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dthomp325 MCBP's article
May 24, 2018 at 21:21
5 hours
Course Preview: 2018 Mountain Creek Spring National Pro GRT
That course looks like it'd super fun in the dry and terrifying in the rain.
dthomp325 mgillign's article
May 24, 2018 at 20:06
6 hours
Results & Photos: Round 1 Of The Revolution Enduro - Buffalo Creek Enduro
@christianlund: Awesome! I don't think I'd hit the drop on Sandy Wash on a hardtail, but I'm assuming your buddy did if he finished in 3rd. I was looking forward to racing a hardtail, but I'm not sure what other course around here I could be competitive on with no squish.
dthomp325 alexcgevans's article
May 24, 2018 at 18:35
7 hours
Throwback Thursday: Peaty's 2005 Fort William World Cup Win - Video
@mollow: yes, that was the whole point of the thread you replied to.
dthomp325 alexcgevans's article
May 24, 2018 at 16:00
10 hours
Throwback Thursday: Peaty's 2005 Fort William World Cup Win - Video
@Leppah: No doubt modern DH bikes are fast on DH trails, but my comment and the one I was responding to are both comparing a modern enduro bike to an older DH bike. Unfortunately I have not ridden a WC course to compare to (but hopefully this fall!). My timing experience is from DH runs at bike parks in CO. For example, my 2016 29er enduro bike gave me faster times than my 2013 26" DH bike on every trail at Keystone, including double blacks that are fairly steep. Generally the times are only close on double-black DH runs, where sometimes the enduro bike is a couple of seconds faster, sometimes the DH bike. The enduro bike is significantly faster on anything black or below. And that's with a relatively modern 2013 model with 785 bars, modern suspension, tires, and brakes etc. I have no doubt that a modern enduro bike would crush a DH bike from 2005 with 700mm bars, short top-tube, etc.
dthomp325 alexcgevans's article
May 24, 2018 at 11:20
15 hours
Throwback Thursday: Peaty's 2005 Fort William World Cup Win - Video
@mollow: I have timed my modern 29er 160 enduro bike against my 2013 26" Glory on many courses. The enduro bike is almost always faster. There are a couple of tracks where the DH bike is faster, but only by a very small margin, like 5 seconds on an 8 minute run.
dthomp325 alexcgevans's article
May 24, 2018 at 11:11
15 hours
Throwback Thursday: Peaty's 2005 Fort William World Cup Win - Video
Short top tubes, baggy jerseys, and horrible music. Those were the days.
dthomp325 mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 12:18
2 days
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
@joalst: All I'm claiming is I wish they'd invest in updating their geometry to something more modern so I can buy their bikes.
dthomp325 mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 9:44
2 days
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
@joalst: How is the Scalpel and F-Si not a good platform for this fork? Because there is no way I'm spending my money on a bike with that type of geometry? The review itself even tested it on a Santa Cruz Blur, which has much longer reach, steeper seat tube, and slacker head angle than the F-Si or Scalpel.
dthomp325 mikelevy's article
May 23, 2018 at 6:35
2 days
Review: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Fork
This is a cool product, but I also wish they could have spent some of those engineering dollars updating their frames to more modern geo so they'd have a good platform to put it on. Hopefully that's coming soon. 29er Scalpel/Habit with Lefty and geo like SB100?
dthomp325 paulaston's article
May 21, 2018 at 6:48
May 21, 2018
First Ride: Ghost Hybride SL AMR X S7.7+ LC eMTB
I have a Lyrik DPA and it makes a huge difference for climbing. If I couldn't drop my fork I wouldn't be able to get my enduro bike to the top of many climbs. Dropping my handlebars an inch is enormously helpful for me. Single position forks are fine for area like PNW that have nice tame climb trails, but where I live you typically need to climb steep ass trails to get to the top. I've ridden dpa and non-dpa back-to-back and couldn't tell a difference in responsiveness or plushness or anything like that. The only difference is one extra o-ring. IMO dpa is an excellent design and I'm surprised that it's not more popular with other brands, perhaps Sram has a patent? Fox's Talas is a different beast and more complicated than it should be to address a problem that doesn't exist by allowing riders to use less travel on downhills.
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