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grampa NOBLwheels's article
Oct 11, 2019 at 22:26
Oct 11, 2019
Video: Phil Kmetz Rides Whistler
FarmerJohn - best comment ever on Pink Bike-ills
grampa EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 24, 2019 at 7:45
Aug 24, 2019
Video: Curtis Keeneā€™s New Specialized Enduro
I was thinking the same thing. He has the perfect mix of knowledge, enthusiasm for the product and rider credibility.
grampa RichardCunningham's article
Aug 9, 2019 at 6:09
Aug 9, 2019
Review: e*thirteen's TRS+ 12-Speed Cassette Offers a Whopping 556% Range
No matter what the cassette, pedalling hard in 11t or smaller cog gives me the heeby jeebies and the notch out of my knee cap (back of the stem) from last time I did it on rough terrain is a good reminder that it is a bad idea... skipping a tooth or whatever happened. Between chainline, amount of chain wrap, amount of teeth engaged, the speed you're at if in those gears... expanding range by making the small end of the cassette smaller is no bonus in my eyes.
Added 5 photos to Buysell
Jul 6, 2019 at 12:07
Jul 6, 2019
Selling
Jul 6, 2019 at 12:06
Jul 6, 2019

GT Sensor Carbon Pro

$4400 CAD
I own a bike shop and like to ride the bikes I sell enough to get a really good idea about how they ride. That means trying lots of bikes then selling them. I typically switch out my wheels too. So, this GT Sensor Carbon Pro was a bike I really liked. It is a mostly stock bike with the brand-new stock wheels, tires, cassette, rotors reinstalled after using my personal wheels. Cranks only got used a couple rides before I put my own cranks on too (I use 170mm cranks) Everything is in great shape. The only changes from stock are the handlebar and stem (switched to Deity as the pictures show). The Sensor is a modern geometry 130mm trail/all mountain 29er with slack head angle, steep seat angle, reasonable reach. While not the lightest bike, it feels super stiff and capable. I increased fork travel to 150mm (stock was 130mm). You can make out most of the components off the pictures and as the pictures show, it is all in good/excellent condition (some scuffs on brakes levers from transporting in my van). Using my Strava results as feedback for what this bike does well at, if the trail goes up, around or down a mountain this bike performs really well.

grampa dan-roberts's article
Jun 20, 2019 at 16:08
Jun 20, 2019
Behind the Numbers: GT Force Suspension Analysis
A beautiful bike with proven race wins and great geometry numbers trumps subjective analysis of these numbers and charts.
Added 1 photo to Buysell
Jun 16, 2019 at 11:49
Jun 16, 2019
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Selling
Jun 16, 2019 at 11:48
Jun 16, 2019

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grampa dan-roberts's article
Jun 14, 2019 at 12:46
Jun 14, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Marin Mount Vision Suspension Analysis
You never see the Wolf. You always see the herd of sheep.
grampa dan-roberts's article
Jun 14, 2019 at 12:27
Jun 14, 2019
Behind the Numbers: Marin Mount Vision Suspension Analysis
Numbers and charts say bad, trying bike says good. Can someone please explain? Most people who have ridden a Wolf Ridge or Mount Vision have very positive feedback about ride feel and speed - people who can even ride bikes pretty well and know how other "good bikes" ride. Isn't it worth re-evaluating the interpretation of charts and numbers if people's experience contradicts what the interpretation the numbers predicts? Maybe explain why people on a first test ride get Personal Best times riding a Wolf Ridge on trails they have ridden many times on their own bike? Or why a 160mm travel bike can out climb lighter, shorter travel bikes?
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