes some lovely carbon bikes, i dig the aesthetics and could make the colors work.
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