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bogey mikelevy's article
Mar 21, 2017 at 7:51
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Ellsworth Rogue Sixty - Review
Personally, I wish they would make the perfect size for me then work their way down!
bogey mikekazimer's article
Mar 2, 2017 at 20:52
Mar 2, 2017
Ridden and Rated: Six Tires for Rugged Trails
@EnduroriderPL: Rock Hawk has to be the worst name EVER for a tire unless mounted to a Cove bike.
Selling
Feb 26, 2017 at 21:54
Feb 26, 2017

Maxxis Mimo CX / gravel tire 700x35c

$35 CAD
New in packaging Maxxis Mimo CX tire.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 21:52
Feb 26, 2017

Maxxis Raze Cyclocross / gravel tire 700x35c

$35 CAD
New in packaging, Maxxis Raze 700x35c tire. Two tires available at $35 each $60 / pair.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 21:48
Feb 26, 2017

Michelin Pro 4 Endurance 700x25C black

$40 CAD
New in box, Michelin Pro 4 Endurance tire. Two tires available at $40 each $70 / pair.

bogey mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 13:11
Feb 22, 2017
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
@j-t-g: It definitely is a tough go getting a frame that is large enough AND that has the right geo. The road world figured it out our years ago with plenty of frames available for taller riders (definitely an easier task than designing a mountain bike though). Let me tell you though, the last few years have been great with bikes getting longer and longer. I finally have one bike that fits perfectly (XXL Tallboy 3) and I have an XL carbon Honzo coming that should fit really well. I've been through too many ill fitting bikes over the years to count. I'm still riding a Nomad 3 but only at Whistler because the XL just feels too small for any other riding after I've been spoiled with longer bikes and steeper seat tube angles. With the Nomad I constantly smack my knees on the shifter when turning uphill switchbacks and just can't keep the front end down (short reach + slack STA).
bogey mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 12:55
Feb 22, 2017
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
@bman33: probably should reread my comment. I think we're in general agreement.
bogey mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 10:38
Feb 22, 2017
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
@allix2456: btw, Sam Blenkinsop is definitely not a tall rider at 6'0" tall so I'm not sure why you'd use him as an example.
bogey mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 10:30
Feb 22, 2017
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
@allix2456: Really, so the fact that I'm 6'5" tall, a professional mechanical engineer, an active rider for 40 years and a designer of many custom bikes specifically for tall riders means that I don't understand?! Ha - NOT. For road bikes it is common to use slacker seat angles for taller riders but it doesn't work the same for full suspension bikes because of the different dynamics involved. On climbs, a suspension bike sags out too much under a taller, heavier rider because the mass is too high and far back. This only gets worse as the STA is slackened. It makes it tough to keep the front end down which becomes a real problem and is incredibly annoying. There have been many discussions on the boards about this but SOME manufacturers keep using a cookie cutter approach to geometry which is really disappointing. Others have figured it out by looking at the bike and rider as a system.
bogey mikekazimer's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 9:27
Feb 22, 2017
Norco Range 9.2 - First Ride
@fasian: that's even worse then because he doesn't listen to the feedback from the riders/buyers.
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