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baldybrucetires mattbeer's article
Oct 16, 2021 at 0:13
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First Ride: 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy - Adaptability Meets Affordability
@OpeSorryAbootThat: I love my Ripmo AF, it's such a sick bike and still great price a couple years later! I was just looking thru the Ibis's warranty and I'm pretty pumped on 7 year rim warranty. I think for my other bikes I'd buy the $500usd aluminum Ibis wheels as they're reasonably weighted and rim warranty is pretty sweet... and I'm too cheap for We Are One or other Carbon wheels w life time warranty
baldybrucetires haleyl's photo
Oct 13, 2021 at 14:50
Oct 13, 2021
Like the color scheme!

baldybrucetires mattbeer's article
Sep 17, 2021 at 10:46
Sep 17, 2021
Video: Meta Power 29 vs 160E vs Range VLT vs Kenevo SL - Field Test Roundtable
Thanks for all the hard work put into field test! Next year, can you just focus your time / energy on non-Ebikes? I liked hearing/ learning about them but frankly I'm pretty turned off them; E-bikes just aren't my jam. **cue the Outside comments** It seemed like a ton of energy for you guys to do reviews, videos, timed laps, impossible climbs, etc. I'd rather that time and energy being put into the enduro / trail / downcountry bike field tests and reviews. Maybe you can do a vote: do viewers want to see an e-bike field test next year?
baldybrucetires henryquinney's article
Sep 8, 2021 at 22:42
Sep 8, 2021
Field Test: 2022 YT Capra - The Speedy All-Rounder
@Svinyard: I'm a believer of McCormick's RAD. My new(ish) bike: Medium Ripmo AF. Reach 455. The reach and front center feel annoyingly long. Calculate the bike's RAD -> way too long for my height 5'8" (and yes I did all the adjustments w stems, spacers and bars) My old medium 2016 Kona Process felt perfect. Calculate the RAD and it's perfect for my height. Reach 435mm. Check my roadbike, fatbike, and dirtjumper and they all have the perfect RAD. Today's bikes - as far as the reach measurement - are 1 size larger than bikes from 3 years ago. To me, the "longer" part of "longer, lower, slacker" means longer wheelbase through a slacker headtube angle while maintaining the same reach. DH bikes' HTA's are usually ~63.5 and I don't think we'll be able to go much slacker than that as DH bikes haven't really slackened at all over the years. Curious what PB thinks of that super slack Transition! Grim donut is an extreme example of "too slack".
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Aug 29, 2021 at 17:34
Aug 29, 2021

Norco Rampage Frame

$550 CAD
Barely used! I bought this as a full set up (Rampage 2 setup) and then didn't get a chance to ride it last winter. I was going to use it for B-line practice but had an injury. This summer I've only used it at Glenmore pump track. I'm too chicken to actually get any air so I just used it to learn pumping. I bought a different frame and transferred the parts over.

baldybrucetires mikekazimer's article
Aug 25, 2021 at 21:03
Aug 25, 2021
Review: 2022 Scott Spark 900 Tuned AXS - A Hidden Shock & All the Integration
If I had this spec bike, I would want the frame to have a window so ppl could still see my blingy Kashima shock.
baldybrucetires seb-stott's article
Aug 22, 2021 at 10:17
Aug 22, 2021
Video: Miranda Miller Tests Mullet vs 29er Against The Clock
@JesseMelamed: can you pls test Lee McCormack's RAD (Rider Area Distance) way of picking a bike size? That usually ends up sizing down a bike size. And then do that size vs. a bike company's suggested bike size based on their sizing chart? I'm more curious about qualitatively how does the bike feel rather than is one size faster than the other; I know you guys already did a med vs size large. Another idea is testing bike sizes and compare your favorite size to manufacturer's suggested size chart. You could even do the test "double blinded" like they do in medical studies. Get two or three bike sizes (Specialized Stump Evo has 6 sizes). Take the size stickers off. Don't let the bike tester know what size it is. Don't let the second person (ie mechanic or filmer) know what sizes they are. Only have a 3rd person that knows what sizes the bikes are and code the bikes x, y, z. I get you'll be able to see and feel which bike is bigger. Comment on how does it bunny hop, climb, pop and jump, descend?! Cheers!
baldybrucetires henryquinney's article
Aug 20, 2021 at 12:55
Aug 20, 2021
First Look: 2022 Canyon Lux Trail - Downcountry for the Backcountry
@rocksandrocks: nice! I think for ppl outside the steep areas like squamish (ie almost everyone), these lightweight trail "downcountry" bikes that are sub 30 and even sub 25 pounds might make a renaissance. Like someone commented above, there is no point in lugging a heavy enduro bike around for flowy blue trails. I think part of the answer to making climbs more enjoyable / doable are bikes that are more climb capable (which might also mean lighter) and compromising a little bit on the downs. An n=1 anecdote: I watched an inexperienced friend try to do technical climbs with an e-bike and it still looked crappy and totally turned me off the idea of an e-bike assisting for climbs to be able to bomb more downhills.
baldybrucetires henryquinney's article
Aug 20, 2021 at 12:44
Aug 20, 2021
First Look: 2022 Canyon Lux Trail - Downcountry for the Backcountry
@gcavy1: I'm no expert and I'm still experimenting w bike sizing and geos myself. I like referring to Lee McCormack's resources. I'd suggest adjusting your cockpit - much cheaper than buying a new bike! 1) longer stem and 2) decrease stem spacers to put you in a more forward position on the bike and your body is more bent at the hip-hinge. That is the position most XC guys/gals are usually in. Finally 3) you could widen handlebars to lower your body position. Modern bikes have quite wide bars tho and it also depends how wide the trees are spaced apart in your area! I hope that helps!
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