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amanite55 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Jun 18, 2020 at 22:40
Jun 18, 2020
Commencal Announces 2021 Meta HT AM Hardtail
because hardtails grow in reach while going through fork travel. one might argue about +/- 5 mm but in my opinion the reach numbers are spot on.
amanite55 edspratt's article
May 15, 2020 at 6:40
May 15, 2020
Bike Check: Flowrider Racing's Unique Revel Rascal LT Loaded with Prototype Parts
the decals on those bars and wheels are beyond hideous.
amanite55 brianpark's article
Apr 13, 2020 at 9:40
Apr 13, 2020
Newmen's Uplifting Evolution SL Cockpit - Pond Beaver 2020
I just tried the 760 mm version on my trail hardtail. Apart from suddenly appearing numbness in my hands (probably pressure on the ulnar nerve), I found the hand position quite uncomfortable going uphill. On the other hand, the bar felt very intuitive and natural going downhill. Also, the feeling of a shortened reach was quite noticable. Long story short, I'm going back to a Renthal Fatbar Lite.
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
Nov 16, 2019 at 3:33
Nov 16, 2019
Banshee Announces Updated Prime, Phantom & Spitfire Frames
sad but true. 4 people in my crew had spitfires, 3 cracked, mine included. best part was an answer from banshee to a friend that went like: well, if you ride that hard, you should have gotten a rune. as much as i liked my spitfire, that somehow ruined the brand for me.
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
May 29, 2019 at 4:12
May 29, 2019
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
Dec 11, 2017 at 9:34
Dec 11, 2017
2018 Canyon Spectral - First Ride
@jclnv: Suit yourself but imho you are missing out on some of the best times you can have on a bike. Having owned a Banshee Spitfire and currently rinding an Orange 5, 140 mm are my sweetspot for all kinds of shenanigans. Even the EWS trails in Finale Ligure never had me wishing for more.
amanite55 mikekazimer's article
Oct 24, 2017 at 11:16
Oct 24, 2017
Race Face Next R Carbon Wheels - Review
I can buy two Stan's Flow MK3 wheelsets and go to Finale Ligure for one week for that kind of money. Or buy one wheelset and go to Finale for two weeks. Well, I think you catch my drift. 1500$ carbon wheels... Hahahaha... No thanks.
amanite55 paulaston's article
May 18, 2017 at 9:25
May 18, 2017
Mr Wolf Banger Tire Insert - First Ride
Wow, this product (and all the others iof this category) is beyond stupid. Let me give you a quick rundown on what to do: 1. Buy a digital pressure gauge (i.e. Schwalbe or Toppeak) 2. Measure your tire pressure an get it right 3. ??? 4. Profit
Apr 25, 2017 at 11:29
Apr 25, 2017
amanite55 davidarthur's article
Dec 6, 2016 at 11:01
Dec 6, 2016
Merida Big Trail - Review
Oh boy... I am praying for the day when hardtail designers from overseas will learn the difference between static and actual (sagged) head-angle. Take a look at a Last Fast Forward, this is how you should design a modern hardtail for trails and such. Heck, even a 2012 On One 456evo had a head angle of 65,7°!
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